The Old Stuff: Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Reissue, Archival, Live, Tribute, Re-recording, and Compilation Releases of 2018: 1. Bobbie Gentry – The Girl from Chickasaw County : The Complete Capitol Masters The best box set I can recall purchasing, this 8-disc beauty features all the Capitol tracks one knew existed, and a whole bunch we didn’t.… Continue reading The Old Stuff, 2018
What is roots music? I frequently have to remind myself that not everything I seek out is ‘roots.’ When I start considering Little Steven or Danko Jones (Wild Cat might have been my favourite album of 2017) albums as ‘roots’ music, I may be starting to lose the plot. So I pull myself back. However,… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots & Bluegrass Albums of 2017
A selection of albums that have worked their way my direction these last few months. Americana of a variety of flavours. Railroad Earth– Captain Nowhere One recalls RRE as one of the first ‘big tent’ bands to be selectively-shunned by bluegrass festivals. Lost track of them somewhere around The Good Life (2004), but became reacquainted… Continue reading Between the Cracks, Summer 2017: what have we missed? reviews
Made the drive south to see Rodney Crowell Trio in Red Deer last night; a most unusual experience. I’ve written a review for CST, and you can get to it by clicking on this link. Good show, no doubt: very good. And as someone who has repeatedly criticized the sound quality at The Hideout, things… Continue reading Rodney Crowell Trio, Red Deer August 16, 2017
School ended two weeks ago, and I have been able to take the last week to relax, read, and listen—a great start to this summer. It appears that almost every online outlet has released their ‘best of 2017 (so far) list,’ so I figure I might as well get in on the action. If nothing… Continue reading Favourite Roots Albums of 2017, so far
A while back, Country Standard Time asked me to review Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ latest, Kings and Kings. I had previously bought the download of the album for my own enjoyment, so I was more familiar with it than I normally am with an album by the time came to write about it. It… Continue reading Blackie and the Rodeo Kings- Kings and Kings review
I was in the shower this morning… Now that that involuntary shudder has subsided, let me continue. I was in the shower this morning, and out of Radio 2 came this terrific little slice of fandom, power pop, and breezy lyrical play. Emma-Lee, a Toronto-based singer with whom I’ve only very passing familiarity (I have… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: Emma-Lee, What Would Tom Petty Do?