Roots Song of the Week: Glen Campbell- I’m Not Gonna Miss You

This piece goes went on way longer than maybe it should. have, but, this song matters to me, and it will take almost fifty years to get to the reason. If you want to skip all that—and I hardly blame you— here is the link to the video.  For the rest of you… I‘ve removed… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: Glen Campbell- I’m Not Gonna Miss You

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Roots Song of the Week: Red Molly- Clinch River Blues

The band Red Molly has received a great deal of positive attention the last few years, but I can’t say I’ve paid too much attention. I did buy their album James a few years back, and have quite enjoyed it the two or three times I’ve listened to it. Covers of “Gulf Coast Highway” and… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: Red Molly- Clinch River Blues

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Roots Song of the Week: Shari Ulrich- Rain, Rain, Rain

Shari Ulrich, forgive me, is a legend in the Canadian folk world. I purchased her most recent album Everywhere I Go several weeks back and have listened to it repeatedly. I’ve been quite negligent with the Roots Song of the Week since summer, but was inspired to post something today when I learned that Ulrich… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: Shari Ulrich- Rain, Rain, Rain

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Roots Song of the Week: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen- Say It Isn’t So

I last wrote about Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen last year when they released a terrific album, On the Edge, on Compass Records. I’ve been listening to their new one Cold Spell off and on for a few weeks, and while it hasn’t ‘grabbed me’ the way On the Edge did I don’t think anyone should… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen- Say It Isn’t So

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Roots Song of the Week: Blue Moon Marquee- Lonesome Ghosts

Alberta ‘gypsy blues’ duo Blue Moon Marquee recently released their second album entitled Lonesome Ghosts. Previously recording under the A.W. Cardinal banner, the duo is comprised of Cardinal (guitar and lead vocals) and Jasmine Colette, who handles bass and drums. Not previously aware of the group, I came to the album without preconceived notions, and… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: Blue Moon Marquee- Lonesome Ghosts

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Roots Song of the Week: Ben Watt- Spring

When I consider Ben Watt, I must admit that I don’t normally consider the recordings he has released under his own name. Watt has recorded numerous albums as Everything But the Girl with his partner of some 30 years, Tracey Thorn, and that is what I drew on when Watt’s second solo album Hendra arrived a… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: Ben Watt- Spring

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