Arlen Roth- TeleMasters review

Arlen Roth TeleMastersAquinnah Records ArlenRoth.com Largely instrumental, upon cursory inspection this set of 16 tracks, mostly recorded in Nashville, ‘feels’ like a vanity project. A solitary listen provides evidence that TeleMasters goes well beyond that dismissive descriptor. Woodstock’s Arlen Roth has been a name in Telecaster circles for decades, and just because some of us… Continue reading Arlen Roth- TeleMasters review

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Jane Kramer- Valley of the Bones review

Jane Kramer Valley of the Bones http://www.JaneKramerMusic.com About twice a year, I head down to the bunker and dig out Jane Kramer’s previous album, Carnival of Hopes. I am never disappointed; this 2016 release only grows in my estimation with repeated listening. I was excited then to receive Valley of the Bones for review, and… Continue reading Jane Kramer- Valley of the Bones review

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots and Singer-Songwriter Albums of the Year 2018

*the ones that weren’t bluegrass, blues, or ‘old stuff’ like compilations, reissues, and archival releases This is the second run at my list. The first is lost somewhere on my hard drive, obliterated by the Blue Screen of Death. Reassembling the list wasn’t terribly difficult (although I did decide to cut back from thirty to… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots and Singer-Songwriter Albums of the Year 2018

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Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar- Run To Me review

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar Run to Me Gypsy Soul http://www.SamanthaMartin.ca Some of the faces, voices, and instruments have changed since Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s debut album of three (really? three!) years ago, but the sound and outlook continues to rain joy and sorrow in equal measure: soulful, animated, and vigorous. Samantha Martin’s slightly… Continue reading Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar- Run To Me review

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Mare Wakefield & Nomad- Time To Fly review

Mare Wakefield & Nomad Time To Fly MareWakefield.com Not all songs need be short stories, narratives replete with finely crafted characters and motivations, secrets revealed, and veiled, within and between the lines. But listening to Mare Wakefield’s most recent compositions comprising Time to Fly, I am reminded that I am glad when they occasionally are.… Continue reading Mare Wakefield & Nomad- Time To Fly review

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Lynn Jackson Follow That Fire review

Lynn Jackson Follow That Fire Busted Flat Records Every province, state, city, and area has them—the singer or guitar player that everyone loves and respects, but who strikes a collective shoulder-shrug outside their home range. Pay attention, then. I had never heard of Lynn Jackson before encountering the previous Songs of Rain, Snow, and Remembering… Continue reading Lynn Jackson Follow That Fire review

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Jeffrey Halford & the Healers- Lo-Fi Dreams review

Jeffrey Halford and the Healers Lo Fi Dreams Shoeless Records/Floating Records http://www.JeffreyHalford.com It is usually painful to review your writing from a distance of years. Or, maybe it is just me who finds that to be the case. Might mean something… No amount of prodding can make me re-read what I wrote for The Gateway… Continue reading Jeffrey Halford & the Healers- Lo-Fi Dreams review

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