Fervor Coulee’s Ten Favourite Roots Albums of 2018

Throughout December I have been posting a series of columns reflecting on the year-in-roots-music past. I hope you have been inspired to locate albums that had passed you by, and are enjoying what I have recommended. Readership at Fervor Coulee has steadily increased the last three years with growth of 10% and 20% the previous… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Ten Favourite Roots Albums of 2018

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Favourite Blues Albums of 2018

I don’t listen to a lot of blues, and almost all that does come my way is via a small handful of supportive PR houses. To their credit, they are discriminating. Still, a lot of the (mostly) electric blues that I encounter leaves me cold. My preferred style of blues is (usually) of the acoustic-based,… Continue reading Favourite Blues Albums of 2018

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Rory Block- A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith review

Rory Block A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith Stony Plain Records What was the name of the Maria Muldaur album a decade or so ago? Naughty, Bawdy, & Blue, that’s it. That would also work for this new set from Rory Block, the latest in her ongoing mission tracing the historical importance and… Continue reading Rory Block- A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith review

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2016

At the end of each year, writers and broadcasters get to indulge themselves and—one hopes—their readers and listeners with their judgements on the year past. I’ve spent substantial time reviewing the roots/Americana/whatever you want to call them, if they are on the No Depression list I might have considered them, and even if they aren’t… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2016

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Rory Block- Keepin’ Outta Trouble review

Rory Block Keepin’ Outta Trouble: A Tribute to Bukka White Stony Plain Records Indisputably, Rory Block is one of the most impressive contemporary blues artists. Rooted so deeply in country blues traditions, Block can’t be anything but authentic. Unfortunately, I’ve not caught every installment of her Mentor Series, which started with her tribute to Son… Continue reading Rory Block- Keepin’ Outta Trouble review

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Rory Block- Blues Walkin’ Like A Man

Rory Block Blues Walkin’ Like A Man Stony Plain   When discussing favourite female blues guitarists, many begin and end their conversation with Bonnie Raitt. A shame, as there are any number of players on the international circuit deserving of respect; few have done more with country blues as has Rory Block.   Block captivates… Continue reading Rory Block- Blues Walkin’ Like A Man

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