Dervish- The Great Irish Songbook review

Dervish The Great Irish Songbook Rounder Records Northwest Ireland’s favourite band, Dervish returns with a well-executed collection of songs suitably entitled The Great Irish Songbook. Much as other performers of the Celtic variety have done—The Chieftains, Altan, Sharon Shannon among them—Dervish looks to North Americana (I typed that accidentally, and decided it somehow seemed appropriate!)… Continue reading Dervish- The Great Irish Songbook review

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The Wooks- Glory Bound & Della Mae- Butcher Shoppe EP reviews

Glad to have had two reviews published at Country Standard Time this week. The Wooks’ Glory Bound was released in the autumn of 2018, but was only assigned and sent to me this month. What a set! I am not sure exactly how many times I listened to the album during the week I was… Continue reading The Wooks- Glory Bound & Della Mae- Butcher Shoppe EP reviews

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Lonely Heartstring Band- Smoke & Ashes review

I had anticipated Lonely Heartstring Band would make an Alberta festival appearance this summer, and perhaps they will. However they won’t be at the Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, and that is too bad–they are one of the truly intriguing, leading edge bands in the new acoustic Americana universe. My review of their second album has been… Continue reading Lonely Heartstring Band- Smoke & Ashes review

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The Earls of Leicester- Live at the CMA Theater…Fame review

My regard for The Earls of Leicester is no secret. Funny that the member of the band I first appreciated was lead singer Shawn Camp, not only for his long-ago country albums but most importantly for his long ago live album recorded at The Station Inn. Jerry Douglas is fine, I suppose, for a Dobro… Continue reading The Earls of Leicester- Live at the CMA Theater…Fame review

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David Davis & the Warrior River Boys- Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole review

David Davis & The Warrior River Boys Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole Rounder Records Even with fewer than a dozen albums featuring his name, David Davis has become a near-legendary member of the bluegrass fraternity, a true follower of The Monroe Doctrine. Having fronted the Warrior River Boys for parts of four decades, Davis has… Continue reading David Davis & the Warrior River Boys- Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole review

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Chris Hillman- Bidin’ My Time review

Chris Hillman Bidin’ My Time Rounder Records Chris Hillman. With those two words, Americana is defined. The fact that he was once in a band called the Scottsville Squirrel Barkers should have told me he was going to be my Americana touchstone, but I didn’t discover that group’s sole recording until years after I fell under his… Continue reading Chris Hillman- Bidin’ My Time review

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