Here is my list of Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2016. Of course, your kilometreage will vary: I once received a perplexing, cranky email from the father of a fairly prominent bluegrasser whose album I didn’t include on such a list several years ago. For those such inclined, I repeat—these are my favourite bluegrass albums of the… Continue reading Bluegrass Albums of 2016
Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass (and eventually I will cross-post here) I have meticulously and expertly (!) compiled my list of my favourite bluegrass album of the year 2016. Please realize, these are my favourite bluegrass albums meaning, a) your list may be different, b) I don’t pretend to know what is best, and c)… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2016
Sam Bush Storyman Sugar Hill Sam Bush, it can be argued, is the most significant mandolin player of the last fifty years. From his groundbreaking work with the New Grass Revival and his expansive slate of collaborations in bluegrass, country, folk, and beyond, to his extensive catalogue of innovative solo album excellence and acceptance as… Continue reading Sam Bush- Storyman review
I’ve updated my 2009 review of Sam Bush’s Circles Around Me as the latest installment of my (infrequent) Gold…in a way series of archival reviews. It is posted over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass.
Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I’ve posted my review of Chris Daniels’ recent album Better Days. Not a bluegrass album, it contains a healthy dose of New Grass Revival-inspired music, including several tracks featuring NGR circa 1985. I had never heard of Daniels before hearing this album. While the NGR connection is what captured my… Continue reading Chris Daniels- Better Days
6:00- An appropriate kick-off: The Sam Bush Band (yes, they can play bluegrass indeed) and Del McCoury whipping through (a slightly ragged) “Roll On Buddy.” Eddie Stubbs is the voice, man. Here’s hoping Sam Bush has a great evening as host- I’m confident he will. 6:36- 2nd mention of the Bill Monroe Centennial. And first… Continue reading IBMA Awards 2011- the show begins
I recently received an email from Patrick at Lotos Nile bringing to my attention a series of videos being regularly uploaded to the Sam Bush site. Circles Around Me is an amazing acoustiblue and bluegrass album, and my reivew of it appears at https://fervorcoulee.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/sam-bush-circles-around-me/. Well worth buying. Many of the clips are performances of songs from… Continue reading Sam Bush- Videos Around Me
This past weekend, my review of Sam Bush’s recent album Circles Around Me ran in my twice-monthly Roots Music column in the Red Deer Advocate newspaper. Unfortunately, due to the holiday weekend, the column never got uploaded to the online edition of the paper. Therefore, I’m adding the review here in the hopes that additional… Continue reading Sam Bush- Circles Around Me