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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Favourite Roots Albums of 2018, so far

It’s July 1. The year is half over and during the past six months some terrific music has been released. While I have heard my share of the roots music that has come out, I haven’t heard it all. I do have my favourites and that is what I share today: Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots… Continue reading Favourite Roots Albums of 2018, so far

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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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Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar- Send the Nightingale review

O, boy! From the first notes of this explosive album, I was excited. I remained so as the album unfolded over its almost 40 minutes, and then I hit play again and was just as engaged the second time through. And the fifth… I love soulful, southern music, and this album delivers. All over the… Continue reading Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar- Send the Nightingale review

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