Amy McCarley- MECO review

Amy McCarley MECO MECO Records AmyMcCarley.com Amy McCarley, new to me outside a solid rendition of “Cellophane City” on an uneven Steve Forbert tribute, covers a tremendous patch of Americana roots on MECO, her third independently released album. Marshall Chapman, Lucinda Williams, and (delightfully) Linda McRae come to mind as McCarley utilizes various aspects of… Continue reading Amy McCarley- MECO review

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Reed Foehl- Lucky Enough review

Reed Foehl Lucky EnoughGreen Mountain Records http://www.reedfoehlmusic.com Reed Foehl has some kinda fans. A band of them. A Band of Heathens. I am not privy to the particulars of the genesis of this project, but I’m imagining that somewhere along the way—four previous albums, countless gigs, dozens of songs—Reed Foehl greatly impressed The Band of… Continue reading Reed Foehl- Lucky Enough review

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Suzanne Jarvie- In The Clear review

Suzanne Jarvie In The Clear Wolf Island Records SuzanneJarvie.com A very impressive recording, In The Clear is the second album from Toronto’s Suzanne Jarvie. Mining personal traumas and challenges for inspiration (and, perhaps, restorative healing), and filtering these through interests in literature, parables, and creative wonderings, Jarvie has created a lyrically dense collection of songs… Continue reading Suzanne Jarvie- In The Clear review

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Three terrific roots albums that got away in 2018

Ray Bonneville At King Electric Stonefly Records Ray Bonneville can be counted upon to deliver albums of uncluttered, lyric-driven blues. He has been doing it since long before I started paying attention, and one hopes he will continue for years still to come. His latest, a set of eleven original, southern-influenced compositions, is every bit… Continue reading Three terrific roots albums that got away in 2018

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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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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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Edward David Anderson- Chasing Butterflies review

Edward David Anderson Chasing Butterflies Black Dirt Records http://www.EdwardDavidAnderson.com First off, I am not placing this album on the pedestal the next paragraph may be interpreted as referencing to. But. I remember the first time I heard Darrell Scott. And Lucinda Williams. And Emmylou, Tim O’Brien, Joy Lynn White, and George Jones. And Jay Clark,… Continue reading Edward David Anderson- Chasing Butterflies review

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