Rod Picott- Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil review

Every time I write a review, I hold my breath and hope I captured something. Gasping after this one… Rod Picott Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil Welding Rod Records RodPicott.com Opening and closing with the sounds of thunder and rain—water plays a central role in a few places—Tell the Truth & Shame the… Continue reading Rod Picott- Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil review

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Music Albums of 2013

These types of lists are fairly self-indulgent, but most things we do seem to be. What the heck, then? I am fairly confident in my choices this year- I created lists as the months passed, and have considered well in excess of a hundred albums for placement.  Here then are my favourite roots music albums… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Music Albums of 2013

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Slaid Cleaves- Red Deer, October 29, 2010

Slaid Cleaves pulled into Red Deer this evening for a gig at The Matchbox, making his area debut. Currently at the tail end of a brief Alberta tour, which finds him in Calgary on Saturday night, Cleaves was in excellent voice accompanied by guitarist Michael O’Conner. Cleaves’ first set passed in a blink although I… Continue reading Slaid Cleaves- Red Deer, October 29, 2010

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Edmonton Folk Music Festival, August 8

This past Saturday, I took the highway north to take in my (almost) annual day at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. As I’ve detailed elsewhere, I find it difficult to do more than a day at any music fest although there was a time when I could do three days in Calgary, three at Stony… Continue reading Edmonton Folk Music Festival, August 8

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