Harrison Kennedy- Thanks for Tomorrow review

Harrison Kennedy Thanks for Tomorrow Electro-Fi Records I don’t receive as many high-quality blues albums for review as I perhaps once did, but often enough something sneaks through to impress. This week that album comes from Ontario and Juno Award winner Harrison Kennedy. Oowee! This is my kind of blues, a mix of soul and… Continue reading Harrison Kennedy- Thanks for Tomorrow review

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Joyann Parker- Out of the Dark review

Joyann Parker Out of the Dark Helpless Romantics Records JoyannParker.com In 2018, I received a CD that sparked the use of words including slick, sassy, simmer, free-spirited, passion, and groovers. Joyann Parker’s Hard to Love became an immediate Fervor Coulee favourite, and I’ve waited with anticipation for the arrival of the follow-up. A couple weeks… Continue reading Joyann Parker- Out of the Dark review

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Dione Taylor- Spirits in the Water review

Dione Taylor Spirit in the Water Matay Records http://www.DioneTaylor.com If you like some soul in your roots or Americana—call it what you will—Dione Taylor is a singer-songwriter of whom you should take notice. Raised in Regina, a product of a childhood spent surrounded by her pastor father’s church, and now based in Toronto, Taylor brings… Continue reading Dione Taylor- Spirits in the Water review

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Three 2019 Roots Christmas Albums reviewed

The McCrary Sisters A Very McCrary Christmas Rounder Records A “Respect Yourself”-groove infused “Go Tell It On the Mountain” opens A Very McCrary Christmas, the most exciting seasonal collection that has come my way this very rootsy December. This is an incredible, uplifting hour of soul-filled songs, many of the traditional variety, but so inspired… Continue reading Three 2019 Roots Christmas Albums reviewed

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Bywater Call- Bywater Call review

Bywater Call Bywater Call Gypsy Soul Records BywaterCall.com Produced by Darcy Yates and Renan Yildizdogan, Bywater Call blasts out of the Toronto soul-rock-blues scene with an incredible debut, self-titled album. Meghan Parnell holds down the front with sultry, rich, and smooth lead vocals. “Bring Me Down,” a yearn-some jam further propelled by Dave Barnes’ guitars… Continue reading Bywater Call- Bywater Call review

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Holly Hyatt- Wild Heart review

Holly Hyatt Wild Heart http://www.HollyHyatt.com Forty-five minutes of feel-goo, soul-drenched, roots and blues. Been having difficulty managing your day? Can’t find the right words for a situation? Facing challenging choices? I’m not going to suggest Wild Heart is going to assist you in navigating obstacles faced today or tomorrow. I will suggest that a couple… Continue reading Holly Hyatt- Wild Heart review

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Michael Jerome Browne- That’s Where It’s At review

Michael Jerome Browne That’s Where It’s At Borealis Records http://www.MichaelJeromeBrowne.com The first sound you hear on Michael Jerome Browne’s That’s Where It’s At is an expertly executed series of notes utilizing his Waterloo Jumbo King 6-string guitar. Appropriate, because ‘that’s where it’s at!’ MJB has been making records for a long time, and I’ve been… Continue reading Michael Jerome Browne- That’s Where It’s At review

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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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Joyann Parker- Hard To Love review

Joyann Parker Hard To Love Hopeless Romantics Records When I reflect on the joys writing about roots music bring me, I can itemize many elements that inject pleasure in my life. Among them, and perhaps in the Top 3, is that in writing about music in the way I do—off the mainstream grid, without the day-to-day constrictions… Continue reading Joyann Parker- Hard To Love review

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