Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2019

My gosh, this was hard. How hard? Willie Nelson- Ride Me Back Home got bumped during the last week, and I had to decide Bruce Springsteen- Western Stars wasn’t a roots album. I reviewed 109 albums at Fervor Coulee (and elsewhere) during 2019, didn’t have time to review or chose not to review several dozen… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2019

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Dervish- The Great Irish Songbook review

Dervish The Great Irish Songbook Rounder Records Northwest Ireland’s favourite band, Dervish returns with a well-executed collection of songs suitably entitled The Great Irish Songbook. Much as other performers of the Celtic variety have done—The Chieftains, Altan, Sharon Shannon among them—Dervish looks to North Americana (I typed that accidentally, and decided it somehow seemed appropriate!)… Continue reading Dervish- The Great Irish Songbook review

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Gold…In A Way- Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band

I’ve revised my piece from seven years ago about “The Mountain,” the album recorded by Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band and released in 1999. It is posted over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass at http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=927. Hopefully you find it worth the read.

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Steve Earle Red Deer Memorial Centre June 15, 2012

Just got home after enjoying 95 or a hundred minutes of solo and acoustic Steve Earle. Now, I’m more than a little biased: this side of Bruce Springsteen, Doc Watson, John Wort Hannam, and Guy Clark, there aren’t many singers I would rather spend a night with. Playing an intimate theatre, Earle delivered. At turns… Continue reading Steve Earle Red Deer Memorial Centre June 15, 2012

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Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- July 12, 2010

I was on a brief vacation for most of this past week and my listening reflects what is on my mp3 player. It was lovely to be sitting in the Vancouver Island sun watching the waves lap the shoreline with bald eagles flying overhead while listening to Doc Watson and such. A nice, relaxing break.… Continue reading Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- July 12, 2010

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Starting the bluegrass journey…parts 2 and 3

Regular visitors may recall in March I shared some listening suggestions for those just beginning to explore the dusty backroads of the bluegrass world. Now that the Summer edition of That High Lonesome Sound is available, I’ll post the continuation and conclusion of the piece; the full newsletter is available at http://www.waskasoobluegrass.com/nl/waskasoo_sum10.pdf I don’t expect… Continue reading Starting the bluegrass journey…parts 2 and 3

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