I was in the shower this morning… Now that that involuntary shudder has subsided, let me continue. I was in the shower this morning, and out of Radio 2 came this terrific little slice of fandom, power pop, and breezy lyrical play. Emma-Lee, a Toronto-based singer with whom I’ve only very passing familiarity (I have… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: Emma-Lee, What Would Tom Petty Do?
When I opened the envelope this album arrived within a couple months back, I took one look at the cover- before reading the names or anything else- and thought, ‘Why is Red House sending me a Tom Russell album?” Of course, they weren’t but the painting gracing the cover immediately revealed itself to me as a Russell; his distinctive use… Continue reading Red Horse- Red Horse
Two weeks in one this time out, with lots of time for listening and reflecting. Our plans changed and instead of heading up to Stony for a day of Blueberry, we headed to the mountains and the Canmore Folk Music Festival. I’ll write about that later; a great time was had. Rachel Sweet- Fool Around… Continue reading Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- July 19 & August 2, 2010
Thanks to Jeff over at Country Standard Time, I was able to attend a day at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. As I’ve written before, I have a hard time attending more than a day of any festival. Calgary never disappoints and even lacking huge name acts- Roberta Flack (!) and Ian Tyson were likely… Continue reading Calgary Folk Music Festival- July 24, 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
As this project has continued, I’m finding that I’m writing and reflecting more about the albums. Maybe not a bad thing, but it takes up more space. As a result, I’ve adjusted the postings to include four parts. I’ll get the final five up tomorrow morning. Yesterday was the busiest day ever on Fervor Coulee,… Continue reading My Favourite Albums of the Aughts- Part Three of Four
As do many of us who write about music, I have thoughts. Some deep, mostly not. Listening to as much roots-based music as I do, song lyrics are especially important to me. My problem is, I’m lazy. And I don’t read music. And I don’t write songs. But I come up with the occasional line that-… Continue reading Lyrics to borrow and use
I was only able to attend one day of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival this year. As I get older, I do find that one day is enough for me! However, I would love to be able to attend for more days; maybe I need to move closer to Edmonton! In the past I’ve been fortunate… Continue reading Edmonton Folk Music Festival, August 9, 2008