Eric Brace, Peter Cooper, and Thomm Jutz Riverland Red Beet Records I’ve seen the Mississippi only once. One Christmas season, the year Kristy MacColl passed, we found ourselves in New Orleans for a couple days straddling an ill-fated Caribbean cruise with the in-laws. The weather for most of the cruise was unpleasant, but the couple,… Continue reading Eric Brace, Peter Cooper, Thomm Jutz- Riverland review
It has been more than a month since I posted a Fervor Coulee Roots Song of the Week. It hasn’t been that there haven’t been many worthy candidates- every song on Robbie Fulks’ Gone Away Backward is deserving of attention, and one will likely be called up for consideration soon. And Noam Pikelny’s new instrumental… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week- How about some Tom T. Hall?
In a transcript of a new American Songwriter interview with the principals behind the I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow (Red Beet Records) project, Peter Cooper states: “Nothing’s wrong with modern country music if we choose to call what Elizabeth Cook and Tim Carroll are doing country music—which it is. It just gets lumped… Continue reading Link to Tom T. Hall, Peter Cooper & Eric Brace Interview
Over the past couple months, I’ve considered what I could do to honour the forthcoming centennial of Bill Monroe’s birth. I’ve put together a few lists that I hope will be of interest to those who both love and appreciate the contributions of Mr. Monroe as well as those people who are less familiar with his… Continue reading Five Songs for the Bill Monroe Centennial
Regular readers of Fervor Coulee understand that I have a bit of a musical man-crush going on for Peter Cooper and Eric Brace. The Nashville-based writers and singers have released a string of unbelievably wonderful recordings on their Red Beet label. The latest is a tribute to a Tom T. Hall album from 1974; a… Continue reading Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow
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