Going back in time to post some reviews from the early aughts, the first years of Fervor Coulee, with all of from the Waskaoo Bluegrass Music Society newsletter, That High Lonesome Sound.
Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society operated in Central Alberta- primarily Red Deer- from late 2000 to 2012. In those twelve years, the volunteer board did everything they could to promote, showcase, and present bluegrass music in Alberta. It was exhausting work, but we had some times. With the upcoming induction of Lynn Morris to the International… Continue reading Catching Up to the Past- Waskasoo Bluegrass
My review of October 23’s Spinney Brothers concert is posted at http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=828\ A very good evening of bluegrass by my measure. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Donald
I’m quite excited about the live music opportunities I’m going to have this coming weekend. As some of you may know, I am involved with Central Alberta’s Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society. For many of the past eleven years, I’ve been charged with booking the acts that are to perform for us, and we’ve had some… Continue reading Bluegrass & Katy Moffatt in Red Deer this weekend
The Canadian Supreme Horse Show presents an afternoon of bluegrass October 1. Featuring local performers Coal Trail as well as Calgary’s Wild Rose Xpress and The Tragically Hick- without a doubt, the best name in Canadian bluegrass- full day access to the various happenings of the horse show including admission to the bluegrass show is $12. The… Continue reading Bluegrass in Red Deer, Alberta October 1
Since its inception in the autumn of 2000, the Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society has presented 48 concerts featuring around 60 different groups and performers, and I’m both proud and honoured to say that I had attended and helped organize every single one of those shows. That streak is now over as my trip to Chicago- which… Continue reading The Lost & Found- Red Deer May 1, 2011
The latest edition of the Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society newsletter has been posted at WaskasooBluegrass.com; click on the handy link to access: http://www.waskasoobluegrass.com/nl/waskasoo_spr11.pdf This issue, we have a few pictures from a recent jam and news on two upcoming concerts- The Special Consensus March 26 and The Lost & Found May 1. As well, we… Continue reading Waskasoo Bluegrass Newsletter, Spring 2011
Today’s Red Deer Advocate has a nice interview with Chris Jones advancing the Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society’s concert presentation of January 29. http://tinyurl.com/4aekfa7 An interesting read that reveals- not for the first time, but quite clearly- the possibilities technology and creativity allow for bluegrass professionals.
Bluegrass returns to Red Deer with the appearance of John Reischman & the Jaybirds Sunday, November 14 at the Elks Hall. Retails at http://www.waskasoobluegrass.com There is also a complimentary article published in the Red Deer Advocate http://tinyurl.com/2anmqek The concert is presented by the Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society.
Apologies for the lack of posts this month. Lots of excuses. The new issue of That High Lonesome Sound, the newsletter of the Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society is posted at http://www.waskasoobluegrass.com/nl/waskasoo_aut10.pdf, for those of you who have interest in such things. Support the Society if you can- we’re good people who work pretty hard to… Continue reading That High Lonesome Sound, Autumn 2010