Watermelon Slim- Traveling Man review

Watermelon Slim Traveling Man Northern Blues Music WatermelonSlim.com In troubled times, the familiar brings us comfort. One of the finest bluesmen we know, Watermelon Slim provides relief from the disquiet surrounding us today. Traveling Man is a two-album set of solo performances, just Slim, his resonator steel guitar, and a bit of harmonica. It is… Continue reading Watermelon Slim- Traveling Man review

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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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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Blues (and close) Albums of 2019

2019 saw a range of quality blues albums released, and they were coming at me so quickly that I had to ask a couple PR folk to stop sending me albums mid-year: I was just too far behind to do more justice. But, of the many blues (and close) albums I heard this year, these… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Blues (and close) Albums of 2019

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Watermelon Slim- Church of the Blues review

He’s had a little success in a life mostly marked by failure… Watermelon Slim Church of the Blues Northern Blues WatermelonSlim.com From 2006-2010, I was pleased to receive a Watermelon Slim album annually, and to praise his vison for the blues for various publications. From the self-titled Watermelon Slim & the Workers album (2006) through… Continue reading Watermelon Slim- Church of the Blues review

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Watermelon Slim- Escape from the Chicken Coop

Watermelon Slim Escape from the Chicken Coop Northern Blues It isn’t unheard for blues singers to cut a country album; Tracy Nelson did so four decades ago, and numerous other artists have explored their country sides. On Escape from the Chicken Coop, Watermelon Slim- Bill Homans when he’s at home- cuts loose on a collection… Continue reading Watermelon Slim- Escape from the Chicken Coop

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