Denver, Colorado native. Currently hunkered down in Flyover Country - I sing, I write, I record.
Two impressive releases graced my mailbox this month - one from a Old Timey super group of sorts and another from my native state of Colorado. Who knew I'd get so lucky at the close of Summer 2013 to discover two albums that appeal to both of my primitive American Natures - Old Timey and Roots Country. One thing is for certain -there's some great American Roots music on tap. Read on...
The first release is from Old Buck (self titled)- a gathering of four…Continue
Posted on August 30, 2013 at 10:00am
It seems as though prevailing string-bands are popping up everywhere. Right here in my native flyover country I know of quite a few locally successful acts that blend enlightened folk rock lyricism with banjos, wire brushed washboards, acoustic guitars topped with that signature gang chorus. It seems to be a common trend. Rockers are trading in their electric guitars for mandolins. The electric bass is being replaced with the dented and scratched stand up variety fresh from…Continue
Posted on July 22, 2013 at 8:27pm — 7 Comments
Mississippi Blues man T-Model Ford has died, according to Fat Possum/Epitaph Records. He was somewhere between the age of 89-93, but since his exact birthdate is unknown no one knows for sure.
According to records, Ford's year of birth is between 1921 and 1925. According to his half-sister (still alive in Tennessee), he was born in 1922. Starting with an abusive father who had permanently injured him at eleven, Ford has lived his entire life in a distressed and violent…Continue
Posted on July 16, 2013 at 5:33pm — 2 Comments
Folk music is a touch and go genre for me. The style has been done…and done…and done…over…and over again. Many artists bring nothing innovative or original to the table. After all you can only listen to “Railroading over the Great Divide” so many times before you start getting that nagging feeling that there should be more to this than, well…this. Hell - even…Continue
Posted on July 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments