John Reischman & the Jaybirds
"On That Other Green Shore"
It has long been known that John Reischman & the Jaybirds are one of my favourite bluegrass combos. To my ears, they have everything I expect from a band-vocal complexity and diversity, exceptional [...]
It isn't often you get to reinvent yourself after 31 years, but that is what Blueberry Bluegrass needed and was able to achieve during their 2017 event, August 4-6.
Held in Stony Plain, Alberta, the Society celebrated their 32nd edition by pulling out all the stops to even hold the event. [...]
This year's edition of the Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival has snuck up on me, and goes this coming weekend August 4-6 in Stony Plain, Alberta-yes, Canada! Located about 400 miles north of the Alberta-Montana border, and a half-hour west of the provincial capital city of [...]
I've been a freelance roots and bluegrass music writer for the past decade. I originally got started writing for The Gateway, the University of Alberta newspaper. More than 15 years later, I got bit again by the writing bug with a No Depression concert review and soon established the Roots Music column in the Red Deer Advocate newspaper. Until it ceased publication, I regularly wrote reviews for Bluegrass Now.
Currently I write for two websites, The Lonesome Road Review and Country Standard Time. I also maintain a blog with additional reviews and thoughts at fervorcoulee.wordpress.com. I'm proud to be a member of the Polaris Music Prize Jury. Please contact me at email@example.com.