Donald Teplyske | August 31, 2011
At Alberta Buzz the writer performs an autopsy with blame on what was apparently a disaster, the first bluegrass festival (as far as I'm aware) within the city limits of Calgary.
The Calgary Bluegrass Festival attracted very few people over the past weekend, perhaps a surprise considering [...]
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Donald Teplyske | August 27, 2011
Over the past two weeks I've shared a number of songs to which I'll be listening as we move closer to the Bill Monroe Centennial of September 13. This week I would like to offer up five albums that you might want to explore (or re-explore) as the bluegrass community celebrates a hundred [...]
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Donald Teplyske | August 24, 2011
Have you ever heard a less than impressive album from bluegrass superstars Blue Highway? Me neither.
Read my review of "Sounds of Home" is posted over at Fervor Coulee.
Thanks for reading, and remember to come back to Fervor Coulee Bluegrass for more listening suggestions for the [...]
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Donald Teplyske | August 22, 2011
Last week I posted five song suggestions for readers who may want to get into the positive spirits surrounding the Bill Monroe Centennial. As you likely know, September 13 marks the 100th anniversary of 'the father of bluegrass' music's birth.
Today I propose five additional songs [...]
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Donald Teplyske | August 16, 2011
Unlike some of her contemporaries, there are no airs about Dale Ann Bradley.
She is who she is, a woman from East Kentucky who has had both good times and bad, one who has likely taken longer to reach the pinnacle of her profession than she would have liked but one who wouldn't change the [...]
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Donald Teplyske | August 15, 2011
September 13 marks the centennial of Bill Monroe's birth. The Father of Bluegrass, born in 1911 in Rosine, Kentucky, passed away four days short of his 85th birthday. 2011 has seen much talk about the Bill Monroe Centennial with several projects being released to celebrate, honour, and- [...]
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