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Donald Teplyske  |  April 21, 2014

"Three Silver Dollars" Pinecastle Records Gold...In A Way is a (very) semi-regular feature here at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass in which I look back at a bluegrass album that has, for whatever reason, again struck my fancy. David Parmley crossed my mind this month, and I thought it was about [...]

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Donald Teplyske  |  April 6, 2014

James King "Three Chords and the Truth" Rounder Records Beyond the old joke about playing a country song backward, the most hackneyed cliché in music may be that a great country song takes only 'three chords and the truth.' It's a cliché 'cause [...]

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Donald Teplyske  |  February 23, 2014

Here we are, less than two full months into 2014, and I already have more than a half dozen albums battling as my favourite of the year. Rosanne Cash came out of the gate strong, but so did Suzy Bogguss. This month, Amy Black released the stellar "This is Home," Blue Highway delivered [...]

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Donald Teplyske

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 I'm proud to be a member of the Polaris Music Prize Jury. Please contact me at

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