Oct 212017
 

Lyndon Bolton – October 20, 2017 at 07:31PM
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Two Different Worlds gives Ryan Koenig a long-overdue opportunity to demonstrate his own talents of songwriting and musicianship.

Review: Two Different Worlds by Ryan Koenig” originated from Americana Music Show.


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Oct 202017
 

driX – October 20, 2017 at 05:49PM
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Matt Patershuk The back cover portrait photo for Matt Patershuk’s new album may make you recoil in horror at the super clichéd Americana-ness on display. Farmyard, haystack, dogs, Telecaster, beard and hat. All are squeezed in. Fear not – they’re actually his own dogs and his own rural Alberta farmyard. Safe to assume the guitar and beard belong to him too. Despite this early alarm, Same As I Have Ever Been is a damn fine record.

Patershuk delivers hard-edged country and/or blues with a gravel-gargling voice, perhaps Tom Waits’ more melodic cousin, that can also deliver weary pathos. He’s assisted expertly on Gypsy and other, more gentle tracks by Ana Egge. The addition of saxophone and Hammond organ into the instrumentation is refreshing too.

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Lyrically Patershuk is a league or two above the clichés one might expect from any continuation of the previously mentioned ‘worrying’ sleeve photograph. Good Luck is a wry tale of a fortune charm advertised in a trashy magazine that’s sure to turn his life around. Memory And The First Law Of Thermodynamics is the saddest of true stories about his sister, killed by a drunk driver. It’s clever, beautiful and heart-breaking in equal measure. Same As I Have Ever Been is a loving lullaby of stoicism and dependability. Waylon and Kris spring to mind when comparing Patershuk’s music, and to make that comparison isn’t fanciful.


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Oct 202017
 

Trigger – October 20, 2017 at 01:32PM
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Dori Freeman is separating herself from the gaggle of country’s most encouraging prospects by mining the simple beauty from Appalachian dialect, taking deprecated compositions in outmoded tongues and making them feel more relevant than the most modernized hip-hop beats, and then contribution her own original expressions.

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Oct 202017
 

Jeff – October 20, 2017 at 01:15PM
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Our pal Gail Comfort was, unfortunately, unable to make it in for Pledge-O-Rama this year, so we called in some backup in the form of a chat with one of Gail’s favourites, Oh Susanna, in an effort to raise a … Continue reading

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Oct 202017
 

Jeff – October 20, 2017 at 01:15PM
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Episode #711 It’s time once again for UMFM Pledge-O-Rama, where we ask our wonderful listeners to show some support and love for the station to keep us going and growing. Along to show their support today, we have a chat … Continue reading

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Oct 202017
 

Zorn – October 20, 2017 at 01:07PM
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Fleck & Washburn will perform pieces from their Grammy-winning self-titled debut as well as their new record, Echo in the Valley (Rounder 2017). With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Bela & Abigail meet in the mean, head-on, to present music that feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time. Whether at home, on stage or on record, their deep bond, combined with the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact, makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.


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Oct 202017
 

exy – October 20, 2017 at 12:48PM
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Abigail WashburnBéla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are two of the least complacent musicians around. With skill that can border on otherworldly, both push boundaries, stretching their sound beyond bluegrass, across continents and into everything from prog-rock to Eastern instrumentation. They’re also a married couple, which only enhances the seamlessness of their interplay: Echo in the Valley, their new album together, often sounds like the work of considerably more than two people.

According to the pair’s self-imposed rules for the project, it actually can’t be. Those rules include a banjos-only policy for instrumentation, with no guest players and nothing on record that the two can’t duplicate in a live setting. Echo in the Valley is Fleck and Washburn’s second album as…

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…a duo — the first, a self-titled set from 2014, won a Grammy — and it quickly jells into a comforting but inventive swirl of traditional tunes and sweeping originals.

Though an instrumental medley heads down a nearly eight-minute detour, Echo in the Valley provides a grand and inviting vocal showcase for Washburn, who remains a warm, relatable, versatile singer. The album just keeps surprising, whether in the restraint of “Let It Go,” the subtly warped solos of “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” or the alternately worn and soaring blues of “My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains.”

For all its sonic detours, Echo in the Valley comes from a consistent place thematically, with songs that sing the praises of hard-won perspective and hands outstretched to the vulnerable. As musicians and as songwriters, Fleck and Washburn are predisposed to embrace the entire world — its sounds and its occupants alike. Echo in the Valley ties the many threads of their interests into a work that dazzles without sacrificing a shred of approachability.


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Oct 202017
 

Jeff – October 20, 2017 at 12:14PM
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It’s the final day of Pledge-O-Rama 2017 and once again our listeners have come through in fine fashion and donated generously to help the station to keep going and growing! In a last ditch attempt to get closer to my … Continue reading

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Oct 202017
 

Jeff – October 20, 2017 at 12:14PM
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Our pal Gail Comfort was, unfortunately, unable to make it in for Pledge-O-Rama this year, so we called in some backup in the form of a chat with one of Gail’s favourites, Oh Susanna, in an effort to raise a … Continue reading

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Oct 202017
 

Jeff – October 20, 2017 at 12:14PM
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It’s time once again for UMFM Pledge-O-Rama, where we ask our wonderful listeners to show some support and love for the station to keep us going and growing. Along to show their support today, we have a chat with Christina … Continue reading

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