Sunday, October 26, 2014

Samsun

Our three-year-old Nigerian Dwarf dairy goat.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Trophy Pond

Trophy Pond at Wilson Ponds in southwestern Idaho.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dreamgirl

Our yearling Oberhasli dairy goat.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Violons Barbares

Welcome to the fascinating world of Violons Barbares. Dandarvaanchig Enkhjargal on morin khuur and +Dimitar Golodov on gadulka are joined by French percussionist Fabien Guyot, with all three singing in various styles. Saulem ai is the ensemble's second record, and it starts off at a gallop. First comes the title track, a traditional song from Kazakhstan which translates to “My Beloved.” It's ostensibly a love song - with hoofbeats.

Read my full review of Saulem ai on +RootsWorld.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

I started my weekly +RadioBoise show in May of 2011. The radio station was brand new, and the library was very small, particularly for anything resembling folk or roots music. As I was casting about for music to play, I found The Holy Coming Of The Storm, my introduction to +Cahalen Morrison and Eli West, and I played their "Lost Lovin' Gal" on the very first broadcast. Their 2014 release, I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands is everything I expected from them - excellent musicianship, strong originals and extraordinary covers, all in a beautifully packaged CD designed by West himself.

Read my full review of I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands on +RootsWorld.

Here's a playlist of some of my favorite recordings from Cahalen Morrison and Eli West.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Favorites of 2014 (So Far)

We're just over halfway through 2014, and here are my favorite recordings of the year so far.
  1. Hurray For The Riff Raff: Small Town Heroes
  2. Cahalen Morrison & Eli West: I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands
  3. Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca: Legends & Legacies
  4. Willie Watson: Folk Singer Vol. 1
  5. Beverley Martyn: The Phoenix & The Turtle
  6. Boulpik: Konpa Lakay
  7. Phønix: Nu
  8. 9bach: Tincian
  9. Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar: The Call
  10. Yaaba Funk: My Vote Dey Count
Here's a playlist with songs from these albums.