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Honorable mentions not on list are the discs by Steve Earle (Grammy winner), Big Silver also released "Tributary" (Max Recordings), Elvis Costello, Joe Fournier (he'll be on next year's list as this year is his Swedish release), Tim Carroll, Wilco, Dave McCann & the Firebirds, Boxmasters, and Chris Knight's "Trailer Tapes series" & Stephen Simmons "Live at the Blue Highway" (CRS)"
"Canadian (real) cowboy plays a unique brand of music. It's country with tinges of rock/punk attitude yet it's from a youngster who hangs out with Ramblin' Jack and oldtimers who help keep him honest. He's also one hell of a story-teller. One of the best out today. There's a limited edition dvd combo. Grab it if you can."
"Nobody touches the "Might King of Love". This, his third release is the same as his first two, jaw-dropping. Pure roots rock Americana. Should be the poster child for the genre. Smart as hell too if you "get" him."
"Most tunes written by Julie this time. Some folks don't like it when I say this but, I prefer Buddy solo. Her voice is too high for my taste. I respect the heck out of her though. Surprisingly though, it's Buddy who handles most vocals here and this is maybe their best yet. Americana's married spokescouple for the genre."
"Mark Olsen and Gary Louris. The long awaited reunion disc that is just plain good music from the heart. These guys were, and continue to be valuable members of the music/musicians on the "fringes". Hey, they are legends in the music scene, just not in a legendary kind of way."
"Mark, live!! Any Mark Jungers is special but this one showcases him in his natural habitat. Think of early Fred Eaglesmith, Steve Earle; when acoustic guitars and mandolins were played by smart wildmen."
"Quickly becoming one of my favourite heartland-style singer songwriters. Mostly guitar/harp with the odd fuller, band tunes. His debut "Reverie" was really fantastic and this one is in the same vein."
"Label him "folk" or whatever you want (Singer Songwriter?)but what you have here is one the best songwriters in the business. A true professional who's been around for years. His music is spiritual in terms of meaning. You listen to his stuff 5 years later and still pick up something new from the lyrics; profound stuff."