For four decades, Bob has written commentary and reviewed music, painting, film, theatre, and other arts for local, regional, and national Canadian media. Since 1996, he’s written Sound Bytes music reviews online. A working artist in a variety of forms and media, Bob’s latest album with Poem de Terre is War & Love (July 1, 2006). With broad knowledge of the arts, Bob often takes an off-centre, quirky view, offering new insights to an artist's work.
The sound is flawless, a flowing resonance of the times with a sense of timeless grace that holds up even fifty years later.
At only 41 minutes long, this set leaves the listener wanting more, lots more, of this tasty treat.
Flatpick guitarist and singer Doc Watson is one of the important artists of the last century in American folk music.
Sally Nyolo and the artists who worked with her have created a delightful anthology to represent the music of Cameroon to the world.
Hawkins, whose playing influenced several generations of musicians, created timeless music that has as much appeal today as when it was first recorded.
The epitome of the Tex-Mex sound, Texas Tornados brings together four Texas superstars: Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, Freddie Fender, and Flaco Jimenez.
Sir Douglas Quintet may just rival a certain British band for the title of The Greatest Rock & Roll Band Ever.
Even now, nearly forty years after this album was first released, this music sounds fresh, alive, and up-to-date.
Really a pick-up band formed for this session, this is a super-group that prefigures another Sahm band, the Texas Tornados.
While Fever Tree may not be well-known or this an important release, the music is interesting and gives very good value.