Penguin Eggs

Record Reviews

Come What May (Riverboat) In which British folk/blues/jazz legend Wizz Jones and his old pal Pete Berryman do what they do so well on acoustic guitars while Jones junior, Simeon, comes along for the ride on flute, saxophone, and harmonica. Unsurprisingly,…
Life Is Fine (Cooking Vinyl) Since the 1980s and his emergence from Melbourne’s pub rock scene, Paul Kelly has been recognized around the world and at home as a voice of Australia. His 22 albums straddle folk, R&B, rock, and country,…
West Wind Blow (Independent) This album of traditional Newfoundland tunes, folksongs, and a couple of originals is a pleasure to listen to.  Muggridge has put together some very good players, including brother Bob and guest vocalist Elaine Clarke, to create a…
Rove (Independent) This is the second album from this Cape Breton supergroup. They’ve lost one fiddler since their debut and haven’t changed their name to reflect their diminished number. No matter, because there’s nothing else that has diminished in any way.…
Grimshaw Road (Independent) This album had my ear from the spooky, swampy blues of the opening title track. The lost soul looking into the black water, being handed a bottle by the devil himself, punctuated by searing slide guitar.  But then…