Penguin Eggs

Record Reviews

Love and Leave You (Fallen Tree Records) Edmonton’s 100 Mile House have created a warm, intimate folk album that illuminates a new stage in the lives of duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay. As the two have matured and gone…
If Wishes Were Horses (Black Hen Music) If Wishes Were Horses is country/folk with a nice helping of rock and blues. Patershuk calls it a mixed bag and, indeed, he displays a range of musical influences, although country really is…
The Reeling (River Lea Recordings) From the opening tones of the first track, O Chiadain An Lo, you know you’re in for something special. The gothic, haunting sound of the small pipes—together with the reedy harmonium in East Church, Cromarty,…
Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton (Smithsonian Folkways) While there have been other recordings that document Doc Watson’s early years as a performing musician, they tend to shine a light more directly on him as a performer. This recording, Doc Watson…
Desolation Sounds (Fallen Tree Records) There’s a glorious, dog-eared literacy at play on Desolation Sounds that might have stumbled off the pages of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. It’s clearly a recording full of dark, inventive narrative that’s endlessly quotable.…