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STEVE FISHER - RIVER  (Sold Out!)

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With John Reischman, Sally Van Meter, Chris Jones, Sally Jones, Ron Spears, Cedric Blary, Robin Tufts, Paul Bergman, Bruce Blair and Jim McLennan.  Produced by Dave Clarke and Steve Fisher, engineered by Rob Smith at Rocky Mountain Recording Studio and mastered by Richard Harrow at Canada Disc.

Photography by Todd Korol.  Album design by Steve Speer.

Track Listing:  Riding the Reservoir, River Keep A Rolling, Lost Dog Blues, The Red Haired Boy & the Dark Eyed Girl, Walk on Boy, Prairie Rose, Streets of Calgary, Florida Blues, The Letter, I'm All Through Throwin' Good Love After Bad, Stack O'Lee, Horizontal

                                                                                                           

 

Sample Tracks:  

  River Keep A Rolling   

 Riding The Reservoir

 

 Reviews:

"It's been a long time coming, but what a treat to finally hear a solo project from Steve Fisher, one of the most tasteful and talented acoustic performers in western Canada.  From the opening notes, it's evident this is the typical quality we've almost taken for granted from Fisher for two decades in his various bluegrass and acoustic ensembles.  [River] could be a contender as one of the best independent Canadian roots albums of the year.”                                                                                                                                                                            - Bob Remington, Penguin Eggs

 

"This album is an intriguing collection of fine vocals and some of the most skillful acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin, fiddle and even a touch of clarinet playing you’ll find anywhere.”          - Hugh McLennan, Canadian Cowboy Country

 

While many of the tunes have a bluegrass feel, and the sidemen and ladies — including John Reischman, Sally Van Meter, and Chris and Sally Jones — have deep bluegrass pedigrees, the music is closer to CKUA-friendly, middle ground folk.  With beautifully composed packaging, River puts most do-it-yourself projects to shame: the playing is impeccable and the production quality is crystal clear.  Probably my most-played disc this past summer; one hopes Fisher will bring these sounds to a live venue near us soon.”           - Donald Teplyske, The Red Deer Advocate

 

"This latest incarnation for Steve Fisher is a happy marriage of blues, swing, roots and gospel music. This sophisticated, beautifully crafted and melodic mix of vocals, guitars, stand-up bass, fiddle and clarinet is further enhanced by Steve's stellar finger style guitar and his carefully selected band of superb musicians.”          - Suzanne Searle, Artistic Director, Beneath The Arch Concert Society

 

 

RESTLESS LESTER - ENDLESS SKIES (Sold Out!)

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Steve Fisher - Guitar and Vocals, Bruce Blair - Fiddle and Vocals, Brad Lindberg - Banjo and Vocals, Keith Burgess - Bass & Vocals.  Produced by Restless Lester.  Recorded at Beta Sound in Edmonton, Alberta by Jerry Woolsey and mastered at Canada Disc by Richard Harrow.

Photography by Todd Korol.  Artwork by Steve Speer.

Track Listing:  My Heart Will Follow You, Mystery Train, Carl's Climb, Forty Years of Trouble, Down in San Antonio, Sea of Regret, Good Morning Country Rain, Flower in the Desert, Daley's Reel, Swimming Song, Wrath of God, Leaves That Are Green

 

 

Sample Tracks:

 

Mystery Train    

Down in San Antonio

 

Reviews:

"There are a great number of independent CD's that attempt to showcase the band's range of musical tastes.  Too often they lack any common thread or present disparate musical themes that just don't belong together.  Thankfully, Endless Skies avoids this pitfall despite the variety of the tunes.  Vocals are strong throughout.  The harmonies sound like a group that has been on the road together for years ... An excellent outing from some of the best bluegrass talent on the prairies."          - Garry Stevenson, Bluegrass North 

 

"On guitar, Steve Fisher is both a solid flatpicker and fingerpicker, and Restless Lester's primary vocalist sings smooth lead on six of the songs on Endless Skies.   He covers material previously sung by John Cowan, Elvis Presley,Stanley Brothers, Eddie Raven, Paul Simon, the Delmore Brothers and others.  That's a broad range that reinforces the band's desire to not be constrained by traditional bluegrass boundaries ... Restless Lester likes to play many interesting and different styles of music. Despite their moniker, I find their set to be more refreshing than restive. The band has a copious amount of potential to make a significant mark on the Canadian bluegrass scene."          - Joe Ross, Talent on Display and reviewer for Bluegrass Now