New Reviews: January 17, 2003
Reviews by Matthew J. Forss
Emerald Rose plays incredible Celtic folk rock music on their 2000 re-release
of Bending Tradition. Emerald Rose plays excellent instrumental jigs and
tunes accompanied by beautiful vocals. Emerald Rose is Logan Sullivan
(lead guitar), Arthur Hinds (bodhran & acoustic guitar), Larry Morris
(keyboards & tin-whistles) and Clyde Gilbert (bass & percussion).
Surprisingly, Bending Tradition does not stray far from their Celtic
folk heritage. An essential album of Celtic folk music!
Matthew J. Forss is currently a full-time student at Lakeland College-Sheboygan,
Wisconsin. He is majoring in Biology and German Language/Culture. Since 1998,
he has collected numerous musical instruments and CDs from around the world.
Also in 1998, he wrote a paper on Mongolian Ethnomusicology, titled:
How Does Music Play An Important Role In The Life And Culture Of Mongolia?
Currently, he has collected over 100 CDs that represent dozens of different
countries. His general interests include ethnomusicology journalism and
researching the traditional/contemporary ethnic music of various cultures
from around the world. His specific, geographic areas of study include the
traditional and popular music from Central Eurasia (especially Mongolia, Uzbekistan,
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.) In November of 2000, he accepted the position of
writing world music CD reviews for this site.