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My favourite kind of music is not necessarily country but the best stuff always has that kind of a twang to it. I am a huge fan of bands like Delta Spirit, Middle Brother, Cave Singers, Phosphorescent, Blitzen Trapper, $100, Elliott Brood, etc. The list goes on to include some radio stuff like Randy Houser, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. However, one area where I don’t know much about is the older stuff.
I have a record player and a very good collection of classic rock stuff but nothing anywhere close to country. I had to go out and buy the Band and Jimmy Buffett myself! So I want to add to this collection. And I know I can buy the new stuff on vinyl, but I don’t want to spend a fortunate.
So my question for this community is: when I am crate digging, which singers/bands should I be looking for? And any particular LPs?
My moniker here is actually a song title from a guy named Peter Case. He is actually my favorite musician...but he doesn't fit your description. He is more folk and "Dylan"-sque. His youtube videos don't do his music justice....but if you find that type of music appealling...he is awesome.
The Felice Brothers are amazing. Particularly so live. Really like a of bunch of the bands you've mentioned there so I'm going to check out the ones I don't know. If you're into that stuff I'd suggest checking out Fleet Foxes, Beach House, These United States among others. There's also great local stuff like Dan Mangan (well, not local but Canadian), Great Lake Swimmers, Strumbellas...
I'm not sure what kind of old timey stuff you're looking for but I'd suggest checking out some of the classic bluegrass artists - Doc Watson, Flatt & Scruggs, John Hartford, Old and in the Way.
@Yonni: I saw Dan Mangan a few weeks ago, he was awesome. I didn't know him before but I've listening to his album nonstop since the show. Also saw One Hundred Dollars and Elliot Brood last weekend. Really fun concert. You should check them out if you havent already, I think they are both from Toronto.
As for older country, I also don't know a lot but Towne van Zandt is good. Also, some of Neil Young's albums are pretty much country. After the Gold Rush, Harvest Moon, Prairie Wind and Old Ways are all really good.
as far as old stuff, you got me, but as far as some good current country, you got:
Toby Keith- good for obnoxiously over patriotic songs that you want to hear sometimes like on the anniversary of 9/11
Miranda Lambert- Personally I like T Swift, but a lot of people don't, and I think Miranda Lambert is a similar type of musician without the almost annoyingly overplayedness Swift's songs get on the radio. Her last album was real country woman too.
Kenny Chesney- he just always seems to come out with good stuff imo
Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, and others are always pleasures to listen to as well.
Here is the situation (actual positions and countries are different, but the situation is the same). If Germany's army in Ruhr supports its fleet from Holland to Belgium and England's fleet in North Sea supports its army from Belgium to Holland, what happens? It bounces, right?
Ok so i am in a game currently that has been paused for about 3 weeks now. We as a group decided to pause it for one of the players playing was needed elsewhere in life. however, now we are wanting to unpause it and get the game moving, however our persia is not unpausing it. i believe it may be because he is losing....i am not sure how to proceed with this because it is my belief he will not unpause the game. What should we do about this game?
Anyone here participating? For those that don't know, its National Novel Writing Month. You write a 50,000 word novel by midnight November 30th.This'll be my fourth year and I highly recommend giving it a shot.
WHAT A GAME IN ST. LOUIS! 10-9 CARDS IN 11 INNINGS!!! GAME 7 TOMORROW!!!
THAT certainly has to be up there with the great games all-time in World Series History! Down to their last strike and down by 2 TWICE in the 9th aND 10th, the Cardinals tie it each time, and David Freese wins it in the bottom of the 11th with a HR!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A GAME!