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A question for non-Americans

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by xtelesquirex, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. johnny k

    johnny k Poster Extraordinaire

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    Here is what i think when i think french guitar players.


    At the begining marcel explains that he is going to play a song that will have to be tuned up to a g major, which would explain why fingerpickers spent most of their times tuning, and the rest of their time playing out of tune, because they can't make it.

    Then he jokes because he has been to Tunisie, pronounced tuned-EZ, (where he was bornt ) He tries to find the thing which made him met Chet, Jerry, Doc, BB king, steve moore, albert lee, buddy emmons, and so on i might have mispelled one or 2.

     
  2. johnny k

    johnny k Poster Extraordinaire

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    to tell the truth, he is one of the finger player that could keep up with one of yours. I am not mentionning the jazz style, but fingerpicking wise he was our chet atkins.
     
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  3. MarkieMark

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    I'd like to say, that any Frenchman, (or whoever, from wherever) who can crack jokes while interacting with the audience and re-tuning to an open tuning, then lay out a fine interpretation of Black Mountain Rag is alright by me. And yes, THAT is "country" music in style and presentation! If he backed it up with "Whisky Before Breakfast" then switched it up a little to some low country blues, or something...
    Either way, I am digging the show, no matter how little French I understand!

    And @johnny k, I admire the effort to interpret and contribute to this discussion. It may not be obvious to everyone, but I get it and appreciate it.
     
  4. koen

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    He talks for 3 minutes. Does he have a youtube channel? :cool:
     
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  5. RhinestoneStrat

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    Here's some good 'ol Canadian country-style music eh dar 'by?:D

     
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  6. ZenGuitarist

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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Stompin' Tom Connors - he was a truly great Canadian musician who was proud of his country. Songs like "Bud the Spud", "Sudbury Saturday Night", "Moon-Man Newfie", I could go on and on . . .
     
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  7. aging_rocker

    aging_rocker Tele-Afflicted

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    OK, here's a question for the Americans - this has a fiddle and stuff in it, the title has a horse in it, so does it count as country?
    Asking for a friend...

     
  8. Grateful Ape

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    Let's not overstate 'popular.' I'm speaking specifically of the UK, but I believe it's pretty popular in northern Europe, at least. I'm thinking alt-country, Chuck Prophet, that kind of thing.
     
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    Otway just counts as weird. Barrett is a bloody good guitarist.

    Together, they're a joy to watch and hear. Especially when Otway wheels the theramin out :)
     
  10. xtelesquirex

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    To my ears it sounds derived from what I'd consider folk music. I can hear elements of bluegrass in there perhaps. He's not by any chance from Padstow is he? ...also asking for a friend
     
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    I'm assuming you've confused my posts with those made by someone esle as the only thing I have posted about was the incorrect statement that people love their country in Glasgow. I haven't mentioned anything about the popularity of country in the US, Thomas Rhett (never heard of him) anything about violence and vigilante justice. Are you possibly mixing me up with someone with a similar avatar?
     
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  12. RoyBGood

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    Now that's a good music-themed joke! :lol:
     
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    Around here it was once popular, but now it's generally considered very uncool with the young. They think of it as old folks music.
     
  14. koen

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    Americana is a mixture of folk, rock, blues and other musical styles. See my earlier post for a more elaborate definition.
     
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    Maybe loosely. If we arent trying to over define.

    Theres a line somewhere between "light self depreciation" or not taking ones self too seriously and pure goofy kitsch. This crosses that line.

    And Otway should be tried for criminal guitar abuse.
     
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  16. johnny k

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    I wish he had, but he died in 1996. He published a few guitar methods, and i think he was one of the first to use tablatures in them.
     
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    On a side note: According to Chet Atkins his music (country) is guaranteed to be better than it sounds.
     
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    I'd rather listen to Otway and Barrett than any of the country 'greats' mentioned here.

    With the possible exception of Johnny Cash. He transcended perceived musical boundaries with his later work.
     
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    They're both from Aylesbury.
     
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  20. BigDaddyLH

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    In the end, "how popular is american country music in country X" could probably be answered by looking up sales/streaming numbers. But I'm too lazy.
     
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