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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by thegaijin, Jan 3, 2016.
I heard of Jack Pearson through a Jimmy Hall album.
METZ. They're a Canadian band. They're noisy and loud and have put on three of the best live shows I've ever seen.
Zita Swoon - from Antwerp.
Not the greatest, but a cool band of local guys.
Most of these new to me. Enjoyed Steve Piticco and Sufjan Stevens. Still many more to get through.
You should hear him on electric guitar not to mention the fiddle. Years ago the Newgrass Revival backed Leon Russel on a tour. After that tour Sam played a bar gig in Louisville Ky with some friends calling themselves the Duckbutter Blues Band. Lots of blues and classic rock. One incarnation of Duckbutter included Greg Martin from the Kentucky Headhunters.
Brent Best and his band Slobberbone. Some of the best music I have ever heard.
Not Lucinda, but the guy playing guitar on the track "Are You Down".
His name is Bo Ramsey. Doesn't get any more strat-like than what he's doing here - but what I really liked was the under the radar, very restrained and tasteful approach - at least to my ears. Maybe he's using something besides a strat, but that would be pretty surprising. I'm not saying he's the greatest or that nobody's heard of him, just thought I'd pass this along. enjoy.
Here's his website: http://www.boramsey.com/
He's from Iowa - maybe folks in that part of the world are familiar. I heard the song and just had to find out who that was. Tasty stuff.
I saw Cold Chisel here in Canada back in '82.... I still rave about that show to anyone that will listen. Back in 2007 my band headed to Australia for a few weeks and I caught Ian Moss at the Forum (on Flinders) in Melbourne.... love his playing.
Of course, he did have a monster hit in the late 80's with "Tuckers Daughter"... but I think that stayed localized down under ...
Here is his acoustic version from 2010.... The official video (and hit version) from '89 is very different
I first heard about Bo Ramsey from a guitarist buddy, back in the '90's...later, I caught him live at a folk festival. He's a tasteful & excellent player, worth checking out.
Joe Henry...I saw him live, about 15 years ago, being the much of the talk at the 4 day folk fest. His hip, NYC, based outfit laid down some tight, funkiness for Joe's smokey vocals & impressive guitar. Madonna's brother-in-law has been in the business for decades. He was backed by the Jayhawks, on a couple of his early '90's releases. I've been meaning to check those 2 alt country efforts out, forever. I own a couple of his discs, Scar being my favorite. Sure wish he'd tour more, but he's also an hour n demand producer.
This one always gets me...
There was a guy in my town who died a few years back. He was mentally ill and homeless, had tshirts made that said "They are trying to steal my voice" which he wore daily and had the saying plastered across his van. He once shot a kid for stealing his beat up bicycle.
Guy was a master of both banjo and guitar but didn't own either. We occasionally have bands down town at festivals/gatherings and he would just show up and borrow whatever was there and throw down with the bands. Dude was awesome.
+1...although quite well known in the Americana scene
There's a good up & coming young blues kid out on Ontario named Conor Gains that may make a name for himself in the next few years. Jammed with him a few times when I was working up in the Kitchener area.
Digging on Corb Lund out of Alberta. Good country & clever songwriter.
Probably not too well known in the states.
I sat next to this Australian Cat on a 14 hour flight from LAX to Sidney. Cool guy & good folk music.
He's one of the great unsung musicians (although well known in the circles in which he plays). I'm currently writing a PhD thesis on his innovations in bluegrass. Brilliant fiddler and guitarist (Listen to 'I cast a spell on you' from 'Ice Caps: Peaks of Telluride', for example, or for some electric mandolin, Laps in Seven from the album of the same name)