Your favorite acoustic textures?

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  1. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

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    By which I mean songs that have a great acoustic tones, especially layers/interplays of primarily acoustic instruments.

    I'll start us off.
    Great bass and mandolin, along with the several rhythm guitars (or is that just a 12-string?). Still one of the best acoustic outros.


    Released almost to the day 41 years ago. (Ouch.) Goosebumps every time still. Again, such a great outro.


    Never sure what to say about this song. Except that it makes me marvel at what a Martin guitar in an open tuning can say. It just seems to host all the other instruments here (voices, harmonica, pump organ, vibraphone). And a rainforest-evening outro, too.


    For the intro and, especially, the outro:


    And we gotta have some accordion in here! The acoustic instruments' loyal ol' Uncle Wheezy.


    Creepy-good. Amazing how two voices and two acoustic instruments can create an almost organ-rich sound of harmonies.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lvuQc8Dges

    Sweetly perfect. And ya gotta love the American One-Mic Waltz here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16YOPmmZbs

    List outro time. Just one singer and one guitar. But, to me, it illustrates the textures that can happen when a (well-used) voice joins its one-just-right guitar with their mutually just-right song:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9U_g7ftEyk
     
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    The two acoustic guitars on Blind Faith's Can't Find My Way Home just sound amazing.
    I assume Winwood plays a steel string and Clapton a nylon string.
    Beautiful!
     
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    Maury Muelheisen was Jim's musical partner on stage and in the studio and a phenomenal addition to his songs with the way he weaves fills and licks throughout. It was another "Day the Music Died" when their plane crashed. :(
     
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    I think REM , being minimalist, had this really well worked out.
    I really think "Everybody Hurts" and "Happy Shiny People"
    reflect both moods of the musical spectrum but really well. JMHO

    I'm also biased as I think Kate Pierson is on of our best female singers.
    Pretty pleasing on the eye and she radiates joy. Yes, I know, can't go there.
     
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    Emerson, Lake & Palmer 'From The Beginning'.

    Almost anything by Tommy Emmanuel, but especially 'Lewis and Clark'.

    'Little Martha' by the Allman Brothers. Great open E song.

    'Bron-yr-aur' by Led Zeppelin. Great use of a D-28 in a very slack tuning (C6?)
     
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    Darrell Scott-Mando, banjo, acoustic, fiddle, double bass image.jpeg
     
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    Pretty much anything from 'Exile' - 'Torn & Frayed', 'Sweet Black Angel' and 'Sweet Virginia' in particular.

    Gillian Welch with Dave Rawlings - anything's good with me...
     
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    always liked this one
     
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    and this one for 'trash can' resonator. Man I love that Steel body tone. I bought a brass bodies reso - I shoulda got wood or steel.
     
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    I think this was in a movie once...?


    All the voice-warbles and fret-buzzes just...work.
     
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    So many I like, near countless. Here's an unadorned one:
     
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    In all honesty, the introduction is the best part of this song:
     
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    Lots of gorgeous acoustic tones from Mr. Stills.
    Bluebird from Buffalo Springfield Again is another masterpiece.
    He really knows how to work a Martin dreadnought!
     
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    Leo Kottke banging a 12, like only he can
    nice break around the 1 minute mark, and after the 2 minute mark.

     
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    Bruce Cockburn's stuff always seems to be beautifully recorded

     
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    +1

    Dave Rawlings has taken acoustic lead/comping to another level imo. I can pick him out in just a few notes.



    Mississippi John Hurt's style was a thing of beauty-relaxed and effective. It's like age has distilled his style down to just what's needed and not a note extra.



    I like the dry woody "thunk" of Maybelle's L5 and I like her licks on some of the Carter Family's lesser known songs-You Are My Flower, Dixie Darling and this one.

     
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    A lot of Merle Haggard's recordings have some tasty acoustic weaving in and out. Then there's this:
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    Just found this a couple days ago.

     
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    Sometimes out of tune/old strings can have/fake such an authenticity....


    Does anybody remember...bad basement paneling's effect on time disorientation?


    It's sweetly snowing in the Mid-Atlantic....
     
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