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psychoc&ndy
03-18-2008, 12:42 AM
i'm really into gillian welch, ryan adams, neil young, dylan, old crow medicine show, alison krauss, emmylou harris, etc. but i'm craving more! any recommendations?

suprefan
03-18-2008, 12:45 AM
Johhny Cash.







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bmack86
03-18-2008, 03:26 AM
Bill Monroe-The father of bluegrass, he's fantastic
Gram Parsons-Part of the Byrds during Sweetheart of the Rodeo, he released two great country albums before he died.
Waylon Jennings-Another great Country man.

i812many
03-18-2008, 04:26 AM
The Avett brothers

mountmccabe
03-18-2008, 11:21 AM
Lucinda Williams has some great albums.

Kathleen Edwards just released her 3rd album; I haven't heard it but her earlier two are great.

Others that are related (not necessarily full-bore Country but from the artists you mentioned, that seems fine) would be Songs: Ohia/Jason Molina/Magnolia Electric Co, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Wil Oldham/Bonnie Prince Billy/etc, maybe Smog/Bill Callahan and Eef Barzelay/Clem Snide.

mountmccabe
03-18-2008, 11:22 AM
I can talk more about these artists if desired.

mountmccabe
03-18-2008, 11:22 AM
I may do so even if not desired.

miscorrections
03-18-2008, 11:32 AM
Howe Gelb/Giant Sand are pretty good, have kind of a Southwestern Americana feel.

bigc1
03-18-2008, 11:39 AM
flying burrito brothers
hank williams
the anthology of american folk music box set
woody guthrie
charles manson
the band
CSNY
buffalo springfield
steve earle
merle haggard
willie nelson

Blinken
03-18-2008, 11:47 AM
for full country you can't go wrong with Garth Brooks.

higgybaby23
03-18-2008, 11:57 AM
Anything by Ralph Stanley, and check out the documentary High and Lonesome.

Mr.Nipples
03-18-2008, 11:58 AM
listen to george jones...

BlackSwan
03-18-2008, 12:05 PM
The Avett Brothers

This is a very very good suggestion.

bug on your lip
03-18-2008, 12:16 PM
LOOK
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canexplain
03-18-2008, 12:18 PM
come to wakarusa and you can hear the current cream of the crop for all those cept country ... x**** and i can tell you about early country but i mean early like late 50's

Cheddar's Cousin
03-18-2008, 12:37 PM
Loretta Lynn

jonnypark
03-18-2008, 12:38 PM
Wilf Carter

Mr.Nipples
03-18-2008, 01:08 PM
LOOK
NO
FURTHERZ !!

wzCZd5RlxiA

quite possibly the worst song to ever come out of sweden. its surpassed ABBA's entire catalog...

Sonicifyouwantit
03-18-2008, 01:21 PM
i'm really into gillian welch, ryan adams, neil young, dylan, old crow medicine show, alison krauss, emmylou harris, etc. but i'm craving more! any recommendations?

bluegrass/folk go way back...im talkin 20s 30s...just grab a bunch of collections...check out ralph stanley for one.

country- buck owens, hank snow, ray price, johnny cash, willie nelson, george jones...the list goes on.

Sonicifyouwantit
03-18-2008, 01:22 PM
flying burrito brothers
hank williams
the anthology of american folk music box set
woody guthrie
charles manson
the band
CSNY
buffalo springfield
steve earle
merle haggard
willie nelson

I love FBB's version of wild horses

noisemachine
03-18-2008, 01:27 PM
If you want bluegrass, definitely check out Bill Monroe & Earl Scruggs. Monroe pretty much invented bluegrass (the genre was named after his band, the Bluegrass Boys). Although Earl Scruggs' (who played banjo for Monroe) picking style is definitely a defining element of the bluegrass style. Earl Scruggs is still alive and playing today.

If you want early country/folk, check out the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, two key players in the foundations of modern country music.

For more recent stuff, check out the "O Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack. I am also a huge fan of Neko Case, who I would definitely recommend. And based on who you said you like, you would definitely like her stuff.

canexplain
03-18-2008, 01:28 PM
bluegrass/folk go way back...im talkin 20s 30s...just grab a bunch of collections...check out ralph stanley for one.

country- buck owens, hank snow, ray price, johnny cash, willie nelson, george jones...the list goes on.

just my opion, but its funny when people talk about OLD country groups they say willie, johnny, etc ... you were right on with hank snow, but there was a bunch of people in his times that were just killer .... jim reves sp, chet atkins, great guitar, ernest tubb, marty robbins, TE ford, faron young, bob wills, jimmie rodgers .... dont get me started on folk ...x****