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    Post in here about country, alt-country, whatever.

    Don't post in here if you're gonna say it sucks. It is ok to say mainstream Nashville sucks, though, that should be obvious.

    I am currently listening to a very rough first draft mix that I hope to refine and make into a sort of Very Brief and Very Personal History of Country Music That I Like. Byrds --> Gram --> Townes --> Emmylou --> Joe Ely --> Steve Earle --> Lucinda Williams, etc etc, probably detouring through 80s cowpunk and 90s No Depression bands, and then bringing it to Gillian and Neko and I don't know what else. When it is finished it will be a much sought after collector's item.
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    I dig the greats like Ricky Skaggs, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, & a bunch more that are eluding my mind right now. Damn I miss watching Hee Haw on saturday nights.

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    I saw this really good alt country act at this country fest I loaded out a few months back. Their name was Ms. Willie Brown if I remember right. The 2 female vocalists were really attractive & talented.

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    I spent yesterday listening to Allison Krauss, George Strait, Emmylou, & Nickel Creek exclusively. I think I'm gonna like this thread.
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    If the band has a banjo, mandolin or a fiddle, chances are I'm going to like it.

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    Yay! In recent years I've become a pretty big fan of alternative country. Don't know why I never thought to make a Country Thread.
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    I'm not sure if it's technically "country," but I'll take any "o brother where art thou" sounding recommendations.
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    Blue grass? That's what "o brother where are thou" is, yeah? Still country, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daxton View Post
    Blue grass? That's what "o brother where are thou" is, yeah? Still country, I guess.
    Yeah, I guess it is more blue grass. I'm basically looking for old country/blue grass albums. 1920's, 30's, 40's old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    Yeah, I guess it is more blue grass. I'm basically looking for old country/blue grass albums. 1920's, 30's, 40's old.
    Well, I can't place anything that old at the moment. But newer blue grass that comes to mind is Chatham County Line, Allison Krauss and Union Station, Northern Border Bluegrass Band, Pickin' On Series (bluegrass covers of Modest Mouse and stuff like that), The Nashville Bluegrass Band. I listen to a lot of local bluegrass bands. Don't know a ton of big ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I am currently listening to a very rough first draft mix that I hope to refine and make into a sort of Very Brief and Very Personal History of Country Music That I Like. Byrds --> Gram --> Townes --> Emmylou --> Joe Ely --> Steve Earle --> Lucinda Williams, etc etc, probably detouring through 80s cowpunk and 90s No Depression bands, and then bringing it to Gillian and Neko and I don't know what else. When it is finished it will be a much sought after collector's item.
    The artists you mentioned are great... other than that I don't really know Ely and only know a little from the two surrounding him.

    My mix would include some Waylon Jennings and probably a lot of quasi- or alt- or country-influenced artists such as Will Oldham and Jason Molina. And Kathleen Edwards and well selected Ryan Adams (though saying Gillian could be construed to reference both him and Dave Rawlings.)


    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    Yeah, I guess it is more blue grass. I'm basically looking for old country/blue grass albums. 1920's, 30's, 40's old.
    I know the album came out in 1996 but Revival by Gillian Welch would likely keep you sane until you found yourself some actual old records. She has called her music "American primitive." She worked on (and sang a few songs for) that O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack, too. Her other albums are all fantastic (the Dave Rawlings Machine one too) but picking up what you're saying in this thread makes me thing Revival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    I know the album came out in 1996 but Revival by Gillian Welch would likely keep you sane until you found yourself some actual old records. She has called her music "American primitive." She worked on (and sang a few songs for) that O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack, too. Her other albums are all fantastic (the Dave Rawlings Machine one too) but picking up what you're saying in this thread makes me thing Revival.
    Nice. I'll check it out.
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    Yonder Mountain's Gin & Juice cover is bad ass. In fact evrything they do is wickedly awesome.

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    Can we expand this to Depression-era Americana and all things tangentially related to country? If so, I saw a show in SF that was some jug band and Frank Fairfield and then I left before the last act but hot damn it was amazing. I love all of the old school country and anything involving fiddles or banjos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    Can we expand this to Depression-era Americana and all things tangentially related to country? If so, I saw a show in SF that was some jug band and Frank Fairfield and then I left before the last act but hot damn it was amazing. I love all of the old school country and anything involving fiddles or banjos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    This. Yes. What say ye, Tom?
    Yes, definitely.

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    Accomplished jug, washboard, spoon, players in a band = great drunken night of music. Saw & bow players are awesome too.

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    Willie Nelson->the Roots on Rage Day was sweet.

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    I sure hope to find some LEE HAZLEWOOD on this collectors item.

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    I enjoy almost every artist that is/was on Bloodshot Records.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiyahhh! View Post
    I enjoy almost every artist that is/was on Bloodshot Records.
    I do too. I have several of their compilations.

    which reminds me, I forgot the Waco Brothers on my compilation mix. damn.

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    This is me showing support without actually adding anything to the conversation. Cheers.

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    So, Tom, did you not like the Alt-Country mix I made for the Mix Exchange?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daxton View Post
    So, Tom, did you not like the Alt-Country mix I made for the Mix Exchange?
    yes I did. I downloaded it and listened to it. It pleased me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daxton View Post
    So, Tom, did you not like the Alt-Country mix I made for the Mix Exchange?
    If you could direct me to this, that would be splendid.
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    I was pretty happy when Rhino Handmade put out Rank & File: the Slash Years. I thought I would never see that stuff in print again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiyahhh! View Post
    I was pretty happy when Rhino Handmade put out Rank & File: the Slash Years. I thought I would never see that stuff in print again.
    I once saw the True Believers (Alejandro and Javier Escovedo's band after leaving Rank and File) open for Joe Ely. It was a very good night.

    "Amanda Ruth" is my favorite Rank & File song.
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