Slim Cessna's auto club.
Slim Cessna's auto club.
Yonder Mountain's Gin & Juice cover is bad ass. In fact evrything they do is wickedly awesome.
We can't have this discussion without this band being involved. They put the genre on the map. The band is Uncle Tupelo and if you ever see Jeff Tweedy do a solo gig, sometimes he dusts off those old UT tunes, I haven't seen Sunvolt or Jay Farrar solo but i'm sure he plays some of the songs he wrote from those days as well. They made some really amazing music together. You really only need the Anthology CD, that's what got me hooked.
From the very first listen to "No Depression", the first track on the Anthology, I was hooked. It's any excellent starting point for anyone new to the genre.
Another artist is one Tom mentioned. Neko Case. Her voice is rich, beautiful and nostalgic. Her lyrics can be downright chilling at times. I first heard of Neko on the Sound Opinions radio show back in 2002. I then saw her perform on the tour for this album at Nita's Hideaway in Phoenix, AZ. A tiny intimate venue that maybe held 150-200 people but I defer to John for exact figures. Unfortunately the show wasn't very good and she argued with the sound guy all night about not being able to hear herself in her monitor and stopped and started songs a couple of times. That didn't stop me from listening to her albums and would say it's mandatory to listen to Blacklisted at least once in your life.
Finally, the one thing I love about Beck is his diversity. His ability to be able to make relevant and fantastic music from many different genre's. One of those genre's he dedicated an entire album to and that's Sea Change. An absolutely beautiful arrangement of songwriting and music. This album received critical acclaim and it was deserved.
I never saw this video before now and i'm sorry for that because it's real good. Some might say this song isn't all that alt. country and they might be right.
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This is one of my favorite rootsier Beck songs:
Ha that's an Emglio robot painted white in that last clip. I just sold one of those to a vintage toy store.
i'm sure you meant son volt, faxman. trace was my introduction to alt county, and a mighty fine album.
Billy “Mutha Fuckin” Briggs
Maddox Bros and Rose
Got a deep passion for dem folk. Could make a hell of a compilation CD. Let me know.
This thread damn near brings tears to my eyes. I had no idea this many people on the board liked this kind of music. Over the past few years I've developed a deep interest in bluegrass and classic country, folk and Americana and alt country. Patsy Cline and Avett Brothers started it all, and there is so much goodness out there. I recently Netflixed a fantastic documentary about a bluegrass festival in the south in the 70s, and through that became a fan of The Osborne Brothers and Roy Acuff, altho I know he was legendary way before that. I'm fascinated by these genres and can't wait to learn more in this thread. Thank you so much, Tom. I can't believe we hadn't done this yet.
Not that she hasn't been plenty mentioned, but.
His first two albums, Guitar Town and Exit 0, are also highly recommended, although the sound is more pure country and less country-rock. Also, El Corazon, released just after I Feel Alright, is outstanding. Train a-Comin' is an album of old-timey string band style music (though mostly songs he wrote, not actual old songs) rounds out the basic canon.
anyone here ever been out to the stagecoach festival the week after coach? good times can be had there, too. went the first few years when it was still kinda mellow and saw some great stuff in the retrofitted sahara(tended to stay far, far away from the mane stage).
just look at the palomino and appaloosa stages that first year:
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I think belongs in this thread.
TARANTELLA, Wovenhand also great bands that deserve a look.
I enjoy some music that could technically be considered country in small doses.
I worked at Stagecoach this year but I did get to see Avett Brothers and Trampled by Turtles, who were pretty fun. And I agree, stay as far away from the Mane Stage as possible. I can't believe how many people go to that thing and never venture into any of the other tents.