- anyone like folk?
I like the obvious – Oysterband, Christy Moore, Richard Thompson (can you describe him as folk these days?). John Jones (singer from Oysters) new solo cd is worth a listen for some excellent vocals.
Also Great Big Sea, The Men They Couldn't Hang.
I like Show of Hands, though my wife describes it as easy listening. Suntrap is one of my favourite songs in any genre.Posted 8 years agoIdleJonSubscriber
yeah but they're called the Lancashire Hotpots, Mr S.
No matter how good they are I couldn't buy anything by them because of that excuse for a name.
I did once pick up a cd by the Red Hot Chili Pipers by mistake……
Oh and just remembered I've got a cd by 'Goats Don't Shave', purely for the name. Can't remember how good/bad it is.Posted 8 years ago
i am loving "the galway farmer" Andy, especially seeing it played live last week
review of new album here http://www.spiralearth.co.uk/news/Review-story.asp?nid=3528Posted 8 years agoJohnClimberSubscriber
Amazon delivered Shooglenifty's new double CD today called Murmichan today
Click the track and watch the clip, they are great live as well 😳
Should I get my coat?Posted 8 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
Another big vote for James Yorkston from me. Would recommend catching him live.
Eliza Carthy, Laura Marling both good.
More rootsy / country perhaps, but for oddball collaborations would also recommend Robert Plant & Alison Krauss's Raising Sand album and Ballad of the Broken Seas by Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan.
I also really like Seth Lakeman's first album, Kitty Jay. Shall I get my coat now?Posted 8 years agosingletrickMember
+1 Mumford and Son from me too. Album on continuous repeat. Amazing.
Noah and the Whale are a folk band too (indie-folk according to wikipedia), second album just out it's also great, if a little melancholy. (Written after a break up with Laura Marling who used to be a member^^^^)
A little older and a bit americana perhaps but Midlake good too. Along same lines Bon Iver (easily best album of 2008)Posted 8 years agobarnsleymitchMember
Cant believe that only one other person has mentioned Kate Rusby (and she's from Barnsley, chapeaux!), also Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, and Roddy Woomble (yes, the one from Idlewild) has done some good solo stuff. The waifs (Aussie band, now based in the states) are damn good as well – try downloading 'Bridal train' – just beautiful.Posted 8 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
A slightly sideways rec: Beth Gibbons* & Rustin Man – Out of Season. Not altogether folky, but then my description of folk wouldn't include Band of Horses, and they are a magnificent band.
Has no-one mentioned Iron & Wine? Start at their album The Creek Drank the Cradle.
More americana: Giant Sand (and also Howe Gelb in his own right). These might lead you onto non-folky bands like Smog/Bill Calahan and the Silver Jews.
*Yes, her out of PortisheadPosted 8 years ago
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