"Folk" music aficionados?
Clifton Chenier is pretty good if you want more traditional Zydeco/Cajun stuff.
this lot are from the UK;
Oh and Ry cooders soundtrack to the film Southern Comfort.Posted 5 years agoBoardinBobSubscriber
Not quite in the exact genre your looking for, but in terms of modern Americana/ Folk I’m in love with The Head And The Heart at the moment
It’s not classic bluegrass, but Steve Earle & The Del McCoury band’s album The Mountain is one of my all time favourites
Midlake for my early 70s folky americana fixPosted 5 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
This may be a bit too diverse, but this is an excellent compilation of American roots stuff in general. Basically three CDs covering folk/bluegrass, blues and contemporary Americana.
There are a couple of Rough Guide compilations in a similar vein too .
If you can get hold of them online, Uncut Magazine did some great compilations of American roots and folk too. This one was supposedly music which inspired U2’s Joshua Tree (?!!), but don’t let that put you off – it’s got some classics on it:
The O Brother Where Art Though soundtrack is also worth a buy if you don’t already have it.Posted 5 years agoboristhespieMember
Shooglenifty are great. Saw them last at the Lemontree Aberdeen. I go to a lot of folk concerts. The American bluegrass and Tenessee tradition is actually deribed from the Scots tradition after scots emigrated to these areas. Most folk think “traditional” music is all fiddlydee but listen to Shooglenifty or the Peatbog Faeries ir Homebru etc and you’ll see it aint. Mumford and sons being at number one in the US right now helps folk music no endPosted 5 years agoEdukatorMember
I Thought liking folk music was all about having bad taste and being happy with that.
Not a folk group, not American but people who like the above vids might like this:
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG_OZ7kUNYs&list=PL9AC008CBCFCC6E09&index=19&feature=plpp_video[/video]Posted 5 years agoyunkiMember
Probably not in your appalachian genre, but worth a mention on any folk thread, I saw ‘The Moulettes’ live the other night..
They are (to quote someone on another thread) a ‘British Orchestral Progressive Folk Rock band’
Foot tapping stuff with some ace musical ability and good dark themes.. the female harmonising vocals sound lush and very traditional..
I bought the album..Posted 5 years agoTaylorplayerMember
On the Appalachian front, “O Brother Where Art Thou?” would be a starting point – there was a concert of the film music called “Down From the Mountain.”
Other than that, a singer who gives me goose bumps is Iris Dement:
A couple of others:
Just so much to choose from.
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[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4V_G20zdrQ[/video]Posted 5 years ago
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