Need some suggestions on Singer/Songwriters to listen to.

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  1. Chet_F

    Chet_F Supporting Actor

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    Craig S. gave me the idea for this thread..(thanks man). I guess what I'm loooking for is Singer/songwriters like James Taylor, Jim Croce, Shawn Mullins, Dave Matthews, Johnny Cash, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Jack Johnson(one of my favs), etc. I'm most interested in solo singers with just a guitar but definately open to other instruments(piano, etc). And if anyone knows of any artists from here:
    http://www.archive.org/audio/etreeli...llection=etree
    that would fall into that category, it would bemuch appreciated.[​IMG]

    Thanks,
    Chet
     
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    Antonio Carlos Jobim
    Lee Hazelwood
     
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    Lucinda Williams
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    Most solo artists have other musicians playing with them on thier recordings, but here are some of my favorites.

    Kris Delmhorst
    Dave Carter
    Sarah Harmer
    Jan Smith
    Shelley Short

    Tom
     
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    Hank Williams
    Loudon Wainwright III
    John Prine
     
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    "Most solo artists have other musicians playing with them on thier recordings"

    Not neccessarily solo artists but like the artists I listed. A great deal of their music is simply them and a guitar with maybe percussion. I'll check out your suggestions though. Thanks all and keep 'em coming.

    CF
     
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    NickSo: Thanks!! Just sampled some his tracks on Amazon and that's exactly what I'm looking for. Too bad they don't let you listen to a little more though. I checked out his website and they don't allow tapers....too bad as that is what sounds best to my ears as of late. Definately putting him on my buy list though.[​IMG]

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    Oh yeah, John Prine [​IMG]

    BTW, if you like Shawn Mullins, you may want to check out The Thorns .
    Here's a link to Rachael B's review.

    Tom Russell may be a possibility also. He does some cool ballads.

    Tom
     
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    Nick Drake
    Tom Rush
    Joni Mitchell
    Maria Muldaur
    Livingston Taylor...his 1st album is a treasure!
    Grant-Lee Phillips
    Richie Havens
    Laura Nyro
    Otis Spann
    Donovan
    Alex Chilton's CLICHES
    Julia Fordham
    Colleen Sexton
    Janis Ian
    Willie Nelson
    Arlo Guthrie
    Leo Kottke...if you can find ICE WATER or one of the older albums when he used to sing. Now he just plays bottleneck quitar extrodinaire!

    Eric Bebb
    Muddy Waters
    Eva Cassidy...well, great interpeter.
    Cassandra Wilson
    John Sebastian
    Phoebe Snow
    Kenny Rankin...particularly his first several albums.
    Joe Pass...he played solo, guitar, alot, no singing! Toitally amazing
    Dr. John !!!!!
    Gordon Lightfoot

    If you like Brazilian: Two For Brazil...these two gus, with NO overdubbing, sound like a whole group, bloody amazing!
    Ana Caram is another good Brazilian
    The master of Brazilian is, drumroll, Antonio Carlos Jobim. He has some nice solo/ish stuff on many albums

    That's all folks![​IMG] ...unless I thunk anodder hup!
     
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    Nickel Creek.........
     
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    Cool... i wasnt sure exactly what you were looking for since i dont really listen to the artists you listed as similar. but i do know i love his CD, and he's an awesome songwriter who plays mainly acoustic guitar solo [​IMG]

    lemme know how you like it (a review here perhaps?) when ya get a chance to listen to the album [​IMG]
     
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    I would suggest Duncan Sheik or Michael Penn. Neither are completely acoustic but seem to fit in with your tastes. Gavin DeGraw is recent favorite of mine, too.
     
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    Paul Simon
    Tom Rush
    Carol King
    Harry Chapin
     
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    I would definitely recommend Ellis Paul (ellispaul.com) - especially the "Translucent Soul" album which was produced by Jerry Marotta (drummer on early Peter Gabriel albums) and features Tony Levin on bass! I think Ellis is an amazing songwriter!
     
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    Gotta include Iris DeMent - an American original - heartfelt songs with a voice like no other.
     
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    Bruce Robison
     
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    Bruce Cockburn
    Bruce Cockburn
    Bruce Cockburn
    Bruce Cockburn
    Bruce Cockburn
    Bruce Cockburn
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    Bruce Cockburn
    and Bruce Cockburn.

    Based on the rest of your list, I'd be surprised if Bruce Cockburn didn't instantly become one of your favorites. I strongly recommend Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws, Dart to the Heart, Humans, The Trouble With Normal, World of Wonders, Inner City Front, Breakfast In New Orleans Dinner In Timbuktu, The Charity of Night, Circles in the Stream... Okay, I'm getting out of hand. It's a good time to be getting into Bruce; almost his entire catalog has been re-mastered and re-released in the past couple years. Start with Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws and get back to me.

    It's pronounced "CO-burn," by the way. He doesn't burn your cock. And when I say "cock," I mean "rooster."

    (I have other recommendations, as well, like Sam Phillips, Jane Siberry, John Hiatt, and Tim Firth, but I think Bruce Cockburn is what you're looking for.)
     
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    In the Bruce "CO-burn" vein, I would recommend Mark Heard.

    You can check out his music at pastemusic.com.

    I would also recommend Over the Rhine if you like beautiful
    female vocalists. Their music can also be found at
    pastemusic.com.
     

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