anybody here listen to country music?

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  1. Ted Lee

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    yeah, you read it correctly -- country music!

    i've been a long-time subscriber to www.radioio.com -- it's a great site if you want to hear something different from mainstream radio.

    anyway, they have a country music stream which i've just started to listen to. amazingly enough, i'm kinda likin' it. the music is toe-tappin', i can actually understand the lyrics, and i just kinda dig it.

    i certainly don't see myself puttin' a shot-gun rack on the back of my honda -- at least not yet -- but i must say i'll be listening more closely.

    cowboy up!

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    Bluegrass is as close to country as I usually get (The Eagles and Elton John's Tumbleweed Connections notwithstanding). It's that pedal steel guitar that gets on my nerves a bit too quickly.

    Exceptions: Lyle Lovett, some Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash.
     
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    I listen to both kinds of music, kuntry and western too... western is pretty broad, eh?[​IMG]
    like:

    Nickel Creek
    Area Code 615
    Flying Burrito Brothers
    Poco
    New Riders Of The Purple Sage
    Vince Gill
    Jerry Douglas
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Martha's Trouble
    Barefoot Jerry
    Buddy Spicher
    Dwight Yoakam
    Linda Rondstadt
    David Blue
    Joe Weed
    Kim Richey
    Goose Creek Symphony
    Gene Parsons
    Robert Earl Keen
    Bella Fleck
    Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
    Red, White & Bluegrass

    I like alot of music on the edge that rock and kuntry share, alot more than they used to.

    Paul, have you ever heard the guy with the Friends Of Dean Martinez play peddle steel? He is the main lead instrument more often than not. They're not strictly a kuntry band at all but sometimes sound very kuntry. He's the most dazzling steel player I've ever heard. If you don't like what he does, then you truly don't like steel guitar. [​IMG]

    I'm not at all concerned what silly, artifical genre has been assigned to an artist. IF I like-y, I's listen's Ted.[​IMG]
     
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    I listen to a wide variety of stuff too. When I'm in a redneck mood (all I need is a pickup truck), country works great. Besides the great list Rachael put togehter (as always) she left off Colleen Sexton (which she recommended and I bought the SACD), then there's stuff that is kind county like:

    Tift Merritt - saw her in concert recently - her new album Tambourine is highly recommended as well as her previous one, Bramble Rose. Thad Cockrell is also from the NC area and toured with her a while back. His last album is very good too. Then there's Caitlan Cary, also from NC and formerly part of Whiskey Town with Ryan Adams - her last album was good as well. Tift Merritt has that rock/country edge as well as the others too. I agree there are many artists that can't be stuck in a paricular genre. Rosanne Cash's last Rules of Travel is very well recorded and has guest vocalists Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle of course her dad in one of the last things he did. Casey Chambers is another one that I really like that has that rock country edge - Barricades and Brickwalls (and The Captain too) are highly recommended. I saw her on a talk show and I could not believe listening to her accent (from Australia) how well she sings that stuff). There's so many more too.
     
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    PS - another one I like lots is Patty Griffin. Usually considered more folk than country. Her last album, Impossible Dream is excellent (as is the prior one 1000 Kisses) and includes Top of the World. She opened for the Dixie Chicks and they have the song on their live DVD album, An Evening with the Dixie Chicks released last yr.. But Patty is hard to really stick in a genre.
     
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    What Rachael and Phil said plus:
    Kasey Chambers
    Lucinda Williams
    Chatham County Line
    Iris Dement
    Joe Ely
    Jan Smith
    Mindy Smith
    Gillian Welch
    And did I mention Mindy Smith? [​IMG]

    Tom
     
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    Oh well since we're at it, there's Greg Brown - yes more folk than country for sure. There's a tribute album out there of his songs, "Going Driftless" that's a benefit for breast cancer too. It includes people doing his songs such as Lucinda Williams, Iris Dement, Gillian Welch (all mentioned by Tom) plus Ani Difranco, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Victoria Williams (another not mentioned), the daughters of Greg Brown, Shawn Colvin and others. Of course there's John Prine too, he has an album of duets out too "In Spite of Ourselves" which includes some nice classic sung with Iris Dement, Lucinda Williams, Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless and a few others.
     
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    guy clark anyone?
     
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    Yes, I listen to country...perhaps a mix of 40% country to 60% everything else. I prefer the older stuff though...I don't care for the new breed like Shania Twain.

    If you like country, Randy Travis has an awsome concert DVD..the sound and video are perfect...I think it's almost a new reference for my collection, but it's country...so not to many people care for it.
     
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    I'd like country more if the abomination known as 'Radio play Pop-Country' didn't exist. I swear Gretchen Wilson's Redneck Woman makes me want to slit the throat of everyone who drives a pick-up truck emblazoned with a confederate flag with a rusty pizza cutter. I have never heard a song that so idolized such a grossly ignorant stereotyped lifetsyle.

    Examples of hated lyrics....

    "I''ve got posters on my wall of Lynyrd, Kidd, and Straight". From this we have to assume she likes a hodgepodge of Rock & Roll, Rap, and Folk music [​IMG] ...

    "I ain't no high classed broad"... My, both sexist, and illiterate

    "redneck women".... Last I checked "redneck" was a racial slur. How very appropriate for radio play on family stations

    "Sittin on the front porch all year long"... OMG, if Wilson was black she would have been lynched by the NAACP for singing this part
     
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    How did I forget to say Alison Krauss!!! The new Grant-Lee Phillips' band has a kuntry edge and I really like it. They end it with a cover of the Byrds' HICKORY WIND. Phil, I didn't add Colleen Sexton because I hadn't decide her genere, if any? ...definitely, sum's kuntry indeed-ie. [​IMG]

    I'm also a huge proponet of Seatrain. Their fiddler, Richard Greene, latter with Red, White & Bluegrass, was the MAN with a fiddle. His soloing on Seatrain's Orange Blossom Special is beyond superlatives! [​IMG] Seatrain wasn't a kuntry rock band per say, but they weaved into that lane some. Their self-titled Capitol label album should be mandatory listening for music lovers. It's like a primer of how to play rock-folk-kuntry with electric lead fiddle. BTW, it was Duane Allman's favourite album...that he wasn't making money on. [​IMG]

    ....everybody should hear this fiddle heavy album that starts off with a cover of I'M WILLIN' and ends with O.B.S. extree-extrodinaire! [​IMG] It even had a small radio hit in the tune 13 QUESTIONS...
     
  12. Ted Lee

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    hmm..surprisingly i know (or have heard) a lot of the bands you all mentioned. maybe i've got more goat-ropin' in me then i originally thought. [​IMG]

    i'm going to note some of these artists that i've heard before and do a little more research.

    thx for the suggestions!
     
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