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  1. Christ Reynolds

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    i'm quite sick of the modern guitar garbage bands out there. i have my favorite bands, but i dont want to wear them out by listening to only them. heres my thinking process...ive always been quite fond of piano, so are there any rock artists who use piano as their main instrument instead of guitar? i like ben folds' stuff, or at least what ive heard so far. anyone have any ideas for me to look into? thanks

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    Ben Folds, Warren Zevon, Tori Amos, Suddenly Tammy
     
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    Stevie Wonder

    Tori Amos
     
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    Daniel Johnston. Go to www.museumoflove.com. You can buy some great cassettes (which he made in his bedroom) for $5 each. I recommend "Songs Of Pain" and "More Songs Of Pain".

    He's an amazing songwriter, not the best singer though. Some of his stuff is on guitar. Mostly piano though. Depends on which tape you get.
     
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    Fiona Apple.

    And another vote for Ben Folds and Tori Amos.
     
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    i like elton john very much, billy joel too, and ive recently 'discovered' fiona apple. ill have to check out some of the other artists mentioned here, i'm quite sheltered when it comes to music. thanks for the help everyone

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    Dr. John
    Leon Russell
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Chick Coria and Return To Forever
    Thunderclap Newman
    Otis Spann
    Nicky Hopkins
    Billy Preston
    Dr. Longhair
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    Try some Five for Fighting. John Ondrasik plays the piano on several songs.

    You might also give Rufus Wainwright a listen. Only one song on Poses, his most recent album, features piano, but he has more on his first album (and is promising more on his upcoming third album).

    Brad
     
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    Joe Jackson, Joe Jackson, Joe Jackson, Joe Jackson, and Joe Jackson. What kind of music do you like? It's a pretty good bet that Joe has touched on it somewhere in his career.
     
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    Joe Jackson indeed.

    Start with the greatest hits collection from a few years back.
     
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    I second Sea Level this was a great unknown band lead by Chuck Leavel who often plays with the Allman Bros. Also no one has mentioned Bruce Hornsby another terrific key board player. If you like blue check out Marcia Ball.
     
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    I know lots of people hate these albums, but you might want to check out Harry Connick Jr.'s "She" and "Star Turtle." Both albums depart from his usual standards/New Orleans Jazz styles, into something more like funk-pop.

    I like them, but I know I'm in a minority.
     
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    Definitely check out Procol Harum.

    They don't always feature piano; some songs are primarily organ, others feature guitar. But they're certainly an alternative to "guitar garbage bands."

    Their new album "The Well's on Fire" would be a nice place to start.
     
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    How about some Squeeze or Supertramp? Supertramps "Crime Of the Century" is a MUST LISTEN. Also Styx....It is just an "S" of a day.
     
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    The album "Love is here" by Star Sailor--acoustic guitar and piano.
     
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    Coldplay, Rufus Wainwright, Badly Drawn Boy
     

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