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Chamberk
Jan 11, 2004

when there is nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire


I'm really excited for whatever Neko puts out next, but her 2006 album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood is my personal favorite. One of the best albums of the last decade, period.

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SearchForDelicious
May 29, 2008


Great thread! Kurt Vile is one of my favorites doing this kind of stuff nowadays
"Smoke Ring For My Halo"
"The Creature"

And a lot of you may have heard The Flying Burrito Bros. before but I just discovered them and didn't see them mentioned in the thread yet
"Hot Burrito #2"
"Juanita"

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
IF YOU SEE ME POSTING OUTSIDE OF THE AUSPOL THREAD PLEASE TELL ME THAT I'M MISSED AND TO START POSTING AGAIN


My favorite Neko Case song is I Wish I Was The Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCV-YMD6oXA

Has anyone heard Lenny and the Piss Poor Boys? They're an offshoot of some random punk band. You know you can trust a band with a song called Lonely Days & Whiskey Nights -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olQ0ugmU0Wg

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
IF YOU SEE ME POSTING OUTSIDE OF THE AUSPOL THREAD PLEASE TELL ME THAT I'M MISSED AND TO START POSTING AGAIN


Any fans of Two Cow Garage? They remind me of Lucero.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oED6ER6Zs3w - Folksinger's Heart

quote:

Now I'm twenty-five years old. No money, no plan, no street of gold.
It was arrogant to think from the start you were the only backyard Dylan with a folksinger's heart
And now that the romance is dead, I've still got these songs ringing in my head
And it keeps me awake and down, every time I'm leaving town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOanKtmdi7s - Your Humble Narrator

quote:

Waking up to cassette tapes and ashtrays all filled up from the night before
Smoke-filled lungs and tapes full of songs and a stranger laying on the floor
Some girls will kiss and some girls will shake in the morning with blood filled eyes
But the sun has a way of making us pay for our reverie-filled nights

Yiggy
Sep 12, 2004

"Imagination is not enough. You have to have knowledge too, and an experience of the oddity of life."


Keller Williams's solo act is jammy and at times spacey, but whenever he teams up with other musicians and goes into band mode, usually things take on a grassier, more americana-esque feel. I'm partial to the trio act Keller & The Keels. Larry Keel is amazing on an acoustic. They do a magical cover of Drive By Trucker's Uncle Disney.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWi7ZoATBJ0

This next act I've been enamored with lately is Elephant Revival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3lUfUWt69c

Real soft, tender bluegrass. And I love that washboard and fiddle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgGxdgaKkXA

Mental Hospitality
Jan 5, 2011

This is a front row seat to the greatest show on earth.

I'm so glad this thread exists. I still listen to The Deep Dark Woods and JTE a lot when I'm in my car and I'm loving the music posted here.

I also quite enjoyed the album Tones by Small Sur. I bought it on Amazon on a whim because it was 5 dollars. It's pretty downtempo and I don't even know if it could be classified as country, perhaps melodic folk (same vein as City and Colour)? Only perhaps with an emphasis on nature and tranquility over heartbreak.

Edit: drat, I love this. Thanks!

Count Chocula posted:

My favorite Neko Case song is I Wish I Was The Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCV-YMD6oXA

Mental Hospitality fucked around with this message at Oct 8, 2012 around 19:44

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

You can hear the voice
Telling you to Love
It's the voice of MK Ultra
And you're doing what it wants


Count Chocula posted:

My favorite Neko Case song is I Wish I Was The Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCV-YMD6oXA


I need to go back and listen to that album again, I only really listen to Fox Confessor and Middle Cyclone nowadays.

Mr Wind Up Bird
Jan 23, 2004

i'm a goddamn coward
but then again so are you


If you haven't already picked it up, Living For A Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran is pretty good. It scratches the run-down jukebox in a dive bar itch like no album I've listened to in a long time. Plus it has an amazing lineup: Alison Krauss, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Willie Nelson, and some others.

If you want a solid CD of songs about lost love and hard drinkin' you could do a lot worse.

Here's the Alison Krauss song on Letterman

I love you Alison Krauss. Even though your last CD was kind of crummy.

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006

It's gone awful quiet in here



No love for Ryan Adams? He's about the only artist I'm into in this genre, but I'm open to new stuff, going to be looking into a lot of these artists. I've always heard about DBT but haven't had a chance to really listen to their stuff yet, glad this thread came along.

Here's some cool Ryan Adams stuff from the "Avatar Sessions" with the Cardinals, I really wish there was a DVD for this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFTOkj2rKhw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmGEZDAgtHQ

Also some of Ryan's stuff when he did the "Music In High Places" series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiFOvrDAxxw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0dPQ9qj0ZI

Musical Mind
Apr 17, 2012


One of my favorite folk singers

Rocky Votolato

Tinfoil Hats - http://youtu.be/NT6umTGc2nc

White Daisy Passing - http://youtu.be/RaG2xINk5B4

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

SO MUCH FOR THE TOLERANT LEFT


Mexcillent posted:

Just saw the Old '97s play all of Too Far To Care last night. It was pretty much one of the greatest experiences of my young life.

They've had a run of pretty so-so albums, but Hitchike to Rhome, Too Far To Care, and Wreck Your Life are superb.

This song was the highlight of the night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG2MBf5pL0E

Seeing these guys this Thursday, it'll be the third time I've seen them and they're doing Too Far to Care in its entirety so it's going to be loving awesome.

One guy I've been digging on recently is Jeffrey Foucault, he's soulful as gently caress and this might be the best CCR cover I've ever heard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWAK_BQDo4c

I saw him live not too long ago with a buddy of his named Mark Erelli, they did a show of murder ballads. I had hoped they'd expand it to include involuntary manslaughter ballads because then they could have done this one of Foucault's, he's a heck of a flatpicker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZAt1R5mbIg

mr_bunnyfish
Feb 6, 2012


I loving love this thread. I love all of you.

My personal favorite find is The Builders and the Butchers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL2oR_S9S00

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

You can hear the voice
Telling you to Love
It's the voice of MK Ultra
And you're doing what it wants


What's everyone's opinion on the newest Lucero album? I don't dislike it, but after a couple listens there no tracks that really grab me yet. A couple more listens might turn one up, but as of right now I like it more than there first two albums but not as much as any of their others.

Burning Rain
Jul 17, 2006

What's happening?!?!


I'm going to the Tallest Man on Earth gig tomorrow. I dig his records, and he seems the kind of guy who would be great live, so I have high expectations. Doubt he'll match William Elliott Whitmore, though - I saw him a few months ago in London - Old Devils in particular blew the loving roof off the venue. He was the warm-up act to The Low Anthem along with Simon Felice, but nobody could come close: Low Anthem were beautiful, but not really trancedent, and I couldn't get into Simon's set at all, even though I like Felice Brothers (here's their Penn Station).

Next month it's Lucinda Williams. What do you guys think of her latest record? I have played it a few times, but it's probably my least favourite of hers - quiet introspection seems to be the default setting here, and I don't think she does it as well as, well, anything else.

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

SO MUCH FOR THE TOLERANT LEFT


Some stuff I'm surprised I haven't seen mentioned yet.

Before Uncle Tupelo there were the Jayhawks. Hollywood Town Hall's a good one to start with but Rainy Day Music's really, really good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEVvOATOCGo

Blue Rodeo is another group that's been around forever but never really broke as strong as they deserved to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuUnApNzIz0

(Bluegrass band Salamander Crossing did a nice cover of that one, it's worth a listen.)

Leaning folkier and less country, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer were a great, great act until Dave had a fuckin' fatal heart attack while on tour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imf2GYV0xNo

Richard Shindell's amazing, he wrote this song for Joan Baez to cover but I really think he does a better job, especially with those wonderful sour strings. He's got a live album called Courier, the version he does on that will rip your heart out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l12rlGGjxBM

He was also in a folk supergroup called Cry Cry Cry along with Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplansky, they do a cover of James Keelaghan's "Cold Missouri Waters," about the Mann Gulch fire, and I honestly believe it's the saddest song ever, I can't even perform because every time I get to the part about "And when I arose like the Phoenix/in that world reduced to ashes there were none but two survived/I stayed that night and day after/carried bodies to the river, wondering how I stayed alive," I just loving lose it. Every goddamned time. He also does a wonderful cover of what might be the purest country & western song ever, "Sonora's Death Row." I say the purest because after shooting one of his friends down in a mezcal-fueled hallucination and being sentenced to hang, he's sitting there in prison not thinking "Wow, maybe I shouldn't have drank that much mezcal," his thought is "I really wish I were back in that bar drinking mezcal with those guys." But I can't find that one on Youtube so here's Robert Earl Keen's version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ8b8O7Lyh0

And finally, Margo Timmins is a goddamned national treasure and I say that while not even being Canadian:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUhaq4Yg74w


Tallest Man on Earth is wonderful, I'd love to see him live.
vvvvvvvvv

MrSlug
Nov 23, 2004


Its certainly more on the bluegrass side of things but the lyrics are mostly about being wasted and hating life so I'll like J.D. Crowe & the New South. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UChaXhy26F

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
IF YOU SEE ME POSTING OUTSIDE OF THE AUSPOL THREAD PLEASE TELL ME THAT I'M MISSED AND TO START POSTING AGAIN


Burning Rain posted:

I'm going to the Tallest Man on Earth gig tomorrow. I dig his records, and he seems the kind of guy who would be great live, so I have high expectations. Doubt he'll match William Elliott Whitmore, though - I saw him a few months ago in London - Old Devils in particular blew the loving roof off the venue. He was the warm-up act to The Low Anthem along with Simon Felice, but nobody could come close: Low Anthem were beautiful, but not really trancedent, and I couldn't get into Simon's set at all, even though I like Felice Brothers (here's their Penn Station).

The Tallest Man On Earth was billed above George Clinton and Jon Spencer in the Golden Plains festival press release I just got. I don't really approve, but I'll check him out. He reminds me of guys like Passenger, who just seem inoffensive.


Now for some harder stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEJFLDsdZzs
Joe Buck Yourself played with Hank Williams III. He's amazing.

As is Hank II, obviously: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=escWLa1MvkQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9JacjNE_Ks

That lead me to brutal bluegrass guys the Legendary Shack Shakers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RznWJUkwXEM

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Epi Lepi posted:

What's everyone's opinion on the newest Lucero album? I don't dislike it, but after a couple listens there no tracks that really grab me yet. A couple more listens might turn one up, but as of right now I like it more than there first two albums but not as much as any of their others.

Pretty much the same. It's a solid album but it's not at the level of everything else they've done from That Much Further West on. I thought 1372 was their best album too, so it's a little disappointing to see them take a step back like that, even if it wasn't a huge one.

Annual Prophet
Sep 29, 2007



Found this piece by Dylan LeBlanc recently on Youtube, lyrics are in the comments if you're interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ZKmEjNnTw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ZKmEjNnTw

screaden
Apr 8, 2009


Count Chocula posted:

The Tallest Man On Earth was billed above George Clinton and Jon Spencer in the Golden Plains festival press release I just got. I don't really approve, but I'll check him out. He reminds me of guys like Passenger, who just seem inoffensive.

He IS pretty popular, but he certainly wasn't billed above Parliament/Funkadelic, and I think he's much more suited to the Golden Plains crowd compared to Jon Spencer.

Anyways, to the other guy going to see him, I saw tallest man on earth in Melbourne earlier in the year, and it was mostly good, but he has an odd stage persona, and will range from no eye contact and standing still, to basically staring down any person who cheers too loudly, I swear sometimes while he was up there he just looked really pissed off to be playing his songs to people. This was probably exacerbated more by him telling us these really long explanations to songs where he basically says he regrets writing it because it's so hateful to someone he loves, only to start playing and have a whole bunch of people start cheering.

Also, be prepared for a duo with his wife where they basically make out with each other while he plays the guitar. Everyone loved it for some reason but it was just really awkward.

This makes it sound pretty bad, but his performances were perfect and most of the time he was normal, I guess it just depends on the crowd

Influence100
Jul 29, 2007



Everybody needs to know this band, Shovels & Ropes. Amazing stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1XMhdAGDgc

Any Hoots and Hellmouth fans out there? They kinda bounce around from folk to country to bluegrass to singer/songwriterish stuff but these guys are legit. From Philly I think??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5ncXcW01_g

Neon Belly
Feb 12, 2008

I need something stronger.


Shovels & Ropes is indeed amazing. People should also check out this guy from Austin (go figure), Shakey Graves:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erg04euBu70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW2U8mCOeQI

Neon Belly fucked around with this message at Oct 25, 2012 around 17:57

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

SO MUCH FOR THE TOLERANT LEFT


Count Chocula posted:



Now for some harder stuff:


Joe Buck Yourself played with Hank Williams III. He's amazing.


The best think about Assjack (Hank III's punk band) is that every single person in it looks like a different variety of serial killer. Tell me that Joe Buck does not look like the kind of guy who beats random strangers to death with a claw hammer. When I saw them they each looked like you could easily guess their preferred weapon.

I'd never seen Hank III before, and it was goddamned spooky when he stepped out on stage. Because, well, look:

Hank:


Hank III:


That's more than just a family resemblance, it's goddamned spooky. In a Tim Powers novel Hank III would literally be Hank come back from the dead.

(Hank followed Nashville Pussy, and then when he was done this guy was the headliner. What a great loving show that was:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyYde1YlJLo

Boomer The Cannon
Oct 27, 2011

Gotta see it live!


If you ever get the chance to see Corb Lund, by all means do so.

DixielandDelight
Jul 23, 2012


Y'all ready for some Red Dirt music?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEQ1iPkyQAk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEBgRF1hkDA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTChRXPgPYU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YjTU1NptVQ

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

SO MUCH FOR THE TOLERANT LEFT


Just saw this guy live last Thursday at the Tin Angel in Philly.

Nice place to see a show, really tiny and intimate. Horrible, awful, lovely loving crowd. You had the people who could not sit still and had to keep getting up to go to the bathroom (which in this place requires walking all the way up front and then in front of and around the stage), or out for a cigarette, or to get another beer. Yeesh. In a big concert that's no loving problem but this place is a closet. Then you had all the loving talkers. Seriously, people were shutting up in between the songs and then talking in louder-than-normal voices so they could hear each other over the loving music. I was pissed as poo poo. Then as we were leaving an announcement went on the PA: seems the opening artist had some merchandise taken from her merchandise table with nobody paying for it. What a bunch of loving asshats.

Anyway, John Fullbright, he's apparently up for a Grammy and is a pretty decent fingerpicker. He also does a really good Willie Nelson impression. Check him out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5teMqHsThI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQQO9tJNkWU

stevenolson88
Sep 30, 2009



I've been on a George Jones and Hank Williams Sr. binge for the longest time. It is my favorite music to just turn on really loud and just sit there and soak in the original country-western legends. To think that Hank Jr. came from the same nut sack of Hank Sr. is just absurd. I guess the talent skips a generation when Hank III came around. The gospel music George Jones put out is just some of the best stuff he does. But his song about moonshine "White Lighting" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZbSkCKlrHU and a particular ex-girlfriend with "She Still Thinks I Care" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owWNCNyEuYI really hit home with me.

Colonel Xonik
Sep 30, 2006

CROSSROCK

We've seriously gone through two pages and no one's mentioned the Band? The first three albums are some of the best music ever recorded. Also three of the most passionate singers I've ever heard. Four Canadians and one Arkansan playing soul-inflected Appalachian music. Can't go wrong (until Robbie Robertson became a douche and hosed over his bandmates).

Seconding Ryan Adams. Also, Steve Earle is brilliant and puts on a hell of a live show.

nipplefish
Dec 24, 2012


I'm a huge fan of The Band and a lot of the other groups previously named. So I'm glad I found this thread and a few new groups to listen to.

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned some of the older folk troubadours. Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger were hugely influential on later singers and songwriters. Simple melodies, but some of their original lyrics were subversive as hell.

Incidentally, Rounder Records released a Woody Guthrie tribute album, New Multitudes, earlier this year that involves some more modern folk groups. Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, and Yim Yames collaborate to put old unused lyrics to new music (a lot like the Mermaid Avenue records from Wilco and Billy Bragg). Not every track is a winner, but it's worth checking out. Especially if you like bearded guitarists. For example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uYZMawd5ho

CombineThresher
Apr 10, 2006

GIT R DONNE


I've always been fond of Slim Cessna's Auto Club; they've a fun mix of old country, revival music, bluegrass, and rural weirdness.

I think my favorite song of theirs is either "This Is How We Do Things In the Country"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJm2yEQo4aU

or "Limon"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogQjfJwabqA

Carrier
May 12, 2009


420...69...9001...


Count Chocula posted:

The Tallest Man On Earth was billed above George Clinton and Jon Spencer in the Golden Plains festival press release I just got. I don't really approve, but I'll check him out. He reminds me of guys like Passenger, who just seem inoffensive.

Woah woah woah, Passenger owns I won't have anyone bad talk him

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island


Colonel Xonik posted:

Seconding Ryan Adams. Also, Steve Earle is brilliant and puts on a hell of a live show.

Funny you mention Steve Earle, I saw him just a couple of hours ago (I live in Nashville).

And yes, he is awesome. Y'all check out Transcendental Blues.

RadioactiveKid
Aug 12, 2005

Gato Rebelde

stevenolson88 posted:

I've been on a George Jones and Hank Williams Sr. binge for the longest time

you might dig Wayne Hancock some of his songs sound so much like Hank sr I thought it was Hank the first time i heard his Thunderstorms and Neon Signs album. the title track from that album is one of my favorite songs of his.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ItgMRXv6v0

Lucky Tubb is another dude that reminds me of classic country music. I saw him with Hank III back in 09 and it was awesome. He definitely worth checking out if you dig older sounding country.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaBgLGlN36Y

RadioactiveKid fucked around with this message at Dec 28, 2012 around 23:55

Cpt Stabbin
Jul 16, 2003

I ride zee boat and take it in zee poopah!

Did anyone mention willard grant conspiracy yet? It's by far one of my favorite alt country bands.

El Estrago Bonito
Dec 17, 2010

Scout Finch Bitch


Has anyone heard the solo album from Nick 13 of Tiger Army fame? He was one of two people I always wished would make a country album (the other is Spencer Moody).

http://youtu.be/TmcSGzC-cEs


See also:
Three Tall Pines (same style as Justin Townes Earle)
http://youtu.be/AqmaDLKvmQ8

violent sex idiot
Mar 24, 2007

O Muhammad, I seek your intercession with my Lord for the return of my eyesight


a cool music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z756KpPYJw0
a other cool music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kFnkhH9620

some more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRmhBwkHxy8

I Like Music.

Carbon Thief
Oct 11, 2009


CombineThresher posted:

I've always been fond of Slim Cessna's Auto Club; they've a fun mix of old country, revival music, bluegrass, and rural weirdness.

I think my favorite song of theirs is either "This Is How We Do Things In the Country"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJm2yEQo4aU

or "Limon"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogQjfJwabqA

The Auto Club are one of my favourite bands. They put on an amazing live show, too. 'Gothic Americana' is my favourite musical sub-genre, so here are a few other bands.

Jay Munly sings with Slim Cessna, and he also does a lot of independent projects:
Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots - The Leavening of the Spit-Bread Girls
Munly & the Lupercalians - Ahmen

16 Horsepower are fantastic, a bit more folk-rock than country. They've also worked with Munly and Slim.
Black Soul Choir
Haw

O'Death were recommended to me recently in the same vein.
Lowtide
Black Dress

Those Poor Bastards
Sacrificial Lamb
The Dust Storm

Reverend Glasseye
Seventeen Lashes
One More Smoke

I'd love more recommendations for this style, and thanks to whoever suggested 'Graveyard Train' earlier.

BeastOfExmoor
Aug 19, 2003
"Mr. Phillips found old Johnny Cash when he was high, high before he ever took those pills, and he's still too proud to die.."

stevenolson88 posted:

I've been on a George Jones and Hank Williams Sr. binge for the longest time. It is my favorite music to just turn on really loud and just sit there and soak in the original country-western legends. To think that Hank Jr. came from the same nut sack of Hank Sr. is just absurd. I guess the talent skips a generation when Hank III came around. The gospel music George Jones put out is just some of the best stuff he does. But his song about moonshine "White Lighting" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZbSkCKlrHU and a particular ex-girlfriend with "She Still Thinks I Care" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owWNCNyEuYI really hit home with me.

I won't sit here and try to defend a lot of Hank Jr's music (although there are some highlights, IMHO), but keep in mind where that his dad died when he was four and his mom basically paraded him around as a son of royalty for most of his youth. I recall hearing that people would run up with tears in their eyes just to touch him like he was Jesus Christ or something.

"Wikipedia posted:

Williams' early career was guided, and to an extent some observers say outright dominated, by his mother, who is widely claimed as having been the driving force that led his late father to musical superstar status during the late 1940s and early 1950s.[citation needed] Audrey, in many ways, promoted young Hank Jr. as a Hank Williams impersonator, even to the extent of having stage clothes designed for him that were identical to his father's, and encouraging vocal styles very similar to those of his father.

Also, he fell 500ft off a cliff.

"Wikipedia posted:

On August 8, 1975, Williams was nearly killed in a mountain-climbing accident. While he was climbing Ajax Peak in Montana, the snow beneath him collapsed and he fell almost 500 feet onto rock. He suffered multiple skull and facial fractures.[4]To hide the scars and the disfigurement from the accident, Williams grew a beard and began wearing sunglasses and a cowboy hat. The beard, hat, and sunglasses have since become his signature look, and he is rarely seen without them.

This is what he looked like before the accident:


One of the weirdest musical experiences I ever had was seeing Hank Jr. and Kid Rock do a duet at Johnny Cash's memorial concert and knock it out of the park. Keep in mind I wouldn't have tapped my brakes if Kid Rock walked in front of my car before that night.

As for content. I think my favorite Alt. Country group that hasn't been mentioned yet is Slobberbone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV6n3Hy3E3s

The Supersucker's Country Album, Must Have Been High, is great:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtJFFre9vlo

Elliott Brood:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MR8U667Iv4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzgH6_9f9AE

Jason Molina has released records as Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., and his own name. Much of it doesn't really fit in the traditional "Alt. Country" box, but most of it is stellar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG9ZH-1TSUQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxAaf16xXRk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhqB_4b7HVQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=malJUMz2A9Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD_Yn6E2XZc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-RVzJH0iJk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHD3fFno9GQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKngswISrAs


As far as true Country goes, I suggest going back to the Big Bang of Country Music and starting from there:

Jimmie Rodgers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BFbY9Vw8DM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtrvJ-SU8uc

The Carter Family:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjc_PShx-fE

Uncle Dave Macon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86i9qA3Jlc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqpP6zNuAXE


Skipping forward a couple decades:
Ernest Tubb:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYLKh5zNHeE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81dlrDeaJyQ

Lefty Frizzel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0oX53IQvvE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cf_HtpeREQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc5p0-6uc_g

Buck Owens:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITPsXSxZtQg

David Allan Coe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MBozQJMMHk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT_89r4LzUA

Hank Snow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO8V8MjyQ8c

Marty Robbins:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwThVQTNeAo

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ColonelJohnMatrix
Jun 24, 2006

Because all fucking hell is going to break loose

Despite loving blues and some old outlaw country stuff I never really got the whole "alt country/country rock" thing. I recently started a new job somewhere and my boss got me into Drive By Truckers by giving me a few albums (Southern Rock Opera and Dirty South). This is now my new favorite band. I love how they are basically a mix of classic outlaw country with a southern rock flair and the downtuned guitars add a real grittiness to the twang.

I could listen to Mike Cooley play that rickety rear end guitar all day. I haven't been this into a band in forever.

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Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

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ColonelJohnMatrix posted:

Despite loving blues and some old outlaw country stuff I never really got the whole "alt country/country rock" thing. I recently started a new job somewhere and my boss got me into Drive By Truckers by giving me a few albums (Southern Rock Opera and Dirty South). This is now my new favorite band. I love how they are basically a mix of classic outlaw country with a southern rock flair and the downtuned guitars add a real grittiness to the twang.

I could listen to Mike Cooley play that rickety rear end guitar all day. I haven't been this into a band in forever.

Welcome aboard! If you dog those records then by all means check out Decoration Day and Brighter Than Creation's Dark.

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