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El Jebus
Jun 18, 2008


Justin Townes Earle is also really good and plays some great music.

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Nov 20, 2004



Lenny and the Piss Poor Boys, a loving outstanding synthesis of Boston punk and classic honky-tonk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuOyJA1fYVk

tank9900
Mar 27, 2004

English, motherfucker, do you speak it?

Jonny Fritz (formerly Jonny Corndawg) is fantastic. Saw him open for Langhorne Slim (not a fan at all) back in October and he was terrific. Most fun I've had during an opening act possibly ever. Live it was him on acoustic guitar and another guy switching between fiddle, electric and stand up bass, and acoustic guitar. Studio has a much fuller sound, and it is just as great.

Trash Day is my favorite of his
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DOSit-XHCI

Holy Water is another great one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTcn5DKaf30

Two of his albums as Jonny Corndawg are also available on his website for streaming, and they are both great as well!
http://jonnyfritz.com/music/

tank9900 fucked around with this message at Dec 11, 2013 around 22:01

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


tank9900 posted:

Jonny Fritz (formerly Jonny Corndawg) is fantastic. Saw him open for Langhorne Slim (not a fan at all) back in October and he was terrific. Most fun I've had during an opening act possibly ever. Live it was him on acoustic guitar and another guy switching between fiddle, electric and stand up bass, and acoustic guitar. Studio has a much fuller sound, and it is just as great.

Trash Day is my favorite of his
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DOSit-XHCI

Holy Water is another great one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTcn5DKaf30

Two of his albums as Jonny Corndawg are also available on his website for streaming, and they are both great as well!
http://jonnyfritz.com/music/

Does he still do that silly song about Bear Claws and Bear Laws?

I interned at a concert venue in 2010 and he was one of the acts who played. Really nice dude, like really nice and really happy to be there opening for, I think, Lucero. He was really excited about his merch which included homemade leather belts and t-shirts that he screen printed himself with random images. He also gave a coworker his business card which I believe listed his talents as "Leatherworking, Pet Portraits, Country Music" in that order.

tank9900
Mar 27, 2004

English, motherfucker, do you speak it?

Epi Lepi posted:

Does he still do that silly song about Bear Claws and Bear Laws?

I interned at a concert venue in 2010 and he was one of the acts who played. Really nice dude, like really nice and really happy to be there opening for, I think, Lucero. He was really excited about his merch which included homemade leather belts and t-shirts that he screen printed himself with random images. He also gave a coworker his business card which I believe listed his talents as "Leatherworking, Pet Portraits, Country Music" in that order.

Haha that is fantastic! He was walking through the crowd selling his cd's and just chatting people up, seemed like a genuinely happy guy. He does indeed still play the Bear Song, and it was great.

ntrepid
Oct 11, 2004
Uh..

I've never really been much into this type of music but I saw a local guy named Tyler Childers play at a bar in Lexington this weekend. His voice just blew me away...so smokey and soulful. To make it even more impressive he's only 22 and couldn't play many bars until he turned 21 last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPzA4cJNxCA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrNeJyubH7E

He plays a lot of shows in Huntington, WV and Lexington, KY. If you can see him live, definitely go. He's awesome to watch.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


For anyone with a Showtime subscription, they are playing a concert film called Another Day, Another Time, with a bunch of folk artists from the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack (the Coen Brothers' new movie about the early '60s New York folk scene). I tuned in for Jack White and Colin Meloy from the Decemberists, but the concert has introduced me to the Punch Brothers and Rhiannon Giddens, who were incredible, as well as several other modern folk artists I was unfamiliar with. T-Bone Burnett produced the soundtrack and this concert documentary, and Gillian Welch shows up too -- she worked with him on the Coen Brothers' earlier soundtrack for the wonderful O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

I started watching it on Showtime OnDemand so I haven't made it to the end, but Joan Baez and Elvis Costello are supposed to show up as well. It's just an awesome group of artists having a great time, and if you like guitars and mandolins and banjos and stuff, you need to check it out.

Mr Wind Up Bird
Jan 23, 2004

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


Why didn't anyone tell me about Caitlin Rose until I started reading best of the year lists?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rccu4TbiuTo

Eem
Dec 17, 2013


Dunno if anyone here has heard it, but the new DBT record is the best they've made since Brighter Than Creation's Dark, if not before that. Half Hood, half Cooley, tighter songs than they've written in years.

1000 umbrellas
Aug 25, 2005

We thought we'd base our civilization upon yours, 'cause you're the smartest animals on earth, now ain't you?

Can't have country without bluegrass. It's like everything else, but faster! There are a lot of bluegrass standards; here are some great starter songs that were/are widely known.

Earl Scruggs (mostly instrumental)
Foggy Mountain Breakdown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJOIqmlI65Y
Cripple Creek - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4sqishGuYw

Bill Monroe (played with Earl Scruggs and has an amazingly high-pitched voice)
Blue Moon of Kentucky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37bLLhYkrL4

Ralph Stanley - Came up opposite Scruggs with a very similar but distinct style of playing the banjo, and is responsible for some of the music in "O Brother Where Art Thou," if that's your kind of thing.
Man Of Constant Sorrow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mndlk0qbIbE
Pretty Polly (trad.) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXJALGoEg7g

John Hartford - Is responsible for a sort of bluegrass revival ("Newgrass") in the 70s and wrote some quirky, weird, funny songs. "Aereo-plain" is a phenomenal album to start with. His life was divided between being a performing musician and a steamboat tour operator on the Mississippi River. What a hero!
Steam Powered Aereoplane - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV7ZTwqC8ZI
Up On The Hill Where They Do The Boogie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aXZmbbPLaM


Tangentially to bluegrass: if you are fascinated by the history of American Folk music, I can't recommend the Alan Lomax tapes enough. He did a few trips through the southern U.S. with a portable reel-to-reel in the late 50s that are now called the Southern Journey (among many other trips around the U.S. and the world) and captured tons of music that had never seen a wide audience and probably wouldn't have been committed to tape without his efforts. Most of this stuff is available now via large compilations, but Mississippi Records puts out a few very nice smaller comps on vinyl.

"Sacred Harp" singing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_harp
Hallelujah #146 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m34OaYzG9NE

Fred McDowell was discovered by Lomax and later gained a fair amount fame: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhreFA8qoLY

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

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


Eem posted:

Dunno if anyone here has heard it, but the new DBT record is the best they've made since Brighter Than Creation's Dark, if not before that. Half Hood, half Cooley, tighter songs than they've written in years.

Has it leaked?

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Eem posted:

Dunno if anyone here has heard it, but the new DBT record is the best they've made since Brighter Than Creation's Dark, if not before that. Half Hood, half Cooley, tighter songs than they've written in years.

I haven't yet but I've heard good things from people who have and I'm excited about it. More Cooley is almost always a good thing.

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

SO MUCH FOR THE TOLERANT LEFT


Earl Scruggs was amazing. I know a guy who played with him once and he described him as incredibly generous, musically. He said "He never stepped on anybody, he'd just watch someone else lay down an incredible line and get this sly smile on his face. Then he'd lay down his own incredible line and get the same smile."

Here he is on Letterman a few years ago, an old man in his 80s doing Foggy Mountain Breakdown in a 55-degree television studio. It's really something until Paul Schaffer shits all over it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkl5Fg33d8o

Elrobot
Dec 28, 2004
Look my schniggies, I had a strizz-oke in my brizz-ain, okay, you know what I'm sayin, so I can't move all good.

Anyone who digs this thread should make their way down to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass held in Sf's Golden Gate Park, totally free and lots of artists from this thread play there regularly, always has an amazing lineup.
http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/
They also have a stream of some of the sets from years back.

I haven't seen anyone mention the Sadies yet which is, definitely one of my favs. They have done albums with Andre Williams, John Doe, John Langford, Neko Case and are consistently amazing live.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9FdfxM7fc4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQj1fZdUQPQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VivRetb7rZ0

I also really dig Richard Buckner who I didn't see mentioned in this thread
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZKZizmctjU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlIrmmUn3Y4

a bad enough dude
Jun 30, 2007

APPARENTLY NOT A BAD ENOUGH DUDE TO STICK TO ONE THING AT A TIME WHETHER ITS PBPS OR A SHITTY BROWSER GAME THAT I BEG MONEY FOR AND RIPPED FROM TROPICO. ALSO I LET RETARDED UKRANIANS THAT CAN'T PROGRAM AND HAVE 2000 HOURS IN GARRY'S MOD RUN MY SHIT.

Stumbled on a great youtube of something amazing I saw live about a year ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QdWpab_kFg

Todd Snider, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jason Isbell.

nm
Jan 28, 2008

"I saw Minos the Space Judge holding a golden sceptre and passing sentence upon the Martians. There he presided, and around him the noble Space Prosecutors sought the firm justice of space law."

Anyone listening to Todd Farrell's new album? Pretty good and the title "All Our Heros live in vans" is depressingly true, but also weirds out people who don't get it.

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe

Been meaning to post this for a while. Each Sunday night from 5pm-8pm eastern WFPK hosts a program called Roots and Boots and it features quite a bit of new material. You can read about the guy who runs the program at http://www.louisville.com/content/r...ael-young-music

After this show is Sunday Night Bluegrass and features some pretty rare recordings.

If you are a fan of old Bluegrass and Country, Sunday night is a pretty good time to listen online to WSM as they play old shows from the Opry.

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009

Schools are exactly designed to keep dudes from becoming kings.


Is "poo poo Shots Count" the first DBT song with horns or am I forgetting something?

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

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


KICK BAMA KICK posted:

Is "poo poo Shots Count" the first DBT song with horns or am I forgetting something?

I think it must be, unless there's something on Go Go Boots that I'm forgetting (I only listened to it once or twice because it sort of sucks). So, did the new record leak or what?

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009

Schools are exactly designed to keep dudes from becoming kings.


Some of it at least is on Youtube.

HORATIO HORNBLOWER
Sep 21, 2002

no ambition,
no talent,
no chance


Happy Hippo posted:

I think it must be, unless there's something on Go Go Boots that I'm forgetting (I only listened to it once or twice because it sort of sucks). So, did the new record leak or what?

You're nuts, "Go Go Boots" is a great album. "I Do Believe" is one of those songs that is guaranteed to put a smile on my face every time I hear it. "Cartoon Gold" single-handedly justifies the entire existence of DBT just by virtue of Cooley's line about the dog poo poo. Both of the Eddie Hinton covers are spot on. "The Weakest Man" slays me with that little accordion tag at the end. "Used To Be a Cop" fuses Hood's patented seedy underbelly storytelling with a sweet dance beat. I may be the only person in the world who really likes "The Fireplace Poker." I mean really, really likes it. Some might (and have) said that it's a little ridiculous to have two songs about the same thing on the same album, but the contrast between "Go Go Boots" and "The Fireplace Poker" is an endlessly fascinating one to me. The former has that incredible, nasty, evil sneer to it. The latter replaces it with mournful humanity. This juxtaposition gets me every time: "The Bible said that Jesus bled for the sins of the rest of us / The reverend had his wife done in for fifteen hundred bucks." Moving on, "The Thanksgiving Filter" is the quintessential Thanksgiving song, "Pulaski" is solid classic Cooley, and "Mercy Buckets" is the love song that "Back of a Bible" should have been.

"Dancin' Ricky" is, of course, thoroughly awful; "Assholes" should have been written and then burned. "Ray's Automatic Weapon" I could take or leave. It's not a perfect album by any means, but I think it's pretty far from sucking. I sometimes think they should have taken the best songs from "The Big To-Do" and "Go Go Boots" and fused them into one great album instead of two good albums but I honestly think there's too many good songs between the two of them for that. (And still a song as fantastic as "Girls Who Smoke" manages to only be a bonus track?!)

Anyway. I'm a superfan, I admit it, they could put out 80 minutes of aimlessly noodling in the studio and I'd probably defend it. Needless to say I'm excited as hell for "English Oceans." (There is a God, He does love us, and "more Cooley" is how we know.) We didn't get a chance to go see the rock show in 2013. This year we're planning on taking the kids to Disneyland on vacation but I'm not booking a thing until I see a tour schedule because I'll be damned if I go another year without it.

Outlaw Mailman
Jul 1, 2007
Two kinds of crazy

I stumbled on The Parlor Soldiers a while back, I believe through ninebullets. The best description I've got is stolen from there, that they're a more interesting version of the Civil Wars. Shallow Grave & Sinner are a couple of great murder ballads, Long Gone is a lo-fi rockabilly tune reminiscent of Johnny & June's Jackson. Really solid album in my opinion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VreUhFOnr5A
http://theparlorsoldiers.bandcamp.com/

ColonelJohnMatrix
Jun 24, 2006

Because all fucking hell is going to break loose

I saw Blackberry Smoke for the first time and holy poo poo what a great band live. Awesome guitar sound and really good harmonies.

In two weeks I'm seeing Jason Isbell in a tiny little club here in St. Louis (he sold it out and actually is now doing two shows to meet demand) and I'm pretty pumped. This is followed up by the Truckers heading here in March. What a great 3 month run.

EDIT - hearing that there is "more Cooley" on English Oceans has me excited. I do love me some Hood at times, but all my favorite DBT tunes are Cooley ones.

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

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


The new DBT is half Cooley, half Patterson. And the record is really good.

Happy Hippo fucked around with this message at Jan 27, 2014 around 21:58

Paper With Lines
Aug 21, 2013

The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!


I don't know if any of you have heard of it, the local public radio produces this wonderful weekly radio show: The United States of Americana.

This week's recording is a little messed up and has some of the earlier show recorded at the beginning. Fast forward to like 4:30.

Here is the start of this week's show:



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gargamale
Oct 11, 2004


white privilege posted:

Not sure if this is the right thread, but what would some other bands like Trampled by Turtles and Old Crow Medicine Show be? I don't really like Mumford and Sons though.


I'd also recommend The Builders and the Butchers and maybe Graveyard Train.

Paper With Lines
Aug 21, 2013

The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!


Pete Seeger's death is unbelievably tragic.

Blast Fantasto
Sep 17, 2007

USAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


I'm very bummed about Seeger. He was one of the true folk / traditional music masters still around. Seeing him participate in protests while in his fuckin' 90s is still one the coolest things I've see seen.

I've got his rendition of "Deep Blue Sea" running all through my brain right now.

R.I.P

minivanmegafun
Jul 27, 2004



If you want to cry, go listen to My Old Brown Earth. I haven't been this broken up at the passing of a musician in a long time.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Can you really say any death of natural causes at 94 is tragic? Geez. RIP Pete.

Paper With Lines
Aug 21, 2013

The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!


BigFactory posted:

Can you really say any death of natural causes at 94 is tragic? Geez. RIP Pete.

You're right. I know it is cliche but he really is the sort of personality who will live on because of the actions he did in life.

Blast Fantasto
Sep 17, 2007

USAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


The new 20th anniversary release of No Depression is out. Remastered version of the original plus an entire disc of their EP stuff that came out before ND.

I'm listening to that second disc now, it's great stuff.

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

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


Blast Fantasto posted:

The new 20th anniversary release of No Depression is out. Remastered version of the original plus an entire disc of their EP stuff that came out before ND.

I'm listening to that second disc now, it's great stuff.

I streamed it the other day and was fairly impressed by that second disc. Certainly worth picking up.

Also, I still have my original Uncle Tupelo CDs and had never heard the remastered stuff from 2003. They did a great job punching up their sound.

Choronzons son
Mar 1, 2011


RIP Pete!

I have this Amnesty International 4 CD set full of Dylan covers and the only song I regularly listen to
is Pete's cover of "Forever Young" which is crazy awesome. His voice shows all his age but is still so full
of optimism and love. The childrens' choir should be kitschy as all gently caress but somehow it just sounds like
the world's coolest grandpa singing with his family. Actually that's exactly what it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezyd40kJFq0

Paper With Lines
Aug 21, 2013

The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!


Choronzons son posted:

RIP Pete!

I have this Amnesty International 4 CD set full of Dylan covers and the only song I regularly listen to
is Pete's cover of "Forever Young" which is crazy awesome. His voice shows all his age but is still so full
of optimism and love. The childrens' choir should be kitschy as all gently caress but somehow it just sounds like
the world's coolest grandpa singing with his family. Actually that's exactly what it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezyd40kJFq0

You're right, the whole thing is pretty great. I had forgotten about that compilation.

Another good type of "tribute" is The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver. A lot of the people are pretty mainstream but it has good stuff by Old Crow, Lucinda Williams, My Morning Jacket, Emmylou, etc. Here is a video of Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris' Take me Home, Country Roads.

edit: Kesha has a song on the Dylan compilation. Which at first is lol but it is pretty good.

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Cockblocktopus
Apr 18, 2009

Since the beginning of time, man has yearned to destroy the sun.



Choronzons son posted:

RIP Pete!

I have this Amnesty International 4 CD set full of Dylan covers and the only song I regularly listen to
is Pete's cover of "Forever Young" which is crazy awesome. His voice shows all his age but is still so full
of optimism and love. The childrens' choir should be kitschy as all gently caress but somehow it just sounds like
the world's coolest grandpa singing with his family. Actually that's exactly what it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezyd40kJFq0

On one of the Pete Seeger tribute albums, he did a duet of The Ghost of Tom Joad with Bruce Springsteen. It's never been my favorite Springsteen song (although the High Hopes version is pretty good), but Seeger completely makes it his own and sells it.

ColonelJohnMatrix
Jun 24, 2006

Because all fucking hell is going to break loose

I saw Jason Isbell last night at the first of two sold out shows in St. Louis. loving amazing live. He and his wife Amanda have such a great chemistry together on stage and when doing duets remind me so much of Johnny Cash and June Carter with that vibe (their cover of Warren Zevon's Mutineer was one of the highlights of the night). He played almost all of Southeastern and included a few of his better older songs (including some Trucker classics).

Sobriety has been so good to him and it's wonderful to see him start shooting up the ladder. If you get a chance to him and the 400 unit on this tour you really should. The guy is in his prime. I'd imagine the next time around he's going to be in bigger theaters.

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Paper With Lines
Aug 21, 2013

The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!


Conor Oberst released a song from his Nashville recorded album a few days ago. I guess it's pretty okay but for someone who says "I don't relate to a lot of my earlier songs," and "I don't know if it makes me an rear end in a top hat to not want to talk to my fans. But I'm not going to sit on a loving computer and try to talk to some loving 16-year-old in wherever-the-gently caress." I feel a tad skeptical.

beatlegs
Mar 11, 2001




He's insufferable for a completely different set of reasons now.

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Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

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


He's been writing songs since he was 13 so it's really no surprise that a man in his 30s doesn't relate to that stuff.

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