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Looking for some sad acoustic folk songs that suit my singing voice.

I can sing in an alto or soprano range and I love to sing with my NOSE [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Mar 2, 2014 - 22 answers

Practising harmonies - à la First Aid Kit

I'm looking for songs with similar harmonies to First Aid Kit. Any genre considered, and songs with more than a two part harmony are welcome. Practising harmonies with some friends and need some practice material :) [more inside]
posted by drunkonthemoon on Jan 30, 2014 - 22 answers

Help - Azerbaijani music info.

Love a song, but would like to figure out whether it's the same early modern piece of music as a wikipedia article suggests. [more inside]
posted by lethologues on Jan 16, 2014 - 5 answers

Sing along with Jabo

I'm looking for suggestions for songs and/or free songbook pdfs for a sing-a-long. [more inside]
posted by jabo on Dec 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Can you recommend other good movies that feature folk music?

I'm looking for movies that feature folk music in an interesting way other than the ones I've listed below (not many). I've mostly loved American and Irish folk music in the past along with some Australian bush band/string fusions but I'm pretty open-minded. [more inside]
posted by h00py on Dec 15, 2013 - 31 answers

Looking for good Christian folk music...

So I'm looking for some good Christian folk, bluesy, or bluegrass music and have a few specific styles in mind... [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on Nov 8, 2013 - 23 answers

Simple Folk wanted.

Can you recommend any contemporary folk artists producing uncontemporary folk music? [more inside]
posted by Caskeum on Oct 31, 2013 - 36 answers

Music from the Northern Lattitudes sought.

Every other year I throw a Nordic-themed winter solstice party to welcome the return of the sun. In addition to Nordic foods like Herring, meatballs, and Swedish fish I like to play music from the north. I want to branch out from Bjork, Sibelius and Abba. I have already downloaded the album from Árstíðir which was featured on metafilter. Can you suggest musicians/songs/bands/composers from Nordic countries (or from Arctic regions) that are sung in their native language rather than English?
posted by vespabelle on Oct 24, 2013 - 38 answers

Is there a term for this type of music?

Is there a generic term for music like ""Heaven Bound" by Los Duggans? I recognize their influences (bluegrass, gospel, etc.), but the specifics elude me -- the particular combination of nihilism/religious fundamentalist references (ironic or genuine, to say nothing of the electric bass) seems like the sort of thing that would arise from a subculture, so I suspect there's a generic term for their type of music that I'm not aware of. [more inside]
posted by aramaic on Jun 13, 2013 - 1 answer

What was this female-singer, new folksy song about the months?

Can you help me ID this newer folk song, by a female singer, about the months? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Apr 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Songs of the Labor Movement

For Camp NaNoWriMo, I am planning a sci-fi book in which labor politics play a significant role in the plot. I'd like to listen to music associated with the historical labor movement while I'm planning and writing. I only speak English, but will listen in any language. What have you got for me?
posted by gauche on Mar 7, 2013 - 42 answers

Music like The Seeger Sessions

Music filter: More music like Springsteen's The Seeger Sessions [more inside]
posted by Thug on Oct 30, 2012 - 18 answers

Folk Me Up

I'm looking for folky and bluegrassy covers of popular songs. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Jul 7, 2012 - 61 answers

Seeking good songs for a song circle in the woods

Seeking song reccommendations for a song circle/singalong in the woods. I want songs that are simple to teach, fun to sing, sound good, and don't make you feel like a 10-year-old at summer camp. Drinking songs, sea shanties, rounds, folk songs, etc. [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jun 18, 2012 - 21 answers

Memory lapse and I need help

Trying to connect to the past [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Jun 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Punk songs for a folk lover?

I normally listen to bluegrass/folk/classical, but I recently found out I really love Bad Religion's "Sorrow". What other punk tracks might I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jun 6, 2012 - 25 answers

Ambient Wedding Playlist Help.

Looking for suggestions for folksy, acoustic love songs for our wedding reception. [more inside]
posted by arha on May 6, 2012 - 34 answers

My harp will go on. Underwater. Glug glug.

How did harps come to be associated with (under)water? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Apr 9, 2012 - 9 answers

By the time we got to ______

What are the best bluegrass and folk festivals on the east coast of the US? [more inside]
posted by itstheclamsname on Apr 2, 2012 - 25 answers

Tranquil, folky song, sung by a woman, something to do with years... can you identify?

I have a song stuck in my head and can't remember what it is. It's a fairly tranquil, folky song sung by a woman. What I can remember of the lyrics has something about years: "[something something something] nineteen sixty nine [something] seventy eight." Ringing any bells?
posted by Kattullus on Mar 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Gypsies, vagabonds, fools, the ferry and something about a shoe or whatever I have no idea, what is this even....

Please work your magic and help me think of this song, even though you'll pretty much have nothing to go on. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Feb 6, 2012 - 17 answers

What songs should I learn on the mandolin?

Looking for suggestions for songs to learn to play on the mandolin... [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jan 31, 2012 - 18 answers

What is some music similar to the Bastion soundtrack?

I've been filling some of my idle time by playing Bastion (previously), and have fallen in love with the soundtrack. I'm pretty sure I remember some thematically similar stuff in Firefly, as well, for what that's worth. The Bastion team have categorized it as "acoustic frontier trip-hop," but since that's a genre that they pretty much just made up, I was hoping that my fellow AskMe folks could point me at other similar music. Special snowflake details after the break. [more inside]
posted by stufflebean on Jan 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Recommend some music for my dad, please!

My dad loves music, but every Christmas I end up getting him (a) winter gloves or (b) a stack of books that he's too busy to read. Given the following list of songs, artists, and genres he seems to like, could you recommend a few albums he might enjoy? [more inside]
posted by cimton on Nov 30, 2011 - 48 answers

Can you tell me more about this Georgian folk song?

Anyone from Georgia around (not the one in the south - the one in the Caucasus). I am fascinated by this Georgian folk song, which I think is somehow related to this piece by Tsintsadze because the melody structure seem a little similar and (I think) they share a name, "sachidao". That's all I know, and I really like this song. If you're Georgian, or just happen to know Georgian folk music, can you tell me more about it? [more inside]
posted by gertzedek on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Like Avett's I and Love and You?

I love listening to the Avett Brothers "I and Love and You" album for the piano lead track. What other folk/alt country/indie songs or albums would I like? Specifically looking for songs with piano leads in those categories.
posted by ShootTheMoon on Oct 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Jewish folk song?

What is this tune? (Possibly a Hasidic folk song?) [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Sep 13, 2011 - 3 answers

American guitar

How do American sound technicians make a folk/blues guitar sound really pop? [more inside]
posted by Baldons on Jul 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Find me that lazy lout!

I'm looking for a recording of a song, but I can't find it anywhere, or even who might have recorded it! In Get Up by Chinese Man there's a sample of a song (starts about 20 seconds in). From googling the lyrics I've found the song seems to be called Lazy Lout, but that's pretty much all I can find. [more inside]
posted by bjrn on May 1, 2011 - 1 answer

Yet another albumfilter

I'm looking for a recently released album that was actually recorded in the 70s but was only released now. The name was something like Torrey Canyon, Torrey Pines, Laurel Canyon (but Google is not helping me here), any ideas? I really wanted to listen to it but it's looking like I have the name completely wrong. I believe I originally heard about it on Metafilter. I do not have lyrics, because I haven't heard it! Note: it is not Torrey Canyon LTD, from Kent, OH.
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Apr 20, 2011 - 11 answers

More like Mumford & Sons?

I have been listening to Mumford & Sons today. I really like their sound. Who else would you guys recommend I listen to for more music like this?
posted by The Violet Cypher on Mar 1, 2011 - 31 answers

What's the video for Bijelo Dugme's Đurđevdan about?

Bijelo Dugme's Đurđevdan - what's going on in the water ceremony? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Feb 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Dirty Ballads & Other Prurient Folk Tunes

I need some raunchy ballads and bar songs to play at a Western-themed party. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jan 10, 2011 - 18 answers

...Whoa, this is way better than "Silver Bells."

I've fallen in love with a couple songs off Sting's If On A Winter's Night... Anyone know of other seasonal music like this? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Dec 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Identify these two songs from the late 80's/early 90's.

Help my father identify two songs he recorded off the radio in the late 80's / early 90's. One is bluegrass and the other is alternative rock. [more inside]
posted by wivy on Dec 4, 2010 - 11 answers

I got the blues so bad.

What album is this? [more inside]
posted by Theta States on Nov 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me find addctive, uplifting indie pop/folk bands to listen to on repeat

Help me find addctive, uplifting indie pop/folk bands to listen to on repeat! [more inside]
posted by pootler on Nov 6, 2010 - 54 answers

Music of the Forest

Soft, sweet, beautiful, modern, folksy music that you might find sad but would NOT qualify as "depressing"? [more inside]
posted by aintthattheway on Sep 10, 2010 - 101 answers

Can you help me navigate Loudon Wainwright III's discography?

Which of Loudon Wainwright III's albums tend more to the lo-fi folk-y and less to the plugged in country sound? I'm not a huge fan of synth drums and choral backing, but I think he's an amazing songwriter and would love some help figuring out which of his many, many albums are to my taste. Any similar sounding recommendations would be awesome as well! [more inside]
posted by libertypie on Aug 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Traditional Indian music?

The Indian background music in the Beatles' "Within You Without You"... tell me more about it. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jul 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Make banana pancakes and pretend like it's the weekend now.

I need new additions to my "Modern Folk-Rock" playlist (which currently includes Greg Brown, The Mountain Goats and Jack Johnson)... [more inside]
posted by 256 on Jun 4, 2010 - 31 answers

Emotionally varying music

I need recommendations for a mid-length piece of instrumental music which varies a lot in expressive emotional content to be used in a neural imaging experiment. Please provide links to listenable extracts (i.e. amazon mp3 clips or you tube). [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Jun 4, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm willing to sell my soul, but which violin should I ask for?

MusicTeachingFilter: Simple plan was to learn an under chin bowed string instrument. Didn't realize they were all so different [you-tubes]. Which to start with? What method of teaching? Want to eventually do folk/improvise, seeking sympathetic string sound, but still love classical. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on May 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me find Russian folk music.

Help me find more of a very particular type of Russian folk music. [more inside]
posted by griphus on May 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Where can I find interesting versions of traditional children nursery rhymes/folk songs?

Where can I find interesting versions (i.e. opera, acoustic, rock, etc.) of traditional children nursery rhymes/folk songs? Any language is fine. [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Apr 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Finger-picking good music recommendation, please

Bon Iver for Springtime: I'm hooked on strings/banjo-heavy indie folk in the vein of Horse Feathers and Meric Long (of The Dodos). Feed my addiction! [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Mar 1, 2010 - 28 answers

Do you recognize this folk song?

A friend and fellow music teacher taught me this song, telling me it was "in the folk tradition." But I can't find anything out about it and he can't tell me anything more. Do you recognize it? [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Oct 4, 2009 - 2 answers

Do Ian and Sylvia Tyson Still Play Together?

Do Ian and Sylvia Tyson ever play together anymore? [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on Sep 21, 2009 - 2 answers

What songs did Bob Dylan steal from?

What old or traditional songs has Bob Dylan bogarted for his own use? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on May 22, 2009 - 26 answers

Folk music recommendations

Via this awesome FPP I've recently discovered Connie Converse. Can you recommend similar music? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Apr 16, 2009 - 15 answers

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