I was listening today to Bascom Lamar Lunsford’s “I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground”, which includes the unforgettable line, “the railroad man, he’ll kill you if he can/And drink out your blood like wine”. Who is this guy? Will he? Why? [more inside]
My parents live in San Diego. This year is their 50th wedding anniversary. My idea, since they love music, is to find a concert or show that they could enjoy together. [more inside]
Hi I'm looking for more examples of dreamy indie folk psychedelic music. Not shoegaze, but like Galaxie 500. [more inside]
OK, I realise this is pretty niche, but I may get a surprise. Can you help me find more intense music played on the nyckelharpa? [more inside]
I'm looking for the name of the artist that made a album I saw a numerous times while I was record shopping in SF but can't seem to find in Seattle. [more inside]
I've enjoyed how recent video games have featured old bluegrassy/folksy hymns. Any recommendations for further exploring this sound? [more inside]
Your favorite amateur musical performance on Youtube is... [more inside]
I'd like to put together a playlist of great live musical performances on Youtube to play for my baby. What are your favorites? [more inside]
I can sing in an alto or soprano range and I love to sing with my NOSE [more inside]
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]
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]
I'm looking for suggestions for songs and/or free songbook pdfs for a sing-a-long. [more inside]
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]
So I'm looking for some good Christian folk, bluesy, or bluegrass music and have a few specific styles in mind... [more inside]
Can you recommend any contemporary folk artists producing uncontemporary folk music? [more inside]
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?
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]
Can you help me ID this newer folk song, by a female singer, about the months? [more inside]
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?
Music filter: More music like Springsteen's The Seeger Sessions [more inside]
I'm looking for folky and bluegrassy covers of popular songs. Examples inside. [more inside]
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]
Trying to connect to the past [more inside]
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]
Looking for suggestions for folksy, acoustic love songs for our wedding reception. [more inside]
How did harps come to be associated with (under)water? [more inside]
What are the best bluegrass and folk festivals on the east coast of the US? [more inside]
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?
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]
Looking for suggestions for songs to learn to play on the mandolin... [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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.
What is this tune? (Possibly a Hasidic folk song?) [more inside]
How do American sound technicians make a folk/blues guitar sound really pop? [more inside]
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]
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.
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?
Bijelo Dugme's Đurđevdan - what's going on in the water ceremony? [more inside]
I need some raunchy ballads and bar songs to play at a Western-themed party. [more inside]
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]
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]
What album is this? [more inside]
Help me find addctive, uplifting indie pop/folk bands to listen to on repeat! [more inside]
Soft, sweet, beautiful, modern, folksy music that you might find sad but would NOT qualify as "depressing"? [more inside]
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]
The Indian background music in the Beatles' "Within You Without You"... tell me more about it. [more inside]
I need new additions to my "Modern Folk-Rock" playlist (which currently includes Greg Brown, The Mountain Goats and Jack Johnson)... [more inside]
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]
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