I recently came across the Bad Apple String Band, an awesome Sonoma-based bluegrass band. What I like about their particular flavour of bluegrass (if this is in fact bluegrass, I'm far from knowledgeable about this) is how complicated and frantic it is, while still being minor key and kind of melancholy. In particular, I like the song "Countin' Cards". Can you help me find similar music?
For some reason this is really hard to google. Who is on the cover of Will the Circle Be Unbroken, by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band et al.? (The first one, not either of the sequel records.) Is it Stonewall Jackson? Somebody else? A generic Civil War type dude? If so, what is that uniform? Please rest assured that I already feel bad for not automatically knowing this.
I recently came across an amazing performance of The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn by Dan Tyminski for the Transatlantic Sessions. I love the combination of traditional bluegrass music with celtic roots and was wondering if there are recommendations for music or bands that do this. I came across some music by I Draw Slow which I'm really enjoying as well, but I'm hoping that I can be pointed to other stuff that's out there.
I've enjoyed how recent video games have featured old bluegrassy/folksy hymns. Any recommendations for further exploring this sound? [more inside]
"Ever think about" call and response between a male and female singer. Ukulele/banjo, chanting, but somehow unidentifiable via Google... [more inside]
Recently, Spotify removed a recording of the song Rocky Top by the Osborne Brothers (listed as "Rocky Top (Original Version)") from their library and I desperately want to find another copy. It's not the single version because it has a fiddle instead of steel guitar. I'm pretty sure it's a studio recording. [more inside]
I've got a few fellow mom friends who play bluegrass and old-time, and we're starting a Ladies' Pickin' and Playdate, so we can combine childcare and playing a few tunes. Of course, we need a motto. [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]
What's a good book of fiddle tunes? [more inside]
What Bluegrass should I really dig into to get a feel for the style? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for songs that are in love with Appalachia, mention places, rivers, Dogwood flowers, etc and are full of that Blue Ridge heartache. Blue grass, country, folk and that ilk. I'm driving along the blue ridge parkway, and want a killer soundtrack. I already have the Sweetback Sister's Virginia is for Lovers, Paradise by John Prine, Tom Wait's Oh Shenandoah and of course, Wagon Wheel, on repeat on my playlist. What am I missing?
Namethatsongfilter: Last winter/spring, I heard a bluegrass/country song on the radio. It was about coming home to a loved one. What was it? [more inside]
Looking for a list of old-timey popular standard songs to play (guitar/banjo/mandolin/harmonica, etc) with friends in the living room while we drink beer and let the kids jump around. [more inside]
I'm trying to identify a bluegrass-style banjo tune that was meant to sound like the honks of geese. I seem to remember the recording I heard was by the brother of a more famous player.
I'm looking for folky and bluegrassy covers of popular songs. Examples inside. [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]
What are the best bluegrass and folk festivals on the east coast of the US? [more inside]
I need help finding uptempo contemporary/progressive bluegrass tracks for my running playlist. [more inside]
What's your favorite honky-tonk song? Also...what's the key, if you know it? I want to make a "honky-tonk workout" similar to Steve Kaufman's bluegrass workout. [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]
I am not a habitual listener of bluegrass. However, I really, really like The Devil Makes Three. Can you recommend additional bands or artists I might like? [more inside]
I'm particularly fond of Tara Nevin's rendition of "Stars Fell on Alabama" from the (terrible) film 20 Years After. (It's the only thing that made the film worth watching). It feels like something that could be played at a funeral march in the deep south. How would you categorize this particular piece of music? Dark bluegrass? Help me find more music in this dark and moody style. Slow, fiddle driven is a plus. Somber and dirge-like (musical rather than lyrical), double plus.
What (bluegrass?) band is this at the Saturday Market in Eugene, Oregon on July 11, 2009? (link) [more inside]
What are some pokey radio stations that play old country/forgotten 45's/big band/bluegrass/rockabilly from the 1920's-1960's that I can listen to online for free? [more inside]
Is bluegrass music a solely American phenomenon? Do people in other countries listen to bluegrass? If so, do they listen to American bluegrass, or are there similar genres throughout the world?
What is this song I heard today? It's a slow folkish bluegrass song with the lines "Lately I've been moving kind of slowly, one more hill's as far as I can go" as the chorus. [more inside]
When playing the bass for bluegrass and old-time waltzes, what do you do on the off-beats (the 2 and the 3)? [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]
Help me find seriously good, uptempo folk music for the gym. Like, acoustic techno? [more inside]
Where can I find live bluegrass music in the DC/Baltimore/Annapolis area? [more inside]
I really like the kind of post-bluegrass music exemplified by the Gourds' cover of GIN AND JUICE and the songs of HAYSEED DIXIE. Where can I find more of it?
Tracks/artists that help showcase the full range of violin music? [more inside]
Clevelandfilter: Who gives good beginner banjo lessons in Cleveland? [more inside]
Anyone know the chords in the Cullen Gaylean arrangement of "Wayfaring Stranger"? Or any other arrangement that does not use minor chords in the verse? [more inside]
Copyright-free bluegrass music in mp3 or wav format -- anyone know where I can get me some? [more inside]
What 5-25 songs should I learn that will be most likely to come in handy at bluegrass/old-time music jams? [more inside]
I have a friend who is a violinist. She's only played and listened to classical violin music. Please recommend artists and recordings of non-classical violin. [more inside]
Gimme That Old-Timey Religion! [more inside]
Help me remember this folk/bluegrass/gospel song! [more inside]
Can you suggest some bluegrass-based modern artists along the lines of Alison Krauss & Union Station?
Can you suggest some bluegrass-based modern artists along the lines of Alison Krauss & Union Station? Thanks!
Does anyone know about places to stay in Pikeville Kentucky??? [more inside]
Identify a bluegrass/country song heard last week on the radio [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are hiking the Appalachian trail for two weeks at the end of the month. We're taking along a Martin Backpacker (guitar) and a small set of bongos. What are some very excellent blues/folk/bluegrass/mountain songs that we should learn before we go? [more inside]
What if Getz and Gilberto were, you know, cousins? Would they still have made beautiful music together? [more inside]
Recommend me some old, weird Americana in the vein of John Fahey, please. [more inside]
Looking for moody old-time/Appalachian folk music. [more inside]
Should I dump my dreadnought for a resonator guitar? [more inside]
MusicFilter : I'm looking for not-so-serious covers which have been yanked from one genre to another. [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of stripped-down bluegrass songs with the kind of eerie/sad sound that gives you goosebumps and makes your heart ache. [more inside]
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