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Rediscovering Folksy Classics

I've enjoyed how recent video games have featured old bluegrassy/folksy hymns. Any recommendations for further exploring this sound? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Dec 14, 2014 - 15 answers

Name That Song: Ever Think About...

"Ever think about" call and response between a male and female singer. Ukulele/banjo, chanting, but somehow unidentifiable via Google... [more inside]
posted by greenland on Oct 13, 2014 - 8 answers

Looking for a specific recording of Rocky Top by the Osborne Brothers

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]
posted by OverlappingElvis on May 12, 2014 - 3 answers

When the High Lonesome Sound is coming from the baby...

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]
posted by Ollie on Jan 20, 2014 - 9 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

Angelina's a Baker, Sciota's big, what else do I need to know?

What's a good book of fiddle tunes? [more inside]
posted by Gygesringtone on Aug 5, 2013 - 6 answers

So is it pick then grin, or grin then pick?

What Bluegrass should I really dig into to get a feel for the style? [more inside]
posted by Gygesringtone on Jul 12, 2013 - 10 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

Help me create the perfect Appalachian playlist

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?
posted by Grandysaur on May 22, 2013 - 36 answers

Help me find this bluegrass/country song about missing home and missing someone!

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]
posted by Grandysaur on Dec 27, 2012 - 10 answers

Live acoustic party music

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]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Oct 20, 2012 - 24 answers

Goose-like banjo tune

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.
posted by phrontist on Sep 16, 2012 - 5 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

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

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

When you hear dueling banjos, run!

I need help finding uptempo contemporary/progressive bluegrass tracks for my running playlist. [more inside]
posted by drlith on Feb 27, 2012 - 10 answers

Honky-Tonk workout?

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]
posted by Ollie on Jan 25, 2012 - 15 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

Bluegrass for Dummies

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]
posted by daikaisho on Nov 13, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me find more music like Tara Nevin's version of "Stars Fell on Alabama"

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.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Sep 13, 2011 - 8 answers

What bluegrass band is in this video from Eugene, Oregon from 2009?

What (bluegrass?) band is this at the Saturday Market in Eugene, Oregon on July 11, 2009? (link) [more inside]
posted by artlung on Jun 17, 2011 - 2 answers

A Pokey Little Radio Station

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]
posted by shortyJBot on Apr 30, 2011 - 24 answers

I might be wrong, but I can't imagine a banjo being popular anywhere else.

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?
posted by Idafolk on Apr 7, 2011 - 32 answers

One more hill's as far as I can go

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]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Feb 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Boom-nothing-nothing sounds weird

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]
posted by pipti on Dec 9, 2010 - 7 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

Seeking gym-friendly folk music

Help me find seriously good, uptempo folk music for the gym. Like, acoustic techno? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Nov 7, 2010 - 24 answers

Bluegrass, please

Where can I find live bluegrass music in the DC/Baltimore/Annapolis area? [more inside]
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on Nov 1, 2010 - 5 answers

For days you want to be country but also NOT country.

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?
posted by rileyray3000 on Oct 4, 2010 - 16 answers

Give me all sorts of violin music.

Tracks/artists that help showcase the full range of violin music? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 15, 2010 - 29 answers

Teach my pop to pick the banjo

Clevelandfilter: Who gives good beginner banjo lessons in Cleveland? [more inside]
posted by andromache on Jul 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Chords to Cullen Gaylean arrangement of "Wayfaring Stranger"

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]
posted by mzurer on Jun 2, 2010 - 1 answer

Copyright-Free Bluegrass?

Copyright-free bluegrass music in mp3 or wav format -- anyone know where I can get me some? [more inside]
posted by mmw on Mar 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Please suggest some tunes for me to learn to play

What 5-25 songs should I learn that will be most likely to come in handy at bluegrass/old-time music jams? [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Jul 18, 2009 - 14 answers

String her up: non-classical violin music

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]
posted by sciencegeek on Jun 1, 2009 - 49 answers

Who's Got That Old-Time Mountain Murder Music?

Gimme That Old-Timey Religion! [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Mar 31, 2009 - 33 answers

Help recall folk/bluegrass/gospel song.

Help me remember this folk/bluegrass/gospel song! [more inside]
posted by wabashbdw on Mar 10, 2009 - 3 answers

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!
posted by jackypaper on Feb 13, 2009 - 29 answers

Accomodations In Pikeville KY

Does anyone know about places to stay in Pikeville Kentucky??? [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jan 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Identify a bluegrass song

Identify a bluegrass/country song heard last week on the radio [more inside]
posted by gravelshoes on Aug 6, 2008 - 1 answer

Headed out on the trail - help equip our sing-a-long arsenal!

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]
posted by jofuu on May 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Corcovado Breakdown

What if Getz and Gilberto were, you know, cousins? Would they still have made beautiful music together? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Jan 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Recommendations for a Fahey fan

Recommend me some old, weird Americana in the vein of John Fahey, please. [more inside]
posted by nasty, brutish, and of average height on Dec 3, 2007 - 21 answers

Help me find moody mountain music

Looking for moody old-time/Appalachian folk music. [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Nov 5, 2007 - 20 answers

Oh sing me a song 'bout a Dobro

Should I dump my dreadnought for a resonator guitar? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Aug 21, 2007 - 4 answers

How about another MusicFilter question?

MusicFilter : I'm looking for not-so-serious covers which have been yanked from one genre to another. [more inside]
posted by twine42 on May 21, 2007 - 77 answers

First person to suggest Nickelcreek gets smacked with a Fiddle

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]
posted by empyrean on Oct 28, 2006 - 40 answers

Toe Tappin' Porch Music

I'm looking for artists/songs that sound like the slide-guitar/banjo intro to KMFDM's WWIII. I'm not really very familiar with bluegrass (is that even the right genre?) outside Bill Monroe, and none of his stuff sounds much like this.
posted by phrontist on Aug 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Help My Sister's Dream Come True

My sister told me recently—with some sadness—that she's wanted for a long time to play the upright bass in a bluegrass band. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Aug 1, 2006 - 17 answers

Which Rocky Top?

Can you help me figure out which version of 'Rocky Top' I'm thinking of? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on May 27, 2006 - 4 answers

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