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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I need help finding uptempo contemporary/progressive bluegrass tracks for my running playlist. [more inside]
posted by drlith
on Feb 27, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Can you suggest some bluegrass-based modern artists along the lines of Alison Krauss & Union Station? Thanks!
posted by jackypaper
on Feb 13, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What a surprise: I'm working on another music mix and would like suggestions. This mix features folk/bluegrass/country songs that tell stories. The less production, the less instrumentation, the more acoustic the better. [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on May 27, 2006 -
So, I really think that a combination of bluegrass and ska would be really hella cool. Anyone doing anything like that? I can almost hear it in my head (all fiddles and guitars and mandolins, and horns, in a ska rhythm). I'd love to listen to any band doing that kind of hybrid-fusion.
posted by geekhorde
on May 1, 2006 -
I'm looking for a bluegrass mandolin and/or guitar teacher in new york city - specifically someone near Columbia University or on the upper west side (or who would travel there for lessons).
Have tried finding one on craig's list and looked at flyers at music stores.
Any suggestions on how to find such a teacher, or knowledge of such a person?
posted by davidvan
on Apr 21, 2006 -