Please recommend your favorite gospel artists, records, and compilations. My particular likes are inside. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Jan 3, 2013 -
Please suggest some examples of "country music" and "Western music" that encapsulate the genres for someone who knows nothing about either. I'd be especially interested in pairs of songs which highlight the differences between the two genres, if indeed there are two. Google only returns hits for things that are described as "country and Western," and I can't tell if this is convergent evolution merging two genres together or just the equivalent of people calling everything from The Beatles to Nightwish "rock music."
posted by d. z. wang
on Dec 9, 2012 -
What songs embody that 'spooky' country & western feel - twang, tremolo, reverb, minor chords, dark vocals, preferably from the 1930s-1950s? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice
on Dec 2, 2012 -
I love KEXP's Swinging Doors, but the streaming archives no longer work on my Mac. What other radio shows or podcasts available on the Internet might I like? [more inside]
posted by david1230
on Jul 2, 2012 -
I'm looking for new & modern country/alt-country artists along the lines of Uncle Tupelo, Richard Buckner, early Dylan as well as Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, and so on. Masterfully played acoustic guitar and bluesy tendencies a big plus!
posted by allseeingabstract
on Jul 1, 2012 -
Need the artist and song name of a song from Animal Planet's "American Stuffers" that has lyrics talking about "Novocaine" and is sung by a Carrie Underwood-type woman! Gah! [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat
on Apr 20, 2012 -
Looking to make a couple of custom mixes for my GF as a gift, but her music taste is rather different than mine. Based on her likes noted below, could you please suggest specific songs that may also interest and delight her? [more inside]
posted by Exchequer
on Dec 1, 2011 -
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 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 -
A long time ago I was playing trivia in a bar and in between rounds one night this dark, almost minimalist country song played. I'm reasonably sure it was a Patsy Cline song. It was in a minor key with a theramin or possibly backup singers (or both!?) providing eerie accompaniment to a very catchy tune. I'd heard it before so I assume it's well known, but it's not on her greatest hits. Any ideas what the title might be?
posted by drzz
on Sep 30, 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 -
I know that there is a big country scene in Australia, and I know some of the artists (Kasey Chambers, et. al) but I don't know the details really. [more inside]
posted by PinkMoose
on Apr 14, 2011 -
I'm looking for a country music song. All I can remember is the artist, male, singing about the presidents of the US. If can remember correctly they were lining up and at a funeral (but, I could be wrong). Any suggestions as to what song it was?
posted by nam3d
on Jan 27, 2011 -
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 -
Rolling Stones ~ Meat Puppets ~ Silver Jews ~ Pavement => ?
Recommend other musicians who make wryly amusing ramshackle music. [more inside]
posted by quosimosaur
on Mar 10, 2010 -
Is there a name for the use of one chorus to mean entirely different things based on the context of the verse the chorus follows? Can you name further examples? [more inside]
posted by jefficator
on Aug 20, 2009 -
My boyfriend, a classical bass musician, is a music snob when it comes to country music. What country music should I make him listen to in order to prove that the actual music arrangements behind country music are just as good as other genres?
posted by quodlibet
on Aug 20, 2009 -
Country Song-ID help: very little to go on. A friend was in a bar in Nashville
last weekend, and wants to ID a song she heard (DJ, not live music). The only lyric she remembers is "stay off my hit list". Not much to go on, I know. I assume it's a recent song, but can't guarantee that. Googling hasn't helped. Thanks for any help you can give! Hmm..posting at 7:30 on July 3rd might not be the best idea. Oh well.
posted by inigo2
on Jul 3, 2009 -
Name this rednecky country supposedly patriotic ballad! (Mentions guns, freedom, voting, change)... [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying
on Oct 3, 2008 -
Two easy country music questions:
1) What is the name of the genre/subgenre of country music playing in the background of this clip
from a TV show?
2) What artists/albums are there of this type of country music? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread
on Dec 8, 2007 -
I wanna rock (with a twang)! I like Drive-By Truckers, Lucero, Centro-Matic, The Dexateens, and I HATE HATE HATE jam bands. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk
on Nov 17, 2007 -
How about recommending some songs like "Everybody's Talkin' at Me" from Midnight Cowboy? I explain more inside. [more inside]
posted by sneakin
on Apr 22, 2007 -
Where is this line from?
"I've seen some weather. I've had some intercourse. I don't know where I'm going." [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah
on Feb 27, 2007 -
Fear Of A Brown Planet: I'm looking for songs with a Jingoistic bent, preferably in Country Music. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Jun 13, 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 -