For days you want to be country but also NOT country.
October 4, 2010 1:05 PM   Subscribe

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 to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
The sadly now-defunct Meat Purveyors.
posted by kimdog at 1:12 PM on October 4, 2010 [2 favorites]

You might enjoy Kev Russell's Junker, a side project from a Gourds member.
posted by contraption at 1:25 PM on October 4, 2010

Iron Horse. They've covered Modest Mouse, Metallica, Ozzy, Van Halen, lots of stuff. I really enjoy it.
posted by theichibun at 1:28 PM on October 4, 2010

The Devil Makes Three - start with something like All Hail or Gracefully Facedown

Trampled by Turtles - White Noise

Split Lip Rayfield
posted by expialidocious at 1:33 PM on October 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

The Cleverlys
posted by catastropher at 1:42 PM on October 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

Luther Wright and the Wrongs' version of Pink Floyd's The Wall.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:46 PM on October 4, 2010

Seconding Iron Horse are my favourite bluiegrass covers band (yes, I have a favourite). Highlights are Tribute To The Shins and Something You've Never Heard Before (Modest Mouse covers). Aside from the obvious gimmickery, they're extremely good musicians.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 1:56 PM on October 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

(That should be "Seconding theichibun.")
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 1:58 PM on October 4, 2010

If you aren't specifically looking for covers, I have two bands to recommend, who fit in that country-and-also-not-country vein (both are solidly classified Americana).

The Band of Heathens - when they are not country they lean more bluesy/gospel. Tracks I think you ought sample: "Ain't No More Cane," "Unsleeping Eye", "Somebody Tell the Truth".

Reckless Kelly - when they are not country/bluegrass, they lean more rock/Southern rock. Tracks I think you ought sample: "Wild Western Windblown Band", "Drink Your Whiskey Down", "Baby's Gone Blues", "Ragged as the Road".
posted by pineapple at 5:02 PM on October 4, 2010

I now love the Cleverlys-- where can I buy their music?
posted by Draccy at 5:06 PM on October 4, 2010

I don't know if it's quite what you're looking for, but Handsome Hank and his Lonesome Boys is a kind of a Western Swing-style cover band (from Switzerland).
posted by Red Loop at 5:51 PM on October 4, 2010

Hoots and Hellmouth and Railroad Earth.
posted by youcancallmeal at 6:09 PM on October 4, 2010

Bad Livers, maybe? Start with Industry and Thrift; avoid Blood & Mood for now.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 8:12 PM on October 4, 2010

I'm a big Hayseed Dixie fan and I loved Saturday Night Hay Fever. I'm also a big fan of the Austin Lounge Lizards, although I prefer their earlier stuff to their last couple of records (their bluegrass cover of Brain Damage is a favorite of mine).
posted by immlass at 8:53 PM on October 4, 2010

Railroad Earth!
posted by toastchee at 7:45 AM on October 5, 2010

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