What else sounds like this? Did it have a name?
May 14, 2014 8:26 AM   Subscribe

I've been mesmerized by Karen Dalton's LP "In My Own Time" lately - both by her voice, and by her band. What else should I be listening to?

I've heard traces of this early 70s mix of country, soul, and rock before, but now I really want to hear more. Who else sounds like this? Did this sound have a name at the time? It feels like it came specifically from that particular era.
posted by ryanshepard to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Try Sibylle Baier, Linda Perhacs, and Connie Converse.
posted by greta simone at 8:40 AM on May 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

Great album. I second greta especially on Sibylle Baier, though be aware there's a little more melancholy present in her songs than Karen Dalton. Angel Olsen is also reviving this soulful country aesthetic. Also check out Josephine Foster.
posted by swoopstake at 9:02 AM on May 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

Kate Fenner, perhaps.
posted by Poldo at 9:33 AM on May 14, 2014

From the 70s maybe David Ackles (Down River), Vashti Bunyan (Come Wind Come Rain), Tim Hardin (Reason to Believe) Kevin Ayers (Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes), Fred Neil (I've Got a Secret), Tim Buckley (Buzzin Fly). More recently perhaps Beth Orton (I wish I never Saw the Sunshine), Joanna Newsom (Inflammatory Writ), Joan as Police Woman (The Ride)
posted by rongorongo at 9:42 AM on May 14, 2014

Laura Marling?
posted by exceptinsects at 1:37 PM on May 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

I think you might like Iris Dement although her stuff is more country.
posted by dawkins_7 at 1:54 PM on May 14, 2014

Nick Drake.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 1:58 PM on May 14, 2014

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