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01-04-2016, 08:05 PM
RE: FIRST country song I have ever really liked.
Ooh dear, looks like I'm gonna be putting together a playlist.


Most of the shit the play on the radio is just that...shit. There are some amazing country artists out there.


My preference leans more towards that with bluegrass influences. I like for there to be a fiddle, banjo, and/or mandolin - instruments that take skill. Someone mentioned Thile - YES! Exactly - he is one of my faves. I like for the lyrics to be meaningful, not about a "honky Tonk badonkadonk."

The fake twang just chaps my ass. It's damned insulting. If record producers want a country singer with a thick southern accent, then they should find someone from the sticks.

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01-04-2016, 08:10 PM
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(01-04-2016 08:05 PM)Nurse Wrote:  My preference leans more towards that with bluegrass influences. I like for there to be a fiddle, banjo, and/or mandolin - instruments that take skill.

Have you checked out Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, The Steeldrivers, or Chris Stapleton (ex-Steeldrivers)? Stapleton solo is more R&B/country, but his voice is incredible.

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01-04-2016, 10:14 PM
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(01-04-2016 08:10 PM)StrangestTribe Wrote:  
(01-04-2016 08:05 PM)Nurse Wrote:  My preference leans more towards that with bluegrass influences. I like for there to be a fiddle, banjo, and/or mandolin - instruments that take skill.

Have you checked out Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, The Steeldrivers, or Chris Stapleton (ex-Steeldrivers)? Stapleton solo is more R&B/country, but his voice is incredible.

YES!!! I have just about finished trying to pick out some songs (so difficult to choose), and the Steeldrivers and Chris Stapleton are at the top of my list for favorites.

I'll checkout the other two! Thanks! I think I've had the Infamous Strigdusters play on my Spotify and Pandora.

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01-04-2016, 10:55 PM
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Ok - starting out with a few, I'm posting from my phone:


Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats - "S.O.B."
If this doesn't get your foot tapping, something is wrong with you. Tongue Makes me think of Muscle Shoals.
http://youtu.be/1iAYhQsQhSY

Green River Ordinance - "Dancing Shoes"
This is one of my absolute favorite songs.
http://youtu.be/k4bBu9HD_Qo

Christopher Paul Stelling - "Castle"
Kinda sorta country...maybe
http://youtu.be/Z7COI3I3eKg


Maren Morris - "My Church"
Totally appropriate for a deconversion playlist
http://youtu.be/ouWQ25O-Mcg

More traditional country:
Brothers Osborne - "Stay a Little Longer"
This might be too twangy. But oh my god I find this song incredibly sexy
http://youtu.be/zY6cMMtLCcQ

Old Dominion - "Nowhere Fast"
http://youtu.be/Qq1nGVSRx4g

Sarah Haze - "Lovely"
Makes me cry, not hard to figure out why if you listen to the lyrics - most definitely a southern accent
http://youtu.be/fyfMZSaw0i0

Charles Kelley - "Leaving Nashville"
Considering I'm about to leave Nashville...this one gets me, too
http://youtu.be/JIRfMD9lvLg

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01-04-2016, 11:02 PM
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No twang to these:

Jamestown Revival - "California"
I'm totally obsessed with this song right now
https://youtu.be/sFOYXBFoQ28

The Wind and the Wave - "With Your Two Hands"
This song kicks so much ass.
http://youtu.be/ipmSRXs2cmk

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01-04-2016, 11:16 PM
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Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors- "What Would I Do Without You?"
This is an incredibly sweet love song
http://youtu.be/NFbpKOsNwXA

Alexander Wolfe - "Trick of the Light"
No twang
http://youtu.be/4oYYNynGjMQ

Shovels and Rope - "'O Be Joyful"
If you like classic rock and you like bluegrass and a strong female lead...
http://youtu.be/JqPdakJe640

Chris Stapleton - "Tennessee Whiskey"
https://youtu.be/4zAThXFOy2c

Hell, anything Chris Stapleton.

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02-04-2016, 02:19 PM
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(01-04-2016 11:16 PM)Nurse Wrote:  Shovels and Rope - "'O Be Joyful"
If you like classic rock and you like bluegrass and a strong female lead...
http://youtu.be/JqPdakJe640

How could I have forgotten Shovels and Rope?! The Devil Makes Three is also good, though not as bluegrass-y as the other groups I mentioned. If you don't mind a little bit of punk attitude thrown in as well, I might have a few more recommendations as well.

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02-04-2016, 09:00 PM
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(02-04-2016 02:19 PM)StrangestTribe Wrote:  
(01-04-2016 11:16 PM)Nurse Wrote:  Shovels and Rope - "'O Be Joyful"
If you like classic rock and you like bluegrass and a strong female lead...
http://youtu.be/JqPdakJe640

How could I have forgotten Shovels and Rope?! The Devil Makes Three is also good, though not as bluegrass-y as the other groups I mentioned. If you don't mind a little bit of punk attitude thrown in as well, I might have a few more recommendations as well.

Recommend away Smile

I got tired and stopped adding songs Hobo

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03-04-2016, 10:52 AM
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(02-04-2016 09:00 PM)Nurse Wrote:  Recommend away Smile

I got tired and stopped adding songs Hobo
Consider
Bluegrass-ish: Trampled by Turtles, The Fox Hunt, .357 String Band, Pine Box Boys, Split-Lip Rayfield, Hackensaw Boys, Mountain Sprout, Hot Buttered Rum String Band, Head for the Hills.

Similar, but bluesier: Hillstomp, Devil in a Woodpile, Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir.

Singer/Songwriter: Austin Lucas, Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Jason Isbell, Justin Townes Earle, Greg Griffin (Bad Religion).

These are all the bands that are coming to mind at the moment. If I think of more, I will definitely add them. I know they don't all adhere to your specifications, but I'm pretty sure every single one of these artists incorporates all the instruments you mentioned at one point or another.

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03-04-2016, 11:19 AM
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