The Folk and Americana Thread

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by fastlife, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. fastlife

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    Discovered a bunch of my favorite songwriters through AP, thought it'd be fun to start a thread to share more recommendations. Who are all of you listening to right now?

    For me, I went to a show last night to see David Wax Museum, but left blown away by their co-billing band Darlingside. Great musicians, amazing harmonies. Check 'em out.

     
  2. Meerkat

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    Dawes is at the top of their game right now. It was also great to see Jason Isbell get some Grammy wins. Always love seeing him succeed
     
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  3. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    Nickel Creek and all their side projects/solo work are the best
     
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  5. Meerkat

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    Sean Watkins' new album is really good. Very easy to listen to
     
  6. fastlife

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    Anyone check out the Sam Beam/Jesca Hoop collaboration yet? Got around to listening to it last night and am loving it - Sam and Jesca balance each other out really well.
     
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  7. Slangster

    There's a hole in my head where I have no regrets. Supporter

    Great thread. Been very into Americana lately. Love Letter for Fire is pretty good, I'm enjoying it.
     
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  8. fastlife

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    Gregory Alan Isakov recorded an album with the Colorado Symphony that comes out next month. Highly recommend checking him out if you haven't given him a shot yet.

    He released this video of "Liars" a few days ago. The build up toward the end is beautiful. Can't wait for this to come out and catch his tour with The Ghost Orchestra.

     
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  9. Letterbomb31 May 25, 2016
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    Letterbomb31

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    Recently discovered Horse Feathers, somehow I had never heard of them before. Also been listening to lots of William Fitzsimmons, Great Lake Swimmers, and Joe Purdy.
     
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  10. cshadows2887

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    Does this apply to older folk, too?

    Cause I've been digging some Doc Watson and Peter, Paul and Mary lately
     
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  11. fastlife

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    For sure! Can't go wrong with Peter, Paul and Mary.
     
  12. cshadows2887

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    I've loved them for literally as long as I have memories. I was like 4 years old and knew every word to their concert that used to run on PBS.

    Getting to meet Peter Yarrow was one of the highlights of my life
     
  13. Letterbomb31

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    I fucking love Joe Purdy's discography. I'd only ever heard Julie Blue until a month or so ago but since then I've been working my way through all of his albums. I haven't grown to love an artist this quickly in years.

     
  14. OotyPa

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    ive been listening to more folk/singer songwriter recently but need more recs. i'm a big fan of that sad bastard shit like Nick Drake, Andrew Bird, Jose Gonzalez, Red House Painters stuff

    i also love me some Avett Brothers tho. Any obvious mandatory listens I'm missing?
     
  15. jdr2187

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    AA Bondy - American Hearts & When the Devils Loose
    The Low Anthem - Oh My God Charlie Darwin
    Damien Jurado - Ghost of David
    Joe Pug - Messenger
    Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
    Elvis Perkins - Ash Wednesday
    Jake Xeres Fussel - s/t
    Ryley Walker - All Kinds of You
    Joan Shelley - Over and Even
    Bonnie Prince Billy - I See A Darkness or Master and Everyone
    Vic Chesnutt - At the Cut
    Songs: Ohia- Magnolia Electric Co.
    Sun Kil Moon - Benji
    Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Were
    The Swell Season - Strict Joy
     
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  16. Letterbomb31 Jan 9, 2017
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    Letterbomb31

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    Some of my favourites are:

    Iron & Wine
    - Our Endless Numbered Days
    Nick Mulvey - First Mind
    Marika Hackman - We Slept at Last
    Gabrielle Aplin - English Rain
    Damien Rice - O
    Ray LaMontagne - Trouble
    Lisa Hannigan - At Swim
    Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
    Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
    Joe Purdy - 4th of July
    Sarah Jarosz - Undercurrent
    Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon
    Great Lake Swimmers - Ongiari
    J. Tillman - Year in the Kingdom
     
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  17. jdr2187

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    A couple of fantastic folk albums come out tomorrow between Wooden Wand and Joan Shelley. Also been really into this new tune by James Elkington.





     
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  18. jdr2187

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    New Aldous Harding album is really good.
     
  19. coleslawed

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    I miss The Hundred Acre Woods :(
     
  20. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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  21. fastlife

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  22. derekjd

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    Any of you guys check out A Blaze of Feather? It's Ben Howard's new project. I've been getting up at like 3:00 to work, and the layered atmospheric folk is fitting the early morning darkness perfectly. They've got an ep and a full length out so far.