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The Singer-Songwriter/Folk Thread Genre

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by zmtr, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. zmtr

    SO STEP RIGHT OUT Supporter

    Like the country music thread, this thread is for all discussion/recommendations that fall under the singer-songwriter classification.

    Smaller name artists often don't get their own threads so I figured this would be a good place to discuss them.

    Live sessions encouraged!!
     
  2. zmtr

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    Found this the other day. This is absolutely crushing but all of her recorded music isn't my style at all. Wish she was doing this kind of thing full time.
     
  3. Dave Diddy

    I've been out looking for where the light went

    Alright I'll throw my hat in the ring.... here's a couple



     
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  4. Ben Lee

    I drink coffee and dad my kids Supporter

    Old one, but a great one.

     
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  5. zmtr

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    One of the best songs ever written for my money. Believe or not, Michael Cera does an amazing version of this. It sounds like Bon Iver almost
     
  6. zmtr

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    I seriously love this.
     
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  7. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I kind of just post everything in the country thread now, haha. Here are some of my favorites from last year that are probably closer to singer/songwriter than country:







    And then there's my favorite guy:

     
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  8. seimagery

    Here To There Supporter

    Anyone ever listen to Vigilantes Of Love? Bill Mallonee has to be up there as one of the most underrated songwriters.



     
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  9. Dave Diddy

    I've been out looking for where the light went

    David Ramirez and Noah Gundersen are both semi-popular on this site but just in case someone wanders into this thread and doesn't know either of them....

     
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  10. zmtr

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    One of my favorite videos on the internet. Fables doesn't get nearly enough credit..

    He's officially my favorite person to drink with too haha.
     
  11. Dave Diddy

    I've been out looking for where the light went

    Man I love Fables so much. His older stuff is great as well, but to me he took a big step up on Fables
     
  12. zmtr

    SO STEP RIGHT OUT Supporter

    I would pay any amount of money for an album from the both of them together.

    Their voices are perfect together.
     
  13. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I've been listening to "Stick Around" a lot lately. Fables is his best record, but that might be my favorite song of his.
     
  14. Dave Diddy

    I've been out looking for where the light went

    Oh yeah I love Stick Around, might also be my favorite song of his but Fables as a whole definitely is his best
     
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  15. Lucas27

    Trusted

    So this guy's name is Michael Frommack and his project, The Sun Kite, is so good. No Fire was my personal AOTY last year. Nothing groundbreaking, just gorgeous indie folk music that's about as good as it gets.

    No Fire

    Really, really interested in hearing people's thoughts. It has so many of the elements I love about Sufjan, Copeland, and mellow From Indian Lakes. Also, he has only 600 fans or so on Facebook. No one knows about him.
     
  16. Dave Diddy

    I've been out looking for where the light went

    Yeah I like that. Reminds me a LOT of Sleeping at Last
     
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  17. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    Luke Scott Macmaster just put out a new solo album that's pretty great. He had a band called The Romany Rye for a little while, which was also a singer-songwriter/americana feel. before that he played guitar in the rock revival band The Colour.



     
  18. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    I went and saw Joan Shelley and Jake Xerxes Fussell last night so I figured I'd throw a rec out there for those two. Both put out new albums this year that I highly recommend as they are two of my favorites from this year. Also Shelley's tune Where I'll Find You is just one of the prettiest songs I've heard. Also worth noting I guess that her new album was produced by Jeff Tweedy.



     
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  19. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Hey @zmtr, have you heard Halloween by Ruston Kelly? Feel like you'd be a fan:

     
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  20. zmtr

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    Woah.. I hadn't heard of him before but I loved this song. Gonna listen to his whole album now.

    Hurry up and finish your record btw. I'm putting one out before the fall myself!
     
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  21. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    The Unfortunate Kind is so good. Barham is very hit or miss for me for the most part, but that song blew me away.
     
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  22. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Big Ryan Adams vibes from his record. He's also the future Mr. Kacey Musgraves, but I didn't hear her on any of his songs.

    Nice! I'm so close to getting it done, ha. Hoping to finish tracking tonight.

    He's hit or miss for me too. Neither Wolves nor his solo record made my EOTY lists from the past two years, but they both had songs that I really, really loved.
     
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  23. zmtr

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    love this
     
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  24. Dave Diddy

    I've been out looking for where the light went

    Northcote: Related Artists - Chuck Ragan, Dave Hause, Brian Fallon


    Zander Hawley: Related Artists - Noah Gundersen, Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker


    Todd Lewis Kramer: RIYL - Nashville sounding singer/songerwriters
     
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  25. zmtr

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    Enjoyed all of these. Especially the 2nd one. You nailed the RIYL