Topic: lets talk about Traditional Folk/Bluegrass...

Apologies for me starting yet another "lets talk about" thread but the others haven't seemed to do too bad thus far.

The sun's been shining and its that time of the year where i start to ride the "long way home" after work. There is not much more i like more than riding through woods and quiet long empty roads listening to a bit of ye olde timer music.

Currently ive been listening to a Clarence "tom" Ashley collection called Greenback Dollar(1929-22)

This song is a classic and so beautiful.I can't get enough of it at the moment.


I am really out of touch and have forgottten most of the names of people i used to listen too. Any other suggestions or videos posts would be appreciated. Do you know of any good compilations with more unknown artists? i know fat possum came out with an amazing collection a few years ago called The George Mitchell Collection.

This track was definitely a stand out for me. Any other spoon players like this that you know of?

"Have you paid your due's Jack?".........."Yes Sir, Cheque is in the mail"

Re: lets talk about Traditional Folk/Bluegrass...

no one? sad

"Have you paid your due's Jack?".........."Yes Sir, Cheque is in the mail"

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are we allowed to include blues and country stuff? could endlessly go on about people like Carter Family and Louvin Brothers

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Stanley brothers. Ralph's voice in the last couple of records I've heard by him is ridiculously cool sounding, including the stuff he's done for film soundtracks.

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you need to hear Karen Dalton's version of Katie Cruel

also Tony Ellis' banjo playing is real melodic and slower than most bluegrass-influenced stylings

Added: 17-05-2013 19:06:05

yeah, and Dock Boggs of course