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Any aficionados here of American New Acoustic music?

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Initial post: 9 Jan 2009, 15:18:41 GMT
This is a tag I've come across referring to acoustic rooted artistes playing styles of music drawing on bluegrass, celtic folk, jazz and other non-electrified styles. I'm talking about players like Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, Dan Crary, Pete Huttlinger and so on. Basically stuff you find on the Rounder label. Cant say I know of anyone who even knows what I'm on about let alone has even heard any of the stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2009, 00:06:23 BST
Greeting Nugent_Dirt
May I direct your query to allmusic.com - Enter your search query (Artist's Name) in the artist box - Press Go - You can get all you need to know about each of the artists you mention, plus a biogophy etc - Give it a go - nothing to loose - Good Hunting

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2009, 20:21:14 BST
nocheese says:
Bela Fleck will cause you to re-assess your opinion of the banjo and banjo players - he is a master of the instrument. I would recommend 'Music for Two' on which he is joined by Edgar Meyer on bass - a tour de force of musical excellence.
Jerry Douglas is part of Alison Krauss's backing band, but I much prefer to hear him as a solo Dobro player. I would recommend 'Restless on the Farm', and a collaborartion with Peter Rowan - 'Yonder'.

Posted on 22 Sep 2009, 14:36:56 BST
Huck Flynn says:
Nugent - check out Chatham County Line (particularly "IV")

also Tim O'Brien (The Crossing or Traveller)

one of my favourites is the "Out of the Woodwork" album by Tony & Larry Rice, Herb Pedersen and Chris Hillman - with that pedigree you can't go wrong

last but not least i've heard and seen (several times) a Canadian band called Paperboys whose "Road to Ellenside" is to die for - every style you mentioned with Tex and Latin but not that sort of hybrid world music cr@p - amazing

Posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:59:25 BST
Huck Flynn says:
other bands worth giving a listen are:

Nickel Creek

or all girl outfits
Po' Girl
Uncle Earl
Wailing Jenny's

you probably know the classic New Grass Revival stuff - incredible band and ahead of their time
Sam Bush on fiddle and mandolin, John Cowan on bass and vocals, Bela Fleck on banjo, and Pat Flynn on guitar and vocals
amazing version on bealtles "I'm Down" at 1,000 mph

Posted on 6 Apr 2012, 16:48:21 BST
Nuge, you might want to take a listen to the following from the recommended albums below:

Richard Shindell - Somewhere Near Patterson and Reunion Hill
Lucy Kaplansky - Flesh and Bone and Ten Year Night
Dar Williams - The Honesty Room and Mortal City
The above three got together as Cry, Cry, Cry and recorded a brilliant album of the same name.
Eliza Gilkyson - Hard Times In Babylon and Lost and Found
Kris Delmhorst - Five Stories and Songs for a Hurricane
Jeffrey Foucault - Miles From The Lightening and Stripping Cane
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer - anything they do is magical but the first three while Dave was alive are my favourites: When I Go, Tanglewood Tree, Drum Hat Budda
John Prine - self-titled first album although he revisited some of these songs on Souvenirs and they benefit from later recording techniques.
Josh Ritter - Golden Age of Radio
Neko Case - Blacklisted
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - Reckless Burning
and an album I've bought recently on the back of the brilliant Transatlantic Sessions 5...
Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down

I also bought Sam Bush's Laps In Seven but wasn't as impressed as his playing on TS 5... maybe something to do with the supporting musicians?

I also enjoyed Jerry Douglas on Alison Krauss & Union Station Live (double album)
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