What's on your Playlist?
Oky doky. I need some suggestions. I grew up on Bluegrass, have listened to it my whole life. I know all about Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, JD Crowe, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and many others. I am looking for some new grass if you will. I listen to almost anything, so let me know. Most new bluegrass I have found is alot about drugs and crap that I cant relate to haha.
If you like country/western check out Ian Munsick. He has a unique voice with a ton of great fiddlin'. Aaron Watson is also great with some fiddlin'. I also highly recommend the Cockman Family! I dont know who that fiddle player is, but he is awesome "wink wink". I listened to the whole Dedicated album on Spotify today! Loved it! What a talented family!
What do you guys listen to? Any podcasts? I drive 2 hours to work everyday, I get alot of radio time.
East Nash Grass
David Grier band
Blue Moon Rising
Just a few of my top choices today...😎1
Awesome Dave. I will check some of these out! Thanks!1
Here's a few more...
Mike Lilly & the country grass or w/Harley Allen
Nashville Bluegrass Band
Johnson Mountain Boys
Lost & Found
Help! can't stop...haha0
I'm a real weirdo because I have never listened to music...never had record players or CD players or any of that. I did have a cassette player once for my daughter when she was growing up...but anyhow...I have little to contribute since I don't listen to music. However, I would say the ones I've heard a lot of, at friends' houses and such, the best was Doc Watson. Also, Dwight Diller has some good stuff if you feel like listening to the old time, pre-bluegrass tunes. I'm sure you probably know about Jean Ritchie...but that's mainly old ballads and such. We both went to Cumberland College, where I probably heard more music than anywhere besides church...Jean Ritchie was there meeting people, talking and performing at least once a year if not more, John Hartford came one time and did a great show, the McClain Family out of Berea came several times a year too...oh, yeah Ralph Nader came...lol...no, he didn't fiddle or pluck a banjo, but he gave a really interesting speech and when they finally came to close up the building he invited students to come to a local coffee shop and continue throughout the night in some pretty heavy discussion...lol. Ok, that's not music, but it gave me a lot to think about while I play my music.
Anyway, soemtimes I just jump onto youtube and browse around and see what people are playing...that's always fun and enlightening. Mainly regular, non-professionals...there's some good musicians out there playing some pretty inspiring stuff.
Best wishes on finding enough good music to keep you inspired and busy!0
Haha thanks for the plug! Here are some of my favorite bluegrass albums, alphabetically by artist
Alison Krauss: I've Got That Old Feeling
Alison Krauss & Union Station: Every Time You Say Goodbye
Alison Krauss & Union Station: Two Highways
Balsam Range: Marching Home
Blue Highway: Lonesome Pine
Boone Creek: One Way Track
Crooked Still: Hop High
Crooked Still: Shaken by a Low Sound
Del McCoury: Cheek to Cheek with the Blues
Doc Watson: Ridin' the Midnight Train
Doyle Lawson: Heavenly Treasures
Every Time I Feel the Spirit: Best of Sugar Hill Gospel, Volume 1
Garcia/Grisman: Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
Kruger Brothers: Remembering Doc Watson
Lonesome River Band: One Step Forward
Mile Twelve: City on a Hill
New Grass Revival: Best of New Grass Revival
Nickel Creek: Nickel Creek
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Rankin Family: Fare Thee Well Love
Steep Canyon Rangers: Mr. Taylor's New Home
The Seldom Scene: Dream Scene
Tony Rice: Native American1
Nashville tune stream ha some pretty good shows most every week0
Great suggestions guys! Thank you. I have plenty of listenin now. I have found a few I really like so far, Blue Moon Rising might be my favorite right now!1
Some great song writers, singers, & musicians in that unit...one of my favorite bands.
I love a powerful lope for a tempo!0
A set by Darryl Webb Band0
Clay Hess Band1
These are great!2
Appalachian Road Show1
I had the best time on a couple of different occasions when I got to pick with Darryl Webb and some of his impromptu picker friends at a Tennessee Moonshine company in Gatlinburg and another time at the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass festival. I love his mandolin playing but he's just an all around talent at everything he does musically.1
A set from Audie Blaylock1
What a great show he and his group puts on. Audie loves playing fast. I got to jam backstage with them years ago when Russ Carson was his banjo picker and they performed at Carter Fold in Virginia. Audie plays mandolin about as good as anyone on the planet. :)1
"Audie plays mandolin about as good as anyone on the planet."
Yes Sir! Nine years of playing it for Jimmy Martin will do that for a fella!0
This is awesome!1
I've always loved Junior Sisk and Doug Bartlett. I also love it when Tony and Heather get going together with clawhammer and guitar or guitar and 3-finger banjo. What a twosome they are.
Thanks for posting this, Dave. It's great!1
I enjoyed the set by the Clay Hess band. That is Ray Cossin on fiddle. Great music!2
What an enjoyable band. Wow!0
You can always listen to Jerry Eicher on the Old Hippie Bluegrass Show
Country Cooking (1974)0
The McPeak Brothers0
Becky Buller Band1
I got to meet Gene Boyd and he complimented me on my fiddling. It was a beautiful day in Boozy Creek Community Center.
Gene was a good friend of Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs and most everybody back in those days. He ran a barber shop.
I'm a big fan of Becky and a good friend of Dan Boner who was in her band and played guitar. Dan's the Director of the Bluegrass Department at ETSU in Johnson City, TN. He sold me Carter steel guitar a couple of years back.1