Favorite bluegrass songs/bands....

by avishai 36 Replies latest social entertainment

  • avishai

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kr6L22w7H8 I am haunted by this song by the Great lake swimmers. Canada is putting out some GREAT bluegrass these days.

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  • Hope4Others


    Never heard these guys before, they sound very nice.



  • avishai

    Thanks hope, my computer was being wonky.

  • Mrs. Witness
    Mrs. Witness

    Alison Krauss. Go to Yahoo videos and look for "My Ain True Love". You want to talk about haunting?! That song gives me goosebumps every time!!

  • mrsjones5

    Five years ago when we moved to Indiana to our new apartment we didn't have cable so my husband went out and bought a few movie, one of which was "O, Brother Where Art Thou?" which we promptly fell in love with. We loved the story and the music, our favorite song was "Constant Sorrow". A couple of years later I was channel surfing and happened upon a tv concert of the of Allison Kruass and Union Station and for some reason I watched that show and was pleasantly surprised when they sang "Constant Sorrow".



  • undercover

    Bluegrass is so hard to pin down to one sound. Bluegrass is a pretty modern genre, the name coming from Bill Monore and the Blue Grass Boys, but the style and sound go way back the Scots/Irish immigrants and their celtic influences. Also heavily influencing bluegrass is the sound of black slave bands.

    Inside of bluegrass you can break it down even further. Different regions of the South have their own particular sound. What you hear in the NC/TN mountains may not sound the same as what you hear in the Low Country of South Carolina.

    I've never been able to name a favorite bluegrass band, though I do cherish the old-timers, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Del McCroury, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. But I also love the influence that the rock generation had on Americana and bluegrass. Back in the 90s the combination of Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead with David Grisman and Tony Rice was outstanding. Garcia had even played blue grass back in the late 60s/early 70s with Old and in The Way.

    Today, newer bands like Old Crow Medicine Show have given the old-timey sound an attitude and drive that has re-invigorated the music. The strangest newgrass band I've seen is more of a punkgrass band, The Avett Brothers. They play traditional instruments and will have ballads and tradtional type songs and then turn around and play wide ass open, jumping around and throwing banjos and stand-up basses around.

  • Low-Key Lysmith
    Low-Key Lysmith

    Bad Livers.


    "Delusions of Banjer" is my favorite album of theirs. It has a track on it called "The Adventures of Pee Pee The Sailor" that they recorded with Paul Leary of the Butthole Surfers. Good stuff.


  • avishai

    Mrs. witness, i see your Alison Krauss haunting tune and raise you one...


  • avishai

    The duhks. This is with their old lead singer


    Here's their new one, who may be even better


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