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Old 07-12-05, 04:47 PM
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Lookin for some Folk Rock suggestions

Hey all, wondering if the anyone here could give me some suggestion for some good folk rock. I've heard a good amount of stuff: Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Fleetwood Mac, Cat Stevens, Donovan, The Byrds, The Band, etc..

Anyone have any albums to suggest that are comparable to the work of said artists? Would be much appreciated
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Old 07-12-05, 06:28 PM
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First and foremost, you really need to own some John Prine if you don't already. Someone with your taste in music should, at the very least, own his double disc greatest hits album.

For some newer stuff try:

Sufjan Stevens (I'd start off with Illinois or Michigan)
Iron & Wine
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Richard Thompson. Especially his acoustic work.

He has a new solo acoustic CD coming out

http://www.richardthompson-music.com...day.asp?id=380
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Ray LeMontagne has a great debut album.
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Old 07-12-05, 11:53 PM
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The Flying Burrito Brothers/Gram Parsons

Since someone suggested John Prine, I would like to add Guy Clark

Warren Zevon would also fit in with your list
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Phil Ochs is a must.
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Check out Will Oldham & Chuck Brodsky
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Originally Posted by Talkin2Phil
The Flying Burrito Brothers/Gram Parsons

Since someone suggested John Prine, I would like to add Guy Clark

Warren Zevon would also fit in with your list

Warren Zevon, folk rock?
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Originally Posted by cungar
Warren Zevon, folk rock?
I knew I should have qualified that suggestion.

ThickAsABrick’s list includes Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, The Byrds, The Band- a large amount of these bands’ material is not what I would consider folk rock. If ThickAsABrick wants great songwriting, Warren Zevon fits in, not all his songs rock out.
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Devendra Banhart
Vashti Bunyan
Joni Mitchell
Joanna Newsom
T. Rex (pre-Electric Warrior)
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My apologies. I realized some of those artists aren't really *folk rock* but I kinda lumped them in there because I thought they were similar enough.
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Damien Jurado (most of his stuff is pretty folky...he has a ton of recordings out...)

He's definitely one of my favorites.
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John Wesley Harding (the artist, not the Dylan album)

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Jethro Tull! haha, j/k

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the Pogues (more folk/punk, but still great)
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My two cents:

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The Ditty Bops



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Well, here's a couple of artists you might like, based on your list.

Agents of Good Roots (more rock than folk-rock)
Amos Lee (folksy soul)
Terry Callier (folksy soul, very soul, early records are best)
Alejandro Escovedo (leans towards country-rock)
Andrew Bird (his newest, The Mysterious Production of Eggs, is excellent)
Bright Eyes (start with LIFTED or the country-ish I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning)

I'll add more later.
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America might fit in.
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Old 07-14-05, 08:53 AM
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As promised...

OK, here's more recommendations.

Damien Rice
(the late) Matthew Jay (excellent stuff)
Turin Brakes
Guster (a bit more indie rock)
Kings of Convenience (great if you like SImon & Garfunkel, sort of an indie-pop version of them)

Maybe more later.
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Anyone remeber Tim Flannery who used to play for the San Diego Padres? Well, he has a great band and his music fits right into the OPs radar screen.

Check out www.timflannery.com for lots of info about the band.

Quick [lettermanbrushwithgreatness] story [/lettermanbrushwithgreatness] about how I got to know Tim's music......

I was in Pittsburgh in 1999 for a training class. Scalped Springsteen seats and then got upgraded to 2nd row center. Too wired after the show to crash, so went down to the hotel bar. On my way back to my room, heard guitar and singing. Thinking it was Bruce (his entourage was staying in my hotel and he and Patty were in the Gov. Suite one floor down from my room), I investigated. It was Tim singing, with a bunch of the players (the Pads were in town to play the Pirates and they too were staying in my hotel) hanging out. I asked if he minded if I joined in for a listen. He said not at all. And he even asked his catcher (Carlos Delgado?) to go downstairs and grab me a Guinness. Bottom line, a great night all around........

Ok...maybe it wasn't such a short story. But anyways, Tim's music is pretty darn good.
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Here are some creative suggestions but I wouldn't call all of these artists "folk rock."

Tift Merritt
Kathleen Edwards
The Jayhawks
Neko Case
Richmond Fontaine
The Espers
Caitlin Cary
Ryan Adams
Lucinda Williams
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Old 07-17-05, 07:38 AM
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I'll second...
John Prine (Great Days or Missing Years to start)
Lucinda Williams (start with Car Wheels),

Add to that ...
Josh Ritter (Hello Starling is a must)
Wilco (if you want folkier/countrier go with Being There, if you want rockier, start with Summerteeth)
Cowboy Junkies (Black-Eyed Man)
Maria McKee (You've got to Sin to Get Saved)
Son Volt (Trace)

And for something a bit out there, but well worth it...
Utah Phillips & Ani DiFranco's The Past Didn't Go Anywhere (windy, intricate stories overdubbed with bass, drums, etc.)
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