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Old 06-23-10, 12:17 PM
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As I get older I notice my music tastes getting more mellow, although I do still have a very vast music taste and enjoy all kinds of genres. In recent years I've been gravitating towards acoustic/mellow singer/songwriters/bands. It doesn't have to be too mellow, just a good vibe.

I know I can get the recommended artists from amazon, etc. but wanted to ask the music talkers since you guys have introduced me to some great artists like Mishka, Porcupine Tree, just to name a couple. So, bring it, any and all recommedations are appreicated. It can be fairly new/recent music, an old artist that just might have fell under the radar (i.e. Nick Drake), or a soundtrack with artists that have a solid vibe. Even if the artist is well known, don't be afraid to mention them. Now to the list:

Joshua Radin
Patrick Park
William Fitzsimmons
The Weepies
Mat Kearney
The Cary Brothers
Josh Kelley
Jason Reeves
Matt Costa
Howie Day
Amos Lee
Ray Lamontagne
The Perishers
City and Colour
Jack Johnson

I'll leave the list at that for now. Also, doesn't have to just be singer/songwriters, it can be bands with a good vibe like Youth Group, Band of Horses, I know they aren't really mellow/acoustic, so maybe that's another thread all together.

Anyway, let the recommedations flow, thanks in advance.

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Old 06-23-10, 01:05 PM
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Check out The Samples. One of the most underated bands of all time.
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Old 06-23-10, 02:07 PM
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Some off the top of my head (probably will have some to add later when I have more time to think about it but these are 3 guys that I'm listening to now):

Matthew Ryan:


Bob Schneider:


Matt Nathanson:

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Old 06-23-10, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe View Post
Check out The Samples. One of the most underated bands of all time.
Agreed, had shots of tequila with Sean Kelly back when he did a solo acoustic show at one of the dorms at school. I love them, been listening since my brother got self titled when they were still with Arista records. I don't like festivals but might have to go to Mile High just to see them with the original line up again. Btw, love "who am I" especially the live version on the transmissions album.

Originally Posted by Cory02 View Post
Some off the top of my head (probably will have some to add later when I have more time to think about it but these are 3 guys that I'm listening to now):

Matthew Ryan:

Bob Schneider:


Matt Nathanson:
Heard of Nathanson and have some of his stuff, but will definitely check out the other two. ETA, really like Bob Schneider, solid stuff thanks.

Thanks for the suggestions so far guys, keep 'em coming.

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Originally Posted by Duh Vuh Duh View Post
Agreed, had shots of tequila with Sean Kelly back when he did a solo acoustic show at one of the dorms at school. I love them, been listening since my brother got self titled when they were still with Arista records. I don't like festivals but might have to go to Mile High just to see them with the original line up again. Btw, love "who am I" especially the live version on the transmissions album.

Sean Kelly is such a nice guy... I've met him a few times at some shows... in fact that live version of "Who Am I" that you mention is also my favorite, and in fact was the song my wife and I danced to 1st at our wedding. When Sean Kelly found out about it thru some friends of ours, he sang it right to us... it was amazing.
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also try

Alexi Murdoch



Andrew Bird



Guster



Mike Hale



Citizen Cope



Dark Mean



Good Old War



don't forget CSN&Y, Fastball, Jamie Cullum, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Ben Harper, Ben Folds, and Matthew Sweet!

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Originally Posted by Duh Vuh Duh View Post
Joshua Radin
Patrick Park
William Fitzsimmons
The Weepies
Mat Kearney
The Cary Brothers
Josh Kelley
Jason Reeves
Matt Costa
Howie Day
Amos Lee
Ray Lamontagne
The Perishers
City and Colour
Geez. I listen to music constantly and I've never heard of any of these people/bands (OK, maybe I've heard of Howie Day, but never heard anything by him). I suck ... ? ...
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Freedy Johnston
Paul Kelly
Ron Sexsmith
Grant McLennan (RIP)

Those are the guys that do it for me.
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Josh Ritter
The Avett Brothers
Mumford & Sons
Guster
Iron & Wine
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Ben Lee (Awake is the New Sleep is a really good album)
Matt Pond PA
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe View Post
Sean Kelly is such a nice guy... I've met him a few times at some shows... in fact that live version of "Who Am I" that you mention is also my favorite, and in fact was the song my wife and I danced to 1st at our wedding. When Sean Kelly found out about it thru some friends of ours, he sang it right to us... it was amazing.
Sweet, yeah Sean is good people. And love that verse in Who Am I..."living up to every diamond in her ring". That's cool that he found out and sang it for you guys, he definitely appreciates the fans. I've met them at numerous shows and they're probably one of my top ten bands ever, have all their albums, seen them more times than I can count. The definitely never got the attention they deserved.
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe View Post
also try

Alexi Murdoch
Andrew Bird
Guster
Mike Hale
Citizen Cope
Dark Mean
Good Old War
CSN&Y
Fastball
Jamie Cullum
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Ben Harper
Ben Folds
Matthew Sweet!
Thanks, have/heard of some of those, but I'll definitely check out the others. Harper is amazing ofcourse and only have a couple tracks of Ben Folds, good album/place to start with him? I love his song "the luckiest". Also, really like Toad the wet sprocket and like a lot of Glen Phillips solo stuff and the album he did with Nickel Creek called Mutual Admiration Society.

Originally Posted by atlantamoi View Post
Freedy Johnston
Paul Kelly
Ron Sexsmith
Grant McLennan (RIP)

Those are the guys that do it for me.
Hm, heard of Johnston and Sexsmith, but don't have any of their stuff or the others, so thanks.

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Josh Ritter
The Avett Brothers
Mumford & Sons
Guster
Iron & Wine
I need to check out Ritter more, heard some of his stuff. I have all the others and just discovered Mumford & Sons from my cousin who was studying abroad in England, have to say they have really grown into one of my favorites.

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Ben Lee (Awake is the New Sleep is a really good album)
Matt Pond PA
Only heard of PA's cover of "Champagne Supernova", which I really like, but I'll check out more of him and Lee.
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Geez. I listen to music constantly and I've never heard of any of these people/bands (OK, maybe I've heard of Howie Day, but never heard anything by him). I suck ... ? ...
No, I picked mostly some of the lesser known artists, but my favorites for that list. I highly recommend everybody on that list to check out as well as the suggestions by others.
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Only heard of PA's cover of "Champagne Supernova", which I really like, but I'll check out more of him and Lee.
Mix 4?
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Mix 4?
I didn't even know there was 3 or 4 versions until I just looked it up on AMG.
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Picked up some Bob Schneider and Matt Pond PA so far and I really like those. Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll let you know what I think as I get through them. Please keep them coming.
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Which Pond albums did you get?
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Which Pond albums did you get?
Last Light is all the library had, but I want to also get Several Arrows Later, heard Halloween in a store the other day and really liked it.
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