I know alot of you guys are music freaks like myself. In the past few years I've tried to move away from the "classics" that I've been listening to for over 40 years, and expand my horizons. Since I have teenage sons I get to discuss alot of new music with them. One band I'm really into is The Decemberists. They are hard to categorize but they have been called prog rock. The do everything from ballads to rock and are really good musicians. Their lead singer and writer is very highbrow and has been accused of using words that the average person might not understand. Their last album, Hazards of Love was a rock opera ala Tommy. I personally liked it, but doubt alot of you would. Their new album however has them going back to American roots. It has more of a country feel than anything they've done. Gillian Welch sings backup and Peter Buck from REM plays on a few songs, one of which has a REM sound.
I'm going to see them Monday night at the Beacon with my son and friends.
Check them out.
Great song spanky. Did you ever hear of them? Monday will be my 4th time seeing them live and I'm psyched.
Check out their version of Crazy on You; the old Heart song on Youtube. It's really good.
That's cold Spider!...you write "rock on" and get my dad-burn rock appetite all slathered up with this group you're pimpin'... and when I go look this group up....well, we gotta get you to a rock doc brother!...(watch both clips and tell me I'm crazy...lol)
lol Spaider...Bryan who? Your choices of mostly anonymous musicians don't bother me at all Spiderdude! If anything It's amusing...I have no doubt about your authority on music and bands and you appear to be quite involved with all the civics of it all to which I say good for you!...reminds me of a deceased Uncle of mine that spent his adult life drawing a check from SS...scouted for the Oklahoma Sooners in 60's and 70's (mostly Switzers powerhouse teams) and traveling from one gospel concert to the next while squeezing in as many womens basketball tournaments as possible...strange lifestyle but it's what flipped his boat so...
I say grab a juice harp, a fiddle, and a jug of Mountain Dew and let'er RIP Spider!...lol...my oldest has started taking guitar lessons by the way, from a friend in Pampa,Texas who credits your friend Darrell Scot as his biggest influence...(there's even talk they are buying the Spankster a git-tar and sending him my way for a lesson or twenty...
and Tommy...you know as well as I that was a Rock Opera for the ages!...nonsense?
lol Spank--often my postings come off in a much more harsh tone than was the intent. So is the case prior.
Bryan Sutton is hardly an un-known(only in your classic rock circle). He plays with the best, and is on many recordings where you might be familiar. Often sitting in with the Dixie Chicks, Emmy Lou, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Mark O'Connor, James Taylor etc. Your teacher friend can probably tell you all about him.
Chris Thiles's efforts will be much more remembered than those of Deep Purple,Gum and Roses, and those nameless one-hit disco bands from the 80s/90s that you like so much.
40 years ago I would have scoffed at anything connected to bluegrass. In the 70s, an lp by the Seldom Scene(Act 3)
changed my musical direction, and I am grateful for that.
Punch Brothers(our show 2morrow evening--I meet them for set-up and sound check at 3:30--just after the Bears/Pack kick off, and they play at 7:30--just after the Jets/Steelers start. They currently feature Chris Eldridge on acousic. He is the son of Ben Eldridge(the only banjo player in the Seldom Scene's long run). This band is very young, very innovative and extremely talented. No surprise if most of them go on to much bigger things.
You mention Darrell Scott.
Try his Theatre cd, The Invisible man cd(my favorite), live in NC, or Modern Hymns(all popular covers).
You might be surprised.
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