Re: Alternative/modern country music?
I would never classify any of these as straight country, but I'm guessing they veer close enough to the genre to appeal to you. I like a lot of music that kind of careens near folk but isn't too soupy.
William Elliott Whitmore (I've been trying to see this guy live for years and FINALLY did a couple of weeks ago. If you ever have the chance to do so, GO.)
The Milk Carton Kids
The Felice Brothers
(The) Brendan Hines
The Cave Singers
Mountain Firework company
The Three Crows
Southern Culture on the Skids
The Harlan Twins
I'll go through my itunes and see if I can find more!
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