Turn Off Ads?
Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 120

Thread: Alternative/modern country music?

  1. #31
    I'm gettin paper Homer Bailey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    4,689

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    Big thumbs up to the Avett Brothers.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #32
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,850

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    edit nm

  4. #33
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    42,821

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    Golden smog

  5. #34
    My clutch is broken RichRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Asheville, NC or thereabouts
    Posts
    3,872

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    Robert Earl Keen has a great song, "The Road Goes On and On," where he rips into Toby Keith for stealing the melody from his classic "The Road Goes on Forever." Here's an article about it, along with videos:

    http://www.tmdailypost.com/article/e...n-v-toby-keith
    "I can make all the stadiums rock."
    -Air Supply

  6. #35
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Bloomington, IN
    Posts
    280

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    Not sure if it counts as country, but most likely Americana, Megafaun. They're awesome (and so is their name).

  7. #36
    Mon chou Choo vaticanplum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    7,193

    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 Bowerbirds
    (The) Brendan Hines
    The Cave Singers
    Mountain Firework company
    Langhorne Slim
    Frankie Miller
    The Three Crows
    Southern Culture on the Skids
    The Harlan Twins

    I'll go through my itunes and see if I can find more!
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

  8. #37
    Start the Reactor! *BaseClogger*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    6,429

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    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.)
    I saw him open for Lucero in Cincy last Spring and almost posted 'Hell or High Water' in this thread. His stories behind each song are fantastic and he is so humble it is refreshing...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

  9. #38
    Bread Gloves Razor Shines's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    6,314
    Band of Horses and Avett Bros are great, both have new albums in the last couple weeks that I enjoy.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. #39
    Waitin til next year bucksfan2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    10,182

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    Was out in Steamboat skiing during a Texas Music Festival which is pretty much what this topic is about.

    Turnpike Troubadours has a pretty good sound.
    Jack Ingram sounded very good live, more country country on his albums.

  11. #40
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    42,821
    Texas "outlaw" country is really a genre all on its own, more country than alternative country and less musically layered than bands like Avettes and Mumford

    More Waylon than anything else but still tasty in its own way, guys like Keene and Robison carrying the torch for guys like Jimmy Dale Gilmore and Townes

  12. #41
    Waitin til next year bucksfan2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    10,182

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Texas "outlaw" country is really a genre all on its own, more country than alternative country and less musically layered than bands like Avettes and Mumford

    More Waylon than anything else but still tasty in its own way, guys like Keene and Robison carrying the torch for guys like Jimmy Dale Gilmore and Townes
    It wasn't necessarily a Texas "outlaw" country. It wasn't really even country with the exception of a little twang involved. Some guys were country, some were more rock, and a lot were hard to explain. Nevertheless nothing beats a day on the slopes followed by a few beers listening to live music.

  13. #42
    My clutch is broken RichRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Asheville, NC or thereabouts
    Posts
    3,872

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    Band of Horses and Avett Bros are great, both have new albums in the last couple weeks that I enjoy.
    I like Band of Horses too, and Mumford & Sons also have their new album out.
    "I can make all the stadiums rock."
    -Air Supply

  14. #43
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    42,821

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    It wasn't necessarily a Texas "outlaw" country. It wasn't really even country with the exception of a little twang involved. Some guys were country, some were more rock, and a lot were hard to explain. Nevertheless nothing beats a day on the slopes followed by a few beers listening to live music.
    Keene, Ingram and the Robison brothers are exactly what you describe, not really country (flavored with country though) they almost tour exclusively in Texas and are to colleges (and frat boys) there the equal to jam bands throughout the nation in their popularity.

    They aren't classic Willie no, but they are as you say fun and don't suck.

  15. #44
    Mon chou Choo vaticanplum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    7,193

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    Am I the only person who hates the Avett Brothers? I just have never been able to get into them. Saw them pretty early on, summer 2008, at a beer hall in Troy, NY, and thought, well, these guys are going to be playing free shows at drunk college picnics for the rest of their lives. Oops.

    On the female side, Joseph, I just remembered Tift Merritt. Beautiful voice -- closer to true old-school country. Shelby Lynne as well, though she's a little poppier, but boy can that girl sing.

    I mentioned the Milk Carton Kids, and though I know I've pimped them on this board before, their albums are both downloadable completely free at their website. They're terrific.

    edit: this song, it kills me.

    The Milk Carton Kids - Girls Gather Round - YouTube
    Last edited by vaticanplum; 09-26-2012 at 02:36 PM.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

  16. #45
    Waitin til next year bucksfan2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    10,182

    Re: Alternative/modern country music?

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Am I the only person who hates the Avett Brothers? I just have never been able to get into them. Saw them pretty early on, summer 2008, at a beer hall in Troy, NY, and thought, well, these guys are going to be playing free shows at drunk college picnics for the rest of their lives. Oops.

    On the female side, Joseph, I just remembered Tift Merritt. Beautiful voice -- closer to true old-school country. Shelby Lynne as well, though she's a little poppier, but boy can that girl sing.
    I could take or leave Avett Brothers. I like some of their stuff and others find me skipping the song quickly.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25