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    Bluegrass Music

    My daughter (19) has developed a liking for Bluegrass Music.
    Yes, I had her DNA tested and she is mine.

    I would like to give her a CD for Christmas. Maybe something that even I could tolerate listening to, if possible.
    I know nothing about this except that she already has some "Mumford & Sons", so it would preferably be something different.
    I know there are connoisseurs on the board.

    Thank you for your help. I need it.
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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    Newgrass Revival, Yonder Mountain Stringband are the kind of BG band that stretches out the genre.

    Classics of course are Seldom Scene, Bill Monroe, Stanley Brothers.

    A great CD for that genre is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_th...le_Be_Unbroken

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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    Anything by Alison Krauss and Union Station.
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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    Anything by Alison Krauss and Union Station.
    Rickey Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Rickey Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
    I'll second that.
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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    Of course we shouldn't forget the late Earl Scruggs.
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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    I'd check out a Punch Brothers album. Chris Thile is a master of the mandolin.
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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    Steve Martin is my suggestion.

    Also, can the mods move this thread to the A&E sub-forum?
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    Del McCourey
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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Del McCourey
    With Steve Earle

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    Re: Bluegrass Music

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    With Steve Earle
    Indeed.
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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    Old and in the Way- Honestly, if I had to pick one bluegrass CD to give a young person it would by "High and Lonesome Sound" by them.
    Jerry Garcia on Banjo, David Grisman on Mandolin, Peter Rowan on Guitar and Vassar Clement on fiddle.

    Del McCoury Band- Close second. I'd actually buy "the Mountain" on which they backed up Steve Earle.
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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    It's more alt-country than bluegrass, but if your daughter likes Mumford & Sons, she might like Shovels & Rope. I really enjoy their album, O' Be Joyful.
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    Re: Bluegrass Music

    Are you wanting bluegrass, or are you wanting bands that sound like Mumford & Sons? There's a big difference.


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