Monday, August 31, 2009

Americana At The Grammies

A new category to reflect changing musical tastes.

Much of what I listen to these days falls into this category, artists like Slaid Cleaves, Lucy Kaplansky, Carrie Newcomer, James McMurtry and others. Good stuff, with the focus on the music, not the antics of the performers. A lot of it is Austin or Nashville based.

Additional story here. Of the artists listed, I like Todd Snider's work the most, probably.


MauserMedic said...

Have one each McMurtry and Snider albums. Good stuff, especially "Choctaw Bingo", if I remember correctly. If you haven't checked out Gillian Welch, give her a listen. Alt bluegrass, no one else sounds like her, and it's about 99% two guitars and nothing else for instruments.

Bob said...

@MauserMedic: I have Gillian's Time (The Revelator) CD, and note April 14th on my blog as "Ruination Day." She's a great talent.

You might try listening to Mary Gauthier or Diana Jones. Good stuff there.