Best lesser known and underappreciated songwriters.

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  1. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    Lotas good ones here. Also:
    Neil Young (assumed?[​IMG])
    Ron Sexsmith
    Michael Fracasso
    Butch Hancock
    Jimmie Dale Gilmore
    Neal Casal
    Dave Alvin
    Kevin Russell (Gourds guy)
    Tom Russell (no relation)
    Vic Chestnutt
     
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    mordecai Immoderator

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    Stephen's list plus Michael Hurley Linda Perhacs Vashti Bunyan Bobb Trimble Scott Walker Matthew Young
    SH, you are like a hippy outside of the CE and a crazy Randian inside. very strange. .
    Fran loving Joanna Newsom is funnier to me.
     
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    Stephen Merrit (The Magnetic Fields)
    Cass McCombs
    Sam Prekop (The Sea and Cake)

    EDIT: Almost forgot Hrishikesh Hirway (The One AM Radio)
     
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    i'm really high on the avett brothers these days. terrific songs, great music.
     
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    Forgot Scott Walker but he's terrific. Also people please stop posting bullshit indie.
     
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    Also people please stop posting bullshit indie.
    lol. OP wants to "branch out". On that note, I would also like to add that some of Against Me!'s earliest work (Tom's Demo through to The Disco Before the Breakdown) contains some great songwriting. Try the Acoustic EP for a taste.
     
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    Also people please stop posting bullshit indie.
    +1, with special exemption for Bonnie Prince Billy. Hey Maggie, did you stumble on a little noise record shop/bar when you were in Jerusalem?
     
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    Townes van Zandt...love him. Also jeff buckley, rodney crowell, and yeah, brandon flowers solo stuff was quite good.

    you also cant go wrong with calssic country. SOme old george jones always strikes my fancy.
     
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    the only ones I have to add to the already-mentioned are:

    Robert Earl Keen (but I could be biased) - he's hit-and-miss, but I quite like Gravitational Forces
    Aimee Mann - pretty much anything she put out post-2000 is solid, though she writes a LOT of melancholy stuff. I need some sunlight and vitamin C when I've been listening to her too long.
     
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    well, if we're going to go aimee mann and re keen ... how about lucinda williams?
     
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    well, if we're going to go aimee mann and re keen ... how about lucinda williams?

    or fiona apple
     
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    Gillian Welch/David Rawlings.
     

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