Country Music Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    Despite being a Dawg fan, I knew you was legit.

    You coming to the meetup?


    Haha. Yes, well, if my greatest flaw is being a fan of a team that loses to Tech once every nine years or so, I guess I'm doing alright. [​IMG]

    I hadn't heard about the meetup.
     


  2. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    Haha. Yes, well, if my greatest flaw is being a fan of a team that loses to Tech once every nine years or so, I guess I'm doing alright. [​IMG]

    I hadn't heard about the meetup.


    Where's the meet? Might be worth the drive from Tally?

    My faves, also a bluegrass nut:

    The Texas guys:
    Cory Morrow
    Robert Earl Keen
    Pat Green (pre-Wave on Wave)
    Jason Boland

    Also,
    Alan Jackson
    Shooter
    Dierks
    Sam Bush
    Bill Monroe
    Hank I
    Grandpa Jones
    Slim Dusty (what is it with Aussie country and yodeling?)
    Buck Strickland
     


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    For newer guys:
    Charlie Robison
    Robert Earl Keen
    Reckless Kelly
    Jason Boland
    The Great Divide
    Kevin Fowler
    (Do not want: Pat Green, Correy Morrow, , and Cross Canadian Ragweed)

    George Straight, how can you not.
     


  4. redcaimen

    redcaimen Bigtime

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    George Jones

    Patsy Cline

    Waylon Jennings

    Emmlou Harris

    Steve Earle

    Mary Chapin Carpenter


    It is almost a crime what has happened to the genre. Most current country music is monstrous garbage. Now the average country song blows as hard if not harder than the average rock song. [​IMG]
     


  5. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    Where's the meet? Might be worth the drive from Tally?

    My faves, also a bluegrass nut:

    The Texas guys:
    Cory Morrow
    Robert Earl Keen
    Pat Green (pre-Wave on Wave)
    Jason Boland

    Also,
    Alan Jackson
    Shooter
    Dierks
    Sam Bush
    Bill Monroe
    Hank I
    Grandpa Jones
    Slim Dusty (what is it with Aussie country and yodeling?)
    Buck Strickland


    The meet is in ATL. Can't vouch for it being worth the drive. This will be my first experience with the Atlanta SF crew (or any SF crew for that matter).

    I almost mentioned Shooter. I like his stuff, he's kind of a rocked-out version of his dad.

    Are you a McMurtry fan? With a group set aside for Texas, I was a bit surprised to see him not on your list.
     


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    George Jones

    Patsy Cline

    Waylon Jennings

    Emmlou Harris

    Steve Earle

    Mary Chapin Carpenter


    /THREAD.
     


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    Loretta Lynn (early & Jack White), Porter Wagoner, Tammy Wynette, Billie Jo Spears, Jean Shepard are all worthwhile.

    Hank Williams III is an interesting fellow. I've an acquaintance who does gay Christian country named Glen Meadmore. He has the largest collection of John Wayne Gacy paintings.
     


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    Can we talk about alt-country in here too?
     


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    Can we talk about alt-country in here too?

    Why not? What are your picks?
     


  10. edinatlanta

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    Buck,
    Townes,
    Shooter,
    Waylon,
    J. Cash
    J. Rodriguez
    Texas Tornadoes (come on really? No fu*king Tex-Mex love here?)
    Flaco Jimenez (stretching it)
    J. Paycheck.
    George Jones
    Neko Case
    Patsy
    Loretta,
    Flatlanders
    Gourds, The
    Dallas Wayne
    Dale Watson
    Hanks I-III
    Hank Thompson
    Dwight
    Robbie Fulks
    Merle,
    Uncle Tupelo,
    Meat Purveyors,
    Country Dick Montana,
    The outlaws, the rebels, the good for nothings, that's what I like.

    Man I'm leaving a ton of people off that list.
     


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    Neko Case

    [​IMG]
     


  12. edinatlanta

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    Would make sweet passionate love with her. At least twice.
     


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    Can we talk about alt-country in here too?

    By all means. I would say we've started to touch on it with Hank III and Shooter.

    Are we including Drive-By Truckers in the alt-country category? I know some would say they're Southern Rock. Regardless, they're probably one of my top five favorite bands right now.
     


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    Why not? What are your picks?
    Highly partial to Neko Case. To a lesser extent, Ryan Adams, Wilco, and Jenny Lewis. The standard more indie-ish stuff. Also artists that aren't really alt-country but incorporate some elements here and there, M. Ward, etc. Can't claim to be into what are probably the "real" alt-country bands that are going to be rattled off here. Ironically, I actively hate 99% of all popular country, i.e. Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, etc....it's some of the most derivative, corny shit I've ever heard in my life.
     


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    By all means. I would say we've started to touch on it with Hank III and Shooter.

    Are we including Drive-By Truckers in the alt-country category? I know some would say they're Southern Rock. Regardless, they're probably one of my top five favorite bands right now.


    I got some DBT love.
     


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