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    Long time Jerry Garcia fan. Early on faves were Jackson Browne, Little Feat and The J Geils Band back in the 70s. Strange combo I guess but it all lead to Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, Max Creek, Drive-By Truckers, Bela Fleck, Hot Tuna, Allmans, Martin Sexton, John Prine, Steve Kimock, Tom Rush and others that will occur later...
    • CommentAuthorKevin
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009
    Checking out Kelly Joe Phelps next week... this guy sure can make a guitar sing yo..

    • CommentAuthorkees
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009
    Today: Ryan Adams, Lucero, Strand Of Oaks, Drive By Truckers, The National, Bonnie Prince Billy, Mark Olson/Gary Louris/Jayhawks, Richmond Fontaine, Ray Lamontagne, Calexico, Cat Power, Joseph Arthur, AA Bondy, Smog...and more: Dylan, Neil Young, the Faces, the Stones (1967-1976).......... Joy Division, Echo & the Bunnymen, Julian Cope, Popgroup, Rip Rig & Panic, Mark Stewart & the Maffia, A Certain Ratio............ Johnny Cash!!... Big Star, Replacements, Paul Westerberg, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Son Volt......Ryan Bingham, Steve Earle...Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, Eels, Lucinda Williams, Tindersticks...
    • CommentAuthorLaC
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2009
    just scrolling through my top 10 played on Last.fm is a pretty good indication - I signed up for Last.fm (which tracks stats on what you listen to, among other things) in January, so this is what I've listened to the most in the last ~5 months:

    Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
    Ryan Adams
    Joe Purdy
    Neko Case
    Patty Griffin
    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
    My Morning Jacket
    Justin Townes Earle
    The National
    Gillian Welch
    Bon Iver
    Bob Dylan
    Josh Ritter

    and a few more I love: Leona Naess, Ray LaMontagne, Matt Mays & El Torpedo, DBT, The Black Keys...

    I'm a fan and Yarn fans might dig them: Brian Wright & the Waco Tragedies, Deer Tick, William Elliott Whitmore, Avett Bros, Langhorne Slim...
    • CommentAuthorSmeeta
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2009
    Oh dear, where to start...

    Avett Brothers (good ole carolina boys:), Sam Bush, Tony Rice, Allison Krauss and Union Station, Steep Canyon Rangers, Del McCoury, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, The Bridge, Infamous Stringdusters, YMSB, Keller :), Abigail Washburn( & the sparrow quartet), Drew Emmitt, OCMS, Ryan Montbleau Band, everybodyfields, Duhks, Chris Thile, Nickel Creek, Panjea, xavier rudd...

    ok that's the short list. basically, my taste is eclectic but my grass is blue :)
    • CommentAuthorLovelight
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2009
    I just got some Infamous Stringdusters and they are amazing.

    Grateful Dead and anything Jerry
    Anything Mark Kozelek....Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters
    Josh Ritter
    Ray LaMontagne

    Today, though.....Great Lake Swimmers and Strand of Oaks
    • CommentAuthorkees
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2009
    STRAND OF OAKS! yes yes...
    • CommentAuthorKevin
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2009
    Anything Mark Kozelek....Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters

    Mark is streaming his new live album in it's entirety --> http://www.myspace.com/markkozelek
    • CommentAuthorLovelight
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2009
    I already have the Ruben Olivares and the Lost Verses (Live)...they are just amazing. I just love Koz.
    • CommentAuthorMK
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2009
    Railroad Earth
    Paul Simon
    Bruce Hornsby
    Josh Ritter
    Ray LaMontagne
    i really love

    ryan adams
    the boss
    loudon wainwright
    john prine
    brandi carlile
    kathleen edwards
    ray lamontagne
    griffin house.....
    tons more
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2011
    Big Daddy Love
    Will Kimbrough
    Tommy Womack
    Hayes Carll
    Todd Snider
    John Howie Jr and all of his bands (Two Dollar Pistols, JHJ and the Rosewoood Bluff, JHJ and the Sweethearts, P-90s, Snatches of Pink)
    John Prine
    American Aquarium
    Fred Eaglesmith
    Unknown Hinson
    and many more...
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2011 edited
    In no particular order:

    Eilen Jewell
    Old 97s
    Girls, Guns & Glory
    Foghat (oh, so you ARE paying attention!)
    Zoe Muth
    Tim Easton
    Jon Dee Graham
    Bottle Rockets
    Fountains of Wayne
    JJ Grey & MOFRO
    ...lots more...
    "Girls, Gins & Glory"

    Yes, gin would help.
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2011
    Damn...shouldn't post when drinkin'...
    • CommentAuthorspinner
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2011
    Thank goodness for this post! I was thinking of throwing out the question myself. Not including all the ones I'm already enjoying, I'm gonna check out every artist mentioned so far, see what tickles my strings. Thanks so much, everyone, for sharing their current musical interests. Love these music leads. :-)

    I would add:

    Assembly of Dust
    Hot Buttered Rum (saw them in Oakland CA recently and they were outstanding)
    North Mississippi Allstars
    Nate Wilson Group (formerly with AOD)
    The Codetalkers
    Jonah Smith
    New Monsoon
    Yonder Mountain

    Thanks again, folks!
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2011 edited
    Blake and the FamiLy Dog
    Andrew Hendryx Ensemble
    Max Greene
    Jackie Greene
    Counting Crows
    The Himalayans
    Ben Folds
    Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown
    Neil Casal
    Sordid Humor
    Kathleen Edwards
    Josh Ritter
    Ray Lamontagne
    Amos Lee
    The Jayhawks
    Son Volt
    Ben Harper
    Old Crow
    Justin Townes Earl
    The Black Crowes
    The Dead
    Roses Pawn Shop
    Tyler Stenson
    The Who
    The Stones
    The Band
    Big Star
    The Boss
    Gram Parsons
    The Airplane/Tuna
    Fairport Convention/Richard Thompson
    Just to name a few............To many to name.
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2011
    Hey earlbny, here's a recent Cracker show I taped with Take The Skinheads Bowling and many other fine tunes:

    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2011
    Thanks hooped.
    Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown,
    Grateful Dead,
    Dave Matthews,
    Jackie Greene,
    The Wallflowers (Jakob Dylan),
    Béla Fleck,
    Tony Rice,
    Justin Townes Earle,
    The Jayhawks,
    Jack Johnson,
    Gov't Mule,
    Phil Lesh & Friends
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2011
    I forgot how much I used to love the Wallflowers/Jakob Dylan.
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2011 edited
    Timely...free streams of the "new" Counting Crows, new Girls, Guns & Glory and a garage-rawkin' effort from Tommy Stinson at:

    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2011
    Thanks for the link tous. I just picked up the new Crows album. Its a live album from Town Hall in NY. I was at that show and it kicked ass. I just wished the released the whole show. They played 3 sets and an encore. The CD/DVD only has the 1st set. Still worth picking up. Its there debut album August and Everything After loive from start to finish.
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2011 edited
    I am starting to dig the Avett Brothers, Dawes and Girls Guns and Glory
    • CommentAuthorsuemck2
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2011
    great lists everyone - got a lot of crossover with y'all and some new bands to check out. Two I like that I don't think I saw mentioned are
    Trampled by Turtles
    String Cheese Incident
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2011
    What sue said. Great list everyone. I never heard of Trampled by Turtles. I dig a little String Cheese.

    Over the years I have found some cool music from http://www.cdbaby.com
    I'm still too Yarn fucked to listen to much else. I know I'm weird but I do tend to be the musically obsessive type. The only other current band that can yank my attention away is the Drive-By Truckers. Although they're more of a rock band, there's a tremendous parallel lyrically as not much ever goes well in a Trucker's song either.

    Ha, was crankin' one of my faves just last night:

    Tales Facing Up

    Me and my brother's old lady went out and got stinking,
    she solved all her curiosities about me by the railroad tracks.
    She said I reminded her of him before he started drinking
    and banging the babysitter every time she turned her back.

    We opened up the sunroof and we smoked a big 'ole J
    and drank a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon listening to the crickets and trains.
    Every so often she'd lapse into narcotic rambling.
    Moon and mascara. I've always been a holy terror.
    Temptations lurking every where. If your mind's in the gutter, Beware!
    You'll find me there.

    Me and a friend were talking after the funeral.
    She said it should have been me but I'm still around
    and I been so wild, I'm surprised I made it to the seventh grade
    and all my dead friends have settled down.

    My eyes were puffy and she asked if I'd been crying.
    I said 'tears are for pussies' but who was I kidding anyway?
    So we stopped at the bar and drank them dry.
    Beer and tequila.
    I've always been a thrill seeker. But thrills are a dime a dozen these days.
    And I found a dime in the gutter today. Tails facing up. Still fucking up. Still fucking up.

    A funny thing happened on my way to a strange way of thinking
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2011
    I am the same way Reckless. It's been all Yarn 24/7. However with the Ryan on the way and the new Counting Crows live album out now I do have something else to listen to. The DBT are cool. I dig them. the new album from Jason Isobel and the 400 Unit is also great.
    I am so glad to read your posts, RC and earlbny! I too, am Yarn fucked... I do occasionally try to taper down with some of my old standbys, but Yarn's amazing albums and the near-constant stream of new shows on Archive (thanks again, fellas) are sooo hard to stay away from! I've seen DBT and Big Daddy Love a couple times and enjoy live music, but nothing else has hooked me quite the same! I suppose I'm going through an obsessive phase too (the last one of which was Zeppelin, so the boys are in good company), but I really should check out everyone's lists! Thanks for sharing, y'all! :)
    Checked out the band Uncle Lucius after reading the SXSW review earlier in the week and thought I'd share. Badlab, they're playing in your neck of the woods on June 8th at the Morganton TGIF concert series. The description on the TGIF page describes them as "Southern Boogie Rock from the heart of TX, the way your momma likes it." :)

    • CommentAuthorchewy
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2012
    Badlab and I might have to check that out this summer in M-ton. Thanks DA. As far as other bands, Wilco got's my ear right now.
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2012
    Sounds Good Chewy, maybe a good night out with the kids and all. Thanks Ms. Amy. I will check them out.
    Let me know what you think if you do go, guys - I think I read that they're coming to Greensboro in September, so I may make the trek depending... Also checked out their archive site - too bad they don't have their own loyal bunch of tapers!
    • CommentAuthorsuemck2
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2012
    Just caught Wilco here in Zurich - great show. I really like Trampled by Turtles. I'll be in the US in April and am gonna catch them at the Cradle in Chapel Hill on April 24 - pre-MerleFest music - just what the Dr ordered for my music-deprived life in Zurich ;)
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2012
    Tonight it is going to be the North Mississippi All Stars, looking forward to seeing the Dickinson Brothers throw down in Winston Salem. Also happy to be able to meet up with Brouche and Hopped who will be at a show across the street.
    Glad you'll be getting some quality shows in during your time here, sue! Would love to get to MerleFest myself one of these years!

    Have fun at the All Stars, badlab - that'll be a fun one too!
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2012
    My recommendation from a few weeks ago and a show I recorded this weekend...

    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2012 edited
    Thanks for the recommendations.

    Here is what I've been listening to in between all my Yarn music.

    Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. He's Willie Nelons son. He sounds like his Dad but Plays the guitar like Jimi or Stevie or Santana or Clapton. That's what Amazon said. They Jam.

    Justin Townes Earle. He's Steve Earle's son. He's a mix of Folk and Country I guess. His new album is really good.

    Last but not least is Tyler Stenson. He's a singer songwriter storyteller from Portland. Like Yarn he's unsigned and trying to get discovered. He's firm believer in 3 chords and the truth. He reminds me James Taylor meets Josh Ritter.
    Is anyone familiar with Rayland Baxter? I came across him via Odessa Rose Jorgensen a few months back and really like what I've heard. He reminds me of an earlier David Gray. I believe he played the same SXSW venue, same night as Yarn.

    Stream his EP:
    The Miscalculation of Song

    Mini Bio with songs:
    The Attic Sessions - Episode 7: Rayland Baxter

    He's finished recording his first proper album which will be coming out in September.

    Rayland with the lovely Odessa Rose Jorgensen on fiddle:
    Willies Song

    Odessa Rose with Bearfoot - This one is fantastic!
    Oh My Love

    Speaking of Bearfoot, their latest with Nora Jane Struthers, American Story is pretty good as well. I saw Nora Jane for the first time at Telluride last summer.
    Tell Me a Story
    Kill the Rooster
    Dug the Mallet Bros. show, tous - thanks for taping! And thanks for the recommendations, all - I often come back to this thread when I'm looking for something new to listen to!
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2012 edited
    Here is a song from Tyler Stenson. He's an unknown singer/songwriter/storyteller from Portland OR. Tyler Stenson performs his newest original song "The Arsonist" live at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, OR. This song will be released on his upcoming album "Some Days I'm a Lion" in October of 2012. Stay tuned. I can't get enough of this song. What do you guys and girls think of it?

    • CommentAuthorheadzilla
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2012
    Earlb, I gave a listen, I agree, great song. I went to his website and gave listen to some other tunes .. very good.
    Maybe you should send a note to Blake, to go check them out, On May 10th, YARN plays at 7:00 in Portland and Tyler stenson plays @ 5:30 somewhere else in Portland, can't imagine that the places they both play could be more than a short log truck ride apart.

    We've got relatives in the Eugene area, we'll tell em to head up to Portland on the 10th.

    I'm not surprised I like Tyler Stenson, I think that almost all recommendations from 5guitar folks turn out to be winners.

    It looks like they got some interest from Chevrolet for commercial work.

    thanks for the recommendation, maybe they will come east someday.

    Myself, I have been listening to "Sons of Bill" for a couple of years or so based on a comment/recommendation by Blake in a magazine. They are from Charlottesville, Va, three members are sons of a UVA professor named Bill Wilson....hence the name. They have a new release called "Sirens" you can stream four of their songs and help release more by liking them on facebook. Their website is www.sonsofbill.com.
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2012
    I sent Tyler an email nd he said he will see if he can make the Yarn shows but being that he's playing his own gigs he not 100% sure. He said thank's for digging his music and spreading the word to your friends and family. He also said that the video I posted above is still new and he's playing it live and trying to work out the kinks and make it sound just right. Kind of like what Yarn does.
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2012
    I just saw Grant Farm last night, a band with a couple of Emmitt-Nershi Band guys in it. Tyler Grant is a damn fine guitar player. Tight, jammy, bluesy rockin' stuff: http://archive.org/details/GrantFarm

    My tape should be up on archive this weekend.

    I've spun my Trigger Hippy recording several times in the last two weeks.
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2012 edited
    I am so digging the debut album from Chris Robertson Brotherhood. It's my album of the day. This album hit the spot. It blew my mind and melted my face. You all need to do yourself a favor and go pick this album up. You will not be disappointed unless you like over produced processed cheese that uses no instruments and auto tune. This is what organic music sounds like.



    Big Moon Ritual

    In 2011, after more than 20 years of intense gigging and recording, Chris Robinson set off to shape something
    new, a fresh rock mythology, a breathing kaleidoscopic thing stuffed with chooglin soul, bedrock boogie and shuffling wisdom birthed in intimate clubs and amongst the tall trees of the Golden State and eventually taken nationwide as the Chris Robinson Brotherhood evolved.

    What began as an experiment without expectations turned into a 118-show journey for Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) that surprised these seasoned pros as music of unshakeable solidity and exuberant reach poured out of them, a New Cosmic California sound with tendrils reaching to the original Fillmore West, Topanga Canyon
    and outwards towards far horizons.
    The music of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood finds its fruition on their studio debut album Big Moon Ritual
    due out June 5 via Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records, to be followed by companion album The Magic Door in September.
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2012
    Hey Earl, I have seen 2 Chris Robinson shows in the last year and they have both been very good, great music and sound. I will be seeing him again in July at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, after three nights of Yarn, hopefully hopped and brouche will meet me at that show too!
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2012
    Been cranking these the last few days:

    Malcolm Holcombe 2010-03-26
    Two Dollar Pistols 2011-05-20
    Doc Watson (various live shows)
    Wurlitzer Prize 2012-02-04
    BJ Barham 2011-06-18
    The Reckoning 2011-12-17
    Last Train Home 2010-03-26
    Yarn 2010-05-01

    badlab, I think that Chris Robinson show sounds like a fine idea.
    We recorded an Allmans show at the Beacon back in 1996 or so that featured Chris Robinson on vocals for a Southbound and it was the most awful thing I ever heard. Then saw the Crowes open up for something and again, I was way less than impressed. Then I watched a Crowes concert thing on TV last year and sat in amazement as the band did absolutely nothing for 40 minutes.

    Relaying that to jgoods is probably the reason he avoids us. ;)

    So all in all I've tried but cannot see what others see in this cat. Since earlbny and you other cats are into this Brotherhood thing I suppose I should check it out and give it one more try for the sake of it all!
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2012
    At the very least you get great guitar work from Neil. He works it out.

    CRB is coming to Brooklyn at the end of the month. I wanted to go but I have tix to see Hot Tuna that night.

    The new live album from the Tedeschi Trucks Band is steller. killer stuff. I love the cover of Uptight (Eveything is alright).