I need help finding a new music genre

Discussion in 'Hobbies and Other Activities' started by Wrenchgear, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    My internet friend....I must turn you on to some true musicians......
    You an ELP fan?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrXuvkj5Vi0
    like drums?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grgnwQDygRQ
    like finger picking?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Zn8COqYL8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2NlswsTrCI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQciNNxfFw8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx-PqUOXobA
    Banjo or fiddle?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YagpXvSn2iQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plP7rU-8WMg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3LV12wAZ7A

    I have set around a campfire jam with Todd and the every one down the list from him....
    beware of Riley ....he will make you pee yourself with his stories.
     
  2. sea-piner

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    Since you use to be a metal head, I recommend Tool. And I would start with Aenima. They have their own unique sound and they are the only metal band I listen to anymore. Now its mostly laid back stummy stuff like jack Johnson, etc. Oh and tons of Disney soundtracks--I have two young girls and I can recite the frozen soundtrack.
     
  3. Dusty road

    Dusty road Active Member

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    Do you want to build a snowman?
     
  4. MileHigh

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    Todd Hallawell reminds me of Chet Atkins...
     
  5. Wrenchgear

    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    Hey guys, thanks very much.

    This is the kind of thing I was looking for. Actual examples of great music. There is some pretty good stuff in all of your suggestions.

    If people are looking for some great instrumental guitar picking that takes you back to all the old Clint Eastwood westerns you used to watch, check out Estas Tonne. (Actually, I don't want to degrade his talent by comparing him to an old spaghetti western, but some of his stuff would fit right in)
    2 of my favorites of his are ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jndjluWJSLw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gphiFVVtUI
     
  6. Big_kid

    Big_kid Virginia Beach, VA

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    I'm with you on what's being played on commercial radio these days. The classic rock station lost me some time ago. The final straw was a DJ announcing "Styx has a new album out, Here's Renegade!". It holds up ok, but it's like a bowl of alphabet soup. You might get a different combination of letters on the spoon, but there's only so many letters in the bowl.

    There IS good stuff out there, as you've seen, you just have to go look for it these days. I'm Facebook fiends with this guy:
    https://www.reverbnation.com/paulbomar

    My cousin, his son, and a friend of theirs:
    https://soundcloud.com/chuck-callahan

    Good luck in your search!
     
  7. BelchFire

    BelchFire I speak fluent vise-grip

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    Amen, and AMEN! Early to mid 60's up until the early 80's was the VERY BEST period for music since the invention of the sound wave.
     
  8. skeetercampsintexas

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    I listen to everything from old school patty Labelle, rat pack, Billie holliday, to old western stuff like Lorne Greene and Merle haggard gospels, to newer aged rock, country, and metalcore. I'm not a music nut though, in fact I prefer to listen to the tune rather than the lyrics. Someone may find a neat way to tell the same old story through music sure, but it's always interesting to hear new composition.

    If you like metal guitar, check out a guy named angel vivaldi. Purely instrumental.

    If you like old story songs then look at dean brody. Cattlemans gun is a favorite of mine.

    Newer country sucks, is pretty much your typical kiss FM rolled into something with a mandolin, though I have to admit I enjoy the voice of cam.

    If you like harder metal check out killswitch engage, all that remains, and bullet for my valentine.

    If you enjoy rock with lyrical wit then go with 30 seconds to mars, tool (of course) and muse.

    Honestly I think rock is the only genre where anyone is making any decent music anymore. It doesn't quite get the radio play and attention that all the main stream garbage gets, so I think for the musicians they have to have their heart in it.
     
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    From memory :)

    Come on lets go and play,
    I never see you anymore
    Come out the door
    Its like you've gone away
    We use to be best buddies and now were not
    I wish you would tell me why
     
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    My boys are older but The Bear in the big Blue House was in my dreams for years.
     
  11. speckhunter80

    speckhunter80 Well-Known Member

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    If you were a fan of kick ass Southern Rock and Roll like Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet then you have got to check out Blackberry Smoke. Lots of videos on youtube that you can check out. I have not had a rock band I could get behind since the 70's but Blackberry Smoke is IT! GET YOUR SMOKE ON, BROTHER!
     
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    Listening on the iTunes Store right now... Oh yeah, this is good stuff...definitely what I like!
     
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    I grew up on Southern Rock and Heavy Metal with a touch of Jazz and Big Band so I listen to pretty much everything but lately its:

    Blackberry Smoke
    Charm City Devils
    Drive By Truckers
    Five Finger Death Punch
    Avenged Sevenfold

    Blues
    Joe Bonamassa
    Albert Cummings
    Buddy Guy
    Albert King
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band

    Jazz
    Boney James
    Grover Washington
    Earl Klugh
    Kim Waters
    John Coltrane
     
  15. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    Free Pandora App on my cell mostly 70-90's country.
     
  16. Wrenchgear

    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    This is all excellent, lots of great tunes coming through.
     
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    I grew up on country when it was know as "Hillbilly" music, to me the new stuff pretty much all sounds the same. Just the words seem to change, and with my hearing loss, I can't understand what they are singing, there seems to be no tune, and now when I try to listen to it, the thought that goes through my mind is that sounds like it is redneck rap. I have a machine that converts old records to CD, and it seems that I am listening to them more and more. At 75, I guess I am just getting too old for the new music.
     
  19. Popiworks

    Popiworks Paddle faster, I hear banjos!

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    Sirius has a new channel "Yacht Rock" that is lively but not loud (you can understand the vocals). I grew up in the fifty and sixties and find this channel a good change.
     
  20. SteveP

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    Try tuning your computer or phone to sunradio.com. If you're in Central Texas you can check there to see if there's a local station you can listen to, or you can listen online. This is a non-commercial, non-pbs, listener supported network. The best time for oldsters is during the morning. You will hear some stuff you don't like but most of what you hear will not be played on commercial radio.
     

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