Could you recommend me some bluegrass?

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  1. jrm

    jrm Member

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    Hi all,

    Last time I spent some time with my dad I noticed that he had picked up an affinity for bluegrass type music. Good 'ol classic, old timey sounding bluegrass. I'd love to get him some music for his collection. However, I really have no knowledge of where to begin. The only stuff in my personal collection around that theme consists of Jerry Douglas slide music.

    Might someone here point me in the right direction for some good bluegrass? Thanks!

    -jon
     
  2. bigdaddy

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    Kinda unclear. Are you looking for current artists playing in a traditional style or are you looking for suggestions on traditional bluegrass recorded in the good ol' days?
     
  3. jackaroo

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    Get some of these

    Stanley Brothers
    Bill Monroe
    Flatt and Scruggs
    Doc Watson

    New South with Tony Rice

    Bryan Sutton Bluegrass guitar
     
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    add in some Norman Blake (considered more old-time than bg)
     
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    Tony Rice's Manzanita
    Del McCoury
    Blue Highway
    The Bluegrass Album Band
    Ricky Skagg's Bluegrass Rules
     
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    The Devil Makes Three
     
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    I just bought the new Charlie Daniels Christmas Album and it's all bluegrass. Good stuff!
     
  8. jrm

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    Thanks for the reccos all! Please keep them coming!

    And bigdaddy, yep, I know it's quite vague. I'm looking for all of the above. Just good bluegrass music, whether it be new, old, faux-old, etc... Mainly some great bluegrass.
     
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    Kenny & Amanda Smith Band - Kenny's an amazing picker!
    The Cherryholmes
    Jimmy Martin
    Clay Hess
    Old & in the Way
     
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    This album is a great introduction to the genre, lovingly put together back in 1972:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_the_Circle_Be_Unbroken

    Also, if you want more instrumental type stuff, make a Pandora station with a few artists like Tony Rice and Jerry Douglas. You'll discover a pile of stuff.
     
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    Check out my friends in Pert' Near Sandstone from Minneapolis/St. Paul. Old Time Stringband/Bluegrass sounds with a little update. Not Newgrass or super progressive grass. Just good time acoustic music. I'd say check out my old band but we're not up on Itunes yet. Work in process.

    http://www.archive.org/details/pertnear2007-08-18.sbd.flacf
    Their albums are on CD Baby and iTunes. Lots of live stuff on the Archive too.
     
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  14. Blues Rocker

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    Old Bluegrass:

    Flatt and Scruggs at Carnegie Hall
    Bill Monroe (the legendary Father of Bluegrass)
    Jim and Jesse McReynolds
    Ralph Stanley
    Tony Rice (Phenom on guitar)


    "New Grass":

    Alison Krauss and Union Station
    Ron Block (of Alison Kraus and Union Station) is a phenominally gifted guitarist
    and has done his own releases)
    Nickel Creek (Disbanded but still very good newgrass music).
    The Seldom Scene
    Blue Traveler

    Note: Newgrass players are Bluegras musicians but instead of just performing the classics (Ol' Joe Clark, Red Haired Boy...) also do more modern balad-style with the same bluegrass instruments, styles and influences.

    If I had to pick one or two:
    Flatt and Scruggs at Carnegie Hall
    Alison Kraus and Union Station


    Sorry to be long-winded here, but we lead guitarists can learn a lot from the great Bluegrass guitarists. They are monsters on guitar with articulation, speed, incredible technique and musicality.
     
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    The ones I can think of have been covered...except I didnt see these guys listed.
    I think they're very cool.

    The Duhks
     
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    For Tony Rice Blue Highway and others mentioned. Also check Richard Bennett. Dude can flat out pick!

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