Familiar with "New" Grass bands?...request your assistance.

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  1. RGB

    RGB Supporting Member

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    Just wondering if I could get you guys, who are familiar with Nickel Creek and bands of this type, to embed your favorite youtube videos in this thread?

    It would be helpful to me to have a selection of their best stuff all in one place...kind of thinking about a "New"grass project, so other good examples of the genre would be cool too!:)

    I thought the video below was a good example of how this type of project can use almost any material and just newgrass it up. Our bassist has a Zeta and we've been wondering how we can do something unique and fun with it.

     
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    Punch Brothers stuff okay too?
     
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    Yes, please!:)

    Anything in the genre would be of great interest to me...gotta change the title of this thread.
     
  5. Jim Soloway

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    I've been listening to new grass and its variations for about 35 years. It's incredible music.

    Here's a very old performance by the true king of the genre, David Grisman with one of his best bands (with Marc O'Connor, Rob Wasserman and the great Tony Rice on guitar.



    Wandering a bit further afield, this is a great Brazilian mandolinist by the name of Renato Anesi



    And taking it one step further, this is World On A String from Denmark

     
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    Strength in Numbers.
    Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Mark O'Connor, Sam Bush, and Edgar Meyer.

    Slopes. Check out Mark O'Connor the Fiddle master tearing it up on guitar.
     
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    Strength in Numbers
    One Winters Night.
    THis song is why I have a Dobro.
     
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    Jerry Douglas & Russ Barenberg
    Big Bug Shuffle
     
  9. buddatron

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    Alison Krauss & Union Station f. Jerry Douglas

    Yes, I do like Jerry Douglas.:bow
     
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    Yonder Mountian String Band used to be a good one.. then they started to write some poppy/emo stuff. I thought this was going to be a great band to bring grass back into the spotlight... now they are probably wearing makeup and cutting themselves :aok

    Railroad Earth is a good one. Old School Freight Train (who back up Griz on occasion) is a really good one too.

    I am really surprised Jamie Masefield hasn't been mentioned yet though it is a little jazzgrassy its still new(er) grass style stuff..
     
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    Just pushin some friends of mine. :)







    I'm sorry, your princess is in another castle :)
     
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    I don't have time to root out videos but I'll put you on some great bands in the "Newgrass" or progressive bluegrass field.

    The Steeldrivers
    The Infamous Stringdusters
    Chatham County Line
    Alecia Nugent
    The Mashville Brigade
    Cadillac Sky
    Mountain Heart (check out their version of Whipping Post)
    Dale Ann Bradley
    The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band

    You will find plenty of these bands covering material from outside traditional bluegrass. And all of these bands feature musicians that will blow your mind.
     
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    Wow...lots of great stuff here. I'm also a big Jerry Douglas fan. I first saw him on the "Masters of the Steel String" tour when it came to town and was floored by his talent...and tone! (Obviously a gearhead)!

    Really appreciate these offerings guys...any more out there?
     
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    I'm just marking the thread for future reference. I'm a rock/old school funk lover at heart but this kind of music is really starting to grow on me. Love the focus on vocal melodies and harmonies. Nickel Creek was the first I heard that caught my attention.

    I saw a vid from The Raconteur's ...I believe the song is called "Old Enough"......I'm not sure if these guys are considered blue, or new grass but that vibe is definitely present on that song. I didn't know Jack White was a member until I just searched them for spelling. I don't know much about the guy but he's seems like a talented dude.
     
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    Yeah, that's a good one too...I guess I'm just leaning towards acoustic ensemble playing more than trying to keep it purely any form of "grass". I just love the interplay of stringed acoustic instruments.

    Here's one of my favorite duos in this style:

     
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    I too am starting to get more into this genre, there is a lot of fans of it here in NC. Bands like the Avett Brothers are right on the edge of new grass/punk. I also like a band out of Athens GA called Corduroy Road, they use traditional instruments but play less traditional music. Also check out Yonder Mountain String Band, Blueground Undergrass, Railroad Earth.
     
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    I had a job working for a food vendor in 91 through 95. Worked at a lot of Folk and Bluegrass festivals. I got to see a lot of great players.
    I HATED the blue/new grass folk music when I started. Then I heard Jerry Douglas's Dobro with Strength in Numbers at the Strawberry Music Festival.
    I love it now. It is almost my favorite.
    Here is Steve Martin. He put a record of banjo music last summer i think, it is really good.
     

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