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whatwasthat4

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I'm always on the hunt for those little known Artists/CDs which match my musical obsession of the moment. And I've been hooked on what I'll call Instrumental Country Rock Twang. I've seen the Hellecasters get a few props in previous threads here, and although my tenure on this site has been short, I can see the knowledgeable recommendations are everywhere.

So what can you recommend in the "instrumental country rock twang" category that may be similar to the Hellecasters? Here's what I have dug up so far, and can highly recommend to any Hellecaster fan.

Michael Hawley - s/t (get him on cdbaby)
matt rae (3 amazing cds)
bendegos
forrest lee jr -telethon
merle jagger
bill hullett - two lane blacktop
brent mason - hot wired (if you can find it)
James Burton & Ralph Moony - Corn Pickin' & Slick Slidin'
John Hotrod Tompkins - Brick City Beatdown
Tele Ranch
Don Rich & the Buckaroos - Country Pickin'
Various Artists - Nashville Guitars
Diego Garcia
Jimmy Bryant - Frettin' Fingers
Joel Hamilton - Guitarland
Johnny Hiland

Jerry Donahue - Telecasting Recast arrived in the mail today (sounds like a winner so far). And Texas Troubadours and Buddy Emmons - Almost to Tulsa is on my hit list.

I should admit that I've got a variety of Chet Atkins, Joe Maphis and Jerry Reed albums as well. And if I were stretching the category, I'd include Jeff Miller's "Fly By Wire".

So I feel like I've been pretty thorough, but what else could there be?
 

'58Bassman

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I'm always on the hunt for those little known Artists/CDs which match my musical obsession of the moment. And I've been hooked on what I'll call Instrumental Country Rock Twang. I've seen the Hellecasters get a few props in previous threads here, and although my tenure on this site has been short, I can see the knowledgeable recommendations are everywhere.

So what can you recommend in the "instrumental country rock twang" category that may be similar to the Hellecasters? Here's what I have dug up so far, and can highly recommend to any Hellecaster fan.

Michael Hawley - s/t (get him on cdbaby)
matt rae (3 amazing cds)
bendegos
forrest lee jr -telethon
merle jagger
bill hullett - two lane blacktop
brent mason - hot wired (if you can find it)
James Burton & Ralph Moony - Corn Pickin' & Slick Slidin'
John Hotrod Tompkins - Brick City Beatdown
Tele Ranch
Don Rich & the Buckaroos - Country Pickin'
Various Artists - Nashville Guitars
Diego Garcia
Jimmy Bryant - Frettin' Fingers
Joel Hamilton - Guitarland
Johnny Hiland

Jerry Donahue - Telecasting Recast arrived in the mail today (sounds like a winner so far). And Texas Troubadours and Buddy Emmons - Almost to Tulsa is on my hit list.

I should admit that I've got a variety of Chet Atkins, Joe Maphis and Jerry Reed albums as well. And if I were stretching the category, I'd include Jeff Miller's "Fly By Wire".

So I feel like I've been pretty thorough, but what else could there be?
You do know Jerry Donohue is one of the Hellecasters, right?
 

lumco

Most of the roads I travel are muddy
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The new Guthrie Trapp project.. Pick Peace... may work for you.. I got it last evening and its awesome playing
 

TNJ

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I'd say your list is a solid foundation, with alot of my Tele heroes!

Brad Paisley and Vince Gill sing more than they play, but OH MAMA can they
PLAY!

S.
j
 

Marc Roy

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Check out Steve Piticco. Absolutely jaw-dropping player.

http://www.reverbnation.com/StevePiticco


Later...
Wow, this guy just rips!
Steve can put a lot of people to shame. I wish the guy would hit pay dirt. He's still playing bars and fairs after all these years. Then again, it's always a must-see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUJgfBkV1jA

Here he is doing "Orange Blossom Special". Hold on tight....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCX2h6ptQ14&feature=relmfu
 

AaeCee

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Brian Setzer certainly fits in to the 'rock' end of that category, although I don't know if he has any purely instrumental releases.
 

cber1517

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I can't believe no one has mentioned Brent Mason's Hotwired! Hard to find but worth it. He also made a cd called The Players which is great.

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gtnoise

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I can't believe no one has mentioned Brent Mason's Hotwired! Hard to find but worth it. He also made a cd called The Players which is great.

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The OP mentioned it, otherwise I definitely would have!
 

whatwasthat4

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Thanks all! Lots of great stuff for me to dig into. I'm already hot on the trail for these!

@AaeCee - Setzer - nice call! He does have an all instrumental called "Instra-Mental", which rocks. That cat can sure play!

And how did I forget Jim Campilongo?! Great player.
 




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