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If I like these songwriters, who else would I like?

Crowder

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There's a certain kind of smart pop songwriting and performing that I like most. Here's a list of some favorites:

Aimee Mann
Michael Penn
Elvis Costello
Freedy Johnston
James McMurtry
Dawes
Nick Lowe
Shawn Colvin

If I've got these artists in heavy rotation, who else am I missing that I might like as much?
 

loudboy

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Crowded House/Neil Finn/Tim Finn
John Hiatt
Patty Griffin
Jonatha Brook
Fiona Apple

These guys are pretty underrated, as far as great songwriting.

This is as good as anything Costello's done:

 
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Ephi82

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all great suggestions:

Steve Earle
Peter Wolf solo (Sleepless in particular)
Dave Edmunds
Chrissie Hynde
Buddy Miller
John Prine
Patty Griffin
Shelby Lynne
Robert Earl Keene
Elvis Costello (he has like 15 songwriter persona's)
Joe Ely (oh my what an unappreciated writer
Billy Joe Shaver
 

Frater B

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Neko Case
Tom Waits
Gillian Welch
Emmylou Harris
Tift Merritt
Alison Krauss
Doc Watson
Elizabeth Cook
Vince Gill
Loretta Lynn
Carter Family
Nickel Creek
Joni Mitchell
The Del McCoury Band
Dolly Parton
Leadbelly
 

giltgitguy

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Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, Freedy Johnson? Have you hacked my itunes account? BIG +1 on Del Amitri!

I'll add:
The Grays
Sarah Jarosz
Punch Brothers
Buddy Miller
ELBOW!!!
Hawksley Workman - When We Were the Delicious Wolves
Metric
Ron Sexsmith
Turnpike Troubadours
And I really like the album I just got by Kacey Musgraves - some real solid writing
 

Ephi82

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There are a tremendous amount of GREAT songwriters to hear.

Haven't seen one I disagree with belonging on the list, and maybe more, one I havent heard of before!

We all have pretty great taste
 

Crowder

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Thanks for all the great ideas! There are several here that I appreciate just as much as ones listed in the OP but neglected to mention earlier. I'm glad to see several newer artists that I haven't explored and will be checking those out for sure.
 

Crowder

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Checking back in here to add Glen Phillips/Toad the Wet Sprocket. Glen's solo records are really good, especially Albulum and Winter Pays For Summer.
 




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