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tintinandpip - on 16:02 Tue
Looking for some musical suggestions, I will start it with these five Americana / non mainstream tracks. ( Not necessarily performed by the original artist)

Wagon wheel performed by Old Crow Medicine Show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gX1EP6mG-E

The Weight performed by Gillian Welch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXf-SuBbJa0

The night they drove old Dixie down performed by The Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jREUrbGGrgM

Red dirt girl performed by First Aid Kit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfMcn6dNY34

Intella Hotel Performed by Peter Case http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE0dAMJG7Ow

keith-ratcliffe on 16:07 Tue
In reply to tintinandpip:
Lucinda Williams 2 Kool to be forgotten http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLmL8dU9mg0
felt - on 16:10 Tue
In reply to tintinandpip:

Katie Cruel, Karen Dalton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKfgT12mJPw
Anything from Workingman's Dead
Phil West - on 16:11 Tue
In reply to tintinandpip:

Drive By Truckers, Lucero, Craig Finn?
Frank the Husky - on 17:20 Tue
In reply to tintinandpip: Good thread. How about anything by Mandolin Orange:

Boots of Spanish Leather: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOHkyZ62jjQ

Old Ties and Companions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjBzlGL8iB0

Little Worlds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_5fb5F-iCk

cb294 - on 17:39 Tue
In reply to tintinandpip:

Good thread!

I nominate
Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch, Wrecking Ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdLdG1ldkII
Gillian Welch, Annabelle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb7fm6YCAI4
Townes Van Zandt, Pancho and Lefty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnNWH9gE0rU
Townes Van Zandt, Waiting around to die: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4zfEkKs2ZM (although the rear view mirror version is better)

Lots of stuff by Bonnie Prince Billy / Palace Music, e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL0Mzaq-b13FoNiEwgZWDMxwUUt-SCDeB-&index=1

Lots of stuff by the Cowboy Junkies


cb294 - on 17:44 Tue
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Ramblin dave - on 18:51 Tue
In reply to felt:


And also jogged my memory a bit as to what Cath and Phil Tyler reminded me of when I saw them the other day. So they'd be my recommendation:
redscotti - on 19:24 Tue
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Dirt Road (album)
tintinandpip - on 21:33 Tue
In reply to Frank the Husky

Never heard of Mandolin Orange before, sounding great ,they could be the soundtrack for the 1000 mile trip to the Alps at Christmas.
Lots of other good suggestions as well.

cragtyke on 22:31 Tue
In reply to tintinandpip:

The Legendary Shack Shakers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEjiIgRFbmY

or JD Wilkes offshoot the Dirt Daubers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs-Elft_EGQ

The Pine Hill Haints http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky4mKVtLrmM Alabama ghost music.
Frank the Husky - on 09:47 Wed
In reply to tintinandpip: The two best albums to get are "Such Jubilee" (where Little Worlds and Old Ties come from), and "This Side of Jordan". There's a new one out this year called "Blindfaller" but I've not heard it yet.

mike123 - on 10:17 Wed
In reply to tintinandpip:
Just 5 ?
Decemberists - make you better
Cowboy junkies - to live is to fly ( but all of black eyed man )
Townes van zandt - if I needed you ( hard to choose an album, but probably live at the old quarter )
The felice brothers - radio song , but the best you tube is frankies gun - riding September ( fans of 70s motorbikes beware , this will have you checking your credit card balance )
Uncle tupelo -moonshiner ( but just about anything )
Tried to copy you tube clips from iPad but youngest sprog seems to have locked Ben and hollys little kingdom on the clip board . No bad thing, but time place substances .
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eric the good - on 21:06 Wed
In reply to tintinandpip:

Wayfaring Stranger performed by Jack White
Six Days on the Road performed by Taj Mahal
may be up your street.
Nordie_matt - on 21:10 Wed
In reply to tintinandpip:
Anything by William Elliott Whitmore


Or Scott H. Biram

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Dauphin on 21:26 Wed
In reply to tintinandpip:
No Ry Cooder or John Prine or Chris Smither?

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eric the good - on 21:35 Wed
In reply to tintinandpip:

Also ,Anything by the Carolina Chocolate Drops
salancaster - on 09:43 Thu
In reply to tintinandpip:

Hi Andy

Some extras - but belters

Check out Richmond Fontaine, brilliant live band. Great albums. 'Post to Wire' is a good starter.


Then http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYQF5YLGC30

Cracker - 'Kerosene Hat' with this hidden track - number 69 at the end


Neko Case - 'Fox Confessor Brings The Flood'


The Hold Steady - 'Boys and Girls of America' more on the rockier side


Not too leftfield but maybe something there for one or two of those thousand or so miles.

Bon chance


Neil - on 19:01 Thu
In reply to salancaster:

Hayes Carll, plenty of good stuff but this remains a favourite...
tintinandpip - on 20:00 Thu
In reply to salancaster:

Hi Stuart
Saw Richmond Fontaine in Matlock a few years ago, a fine evening and bought a CD as well. I fell off at Crookrise on Saturday and badly bruised ( not broken) my heel so have been cooped up all week, the music thread has been a good distraction. ( I saw you at Crookrise as I limping off). I will check your other recommendations.
tomrainbow - on 20:07 Thu
In reply to tintinandpip:

Kevin Morby's new album The Singing Saw is brilliant...as is Okkervil River's latest, Away.
A9 - on 20:59 Thu
In reply to tintinandpip:

Americana - few current favourites . .

Tommy Jarrell - Little Maggie
Bob Dylan - Worried Blues
Adam Hurt - Brushy Fork of Johns Creek
Chance McCoy - Yew Piney Mountain

Hank Williams - Ramblin Man
Bob Kemp - on 04:40 Fri
In reply to tintinandpip:
Nice idea this, thanks. Already found a few new things...

I don't know about top five, but here's a few suggestions:

To add to the Richmonde Fontaine and Decemberists suggestions, the Delines, who have connections with both, are well worth checking out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XjC9fnchpY

Other suggestions:
Hurray for the Riff-Raff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsfNmg9dGpM

Spooky southern gothic from Jim White: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9KcoASX4Bg

Alela Diane - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0F4f7ZPiSI

Sam Phillips (the other one): https://soundcloud.com/esopusmag/teilhard-by-sam-phillips

Rigid Raider - on 08:17 Fri
In reply to tintinandpip:
This is a rich seam to mine! I'll have to sit down with the good speakers and listen to this lot tonight as I've been looking to refresh my iPod collection for a long time. The OP's link to Red Dirt Girl by First Aid Kit was a great start as I like FAK and only have the Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris version of Harris's poignant song.

For me the classic American rock ballad has to be Sweet Home Alabama.
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