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A Blessing and a Curse?
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I'm new to this forum and to the music and I've appreciated the many suggestions of essential recordings, posted on another thread, for someone like me who wants to know more and listen to more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Arthur Dec 28, 2012.

Essential Collections for a Newbie
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Hi everyone, this is my first post after recently signing up.I watched a few weeks back the documentary Down from the Mountain (2000) and was completely bowled over by the music.  American folk,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Gordon Nov 10, 2012.

 

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Gerwyn Glyn Owen replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"A Dotted Line by Nickel Creek - simply sublime!"
Monday
Gerwyn Glyn Owen commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'A Conversation with Iris Dement'
"Thank you very much posting this article Terry.  I bought Sing the Delta not long after joining ND and Iris Dement's songs had a lasting impression on me.  I hadn't heard anything like it.  Mesmerizing.  "
Jun 25, 2013
Gerwyn Glyn Owen replied to norm tandberg's discussion 'getting crowded at the top - best of 2013 - 6 months in'
"These are the 2013 recordings that I've really enjoyed (not in order of preference): 1.   Hiss Golden Messenger - Haw 2.   Holly Williams - The Highway 3.   Kelly Willis and Bruce Robinson - Cheater's Game 4.   Caitlin…"
Jun 25, 2013
Gerwyn Glyn Owen commented on Bob Kealing's blog post 'Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter Three'
"Many thanks for this preview Bob. By the way, great feature on Gram Parsons in the UK magazine Uncut - I learned about him here on this site and, thanks to ND posters' recommendations, I got the GP/Grievous Angel, which I listen to a…"
Jan 22, 2013
Gerwyn Glyn Owen replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Darrell Scott's Long Ride Home - I like EVERY song.  Go get it! "
Jan 19, 2013
Jeff Arthur replied to Gerwyn Glyn Owen's discussion 'A Blessing and a Curse?'
"Dirty South is  a great truckers album .May I suggest Live from Austin "Austin city limits" CD/DVD bang for the buck this awesome .The performance is perfect as any I've ever seen.Also don't forget solo work from Patterson…"
Dec 28, 2012
Gerwyn Glyn Owen replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"'Who's Feeling Young Now' by the Punch Brothers - the first song 'Movement and Location' is hypnotic.  "
Dec 28, 2012
Gerwyn Glyn Owen replied to Gerwyn Glyn Owen's discussion 'A Blessing and a Curse?'
"Thank you guys for your thoughts - I really appreciate them.   Like I said, I bought A Blessing and a Curse on spec and I guess the paucity of comments reflect the album's 'mediocrity'.  If that's…"
Dec 28, 2012
Nick replied to Gerwyn Glyn Owen's discussion 'A Blessing and a Curse?'
"I personally would recommend The Dirty South, and Decoration Day. In my opinion this is the Truckers at the peak of their songwriting power. Isbell, Cooley and Hood paint beautifully desperate, tragic, and maniac portraits of America. This is also…"
Dec 5, 2012
steviedal replied to Gerwyn Glyn Owen's discussion 'A Blessing and a Curse?'
"The DBT's have a good few albums out now and lots of different opinions about which is best. Most fans however would agree that A Blessing And A Curse is one of the weaker efforts, So , if you like it, you're in for a real treat when you…"
Dec 4, 2012
rosencrantz replied to Gerwyn Glyn Owen's discussion 'A Blessing and a Curse?'
"It is saying something important about how great the Truckers are that you picked what is probably their weakest album, and it would be an impressive achievement for just about anyone else. Their best album, in most people's opinion, is…"
Dec 4, 2012
Gerwyn Glyn Owen posted a discussion

A Blessing and a Curse?

I'm new to this forum and to the music and I've appreciated the many suggestions of essential recordings, posted on another thread, for someone like me who wants to know more and listen to more Americana/roots/alt-country.I visited an independent record shop in Porthmadog, north Wales, called Cob Records the other day (sadly, one of the few we have locally).As I was browsing, an album cover took my eye: A Blessing and a Curse.  I was sure that someone had recommended that I listen to the…See More
Dec 4, 2012
Bob Gordon replied to Gerwyn Glyn Owen's discussion 'Essential Collections for a Newbie'
"Hi Gerwyn, Here are ten more great Americana albums I did not see  listed yet.  All are grade "A" albums IMHO:   1. Emmylou Harris, Wrecking Ball 2. Ryan Adams, Love is Hell 3. Matraca Berg, The Dreaming Fields 4.…"
Nov 10, 2012
Melissa James replied to Gerwyn Glyn Owen's discussion 'Essential Collections for a Newbie'
"I also love Gillian Welch and would wholeheartedly recommend her album The Revelator and The Harrow & The Harvest. I would also add: Eric Bibb: Good Stuff Amos Lee: Supply & Demand Amos Lee: Mission Bell Lizz Wright: The Orchard Ray…"
Nov 6, 2012
Ms H replied to Gerwyn Glyn Owen's discussion 'Essential Collections for a Newbie'
"Essential albums that have absolutely blown me away include: I SPEAK BECAUSE I CAN by Laura Marling (though not American, close enough in the gene pool by being a Brit) MARCH 16, 1992 by Uncle Tupelo I'M A MOUNTAIN by Sarah Harmer (again,…"
Nov 6, 2012
Gerwyn Glyn Owen replied to Gerwyn Glyn Owen's discussion 'Essential Collections for a Newbie'
"Just got Whiskeytown's Strangers Almanac (Deluxe Edition) through the post - it is exceptional.  Ryan Adams is supremely talented - his lyrics on songs such as 'Houses on the Hill' are something else. I'm kind of angry with…"
Nov 6, 2012

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