There are some great ones out there. Two of mine:1) "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone? The Carter Family and their Legacy in American Music" by Mark Zwonitzer and Charles Hirshberg2) "Boogie Man: The…Continue
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Can be from days of yesteryear or current...Mine:1) Memphis Minnie,2) Elizabeth Cotten (who wrote "Freight Train" when she was like 9, or something),3) Joni Mitchell4) Rory Block (she channels Robert…Continue
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Is bluegrass fiddle a distinct subgenre of fiddle music in general? Also, how does fiddle music vary geographically...ie, one can argue Texas blues guitar uses more jazz chords and progressions than…Continue
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He of course was enormously influential in blending the two and establishing the genre, but were there others - guys coming out of Bakersfield, for example - who were also responsible, but you just…Continue
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My name is Josh Sanders and I perform my own songs at venues in and around NYC with a fiddler & bass player. I am heavily influenced by Americana/alt-country music ie Townes van Zandt etc. I have recently had radio airplay on Americana/country radio on WKCR 89.9 (NYC) on the Tennessee Border Show & WICR 88.7 (Indianapolis). Besides Townes I am a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen. I am currently recording a full length album in a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn which I expect to have finished by March of 2014.
I find it interesting that Townes' guitar playing is so rarely commented upon. I suppose it is because he was so often surrounded by a band of stellar musicians, or else because his songwriting was so absolutely stellar that you tend not to pay attention to his musicianship skills. Whatever, his solo acoustic album "Live at the Old Quarter", recorded in Houston in 1974, is a MUST for all acoustic players.
Townes spent a lot of time listening to Lightnin' Hopkins, and while I…Continue
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