#1
This is a thread about punk-grass which is bluegrass mixed with punk, obviously. I only know of a few bands like this and I love them because they are acoustic but still aggressive. I figured maybe some of the p0nx in here can steer me towards some others because I have discovered a few scenes in here that are way bigger than they seem like they would be (ok, I have only discovered folk-punk )

Here are the bands I know:
.357 String Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh38QbNJS_g&feature=related
Split Lip Rayfield http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTIbQCxNhUw
The Hackensaw Boys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSWk3VudzjA
Trampled by Turtles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiXI-mAGmHY&feature=related

A few of those bands consider themselves punk sorta but I dunno, if this isn't punk enough for this forum I will close it.
#2
basically acoustic psychobilly
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#3
I believe the term is Cowpunk.
Another good band is The Avett Brothers.
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#4
lol cowpunk thats a new one
not bad at all though
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#5
Well cowpunk is country mixed with punk and includes electric guitars, steel guitars, drums and such. And it isn't QUITE psychobilly either (the scenes are tied together a lot though), it's just bluegrass played with punk influence.

Avett Brothers are awesome but they aren't bluegrass.
#6
Saw the .357 String Band open for The Legendary Shack Shakers a year or so ago. They were not bad.
#8
Basically just another offshoot of folk-punk.

Pretty awesome, considering bluegrass is amazing, and so is folk-punk.
#10
Old Crow Medicine Show
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#11
well here is Slugs Revenge, i have been really listening to these guys lately. http://www.myspace.com/slugsrevenge

then there is Black Death All Stars
http://www.myspace.com/blackdeathallstars

those are the two i have recently been listening too, but i really suggest Slug's Revenge
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#13
For your general listening pleasures, you should get yourself the Root Damage compilation put out by Sympathy for the Record Industry, and specifically for the track by Earl Lee Grace which is the bluegrass band formed by the lead singer of the Dwarves.
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What´s the difference between this and country or ordinary bluegrass or folk?



It tends to be faster, a little bit more "raw" if you will. But the main difference i think comes with the topic that they are singing about. Defiance Ohio sings about solidarity where the Rascal Flatts sing about "fast cars and freedom".
Folk and punk have alot of similarities in the message topics so the differences are less between those two. So you really just have to look at whose singing/preforming, whether its Pat the Bunny (of Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains) or Pete Seeger.
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#18
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What´s the difference between this and country or ordinary bluegrass or folk?



It's kinda what Bostonlacrosse said, at least his first sentence. It's faster and harder. Traditional bluegrass is a lot more straight-laced and less abrasive generally. Bostonlacrosse is also right about topics, in theory at least. Traditional bluegrass is like 95% of the time about being lonesome and the other 5 is like working in coal mines and stuff. He had terrible examples though. I guess punk-grass (and all genres of progressive bluegrass) are less exclusive when it comes to song topics. It also tends to be a little more amateurish musicianship-wise for better or worse.

Also, I wouldn't say OCMS is a punk-grass (idk why I am using this term so much, I actually hate it) because they aren't really a bluegrass band, they are more old time which is simpler and less solo-based.

I am listening to Slug's Revenge and this dude is really good and basically hit the nail on the head with what I was looking for with this thread. I will check out the other group after I listen to all this guy's songs.

EDIT: Oh the other link is a band this guy is in, cool. I downloaded Slug's Revenges album, it is good, this guy can actually tear it up on guitar.
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You're probably gonna have to listen to them. I am not much of a punk myself. Some of their stuff is really traditional sounding, but way energetic and some of it sounds like acoustic mid-tempo rock.

Their first myspace genre is punk

Yeah, I listened to some of their stuff. Pretty good, alot of energy. Ive spent my whole life in Appalachia, so I kind of have a soft spot for bluegrass influenced stuff.
#30
i heard like 10 seconds of a "does this offend you, yeah?" song. i've never listened to them since. it sounded kinda "punk-grass"