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stratstrummer40
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#1
Ok so I listen to bands along the lines of Owen, Elliott Smith, John Mayer, Paul Michel, Bright Eyes, Dave Matthews, Ghosts And Vodka, Red House Painters, and sometimes Dashboard Confessional etc. when I want to just kick back to some nice acoustic material. But lately Iv been wondering if anybody could give me some new artists (preferably solo artists) that I might be interested in.

So yeah if anyone could list some suggestions Id very much appreiciate it. Thanks.
Last edited by stratstrummer40 at Apr 23, 2006,
stratstrummer40
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#3
^

Yeah Jack Johnson is decent and his tunes are catchy and nice to listen to but I dont think I could listen to him for that long. He's good but I believe he's overrated.
LKW
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#6
Iron & Wine
Nick Drake
Sufjan Stevens
Damien Rice
Jose Gonzalez
Beck (the albums Sea Change and Mutations)
MattDaviesFFAF
Secretly Ironic
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#7
^Like he said, Iron & Wine and Damien Rice


M. Ward
The Good Life
Cat Stevens?
Frank Turner does some nice acoustic stuff
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
Kind of Like Spitting
Ryan Adams
Sufjan Stevens
Willy Mason

Yeah, they all do a lot of acoustic stuff.
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Glen_Hansard
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#8
Quote by MattDaviesFFAF
Willy Mason


I need to hear more of his stuff, I love Oxygen.

Mic Christopher(Songs to listen to: Hey Day and Kid's Song. Album:Skylarkin'(the only album )
Damien Rice (Songs: The Blower's Daughter and Cannonball. Album: O)
Glen Hansard (Songs: Falling Slowly and Leave. Album: The Swell Season.)

Also check out Glen's band, The Frames. They have some acousticy stuff.
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Last edited by Glen_Hansard at Apr 23, 2006,
Gurgle!Argh!
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#10
if you arent already obsessed with ryan adams i pity you...

also, you may like m. ward and jen wood quite a lot.
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#11
Quote by MattDaviesFFAF
^Stop plugging yourself.

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I'm almost Glen Hansard. I have a semi-hollow Tele and a Big Muff... and my guitar teacher sorta looks like him... and I'm Irish...
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#13
Joseph Arthur

dunno if he fits into Alternative and Indie, but hehas some good acoustic stuff.
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#14
neutral milk hotel
pedro the lion
cat power
jenny lewis & the watson twins
david dondero
johnathan rice
the lido venice
mirah
murder by death
slinks
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#15
Devendra Banhart
Nick Drake
Leo Kottke
Norfolk & Western
Vashti Bunyan
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#16
Jose Gonzales.
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#17
Quote by slinks
Devendra Banhart
Nick Drake
Leo Kottke
Norfolk & Western
Vashti Bunyan


Fahey owns Kottke.
Gomorrah
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#18
You should check out Rocky Votolato (sp?)
and I back the Iron & Wine recommendations.
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#19
neutral milk hotel(!), matt costa(!), ben harper(!), sufjan stevens(!), nick drake(!!!!!!!!!!!), dispatch(!), OAR, Cat Stevens (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), Jack Johnson(!x a few) too i suppose, Iron and Wine, Dar Williams, Ani Difranco, if sunshine on your shoulders makes you happy go with John Denver just for kicks, Don Mclean i suppose too, Gordon Lightfoot, (some of these guys Are exactly new, but if you havent heard them before they are new enough for you to listen to) John Frusciante has some acoustic stuff goin on (check out Curtains for the acoustic lovin')
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#20
Stars.
Beluah.
Iron And Wine.
i am member no. 3 of the 'coheed and cambria fan club' interested? pm CoheedANDnofx6.

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#21
Quote by Gurgle!Argh!
if you arent already obsessed with ryan adams i pity you...

also, you may like m. ward and jen wood quite a lot.

Fuckin' A. Ryan Adams is great. Some of his stuff is a bit country, though. If you don't like country, stay away from Jacksonville City Nights. But some great albums are Gold (his classic rock tribute album) or Love is Hell (his darker album, but every song is great). Demolition is also good, right between Gold and Love is Hell, with a little touch of country. He's a great and prolific singer/songwriter.
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#22
^indeed, although i like heartbreaker the most of his official stuff... cold roses is definitely worth a look too... and whiskeytown are great also.

additionally, i uploaded this a while ago for someone on another message board, its 48 hours (one of his unreleased albums), and its very very good. thats one of the coolest things about ryan; how many awesome albums hes recorded that have never seen the light of day...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=75JXQOEM
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#23
Ani DiFranco
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stratstrummer40
antennas to heaven
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#25
Quote by Gurgle!Argh!
^indeed, although i like heartbreaker the most of his official stuff... cold roses is definitely worth a look too... and whiskeytown are great also.

additionally, i uploaded this a while ago for someone on another message board, its 48 hours (one of his unreleased albums), and its very very good. thats one of the coolest things about ryan; how many awesome albums hes recorded that have never seen the light of day...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=75JXQOEM


Thanks

Ill def check this out!
stratstrummer40
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#26
Quote by onlyonehere
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Awesome.

www.myspace.com/getcapewearcapefly


WOW, I really really am digging this...

Could you maybe send me an album if you have one pwease?


BTW im digging Jose Gonzales, i knew this thread would be a good idea
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Gurgle!Argh!
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#28
Quote by stratstrummer40
WOW, I really really am digging this...

Could you maybe send me an album if you have one pwease?


BTW im digging Jose Gonzales, i knew this thread would be a good idea


he doesnt have an album yet, just an EP on Big Scary Monsters and two singles. hes revently signed to a major (atlantic i believe) so there will be an album.
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#30
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Gurgle!Argh!
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Quote by bobjewell87
yep, atlantic records.

julie doiron


i have a track by her. its nice. i think it was on a split with okkervil river.
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#33
Days of the New

When I heard Touch, Peel and Stand I thought I heard the best Acoustic Heavy Metal song - if that makes sense.

I think some of their later stuff is mellower, but the guitar work is still great
thepickups
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#34
Neutral Milk Hotel
Wilco
Bob Dylan
Nick Drake
M. Ward
Josh Ritter
Daniel Johnston
etc
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#35
Catherine Feeny - very nice new album
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Smooth...
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#37
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Jack Johnson


Yep, born and raised in Hawaii baby. Many people say "Jack is so overrated". Maybe or maybe not, but I must say he definitely did not intend to be very famous. He's pretty laid back, and simply plays his acoustic guitar and surfs. The fact that his music is becoming very popular is a great bonus to a very nice guy that deserves it. Honestly, if he is overrated, don't listen to him...I kind of liked it when no one knew who he was anyway.
BigDave313
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#38
go onto youtube and check out elliot friedman hes kool

defo check out willy mason and damien rice both unique in their own ways
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#40
Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) Plays a mean violin. Its not acoustic guitar, but its amazing solo soft stuff. I predict you'll dig it.