#1
I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but does anyone know bands or artists who have a similar style as Iron and Wine or Owen?

Solo acoustic fingerpicking/strumming with words sung at the same time.
#2
I'm so sorry, but when I read the title of your post, I thought it would be about fingerpicking with a bottle of wine to hand, which is something I do most free evenings. Particularly since many wines are famous for their iron content.

But... erm... no, I don't know the band or artists your refer to. But I sing and fingerpick at the same time - except when I'm drinking wine - and I commend my humble efforts to you.
#3
Quote by Dave Keir
I'm so sorry, but when I read the title of your post, I thought it would be about fingerpicking with a bottle of wine to hand, which is something I do most free evenings. Particularly since many wines are famous for their iron content.

But... erm... no, I don't know the band or artists your refer to. But I sing and fingerpick at the same time - except when I'm drinking wine - and I commend my humble efforts to you.

wtf?
#5
I don't know much about Elliot Smith, but I do know The Biggest Lie is fingerpicked and it's pretty similar to Iron and Wine.

On another note, when I saw Immaculate Machine a few months ago, their guitarist played a little simple solo with the beer bottle in his left hand.
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#7
sSyLc and Satch both gave great suggestions. A lot of Elliott Smith has fingerpicking. Try "Thirteen" - it's a great song. Nick Drake was a master guitarist in my opinion, beautiful haunting lyrics with matching music. His 'Pink Moon' album is mostly (maybe all, can't recall) acoustic. Check that out.
#9
Can you mention some Nick Drake songs in standard tuning please.
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#10
Quote by Dave Keir
I'm so sorry, but when I read the title of your post, I thought it would be about fingerpicking with a bottle of wine to hand, which is something I do most free evenings. Particularly since many wines are famous for their iron content.

But... erm... no, I don't know the band or artists your refer to. But I sing and fingerpick at the same time - except when I'm drinking wine - and I commend my humble efforts to you.

#13
yeah, definitely elliott smith and nick drake. you might also want to check out damien jurado. he's done some pretty good records. ghost of david is a great mellow acoustic record and on my way to absence is a little more electric but with a similar tone and attitude to what you're looking for. i prefer on my way to absence but ghost of david is a great start.

edit: but don't expect to see him live very often, he rarely tours. i've heard he's a kindergarten teacher by day.
#14
Quote by Satch_Boogie
As far as I know, there isnt a single one

The mans well known for using the most obscure tunings ever.


That's no fun. I've been listening to him for about a year now and am intrigued by his art. I did a quick skim on his tab page on this site and most of the songs were in alt. tunings.

Either way, when uni is finished for me, I think i'll practice finger-picking.
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#15
Rocky Votolato has some good fingerpicking stuff, as well as some other amazing guitar stuff. He's a singer/songwriter, and one of my favorites. I can rec. some songs for you if you want.
#16
Wow. In almost unrelated news, I saw Damien Jurado opening for Okkervil River Thursday. I had no idea it was such a rare thing. I wasn't too impressed, though. Okkervil was great, but Damien sounded like a slightly washed-out Springsteen... the songwriting was pretty uninspiring.

All that said, Nick Drake is a great choice.
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