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Acoustic singers/songwriters/storytellers

Post by richardp08 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:57 pm

I don't know if it's my age, my current tastes or just discovering new artists that I like, but I've become a big fan of people (such as yourself!) who can stand on a stage with just an acoustic guitar and still portray their songs in powerful way. It's one of the reasons I've become a fan of The Revival Tour straight away, I just love that style of music.

I'm nowhere near done with completing the collection of albums from artists such as Chuck Ragan, Cory Branan, Rocky Votolato, Tim Barry (many thanks for including him on this tour, I really enjoyed his set!), but I'm wondering if you have any recommendations for other artists in a similar vein?

This type of artist gets little coverage in the general music press, especially in the UK, so where can I go to discover more?

I don't want to have to wait until next years Revival Tour to get my acoustic fix of new artists.
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Post by frank » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:40 pm

lots of stuff around right now. more historically i'd get live albums by Townes Van Zandt (live at the old quarter) and Loudon Wainwright III (career moves). lots of good stuff out there.
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Post by moomin » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:34 pm

Tim Barry blew me away at Leamington
Richard thank you for asking this question this is very relevant to how I feel right now

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Post by smithyramfan » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:51 pm

richardp08 wrote:I don't know if it's my age, my current tastes or just discovering new artists that I like, but I've become a big fan of people (such as yourself!) who can stand on a stage with just an acoustic guitar and still portray their songs in powerful way. It's one of the reasons I've become a fan of The Revival Tour straight away, I just love that style of music.

I'm nowhere near done with completing the collection of albums from artists such as Chuck Ragan, Cory Branan, Rocky Votolato, Tim Barry (many thanks for including him on this tour, I really enjoyed his set!), but I'm wondering if you have any recommendations for other artists in a similar vein?

This type of artist gets little coverage in the general music press, especially in the UK, so where can I go to discover more?

I don't want to have to wait until next years Revival Tour to get my acoustic fix of new artists.
agree with this. only suggestion i could make at the moment would perhaps be Ryan Adams
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Post by drinkthesunshinezine » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:41 am

The best place to discover more is probably to go to local gigs. Eventually, you'll build up lots of singer-songwriters to watch.

For me, the best one-man-and-his-guitar is Billy Bragg.

On a smaller scale, check out Sam Russo.
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Post by Unorthadox1080 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:33 pm

i can thoroughly recommend Tim OT, some of his stuff might even be free... http://timot1.bandcamp.com

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Post by Rubber_Soul » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:47 pm

Lot's of awesome people on here if you want to check it out - http://addistock.wordpress.com/
A lot of them have toured with Frank in the past as well.
My acoustic sessions and history of Addistock gigs etc... - http://addistock.wordpress.com/

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Post by Watergirl » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:32 pm

Check out Joe Pug. He is from Chicago. Writes amazing songs.
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Post by Bella » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:16 pm

highly recommend Loudon Wainwright - Career Moves. Brilliant live CD, wonderful mix of stuff on there - just don't do what I did and listen to it for the first time when you are driving (or doing anything else that requires concentration) you need to listen to the words, actually you won't be able to help it, he sings clearly.... there are some lyrics on there that made me laugh so much I had to pull over! Brilliant story telling by Mr L W III :-)

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Post by Blonde » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:10 pm

Charlotte Carpenter is pretty good as is Elliot Morris.

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Post by darlenet. » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:16 am

Possessed by Paul James is someone Frank recommended seeing at FEST this year and he was uniquely amazing. I have never seen anyone exactly like him. Plus a gem of a guy.
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Post by richardp08 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:41 am

Other recommendations I've received are:

Roy Harper
Dan Mangan
Foy Vance
Tom McRae
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Post by Watergirl » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:49 pm

I saw Roy Harper this summer at Cambridge. I knew very little about him. What a great gig!
Have seen Foy Vance but I am not a fan of people who use that loop machine all the time, although I can understand it's useful if you can't bring a band on the road.
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Re: Acoustic singers/songwriters/storytellers

Post by blevsy » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:17 pm

If you haven't yet, I'd highly suggest checking out the solo stuff from Brian Fallon, Jen Buxton, and Tom Gabel/Laura Jane Grace. Top notch stuff.

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Post by smithyramfan » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:15 pm

blevsy wrote:If you haven't yet, I'd highly suggest checking out the solo stuff from Brian Fallon, Jen Buxton, and Tom Gabel/Laura Jane Grace. Top notch stuff.
Brian Fallon has done solo stuff?? Agree about the Tom Gabel/Laura Jane Grace stuff
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