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Apr 13, 2024 - 2:08:29 PM
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Apr 13, 2024 - 2:31:32 PM
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15228 posts since 6/2/2008

Here's what they say about themselves:

"It doesn’t really matter what you call their music - progressive bluegrass, alternative Americana, country, folk and western, what matters is that this is theirs, and people from all different backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, languages and ages love it."

I think Americana fits. But it's to assign a genre to a band from one song. I'd have to listen to more to determine what I'd call them. With the banjo being played clawhammer, I wouldn't call them bluegrass.

Apr 13, 2024 - 2:58:12 PM
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361 posts since 6/20/2020

It occurs to me that the only function that 'assigning' a pre-existing genre template to a group of musicians is to enable endless arguments by others over why those musicians are not a fit for the pre-existing genre template that they never asked for in the first place.

Why is conforming to other people's narrow definition and expectation even relevant? It's music not a Big Mac. Life and creativity is a far wider palette.

Edited by - Pomeroy on 04/13/2024 15:06:00

Apr 13, 2024 - 3:26:19 PM

361 posts since 6/20/2020

edit: palate

A 'far wider palette' just requires a far wider fork lift truck.wink

Edited by - Pomeroy on 04/13/2024 15:26:58

Apr 13, 2024 - 3:35:05 PM

12739 posts since 8/22/2006

I’m going with old hickory with the Americana label but if a bluegrass die hard likes them that’s great. Old Crow Medicine Show were/is a similar type group. Bluegrass like today’s country is courting a younger generation and their, younger generation’s taste seems to be more along this type of music.

Apr 13, 2024 - 4:00:30 PM

15228 posts since 6/2/2008

I saw Old Crow live on their Blonde on Blonde tour a while back and thought they were great. I don't consider them bluegrass. But so what. They're musicians who can really play. They get more people interested in acoustic music and some of those people find their way to bluegrass. I came to bluegrass in part by tracing a path from country rock, folk rock, and 60s-70s folk in general back to influences and roots. One friend/bandmate turned me on to Dillards and Dillard & Clark (Clark being a former Byrd) and that was it.

Apr 13, 2024 - 7:01:53 PM
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The first link (from 2015) I’d call pseudo-old-time. Later ones I looked at seem to have moved to a pseudo-bluegrass style that falls somewhere in the America spectrum. A lttle too artsy and calculated for my taste. Among Canadian bands, I like the Foggy Hogtown Boys for bluegrass and The Lonesome Ace Stringband for old-time.

Apr 14, 2024 - 5:57:57 AM

51 posts since 10/30/2023

quote:
Originally posted by Pomeroy

edit: palate

A 'far wider palette' just requires a far wider fork lift truck.wink


I read "far wider palette" as containing more colors, and therefore the ability to use and blend more colors, so I think that works too.

Apr 14, 2024 - 12:20:26 PM

361 posts since 6/20/2020

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Originally posted by SirenSong
quote:
Originally posted by Pomeroy

edit: palate

A 'far wider palette' just requires a far wider fork lift truck.wink


I read "far wider palette" as containing more colors, and therefore the ability to use and blend more colors, so I think that works too.


Yes, you're right, it does work if we think 'colour palette'. Thank you.

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