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Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists

John Robinson (aka Cittern) 19 Aug 03 - 09:33 AM
greg stephens 19 Aug 03 - 09:44 AM
John Robinson (aka Cittern) 19 Aug 03 - 10:16 AM
GUEST,Strollin' Johnny 19 Aug 03 - 10:20 AM
Beardy 19 Aug 03 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,SJ 19 Aug 03 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,John Hardly 19 Aug 03 - 11:07 AM
harvey andrews 19 Aug 03 - 03:05 PM
Clinton Hammond 19 Aug 03 - 03:10 PM
George Papavgeris 20 Aug 03 - 04:00 AM
GUEST,Santa 20 Aug 03 - 05:44 AM
The Borchester Echo 20 Aug 03 - 05:46 AM
harvey andrews 20 Aug 03 - 08:32 AM
alanabit 20 Aug 03 - 12:41 PM
Mary Humphreys 20 Aug 03 - 12:57 PM
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Subject: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: John Robinson (aka Cittern)
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 09:33 AM

Following on from a suggestion in another thread to start a discussion on "non-traditional" artists and line ups ...

Have you recently seen any contemporary folk/acoustic artists which particularly stand out?

I'll start with:

Serious Kitchen
Howden, Jones & Taffinder
Jiggerypipery (sp?)
FOS Brothers Band
Paul Buckley
Kate Rusby

And of course one Julie Ellison, who impressed me so much that I became involved in her album production, sound engineering etc.

Best regards
John Robinson
http://www.JulieEllison.co.uk

Oh - and Acaysha.


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: greg stephens
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 09:44 AM

Looks a bit like "pigeon-holing" to me, Cittern. Watch out, you'll soon have that Harvey Andrews round, saying you should be listening to Harry Cox.


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: John Robinson (aka Cittern)
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 10:16 AM

I hope that was said with a smile!

:-)


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: GUEST,Strollin' Johnny
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 10:20 AM

Don't want to say 'best' as it's a subjective thing, but these are SUPERB:-

Allan Taylor (Moody and Magnificent!)

Jez Lowe

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman (both Trad and Contemporary)

If'n you're a Bluesperson, try Emily Druce. (Do we call blues 'Traditional' or 'Contemporary'? As a lot of it's from the 20th Century, I guess it can be counted as Contemporary?).

A young lady from Lincolnshire - Miranda Sykes (solo and with her excellent band 'Firebrand', fantastic voice and again falls into both camps).

And, of course, the aforementioned Harvey Andrews - songwiter and performer of the highest order.


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: Beardy
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 10:38 AM

Suntrap & Cloudstreet playing at festivals in UK this autumn.


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: GUEST,SJ
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 10:58 AM

Emily Slade is a very fine example of a contemporary folk/acoustic artist. well worth finding out more about.


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: GUEST,John Hardly
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 11:07 AM

Eddie From Ohio
Skruj McDuk (I think they are now just "McDuk")
Steppin In It (Young guys from Lansing MI)
Aubrey Haynie
Reeltime Travelers
Freight Hoppers
Bryan Sutton
Matthew Fox (soon to be featured on "River City Folk" and a finalist in the Sister's Folk Festival songwriting contest).


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: harvey andrews
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 03:05 PM

Well, quite right Gregg, we should all listen to Mr Cox. As we should all listen to the best of all musics at all times, whenever possible.
I would mention Emily Slade and El Greko, who has written some delightful songs and who performs them with great musical skill.
And for the old codgers, Mike Silver is having a fine renaissance and I hear Dave Mallet will soon be releasing a new cd. Can't wait!!!


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 03:10 PM

Stephen Fearing


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 04:00 AM

Shucks Harvey, I'm blushing...Well, to repeat my list from the other thread (and the sequence here is as it was there, not as a result of Harvey's praise):

Harvey Andrews, Martyn Wyndham-Read singing Graham Miles, Mick Ryan & Pete Harris, Roy Bailey singing Len Rosselson/Si Kahn, Robb Johnson, Jez Lowe, Vin Garbutt, Ben Campbell. And Bob Fox singing Jez Lowe/Jimmy Nail. And Steve Hughes (who? buy his album "The love you shared" on UNLaBEL002 from www.nightcafe.co.uk and find out).

So much good music out there, so little time...


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: GUEST,Santa
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 05:44 AM

Steve Tillson
Eileen McGann
Tanglefoot
Maggie Boyle
Pint and Dale


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 05:46 AM

And to continue with the season of summer repeats:

Harvey Andrews
Billy Bragg
Sandra Kerr
Steve Tiltson
Robb Johnson
Steve Ashley
Pete Coe
Martin Carthy singing Leon Rosselson, the Bee Gees & his own
Dick Gaughan singing Si Kahn, Brian McNeill & his own.

And Emily Slade & KTB from the new ones.


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: harvey andrews
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 08:32 AM

Yes, KTB..did a broadcast on radio Shropshire with her and was mightily impressed


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: alanabit
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 12:41 PM

Why has nobody mentioned Pete Morton yet?


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Subject: RE: Best Contemporary Folk/Acoustic Artists
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 12:57 PM

Has nobody heard of Chris Manners? He has a fantastic voice, guitar-playing ability to rival anyone AND the most wonderful way with words and tunes. He is a resident at Pete Coe's Ryburn club in West Yorkshire, though I think he hails from Kent or somewhere south of Watford, though I won't hold that against him as it's not his fault!

His song about Dracula at Whitby is one of the best I have heard. He also has a very moving song about the last of the lighthouse keepers.

And of course, how could I not mention El Greko - my favourite contemporary songwriter, who has even persuaded me - a dyed-in-the-wool traddie - to sing one of his songs. He is a superb performer with such a charismatic presence. Book him for your club NOW!


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