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Ideal backing band

03 Apr 14 - 03:15 AM (#3614742)
Subject: Ideal backing band
From: GUEST,FloraG

I've just heard Duncan Chisolm and Mike Mcgoldrick on radio 2 and it made me think who I would like as the ideal backing band. They would be hard to beat.
Any preferences?
FloraG.


03 Apr 14 - 03:32 AM (#3614747)
Subject: RE: Ideal backing band
From: GUEST,Ed

Nasty, Dirk, Stig and Barry


03 Apr 14 - 08:42 AM (#3614852)
Subject: RE: Ideal backing band
From: Wesley S

Tony Rice, Sam Bush and Edgar Meyer.


03 Apr 14 - 11:58 AM (#3614944)
Subject: RE: Ideal backing band
From: Tug the Cox

Of the recent crop how about Blair Dunlop on Gitar,Jackie Oate on fiddle and Belinda O'Hooley on piano?


03 Apr 14 - 01:45 PM (#3614980)
Subject: RE: Ideal backing band
From: Neil D

The musicians and singers Leonard Cohen assembled for his comeback tour a couple years back were the best backing band I've ever heard.
   
    Roscoe Beck – Bass Guitar/Upright Bass (Musical Director)
    Sharon Robinson – Vocals
    Rafael Gayol – Drums and Percussion
    Neil Larsen – Organ, Keyboard, Accordion
    Bob Metzger – Guitar, Pedal steel
    Javier Mas – Guitar, Laud & Bandurria
    Dino Soldo – Wind Instruments, Saxophone, Clarinet, Harmonica &    Synthesizer
    The Webb Sisters – Backing Vocals, Guitar & Harp


03 Apr 14 - 03:07 PM (#3615003)
Subject: RE: Ideal backing band
From: Les in Chorlton

I would be looking for 3 or 4 squeezers, 2 banjos, 3 guitars, 4 fiddles, loads of recorders and whistles, bongos and snares, smallpipes, maybe a 'cello or two and an elecrtic bass.

And here they are!

Best wishes


04 Apr 14 - 03:07 AM (#3615167)
Subject: RE: Ideal backing band
From: GUEST,FloraG

I'm surprised everyone wanted so many backers. This sounds more like an orchestra than a folk group. I know the trend is to finish a festival with a big band - but wouldn't most people for personal satisfaction want 2 or three playing with expertise and improvisation.
FloraG


04 Apr 14 - 03:34 AM (#3615174)
Subject: RE: Ideal backing band
From: breezy

as long as they can play and follow the singer with augmentation and empathy, a fiddle and harmony voice.

Richard Thompson should have sacked his bassist


04 Apr 14 - 03:43 AM (#3615180)
Subject: RE: Ideal backing band
From: breezy

aaaaaaaaaaaaaauditions at Loughton Folk Club Thursday 15th May where I'll be the main attraction


04 Apr 14 - 06:18 AM (#3615222)
Subject: RE: Ideal backing band
From: Roger the Skiffler

Assuming I played a lead instrument I'd want Sam Kelly on drums and Pete Stroud on bass. If I was on washboard I'd want Sonny Black on guitar.
RtS