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    Sam Amidon has the Bill Frisell connection, but he exists more in the 'Murder Ballad' genre of mountain folk music.
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    The Other Favorites bill themselves as an "Americana" band. This song seemed to have a bit of a prog vibe to it, probably because of the Moog synth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    How could I forget Stash Wyslouch? The "Anton Webern" of bluegrass

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OL...L0nfMeNBfjf7Sk
    AWESOME! Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Maske View Post
    AWESOME! Thanks.
    Yeah man...couldn't believe this cat the first time I heard this album! Such a "left-field" approach to BG but playing traditional tunes!

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    Great musician!
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    Progressive? I dunno, probably not but I really like these guys. They bring a freshness at least and have some intelligent lyrics to boot.

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    Billy goes Phishin’
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    Chris Whitley?

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    Great thread topic! Watching and adding!

    I would say not exactly prog, but some newgrass like Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, etc have some progish moments. Then you get into jam band areas like Yonder Mountain String Band, etc

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    Those New Grass Revival records need to be heard all over. Ravishing group!
    This reminds me of when I got sent a CD by John Cowan when I used to do CD reviews: https://www.discogs.com/release/9281...s-Take-Me-Back

    It has a cover of "Long Distance Runaround," and on a quirkier note, the last track has the speech from "Indiscipline" set to banjo music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb2015 View Post
    the speech from "Indiscipline" set to banjo music.
    In an extensive interview with Jim O'Rourke in what I believe was The Wire some 20 years ago (in light of his then-recent inputs with Sonic Youth and oncoming endeavours with Wilco/Loose Fur), he said that one of his first true achievements of note as a homemade musician was arranging the entire "Supper's Ready" for banjo and recording it on a cassette-deck - apparently when he was still living in his mom's Chicago basement cellar sometime in the first half of the 80s.

    In 2009 he released the wonderful The Visitor, a 38-minute epic instrumental homage to John Fahey which echoes of both the latter, O'Rourke's penchant for roots Americana in general as well as for "progressive" repercussions from his youth. It's still perhaps his most overlooked but altogether most interesting release - IMHO.
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    Where would something like this fall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    Where would something like this fall?

    Under the bad Switched on Bach spin-offs, by less talented people, who were able to lay their hands on a Moog.
    One person makes a succesfull album and everyone wants to do something simular, because they think that's an easy sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    In 2009 he released the wonderful The Visitor, a 38-minute epic instrumental homage to John Fahey which echoes of both the latter, O'Rourke's penchant for roots Americana in general as well as for "progressive" repercussions from his youth. It's still perhaps his most overlooked but altogether most interesting release - IMHO.
    Interesting CD. I remember at the time he said he would not make it available on iTunes or other download sites. It is now on Bandcamp.

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