Music Recommendations

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by BennytheJet, Mar 24, 2020 at 11:37 AM.

  1. BennytheJet

    BennytheJet Electromatic

    Dec 6, 2019
    Arlington, WA
    With all of this newfound time on my hands (I'm in Washington, and we're now officially under a shelter-in-place order), I'm looking for some new guitar music to dig into.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for bands, albums, or artists that resemble Brian Setzer, Buzz Campbell, Paul Pigat, Marco Di Maggio, etc.?

    Thanks for the suggestions!

  2. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Ummm... you’ve got some heavy hitters there already. I’m guessing roots or rockabilly?

    Darrel Higham is a favorite of mine.

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  3. rob batz

    rob batz Synchromatic

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    Big sandy and his fly- right boys
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  4. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    The Reverend Horton Heat Trio Rocks!! Look them up on YouTube. You won't be disappointed.
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  5. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    Jan 9, 2013
    Jinx Jones, particularly the License To Twang album.
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  6. rob batz

    rob batz Synchromatic

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    Link ray !! Is another one I’ve been listening to a lot
  7. southpaw185

    southpaw185 Electromatic

    Jul 13, 2017
    San Diego
    Some of my favorites:
    George Barnes (Country Jazz album is one of my favorites)
    Sheldon Bennett
    Roy Lanham
    Jorgen Ingmann
    Joel Paterson
    Jimmy Bryant
    Grady Martin
    Hank Garland

    Also, here's a couple more relatively unknown artists:
    Chet Atkins and Merle Travis
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  8. southpaw185

    southpaw185 Electromatic

    Jul 13, 2017
    San Diego
    Or if you want more Rockabilly I'll also add Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (Cliff Gallup) and Eddie Cochran.
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  9. Rock Lajoint

    Rock Lajoint Synchromatic

    Nov 16, 2014
    Sussex, England
    I'm currently enjoying this from Don Cavalli, lot of influences going on here:

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  10. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Little Barrie, cuz everyone should get outside of their comfort zone to discover new music.
  11. slickfaster

    slickfaster Gretschie

    Dec 29, 2009
    Redondo bch.
    Little PsychoBilly...YAS!!
    YouTube these, the videos are awesome!! Especially the Blondie cover “Call me” by Hillbilly Moon Explosion. Also
    Nekromantix “Gargoyles Over Copenhagen “ is b movie cool!
    Tiger Army “Train to Eternity “
    X “Hungry Wolf “
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  12. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019
    Maybe not quite in that genre, but what about Jerry Reed? He was one of those CGPs.
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  13. snakestretcher

    snakestretcher Gretschie

    Sep 7, 2009
    Youtube has a few rockabilly compilations that are worth a listen.
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  14. snakestretcher

    snakestretcher Gretschie

    Sep 7, 2009
    Here's another English band I discovered recently...
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  15. NervousJohn

    NervousJohn Electromatic

    May 8, 2017
    For Gretsch noises in a country/surf/psychedelia type vibe go listen to The Sadies.

    For example:

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  16. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
  17. BennytheJet

    BennytheJet Electromatic

    Dec 6, 2019
    Arlington, WA
    +1 on everyone's recommendations. I'm familiar with most of them, but hadn't listened to them in a while (Sadies, Darrel Higham, Jinx Jones, Hillbilly Moon Explosion, etc.).

    I got to see the first JD McPherson/Joel Paterson Xmas tour show in Seattle this year. It was fantastic. You could tell they were still working out some of the kinks (and dusting off their tour amps), but they were having a gas. Watching Joel Paterson figure out if a one-man instrumental guitar set was going to work for 45 minutes was one of my fav concert experiences in recent memory. Songs 1-2 were great, but when he got a minute into "Silver Bells," you could see the existential panic start to set in ("Oh god, I have to do this for another 40 minutes. How am I going to pull this off?"). You could feel it in the crowd, too. He made a few jokes about it, switched over to some Beatles stuff from his new record, and everything just clicked. He ended up slaying it. JD came out killed it right from the start. One of my top shows of the past several years.

    Thanks again for the recommendations everyone!
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  18. Tim and Sophia are hands down my newest obsession and I think these two below are knock your socks off and curl your toes brilliant

    last one with Junior and the Mrs. has been around for 25 years now and I re remembered it several months ago...real hoot

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  19. TubeLife

    TubeLife Gretschie

    Jan 23, 2020
    Thanks for sharing that. Really dig them Tim and Sophia vids. What a great balance of tasteful guitar licks and a really mesmerizing female vocalist. Fantastic!
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  20. My great pleasure Tuber, Tim’s my latest favorite guitarist. Was aware of him but several months ago really dove in. Even sent him several hands full of smackers. He has many outstanding tutorials. Couldn’t more highly recommend if anyone’s interested. Love to meet him. Real Prince.

    And like I said, I think these two performances are literally award winning. Play them through a good system and crank ‘em
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