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Lew Barrett
01-08-2010, 10:33 PM
WOW! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nW1o7JlfMA)

Or you mght prefer the acoustic mix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvTUluFtDTQ)

Did we ever have a Mindy Smith thread? If not, I'm proud to make the first.
Once again, Nashville's music is where it is at today. The south just has some of the best stuff going on right now.

pipefitter
01-08-2010, 10:51 PM
Such a nice contrast to, let's say, Amy Vinegarhouse.

Lew Barrett
01-08-2010, 11:23 PM
Oh yeah! This is the real deal. Beautiful; this could easily be a big, big career.

peter radclyffe
01-09-2010, 12:15 AM
thanks Lew

bamamick
01-09-2010, 09:32 AM
Reminds me of a young Patty Griffin. She comes through here about twice a year. Our local indy radio station plays her stuff so she does small concerts for them. The kid has a voice.

I don't remember the story well, but she was very sick awhile back, something possibly terminal? Anyway, she recovered and a lot of her writing is a reflection of the time she spent ill and getting through those tough times.

Mickey Lake

Joe (SoCal)
01-09-2010, 09:48 AM
Ehh she's aaaaite but she doesn't make my neck hair stand on end like this barefoot hotties voice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBH8o8XXnVM

Oh and if you want WOW factor this little diddy will do ya - don't get betta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef-f-l2Pbn8

Lew Barrett
01-09-2010, 10:19 AM
Joss Stone? Different sort of deal to my ears. Not terrible as far as R&B covers go; she's a fashion singer.

Mindy Smith's dfferent; she has that bluegrass/Americana thing covered plus she writes, plays, sings more n the Alison Krauss style I guess.

I love that triple threat thing the Nashville players have to do to get anywhere. What I liked best about Joss Stone? Her legs.

David G
01-09-2010, 01:56 PM
Horses for courses. Mindy Smith is lovely, with a sweet voice. Pensive, intellectual, and full of angst. I've got a couple of her songs on a mix CD that a DJ friend made. I like it.

I'd never listened to Joss Stone before - except in passing. She seems to like rockin' it hard and blowin' the doors off. Enjoyed both songs.

Definitely like both of them - but, as Lew says, definitely a whole different critter.

Harbormaster
01-09-2010, 02:06 PM
You want country, here's country:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlaoR5m4L80

Lew Barrett
01-09-2010, 02:18 PM
Nothing at all against Iris DeMent but for my purposes today I don't want country or R&B. Just a tag to say I like Mindy and bring her forward. There's a lot of music I like but I wanted to showcase her in my posting. You can of course have your own faves.

pipefitter
01-09-2010, 02:30 PM
Joss Stone? Different sort of deal to my ears. Not terrible as far as R&B covers go; she's a fashion singer.

Mindy Smith's dfferent; she has that bluegrass/Americana thing covered plus she writes, plays, sings more n the Alison Krauss style I guess.

I love that triple threat thing the Nashville players have to do to get anywhere. What I liked best about Joss Stone? Her legs.

Allison Krauss was my first impression, Lew, who somehow throughout her career has managed to keep a purity about her music, without giving in 'too' much to commercialism. I remember when Allison first came on the mainstream, thinking, ok, this one is good but not sure where she fits long term as far as trends go. Somehow, she managed to keep sneaking good songs in there without all the hype that it typically takes to match changing commercial trends.

Allison Krauss is an angel.

Harbormaster
01-09-2010, 03:30 PM
Okay Lew, but Dolly's original version of Jolene is still better.

ChaseKenyon
01-09-2010, 03:59 PM
Lew I have to disagree about Joss being a fashion singer.

She sings she writes she acts, and had her first multi platinum album when she was fourteen years old




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February 11, 2009http://guitarplayer.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/joss-stone.jpg?w=328&h=245
We’re very proud to announce an intimate show with one of the world’s true superstars Joss Stone. The 20 year old funk soul sensation from Devon has already achieved so much in life and last year was asked to write the campaign song for President Barack Obama.
Joss Stone (born Jocelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is an English soul and R&B singer-songwriter and actress. Stone emerged to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the equally multi-platinum Mind, Body & Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit “You Had Me”, Stone’s most successful single on the UK Singles Chart to date. Both album and single each received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards, while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist. Stone’s latest album, Introducing Joss Stone, released in March 2007, has achieved gold status by the RIAA.
Throughout her career, Stone has sold over ten million albums worldwide, and has won two BRIT Awards and one Grammy Award. She also made her acting debut in late 2006 with the fantasy adventure film Eragon, as the witchAngela, and she will make her television debut portraying Anne of Cleves in the Showtime series The Tudors in 2009.
She’s in Liverpool and playing it old school with an 11 piece band for one evening only at The Picket.
Tickets go one sale at 9am Monday 16th February.






BTW I had neveer heard of her although the wife had seen her performance with Melissa Etheridge.

Great find Joe Thanks.

Chase

Captain Blight
01-09-2010, 05:23 PM
I'd hit it

ChaseKenyon
01-09-2010, 09:16 PM
Blighty,

The wife took one look and said god she can sing, I wouldn't blame you for going for her.

Of course a a standing thing with Mairead Nesbitt the violinist with Celtic Woman. She was going to stop up to the shop before Christmas but my DR appts got in the way of the timing. She and CW are coming to Manchester to the Verizon Center end of FEb. So I will probably get to see her then. Thing is Her Boyfriend lives in BeanTown so she'll probably have him in tow.

She is soooooo cute and tiny tiny tiny and just full of energy. ( and my wife is only 5'2" and Mairead is tiny in comparison)

Barefoot like Joe says

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wzMfSiOkMQ

She is also an accomplished classical musician.


This is just for you guys and gals in the NOrthwest and especially SeaHawks fans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLWaVv-VvvY


And from when she was Flaghtley's lead fiddle player dancing River dance in heels while playing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywMPtwM8avs


Like me She prefers a violin with a slightly fuller than normal shape (me being a cellist and all). I have a restoration in progress of a double purfled maggini style with inlaid fleur de lis on the back from 1890s for her and have the mold made for one of my own designs that has been waiting for her for 20 years. i have started prepping the wood to start that build in the spring.

Lew Barrett
01-09-2010, 09:59 PM
Chase, no disrespect towards Joss Stone. I understand calling her a fashion singer isn't exactly high praise (did I invent the term here?) but I think from the samples Joe linked, she's much more Pop oriented. That she writes is nice, but so does Madonna (no worry.....she's a better singer from what . I heard here). A musician gets my full attention if they do all three; play sing, write. There is something lasting and craftsman like to me about somebody who took the time and had the interest to do it all. For whatever reason, there is a mania about creating a belting R&B style in England that people hope can beat Aretha and sometimes maybe they do but why is that? In the end it seems derivative to me.....sort of.

Harbormaster: I agree with you about Dolly and Jolene but after all, Dolly owns that song. However, just to keep the discussion interesting, Dolly and Mndy do Jolene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZbIrmpTfHY). I think they have promise together, but they would need to practice ensemble a bit more than the video seems to indicate they have. Point being....they sing together. I hear Dolly is like that... very supportive. Nashville as a town is a good place for young and promising musicians that way, I'm told.

Pugwash
01-09-2010, 10:17 PM
Sorry, Chase, I prefer my Celtic women less theatrical, less hair & grinning.

Fear A' Bhata (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWLZ4T8QqHo&feature=related) (The Boatman).

:)

ChaseKenyon
01-09-2010, 10:21 PM
We're cool Lew I do see whre you are coming from but in her case there are a lot of wannabes and she has been the real thing since she was fourteen years old. nOW GO UP AND Watch the SeaHawks link.

ChaseKenyon
01-09-2010, 10:26 PM
Sorry, Chase, I prefer my Celtic women less theatrical, less hair & grinning.

Fear A' Bhata (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWLZ4T8QqHo&feature=related) (The Boatman).

:)nIce link Pug

I am very familiar with scottish celtic music, being that I am Half Scottish family Humes Clan. Dad used to take us to the only big highland games in the northeast which was P.E.I. when I was young. I have met Alisdair Fraser many time and he is a real character when not promoting himself. LOL As to my Irish friends Including my Irish/Ukranian wife I do also listen regularly to Annuna and as to our overindulgence with Pandora Lisa Kelly, of Annuna and Celtic Woman is probably 40% or more of the total pandora time.

Pugwash
01-09-2010, 10:27 PM
I doubt she would survive a night in Sandy Bells, though.

;)

Pugwash
01-09-2010, 10:49 PM
nIce link Pug

I am very familiar with scottish celtic music, being that I am Half Scottish family Humes Clan. Dad used to take us to the only big highland games in the northeast which was P.E.I. when I was young. I have met Alisdair Fraser many time and he is a real character when not promoting himself. LOL As to my Irish friends Including my Irish/Ukranian wife I do also listen regularly to Annuna and as to our overindulgence with Pandora Lisa Kelly, of Annuna and Celtic Woman is probably 40% or more of the total pandora time.

Yes, Alasdair Fraser does tend to ....(how can I put this politely) "self promote".. the driven bow, an' a' that.

Technically good, but.......

Unfortunately, all the good fiddlers I knew are either dead or in rehab, lol.

:)

ChaseKenyon
01-09-2010, 10:56 PM
I dunno buddy I have heard that Alisdair has called her the greatest current celtic fiddlar performing.

Excuse the spelling my cello teacher was Dorothy Fidlar Her Husband Will was a viola man and my conductor in four different symphonies and my music theory and conducting teacher.:)

Pugwash
01-09-2010, 11:21 PM
I dunno buddy I have heard that Alisdair has called her the greatest current celtic fiddlar performing.

Excuse the spelling my cello teacher was Dorothy Fidlar Her Husband Will was a viola man and my conductor in four different symphonies and my music theory and conducting teacher.:)

Dunno.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAngo7S9AFI

According to Alasdair, yon Johnny bloke has a really sloppy technique.

And yet, both brothers were national champions......

Johnny's dead and Phil was my friend (Sandy Bells...:)).

If you want a real fiddler, look for a red tassle...;)

ChaseKenyon
01-09-2010, 11:56 PM
Joe I did not realize that she actually had a rarest of all voices, a true contralto voice like Dianna Krall.

This one is for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQtropahWTQ

Now since she was only 20 years old on her 2009 tour how old was she when she did this on Austin City Limits in 2004?

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

snow(Alan H)
01-10-2010, 06:08 AM
You want country, here's country:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlaoR5m4L80

That is tragic. :(:(:(

ChaseKenyon
01-10-2010, 06:24 AM
Pug
Yes, Alasdair Fraser does tend to ....(how can I put this politely) "self promote".. the driven bow, an' a' that.

Technically good, but.......

The way he drives the bow I suspect he has studied cello or with a cello teacher at some point. Out of al the strings in the symphony and in fiddle music the only one that commonly starts a push or a big finish note on an up bow as often as a downbow is a fairly advanced cellist. When I was teaching and coaching a baroque group and an orchestra's cello and viola section getting them to drive an upbow was really hard.

LOL

memories Memories,

oh yeah that's a CATS song isn't it.

CHase :)