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David G
10-27-2013, 12:06 AM
Lots of interesting choices from Portland, but I'll start it out by mentioning Pink Martini:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldxn6aq2GCc


How about from YOUR hometown?

S.V. Airlie
10-27-2013, 08:44 AM
Gotta go with my sister's band in Sun Valley. Stayed together for 25 yrs. singing to the apres ski scene in Sun Valley and elsewhere. Just my sister and a couple of classmates putting on an act.

http://www.sunvalleymag.com/Sun-Valley-Magazine/Winter-2005/Funny-Girls/

Mrleft8
10-27-2013, 08:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRK2o3EkOUw

oznabrag
10-27-2013, 10:04 AM
I think I'll sit this one out.2377

ron ll
10-27-2013, 10:07 AM
Heart.

ccmanuals
10-27-2013, 10:13 AM
Not exactly in my home town but just up the road in Austin.


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

Flying Orca
10-27-2013, 11:18 AM
Weakerthans, if we're talking adopted home town. Closest thing my actual birthplace would have would be Aerosmith, I suppose, if only because the Tallaricos have summered there for generations.

John K. Samson of the Weakerthans is one of the great songwriters of his generation. Here's a sample:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-46ZA6njnU

David G
10-27-2013, 11:56 AM
Weakerthans, if we're talking adopted home town. Closest thing my actual birthplace would have would be Aerosmith, I suppose, if only because the Tallaricos have summered there for generations.

John K. Samson of the Weakerthans is one of the great songwriters of his generation. Here's a sample:

That is good, fresh, clever writing!

isla
10-27-2013, 12:40 PM
I was born and raised in Liverpool, and was around the Cavern and other venues during the Merseybeat boom in the 60s. My favourite band from that time was not the Beatles as you might expect, but the Undertakers. Sax player Brian Jones was a good friend of mine, so I attended their gigs a lot. They were not grim as you might expect, despite the name and the fact that they sometimes turned up to gigs in a hearse, but extremely funny at times and probably the most entertaining band on the scene. They could certainly rock the house. They did well on the UK scene but never made it in the US. The reason for that is probably because, when they were invited to join a US tour, Brian took a bad reaction to a smallpox inoculation, which was required for entry to the USA. His arm became so swollen that he couldn't play, and the band played the tour without him. But the sax was such an important part of their sound that without it they failed to make an impression. The tour was part of a big Merseybeat show featuring some of the less well known Liverpool groups, and they never got another offer to tour the US.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQEO-VeD6hs

Chip-skiff
10-27-2013, 12:52 PM
Lots of bands pass through, but not many can afford to live here. This guy's a stand-out:


http://youtu.be/mPzgx4bWI-k

He's played benefits for our non-profit group— great shows every time.

David G
10-27-2013, 01:34 PM
That Crossland is interesting. Surf rock meets rockabilly, meets indie.

Flying Orca
10-27-2013, 01:36 PM
That is good, fresh, clever writing!

Allow me to recommend the albums Reconstruction Site and Left and Leaving in particular. And if you like his writing, you might like to check out a couple of albums featuring Ron Hawkins' amazing songwriting - Shakespeare My Butt by Lowest of the Low and Hawkins' solo masterwork Chemical Sounds. Hawkins was a huge influence on Samson.

Getting back to the original theme - it's the rare musician whose work is imbued with such a solid sense of place (to borrow a Ferron phrase) as Samson's; although he spends a lot of time in Toronto, his muse will I think be forever tied to Winnipeg and its surroundings.

Breakaway
10-27-2013, 01:39 PM
The Moody Blues, Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Joel, The Good Rats... geez I can't pick just one.

Flying Orca
10-27-2013, 01:41 PM
I thot Moody Blues were Brits...?

David G
10-27-2013, 01:57 PM
The Moody Blues, Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Joel, The Good Rats... geez I can't pick just one.

All them bands were from East Quondomus???? Who knew!

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-27-2013, 02:13 PM
Cleveland Ohio has a whole bunch to pick from.
Joe's my favorite.



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

Chip-skiff
10-27-2013, 02:23 PM
Spencer Bohren is from Casper, WY, but now lives mostly in New Orleans. I've seen him several times here. Amazing guitarist.


http://youtu.be/9Ifx_ACntxw

Willin'
10-27-2013, 03:16 PM
Jason Spooner is a local Maine boy that has been making tasteful, funky, folky stuff all over the place with trios, quartets and more, just under the national radar.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygv7Hbm6J1U&feature=player_detailpage

Willin'
10-27-2013, 03:17 PM
With all the collaborations with local talent as well as national names, the Fogcutters are often perceived as a backup unit, although they often put together some amazing concerts at local venues here in the first Portland.

I think they're still searching for a signature sound, but they're getting closer everyday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=nGDyz3eajq8

Willin'
10-27-2013, 03:35 PM
Cleveland Ohio has a whole bunch to pick from.
Joe's my favorite.



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

As nuts as he is, I gotta agree with you. I saw him live in Cleveland back in August of 1970. Can't remember the venue (maybe an armory?) but it was a large hall. The slate was 1) James Taylor solo (supporting Sweet Baby James) 2) The James Gang supporting Rides Again and 3) The Who supporting Tommy and every other song they ever recorded. Cleveland Rocks!

My then GF, who bought the tix as I was visiting, then took me to a club called The Agora. What a night for an eighteen year old Jersey boy!

Willin'
10-27-2013, 03:51 PM
Weakerthans, if we're talking adopted home town. Closest thing my actual birthplace would have would be Aerosmith, I suppose, if only because the Tallaricos have summered there for generations.

John K. Samson of the Weakerthans is one of the great songwriters of his generation. Here's a sample:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-46ZA6njnU

That was a very cool song. How do people write stuff like that?

David G
10-27-2013, 03:58 PM
I'm glad I started this. I'm getting introduced to some interesting stuff... and reminded of some too!

Jimmy W
10-27-2013, 04:07 PM
Here in Mississippi, where I am now, I still consider my hometown even though I don't live here. The two best known musicians now are Steve Azar and Eden Brent. BB King is from Indianola which is about 25 miles from here. There were quite a few great old blues musicians from the area.
Most of this video was filmed here in Greenville, except Morgan Freedman was at his club in Clarksville.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCxUUK99kUU

Jimmy W
10-27-2013, 04:09 PM
Eden Brent


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiDhCWHR0lM

David G
10-27-2013, 04:16 PM
Jimmy... I knew you wouldn't be able to resist the smell of music! <G>

Flying Orca
10-27-2013, 04:25 PM
That was a very cool song. How do people write stuff like that?

In John K's case, I believe it's a combination of inspirational songwriters gone before, relevant education (he studied and teaches creative writing), and a whole lot of talent.

Chip-skiff
10-27-2013, 04:29 PM
In John K's case, I believe it's a combination of inspirational songwriters gone before, relevant education (he studied and teaches creative writing), and a whole lot of talent.

In poetry, that sort of extended metaphor (a singing cat) is known as a conceit. It's a strikingly witty lyric, which contrasts oddly with the generic post-punk playing. Just reading the words, I'd expect a piano and upright bass.

Chip-skiff
10-27-2013, 05:47 PM
They say Wyoming is a small town with really long streets. So I guess Chris LeDoux is a hometown musician: lived in Cheyenne and Casper. Won the National Bareback Bronc title. When he quit rodeo, he bought a small ranch near Kaycee, WY.


http://youtu.be/QlVQ1hsgzDw

I spent three summers living in a tent, running crews that built log drift fence for the big cattle allotments near Union Pass. For a mid-hitch break, we used to drive to Dubois, the nearest town to the Double Diamond Ranch. Chris LeDoux was pretty nearly a god in those days.

Flying Orca
10-27-2013, 06:26 PM
In poetry, that sort of extended metaphor (a singing cat) is known as a conceit. It's a strikingly witty lyric, which contrasts oddly with the generic post-punk playing. Just reading the words, I'd expect a piano and upright bass.

Man, if you think that's incongruous, you should hear some Propagandhi (his earlier band). The Weakerthans have mellowed some. Here's another of my favourite Samson lyrics, this one from the preceding album, Left and Leaving:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcVDon1F-IQ

Lew Barrett
10-27-2013, 06:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODTv9Lt5WYs&list=TLsfwA8JPspdwdZFjojytpr-oa52lbgYJE

Love these guys, such a sad ending.

Lew Barrett
10-27-2013, 06:32 PM
One more. Alice in Chains moved my musical taste and informed me about new genres. I think they are the best grunge metal band to come out of this town.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAqZb52sgpU&playnext=1&list=AL94UKMTqg-9AlGjPjGESqM3e8oEp6DQGQ

isla
10-27-2013, 06:34 PM
Not exactly in my home town but just up the road in Austin.


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

I just watched this guy on the Jools Holland show. Very nice, some of what he does reminds me of Robin Trower.

isla
10-27-2013, 06:37 PM
I thot Moody Blues were Brits...?

Yes, they started up in Birmingham (not Alabama).

isla
10-27-2013, 06:41 PM
Eden Brent


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiDhCWHR0lM

I have to say, you southrons have all the best music.

isla
10-27-2013, 06:49 PM
With all the collaborations with local talent as well as national names, the Fogcutters are often perceived as a backup unit, although they often put together some amazing concerts at local venues here in the first Portland.

I think they're still searching for a signature sound, but they're getting closer everyday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=nGDyz3eajq8

I love that. All those horns WOW!

Breakaway
10-27-2013, 06:57 PM
Originally Posted by Breakaway The Moody Blues, Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Joel, The Good Rats... geez I can't pick just one.

All them bands were from East Quondomus???? Who knew!

No, David! :) but all from LAWN- GUY LAND

Sent from my iPhone using Forum Runner

isla
10-27-2013, 07:03 PM
Originally Posted by Breakaway The Moody Blues, Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Joel, The Good Rats... geez I can't pick just one.

All them bands were from East Quondomus???? Who knew!

No, David! :) but all from LAWN- GUY LAND

Sent from my iPhone using Forum Runner

See post #33

Chip-skiff
10-27-2013, 07:23 PM
My parents' families lived in Utah from the late 1840s on and I lived there for my young adult years, playing in local bands and working in music stores so I could get a discount on gear. We were excited when David LaFlamme, who grew up in Salt Lake and was a violin soloist with the Utah Symphony, scored a national hit with his band— "White Bird" by It's a Beautiful Day.

I key on musicians with roots in Wyoming and Utah, so I noticed a young violinist who went to Brigham Young University: Lindsey Stirling. She shuttles between Utah and LA, with several of her videos being filmed in the mountains of the Wasatch Front (although not the one that follows). Stretches the meaning of local, but who knows?

The only instruments on this track are violin and cello— most of it is vocal by an a cappella group, Pentatonix, covering a song by Imagine Dragons.


http://youtu.be/aE2GCa-_nyU

Flying Orca
10-27-2013, 08:38 PM
She's big with gamers.

Breakaway
10-27-2013, 09:01 PM
http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Flying Orca http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?p=3950143#post3950143)

I thot Moody Blues were Brits...?
Yes, they started up in Birmingham (not Alabama).

Of course you fellers are correct. I dont know what I was thinking. Probably trying to distract the group from remembering that Lindsay Lohan is also a local. Mea culpa

Do sample some Rats. They are mighty tasty!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXCPVDAE1Ig

Jimmy W
10-27-2013, 09:16 PM
I have lived in the Atlanta area for about 35 years now. There are quite a few from there. The Black Crowes, Drivin' and Crying, The Indigo Girls.Travis Tritt and Alan Jackson are from the area, Trisha Yearwood is from Montecello which isn't too far. Elton John has a home there, but probably shouldn't be included. Here is another one, Francine Reed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Uz8ob_Uew

oznabrag
10-27-2013, 10:15 PM
I have to say, you southrons have all the best music.

Yes.

Yes we do.

oznabrag
10-27-2013, 10:19 PM
I have lived in the Atlanta area for about 35 years now. There are quite a few from there. The Black Crowes, Drivin' and Crying, The Indigo Girls.Travis Tritt and Alan Jackson are from the area, Trisha Yearwood is from Montecello which isn't too far. Elton John has a home there, but probably shouldn't be included. Here is another one, Francine Reed.


I saw the Indigo Girls at the Little Five Points Pub back when you could score an ounce from [redacted] for $40.

They did rock.

Francine Reed is a big favorite of Lyle Lovett, and I see no reason to question his taste!

C. Ross
10-27-2013, 10:34 PM
Well, old school would have to go way back to the Andrews Sisters through The Trashmen, Koerner Ray and Glover, Dylan, Leo Kottke, Prince, The Time, Replacements, Suburbs, Husker Du, Soul Asylum, Babes in Toyland, the Jayhawks and Trip Shakespeare/Semisonic.

Right now I like The Hold Steady, Doomtree (and solo acts POS and Dessa), Brother Ali, Atmosphere, Bon Iver, Jeremy Messersmith, Polica and The New Standards.

I'm not a big Trampled by Turtles fan, but I think they'd be popular in the Bilge.


http://youtu.be/Xjdkc14-zwQ

C. Ross
10-27-2013, 10:35 PM
Hunh. I can only post one video per post.

So, for everyone who thinks rap or hip hop is stupid, violent, misogynist, crude or most important non-musical...I'd offer up the astonishing Dessa.


http://youtu.be/ZfZoQygZ_Io

Jimmy W
10-27-2013, 11:47 PM
Liz Melendez is originally from New Mexico, but I think that she still lives in the Atlanta area. She is one heck of a guitar player, but I can't find a really good quality video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58_vNHH80tE

David G
10-28-2013, 12:32 AM
Back in the days of early rock... we had the Kingsmen - singing "Louie Louie". Banned at radio stations across the land LOL

AndyG
10-28-2013, 03:13 AM
Born and growing up in a small town of under 4000 people in the bleak north of Cumbria, what chance do I have on this thread?

...well, maybe some. I went to school with a Utah Saint (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMLCrzy9TEs), whose father taught me physics.

What a weird world.

Andy

isla
10-28-2013, 07:38 AM
Born and growing up in a small town of under 4000 people in the bleak north of Cumbria, what chance do I have on this thread?

...well, maybe some. I went to school with a Utah Saint (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMLCrzy9TEs), whose father taught me physics.

What a weird world.

Andy

Surely you're not forgetting the wonderful Necromandus? Previously known as Urinal (I kid you not). http://www.fenderstrat.co.uk/Necromandus.htm

David G
10-28-2013, 12:59 PM
Also in the realm of early rock - Portland had Paul Revere and the Raiders.

Full Tilt
10-28-2013, 01:11 PM
Also in the realm of early rock - Portland had Paul Revere and the Raiders.

Wasn't that a TV show in the '60's?

Chip-skiff
10-28-2013, 01:17 PM
Also in the realm of early rock - Portland had Paul Revere and the Raiders.

I think they actually started in the Boise, ID area. But they got out of there pretty fast.

Here's a band that started in Laramie, after the members met at an open mic session. They now live in Fort Collins, CO. Besides the girl, there's a killer Dobro solo on this track.


http://youtu.be/SpDRBBkOk7E

David G
10-28-2013, 02:04 PM
If we tune into blues - there are several.

Robert Cray --


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gQEDwjhaDE

David G
10-28-2013, 02:05 PM
Curtis Salgado --


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX5YPAupTDw

David G
10-28-2013, 02:09 PM
Linda Hornbuckle --


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_TkwD6OPf8

Chip-skiff
10-28-2013, 03:40 PM
Linda Hornbuckle.

I've got one of her CDs, backed by a smokin' Portland blues band. Good as it gets.

David G
10-28-2013, 04:01 PM
I've got a few of Linda's. My favorite is her first solo cd - just after she left Paul Delay's band (a great harp player, dedicated blues scholar, and notable azzhale). It was called "No Delay".

Chip-skiff
10-28-2013, 04:12 PM
I've got a few of Linda's. My favorite is her first solo cd - just after she left Paul Delay's band (a great harp player, dedicated blues scholar, and notable azzhale). It was called "No Delay".

That's the one I've got. Best party album ever! Glad to know the backstory—I thought the title just meant she was, like, immediate.

AndyG
10-28-2013, 06:33 PM
Surely you're not forgetting the wonderful Necromandus? Previously known as Urinal (I kid you not). http://www.fenderstrat.co.uk/Necromandus.htm



Wow! Sabbath-inspired prog/metal from Cumbria. And they vanya made it. Ars reet amazed at yon. A wish I'd've bin ol' enough to gie 'em a gander in the 70s. :o)

Andy

David G
10-28-2013, 10:20 PM
If we turn our attention to jazz... Oregon has a few: Leroy Vinegar; Mel Brown; Dave Frishberg; Nancy King; Ron Steen; Rebecca Kilgore; Thara Memory; Daryll Grant; David Friesen; et. al.

One of my favorites has always been the group. Oregon --


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

David G
10-28-2013, 10:20 PM
And, lately, I've been enjoying sampling some of Grammy-award winner Esperanza Spalding's stuff --


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nppb01xhfe0