Alt. country


#21

definitely not alt country. but this is sublime. Sorry, I’m ruining this thread.


#22

I second this motion!

Kurt Vile might just slip in as being alt Country too.


#23

Songs: Ohia is the obvious one here. The Magnolia Electric Co. is a stone cold classic.


#24

Lucinda’s pretty straight country but hey ho. Need to get into more of her albums than just Car Wheels


#25

Also recently listened to Damian Jurados “The Horizon Just Laughed”. Came out early this year.

Not sure if it counts but theres some slide guider on there sooo…


#26

You think we could allow Phosphorescent?! If so a thousand times him!


#27

Gonna say The Handsome Family also.


#28

Yeah agree with the Kurt Vile shout too


#29

Richard Buckner is fucking great too.


#30

If you want to go back: Flying Burrito Brothers/Gram Parsons


#31

Giant Sand was mentioned above…you could also check out Howe Gelb solo (which I tend to get on better with) - start with 'Sno Angel Like You:

Strong gospel element on that particular album, so it’s kind of hard to categorise, but wonderful.


#32

I think you’ll really like this Gold star album

And maybe some Avett Brothers (especially early stuff)


#33

Love me some Willy Vlautin & Richmond Fontaine.
Also the author of some excellent novels, one of which Lean On Pete was adapted into a really good film - also worth checking out.


#34

Was gonna make a thread the other day for alt country made by straight country artists but I thought it was too niche a thing. Recently got into Lucinda’s Car Wheels and Emmylou Harris’s incredible Wrecking Ball and I want more indie friendly real country


#35

Daniel Romano


#36

The Sadies :heart::heart::heart:


#37

the album Kacey Musgraves put out this year was kinda swell


#38

Speaking of Uncle Tupelo. Tweedy’s new one is out today and its brilliant…


#39

Always loved Willard Grant Conspiracy. First few albums were outstanding.


#40

There’s also a movie of Motel Life my friend. Emile Hirsch and one of the Fanning sisters is in iit. Check it out.
Check out The Delines too - Willy’s other band. He’s also a total gent in person.