Posts Tagged ‘Country’
Derek Hoke plays unapologetically classic country from the pre-digital, hell, pre-cassette era. Think of it as sort of pensive hillbilly. Derek and his songs aren’t going to lurch forward at you and shout in your face. He’s more the type of guy to lean back and play at his own pace and draw you in on his own terms.
When Nick 13 branched off from his role as lead man in psychobilly stalwarts Tiger Army to pursue a more laid back, old school country solo project, some people scratched their heads, but take one listen to his self-titled solo album, and you’ll agree there is no better way to present these songs.
Back in January, the Academy of Country Music announced it’s nominees for this year’s awards ceremony. The wait to find out who will actually win those awards is almost over, as this weekend marks the 47th annual ACM awards ceremony. To get you ready for the awards show, we’ve put together a list of the nominees and a playlist of some of our favorite country music from the MP3.com database!
New Jersey-based artist Moot Davis undertook quite the journey to complete his newest album, Man About Town, travelling from Auckland to Austin to Nashville, but in the end it was all worth it – he was able to make a album that, in his words “wasn’t altered to suit anybody’s taste but mine.” Check out his smooth new single “Fade to Gold.”
For over 10 years Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad have been turning out some of highest quality roots reggae this side of the American border. However, their musical interests have led them down a different path for their new album Country - an acoustic country album. Such a shift in style might raise some eyebrows, but once you listen you can quickly tell that this was a move born out of pure inspiration.
These days, country music can mean a whole lot of things. It can mean the traditional croon and swoon style of Patsy Cline and Hank Williams (both of whom seem to pop up on everyone’s influence list, even the rock and rollers). “Country” can mean the thumping bass and frantic banjo of bluegrass, the gritty grimy guitar of Neil Young or a classic four chord homage to the working class hero. For this Best of MP3.com 2011 list, we offer 10 Kinds Of Country.