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castalla
2014-11-29, 17:01
Okay C&W fans .... I love The Dixie Chicks

Any other progressive country outfits which match them?

GeeJay
2014-11-30, 11:19
They perform a few dates now and again, when the mood and cause strike them. Several are busy raising kids, too. The backlash from the country establishment after Natalie's anti-Bush statements over a decade ago really hurt.

I'm hoping they eventually record together again. I haven't heard a suitable replacement.

castalla
2014-11-30, 12:34
They perform a few dates now and again, when the mood and cause strike them. Several are busy raising kids, too. The backlash from the country establishment after Natalie's anti-Bush statements over a decade ago really hurt.

I'm hoping they eventually record together again. I haven't heard a suitable replacement.

... a sad miss

...

garym
2014-12-01, 07:02
My favorite non-mainstream country music female vocalist is Kelly Willis. Lots of good albums. I'd start with "What I Deserve"

She's married to Bruce Robison, great songwriter (and I like his albums too!). Bruce is the brother of Charlie Robison, who used to be married to one of the Dixie Chicks.

get.amped
2014-12-01, 07:06
You might like The Quebe Sisters Band:

http://www.quebesistersband.com/

And not at all like Dixie Chicks but well worth a listen is Sarah Jarosz:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sarah-jarosz-mn0000654820

As are The Wailin' Jennys:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-wailin-jennys-mn0000773666

castalla
2014-12-01, 07:17
Thanks for the tips.

Wirrunna
2014-12-01, 13:29
You might like The Quebe Sisters Band:

http://www.quebesistersband.com/

And not at all like Dixie Chicks but well worth a listen is Sarah Jarosz:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sarah-jarosz-mn0000654820

As are The Wailin' Jennys:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-wailin-jennys-mn0000773666

Good calls, all of them.

Castella, some more to check out -
The Indigo Girls - http://www.allmusic.com/artist/indigo-girls-mn0000103484
Alison Krauss & Union Station - http://www.allmusic.com/artist/alison-krauss-union-station-mn0000007031
Julie Miller - http://www.allmusic.com/artist/julie-miller-mn0000248128
The list goes on - Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris............

garym
2014-12-01, 13:31
Good calls, all of them.

Castella, some more to check out -
The Indigo Girls - http://www.allmusic.com/artist/indigo-girls-mn0000103484
Alison Krauss & Union Station - http://www.allmusic.com/artist/alison-krauss-union-station-mn0000007031
Julie Miller - http://www.allmusic.com/artist/julie-miller-mn0000248128
The list goes on - Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris............

good choices. I have everything Lucinda has done. Her new double album is (in my opinion) a return to the top form of her "car wheels" album. The latest has been the most repeat played of the couple of dozen new releases I've bought in the last month.

get.amped
2014-12-01, 15:28
The Be Good Tanyas!

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-be-good-tanyas-mn0000031969

And Frazey Ford's solo releases:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/frazey-ford-mn0000718109

And you definitely want to listen to Gillian Welch if you haven't already:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/gillian-welch-mn0000551465

GeeJay
2014-12-01, 18:56
My favorite non-mainstream country music female vocalist is Kelly Willis. Lots of good albums. I'd start with "What I Deserve"

She's married to Bruce Robison, great songwriter (and I like his albums too!). Bruce is the brother of Charlie Robison, who used to be married to one of the Dixie Chicks.

I bought Kelly's and Bruce's "Cheater's Game" a few weeks ago. It's a solid effort, enough for me to dig deeper into Kelly's catalog.

If Lucinda's latest effort is close to "Car Wheels", then it definitely needs to be on my Christmas list.

Wirrunna
2014-12-02, 03:57
The Be Good Tanyas!

And Frazey Ford's solo releases:

And you definitely want to listen to Gillian Welch if you haven't already:



Yep, agree totally, and continuing on out there, don't miss Iris DeMent - http://www.allmusic.com/artist/iris-dement-mn0000082742 - Sing The Delta for me is a standout.

Coming back a bit more mainstream, put Allison Moorer on your "to listen to" list, The Dual is worth seeking out - http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-duel-mw0000327735

and one of my favoutite CDs - http://www.allmusic.com/album/songs-for-clem-mw0000458839

garym
2014-12-02, 06:39
I bought Kelly's and Bruce's "Cheater's Game" a few weeks ago. It's a solid effort, enough for me to dig deeper into Kelly's catalog.

If Lucinda's latest effort is close to "Car Wheels", then it definitely needs to be on my Christmas list.

Here’s my personal rankings


MUST HAVES:

1998 Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
1988 Lucinda Williams
1992 Sweet Old World
2014 Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
1980 Happy Woman Blues


OK but not nearly as good as the ones above
2003 World Without Tears
2001 Essence
2007 West


I could do without these:

2008 Little Honey
2011 Blessed


Her first album on Smithsonian Records was more of doing cover acoustic blues songs (Robert Johnson, etc.). I like it quite a bit, but really a different category than her other stuff.

1979 Ramblin'

Squirrel
2015-10-04, 10:18
My favorite non-mainstream country music female vocalist is Kelly Willis. Lots of good albums. I'd start with "What I Deserve".

Old post I know... how many albums has she done? I've got these:

1990 Well Travelled Love
1991 Bang Bang
1993 Kelly Willis
1999 What I Deserve
2002 Easy

"Bang Bang" is particularly well produced (as well as being a great album).

Has she done anything since?

garym
2015-10-04, 10:24
Old post I know... how many albums has she done? I've got these:

1990 Well Travelled Love
1991 Bang Bang
1993 Kelly Willis
1999 What I Deserve
2002 Easy

"Bang Bang" is particularly well produced (as well as being a great album).

Has she done anything since?

See below. I have all the newer ones since 2002 and enjoy them. Got to see her and husband Bruce do a show supporting their joint album. Good stuff!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Willis#Discography