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Thread #8438   Message #421884
Posted By: Midchuck
20-Mar-01 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: Greatest/Favorite Songwriters?
Subject: RE: Greatest/Favorite Songwriters?
I can't believe that on a thread this long, only two people mentioned Tom Russell. He is the best now writing in the US. And Ian Tyson is the best now writing in Canada. And when they collaborate, the results are the best songs of all. IMO. No "H."

If Stan Rogers had lived, "best now writing in Canada" would be too close to call.

I'm also fond of Utah Phillips, Guy Clark, Jim Ringer (R.I.W.) (Rest in Whiskey - that's what he would have wanted), Chris Shaw (Adirondak songwriter out of Averill Park, NY), Andrea Cady (see "Wrangling Dudes" on our "Fill One Room" CD)...