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Who is your favorite band ???

24 Sep 00 - 06:59 AM (#304305)
Subject: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Kara

I don't like hot dogs, but I do like music,my favorites are Churchfitters at the moment, who are yours.
ooo


24 Sep 00 - 07:55 AM (#304312)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: SlowAlan

Waterson Carthy, re-inforced by the four CD's of old Waterson's stuff I got from the new and terrific Topic records website. This site is terrific, took just six days to get the cd's delivered to Australia, and very good prices..


24 Sep 00 - 11:52 AM (#304394)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Little Hawk

Right now it would be Montcorbier, from Quebec, a 3 piece band who are simply wonderful. Saw them at the Turtle Hill Folk Festival south of Rochester.


24 Sep 00 - 12:24 PM (#304416)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)

Alltime favorite: Arcady
Current favorite: Altan, but that's probably because I just saw them again.

Slán,
Rich


24 Sep 00 - 12:26 PM (#304418)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: kendall

Depends on my mood, but, Trickett Bok and Muir ane always favorites. Also, a local band, Schooner Fare.


24 Sep 00 - 12:27 PM (#304420)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,Henpecked

My least favorite is a wedding band.


24 Sep 00 - 12:43 PM (#304428)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Little Neophyte

My 17 year old nephew's band
Okay so I am bias

Bonnie


24 Sep 00 - 12:54 PM (#304430)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)

I'll take a wedding band over a wedding DJ!

Rich


24 Sep 00 - 01:09 PM (#304435)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Metchosin

The old Old Blind Dogs, David Lindley (OK he's not a band technically, but he and Wally can make more music than some with a full complement), Shooglenifty, The Walter Bodega Band and Mandolirium. OK I'm showing some bias regarding the last two, but they, particularly Mandolirium, cook big time!


24 Sep 00 - 01:44 PM (#304457)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: selby

Runrig, Altan, Cappercaille, Watersons, John Kirkpatrick big band, Last Night's Fun & when it's swinging the Jug Wednesday Night Band. Keith


24 Sep 00 - 03:12 PM (#304505)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Kara

Shooglenifty are fab , I saw them at Glastonbury a few years back in a field full of mud. Very Impresive
Kara


24 Sep 00 - 05:35 PM (#304568)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Mbo

OASIS


24 Sep 00 - 06:48 PM (#304607)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,The Invisible Blazoona

Current Favorites; La Bottine Souriant, Beausoleil, The Asylum Street Spankers.

All-time favorite; The Memphis Jug Band


24 Sep 00 - 08:55 PM (#304693)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Chanteyranger

All-time favorites: The Beatles, The Bothy Band, Altan, Charlie Parker with his various line-ups, Silly Wizard, John Coltrane Quartet with McCoy Tyner/Jimmy Garrison/Elvin Jones, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Current: Altan, The Goo Goo Dolls.


24 Sep 00 - 10:09 PM (#304733)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: richlmo

My favorite band was The Newgrass Revival, don't really have a favorite since.


24 Sep 00 - 10:27 PM (#304738)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Marymac90

My all time favorites: Bright Morning Star, the Weavers, the Watersons, and Silly Wizard.

Mary


24 Sep 00 - 10:38 PM (#304741)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: CarolC

I don't have a favorite band, but I want to put a plug in here for my friends Sharon Hall, Jeff Esko, and John Grayhor of "Morning Star Consort". These people are excellent, and they do have a CD out called "Slightly Tweaked".

I don't think they have a web page up and running yet, but a good description of them can be found here.

Carol


24 Sep 00 - 10:40 PM (#304743)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Jim the Bart

Ballpark Franks

Oops! That's my favorite hot dog. Picking a band is a lot tougher. I like to listen to Salamander Crossing a lot. I also like the Desert Rose Band; their greatest hits package is a marvel. I also like Little Village, but that's cheating because they're really four of my favorite individual musicians all playing together. I also like Best Kosher - oh no, that's hot dogs again. Sorry.


25 Sep 00 - 12:00 AM (#304813)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: duart

In the pop field-The Beatles,The Hollies(with Graham Nash), The Byrds and Crosby,Stills and Nash: In the folk field-The Corries,The Young Tradition and The Incredible String Band: In the blues field-John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Cream. I guess that totally dates me.


25 Sep 00 - 12:01 AM (#304814)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Mbo

YES for Desert Rose Band! Oh yes

Electric Light Orchestra


25 Sep 00 - 12:07 AM (#304819)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Oversoul

Brass Monkey, Inspiral Carpets, The Renegades and Fuzzy Mountain String Band. Pilot Mountain Bobcats as well...


25 Sep 00 - 12:29 AM (#304835)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: hesperis

The Boss Brass (Rob McConnell)
Savage Garden
The Chieftains
The Tea Party
Deep Purple

I need to hear some more FOLK!!!!!

Mandolirium is really good!!! (You're not just biased, Metchosin.)
If I was in a band, it would be my favorite...
Wait! Does my Brass Quintet count? (We play some Spirituals really well...)
The Satellite City Brass

~*sirepseh*~


25 Sep 00 - 12:49 AM (#304839)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Bugsy

"Flairk", though sadly no longer together.

cheers

Bugsy


25 Sep 00 - 01:40 AM (#304860)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Lonesome EJ

Back in THE DAY...Byrds,Yardbirds,Cream,Airplane,Spirit,Hendrix Experience,Doors,Fairport Convention,Fleetwood Mac(Peter Green incarnation),Humble Pie,Burrito Bros

And then there was...Little Feat,Roxy Music,Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble,REM,Grateful Dead,Van Morrison (and whoever he happened to be playing with),The Band,Talking Heads

and Now... Steve Earle's Band,Cordelia's Dad,Live,The Battlefield Band,Blues Traveller

I need to check out Desert Rose Band...that's Chris Hillman's group isn't it?


25 Sep 00 - 01:46 AM (#304861)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Benjamin

Earth Wind and Fire!

After that, there's too many names to give you.

I also love Fletchers! (you did say something about hotdogs didn't you?)

BMW


25 Sep 00 - 01:52 AM (#304865)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Bugsy

Amazing what a quick search on the net will reveal. They are still going but with a very diferent line up to what I remember.

try this

Click here

Cheers

Bugsy


25 Sep 00 - 04:15 AM (#304879)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: death by whisky

Manic Street Preachers,Catatonia.

No particular trad or folk come to mind.


25 Sep 00 - 08:31 AM (#304926)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,andy mööer

LAMB!!,and on the trad end.,Ottöpasuuna.


25 Sep 00 - 09:04 AM (#304935)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,Nynia at work.

Kentigern, Ossian, Strawhead, Battlefield with Sylvia Barnes as the singer.

Nynia

:-)

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25 Sep 00 - 09:28 AM (#304947)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Midchuck

The Seldom Scene, up 'till Duffey's death.

Peter.


25 Sep 00 - 09:30 AM (#304949)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: guinnesschik

Eammon's Kitchen, of course...

You can pick yourself, right?

Cheiftains The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem Steve Earle Old and In The Way Beatles Pogues Led Zeppelin Bill Monroe

g'chik (having an identity crisis)


25 Sep 00 - 09:31 AM (#304951)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Jim the Bart

Yes, Desert Rose has both Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, which brings me to another favorite - the Dillards. And this brings me to another favorite, long gone but not forgotten, Dillard and Clark. That is Doug Dillard and Gene Clark, which brings me back to the Byrds.

Back in college (the first time), there were three groups that were extremely influential - The Byrds, the Buffalo Springfield and Moby Grape. All heavy on harmony and major key guitar licks. I have always had a soft spot in my head for jangly guitar; the Beatles and the Hollies sere right at the top of that kind of music (along with the Byrds, again). It seems that you find the descendants of that kind of music in the country/country rock field these days. Desert Rose is just that kind of band.

Let me throw one more out there - The ArcAngels out of Austin, Texas. Stevie Ray's rhythm section and two great singer/guitarists. This is hard hitting stuff.

oh yeah, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.


25 Sep 00 - 09:43 AM (#304959)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Steve Latimer

Rock/Blues: The Rolling Stones, Johnny Winter And.

Bluegrass: The Stanley Brothers

Blues: Muddy Waters various bands, Little Walters bands (although they shared many members)


25 Sep 00 - 10:38 AM (#304994)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Mbo

Oooh EJ, Blues Traveler ROCKS! Especially love "Carolina Blues". Hesp, do you know "Anthem" from the Book of Taliesin album?


25 Sep 00 - 10:44 AM (#304996)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Kim C

The Beatles are my all-time favorite. There are so many others that I like, it's hard to pick a current favorite... I dig the Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, Great Big Sea, the Voice Squad... there's just too many!


25 Sep 00 - 03:57 PM (#305202)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: bigchuck

The Seldom Scene, Finest Kind, Woods Tea Company.


25 Sep 00 - 09:06 PM (#305417)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Ely

Freakwater, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Swallowtail Contradance Band (which morphed into Wild Asparagus), Cowboy Junkies


25 Sep 00 - 11:23 PM (#305521)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Lepus Rex

Odd... I don't listen to so many 'bands' anymore; mostly 'solo' performers these days. My current list of my favourite bands off all time, in random order: The Sugarcubes, GWAR, Bikini Kill, Szeki Kurva/The Fighting Cocks, Garmarna, Iron Maiden, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Motörhead, Death Piggy, Trip Shakespeare, Brave Combo, Hoven Droven, S.O.D., Dead Kennedys, JPP, Sleater-Kinney, Huun Huur Tu, old Megadeth, Triakel, Shonen Knife, Yat-Kha (especially the first one I bought, a REALLY strange self-titled cd with just Albert Kuvezin and Ivan Sokolovsky), Luna, and Whale. I guess.

---Lepus Rex


25 Sep 00 - 11:47 PM (#305545)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)

String Cheese Incident
Dervish
The Bothy Band

And then there is a former Chicago-based and currently Seattle-based band that consists of a melody section called Martin Hayes and a rhythm section called Dennis Cahill. They're a whole band in themselves.


Slán,
Rich


03 Aug 13 - 02:33 PM (#3545177)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Claire M

Hiya,

Steeleye Span or Melrose Quartet.


03 Aug 13 - 03:24 PM (#3545188)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Georgiansilver

Steeleye Span have been my firm favourite (electric) Folk Band going way back but my other favourite... non Folk... is The Moody Blues who are still going and as good as ever in concert!


03 Aug 13 - 04:19 PM (#3545205)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,PeterC

Danu, Fairport, Feast of Fiddles


03 Aug 13 - 05:54 PM (#3545218)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Brakn

But more importantly what's your favourite colour.


03 Aug 13 - 05:59 PM (#3545219)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: gnu

Brakin... yup.

If ya put a gun to my head... all of em.


03 Aug 13 - 08:55 PM (#3545267)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Shimbo Darktree

You just can't look past Dr Hook (sorry - couldn't resist the rhyme). Great sound, great songs (mostly Silverstein's). Surprising choice for a folkie?

For folk/country bands/groups, there are so many, and Queensland (Australia) ones are wonderful! How's that for parochial?

Shimbo


03 Aug 13 - 09:18 PM (#3545275)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Elmore

Klezmatics, New Lost City Ramblers, Le Vent Du Nord.


04 Aug 13 - 02:57 AM (#3545341)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST

Churchfitters marvellous


04 Aug 13 - 04:21 AM (#3545357)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Rog Peek

Saw LAPD at Cambridge, they were, as you would expect, sensational.

Rog


04 Aug 13 - 07:37 AM (#3545409)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: SteveMansfield

Long-term, no contest, Blowzabella.

The Old Dance School of the comparitively new 'uns.

Very envious of Rog getting to see LAPD, they sounded every bit as good as you'd expect on The BBC Folk Show That Must Not Be Named and I look forward to the proposed album.

All in all it doesn't matter really does it - the variety is what makes the music special.


04 Aug 13 - 08:49 AM (#3545419)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: McGrath of Harlow

It occurs to me, in the traditional mode of Mudcat pedantry, to wonder whether it should be "Who are your favourite band?"


04 Aug 13 - 10:46 AM (#3545434)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Georgiansilver

Grammatically speaking I guess it should be "Which is your favourite Band"


04 Aug 13 - 10:49 AM (#3545436)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick

The Memphis Jug Band, The Mississippi Sheiks, The Liverpool Ceilidh Band, The Dallas String Band, Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven, Milton Brown's Musical Brownies, The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys, Egschiglen. That'll do to be going on with.


04 Aug 13 - 02:08 PM (#3545502)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Little Hawk

Okay....taking a long look back at all the bands I've ever listened to over the years...

I'd have to choose:

The Band

and

Dire Straits


04 Aug 13 - 02:15 PM (#3545504)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Claire M

Hiya,

Somebody was going to take me to the Cambs Folk Fest but I knew any sort of festival would be a problem, so never bothered making a habit of checking who was on.

Who should be on this year but Steeleye! My love for them knows no bounds; my love of any sort of fantasy, old fashioned language & the Latin fetish I seem to have stems from them; & my favourite legend would have to be the one of the Nokken/the Sirens.

Caught up via iPlayer; they played 'I Shall Wear Midnight' – will never forget hearing that for the 1st time. I cried so much my face was as red as my dress & all blotchy. Peter Knight was looking right at me as he changed I to [b]WE[/b]. Couldn't stay off the loo for about a week beforehand (I never can anyway but this was even worse) The woman who came w/ me to see Maddy Prior on her own was so bored she kept playing w/ her phone

As for the Quartet – originally went for Martin Simpson, he was good but MQ were as Steeleye-ish as could be, the women even sounded similar to Maddy, the sort of high, loud singing she does; I was disappointed when they left for Simpson to come on! Their version of 'Bright Morning Star' had me sobbing & shaking (had heard it by Steeleye 1st)


05 Aug 13 - 06:44 AM (#3545719)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,Dr Bob.

Les Alanos & The Dooleys.


05 Aug 13 - 10:55 AM (#3545771)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: topical tom

The Del McCoury Band, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Don Reno and Red Smiley, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, The Weavers, The Blue Sky Boys, and Finest Kind, to name a few.


05 Aug 13 - 11:04 AM (#3545774)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,Azoic

Either Quercus or the Tiger Lillies.I cannot decide.


05 Aug 13 - 01:04 PM (#3545801)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,eldergirl

Then: the Beatles, the Byrds till Gene Clark left, then loads of individual songs/recordings by anyone who caught my ear, till I discovered Crowded House and fell in love with their stuff.
Now: Cupola are brilliant! I recommended them to my home town folk club after seeing them and getting their CD at a festival 2 or 3 yrs ago, but as often happens they ignored me (sulk) but now I see Cupola are linked with Lucy Ward, so local fc even less likely to afford them now.. Shame. That'd be a great night!


05 Aug 13 - 01:32 PM (#3545814)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,gillymor

Carolina Chocolate Drops doing a Charlie Poole song.

The Shins

I agree, eldergirl, the early Byrds really caught the worm (grimace).

Old Blind Dogs.


06 Aug 13 - 11:15 AM (#3546156)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Elmore

Leonard Cohen and The Unified Heart Touring Company.


06 Aug 13 - 01:48 PM (#3546207)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Claire M

Hiya,

I've dreamt of fav bands before; the members mostly pop up to give me advice, w/ them introducing themselves saying "I am ____/we are ____" & my shocked/pleased response being "are you really?! Are you sure?".For something that never actually happened they haven't ½ been vivid.

This topic got me thinking; I've always seen love for bands like being in a relationship. They cheer you up; they comfort you when it's needed; they keep you going. When/if you dump them for a few years can you still say they're favourites


06 Aug 13 - 08:25 PM (#3546336)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,eldergirl

Oh, yes. True love never dies! A good song finely crafted and played will go on forever. Even if their later stuff doesn't quite cut the mustard, their songs that first grabbed your heart away will never lose that magic! Uh, is that grammatical? Pfft. Too bad ..


06 Aug 13 - 08:31 PM (#3546341)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Bobert

Yeah, Shimbo Darktree, Dr. Hook is right up there with the best bands... The songs were great and the vocals were, too...

Me??? I'm an ol' rocker... Humble Pie, hands down...

B~


07 Aug 13 - 11:36 AM (#3546591)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Claire M

Hiya,

I'd love another gig. Stables closest & best for me. Looking forward to cd too. How Terry Pratchett passed me by for so long I don't know. Steeleye have never led me wrong.

I think I get him more now cos my tastes have reverted & I recognise the words he uses, & the description of the Chalk was so similar to the way I grew up I had tears in my eyes. Seen quite a few Morris dancers too but didn't appreciate them cos I didn't really get what they were dancing for -- luckily I know quite a few fans so I'm covered for his books.


07 Aug 13 - 01:56 PM (#3546628)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST

Jim White and the session musicians that back him on whatever his current project is.


07 Aug 13 - 02:39 PM (#3546646)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: PHJim

Blue Rose was a great band. I wish they'd have a reunion.
Molly Mason - bass
Laurie Lewis - fiddle
Cathy Fink - banjo/guitar
Sally Van Meter - Dobro
Marcy Marxer - guitar/mandolin

Blue Rose - Wild Rose Of The Mountain (Si Kahn)


07 Aug 13 - 02:51 PM (#3546650)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: GUEST,gillymor

Thanks for that link, Jim. That was a hot band and it's good to see a clawhammer banjo out front. Cathy Fink is one of the best.


08 Aug 13 - 12:23 AM (#3546787)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Amergin

I dunno...I use to wear head bands many years ago....to help keep my hair from my eyes....I have this wrist band my daughter gave me one year for Father's Day....I don't wear it often because I'm afraid to lose it. I do like it though...


08 Aug 13 - 12:02 PM (#3546976)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Elmore

What Gillymor said. Would've loved to see that band in concert.


08 Aug 13 - 03:46 PM (#3547041)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: Bee-dubya-ell

The Allman Brothers Band from 1969-71, when Duane Allman and Berry Oakley were still alive. I haven't been a fan of the band's later incarnations, though I do like The Derek Trucks Band.


08 Aug 13 - 08:13 PM (#3547101)
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite band ???
From: PHJim

The Red Clay Ramblers spend a lot of time on my turntable these days.

Red Clay Ramblers' Merchant's Lunch