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Does anyone out there like 'Alt Country'?

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Just wondered if there were any other alt country fans out there? And if there are any good country nights in Shef, either DJ's or live bands???

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I like what I've heard of a lot of Alt.Country when I've listened to Bob Harris on Radio 2.

 

Wouldn't say I'm an expert, but like a lot of Tex-Mex stuff - Calexico, for example - and older stuff like Gram Parsons.

 

joe

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I was just wondering if there was interest or a night on the go already? I've only been in Shef 6 months so dont really know the scene, but was thinking of getting a night together or helping out. I use to do a bit of this kind of thing in London.

 

GP's great! Kind of the granddaddy of A.C.

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I'll have a listen, looks like you found yourself a niche.

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I'll have a listern to the Low Country site too.. see what I rec, always open to suggestions.

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its a weird thing to categorise. A lot of stuff could be alt country (Arcade Fire, Thrills, Wrens etc)

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Yeah, I know there's alot of 'indie' or 'pop' stuff that has a bit of a country or americana twang. I tend to like quite a bit of that stuff but I also like some of the mainstream country such as Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris. I think the lable 'Alt Country' just makes it a bit easier to dissassociate from all the really cheesey American Country that's popular in the states and make it more acceptable to say that you like country?

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Im an Alt.Country fan :)

 

Both the indie variety and the more americana variety

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Now then there's a thought a regular country night. I'm sure there's plenty of suitable venues around town. But is there the interest from the turns and / or the punters?

Putting a band together is an idea I've toyed with for a while. Any "talent" out there interested?

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There's nowt finer than the old 'Alt Country ' stuff!!! ;)

 

Check out Bright Eyes, Willy Mason. M.Ward, Chris Mills, Slaid Cleves, The National .....but to name a few!! :)

 

 

......and

 

 

RICHARD HAWLEY!

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