Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A new wave of country

Country music is a genre that i simply cannot ignore. Maybe because i started playing songs on an acoustic guitar before getting my hands on my strat. I feel there are so many bands that you just cannot afford to ignore. I would like to share with you some of my recent discoveries. Of my personal favourites,its always been the eagles. But it was Steve Earle who inspired me to pick up the guitar in first place. When i heard his song 'Someday' in the movie 'Bridge to Terabithia', i just wanted to get a guitar by hook or crook,just to be able to play that song! His album 'Guitar Town' was a treat to this world. Recently i heard one more song that i've been playing frequently,called 'Galaway Girl',an Irish classic. Another great artist Yusuf Islam has a new album on the Shelves,'RoadSinger'. Needless to say,it is awesome,which proves that a real artist and his music never die. Jimmy buffet is another songer worthy of mention. Not only is he a great singer,he's also an enterpreneur too! The band City and Color formed recently by Dallas Green is another project which i liked a lot. Nowadays its very difficult to find real artists in the crowd of sellout teenage popstars and hip-hop punks. Speaking of punk,there's a reggae inspired song by Clash,called Bankrobber,do find time to hear it sometime! Till then,rock on good people, you make this world a better place.

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