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Iowanian 04:41 PM 01-13-2015
In several discussions about music, several posters bring in Red Dirt Music to the conversation.

In this thread, I'd like to do things a little different to help people learn about our favorite artists, and post a couple of youtube videos of their song and your personal favorite playlist of that artist.
Feel free to include your own contributions, but follow the format. Videos of live performances, and list a few of your favorite songs.

I've met a few of these guys and have had beers with some of them, so I'll share stories and nuggets that they've told me. It's fine if you have a different take of the same artists or offer a different playlist.

Happy listening.
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Bufkin 04:43 PM 01-13-2015
Good thread idea.

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Iowanian 04:50 PM 01-13-2015
Jason Boland and the Stragglers are first up. http://www.thestragglers.com/index.php?pg=music You can listen to most of his music in the link.

Boland has been a staple and pioneer in Red Dirt/Texas Music and has a pretty extensive list of songs. He touches on subjects of alcohol, drugs, social injustice among others.
Jason Boland had a vocal chord issue a couple of years ago that about killed his career, but the guy still has pipes.

The base player is from Kansas City, always sports Royals and Chiefs caps and is a damn nice guy to talk to. Grant has a youtube cooking show.


First up, my favorite song on the new album. The Dark and Dirty Mile



Some of my favorites:
Dark and Dirty Mile
Lucky I guess
Cormall County Blues
Blowing Through the Hills
Gallo Del Cielo This song is about a mexican fighting rooster
Bottle by my bed
When I'm stoned (a Colorado resident favorite)
Gear and Dust
Devil Pays in Gold
Noone left to blame
False Accusers Lament


There are many others, but these are the ones I like the best right now.
Gear and Dust...Live with Cody Canada accoustic


This is a youtube playlist with a pretty good overview of Boland's stuff

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Hog's Gone Fishin 05:11 PM 01-13-2015
Had to google :

Red Dirt Music is a music genre that gets its name from the color of soil found in Oklahoma. Although Stillwater, Oklahoma is considered to be the center of Red Dirt music,[1] there is a separate Texas Red Dirt subgenre as well. Outlaw Country legends Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson have been associated with the distinctive Texas sound while the late Oklahoma singer/songwriter Bob Childers is widely recognized as the Father of Oklahoma Red Dirt music. At one time, the distinction between the two genres was sonically obvious, but by 2008, that gap had diminished.[2]
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Iowanian 05:15 PM 01-13-2015
My personal favorite, as mentioned before is the Turnpike Troubadours.

I've seen them live 5-6 times and have spent 2-3hrs talking with them at different times in a small venue after the show. They're very nice guys, even if they like to party a little bit. They've gotten much bigger now and are playing larger venues. If you like the music and get a chance, you need to see them live.

These guys write a lot of their own songs. The stand up base player is a pharmacist by education.

http://www.turnpiketroubadours.com/pg/music-video
You can listen to 2 full albums on this link. If this band doesn't become one of your favorites, you're not wired for this kind of music.

Gin-Smoke and Lies


My playlist for this band is long.
Gin Smoke Lies
Before the Devil Knows we're dead
Southeastern Son
Blue Star
Every Girl
1968
Kansas City Southern
Whole Damn Town
Long Hot Summer Days
Evangeline
Shreveport
Morgan Street
Wrecked.

Honestly, they don't have a song that I skip if it comes in the rotation in itunes.

Long Hot Summer Day


Before the Devil Knows we're dead...live version. Not my favorite version.


Every Girl


1968

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lewdog 09:15 PM 01-13-2015
Originally Posted by Iowanian:
My personal favorite, as mentioned before is the Turnpike Troubadours.

I've seen them live 5-6 times and have spent 2-3hrs talking with them at different times in a small venue after the show. They're very nice guys, even if they like to party a little bit. They've gotten much bigger now and are playing larger venues. If you like the music and get a chance, you need to see them live.

These guys write a lot of their own songs. The stand up base player is a pharmacist by education.

http://www.turnpiketroubadours.com/pg/music-video
You can listen to 2 full albums on this link. If this band doesn't become one of your favorites, you're not wired for this kind of music.

Gin-Smoke and Lies


My playlist for this band is long.
Gin Smoke Lies
Before the Devil Knows we're dead
Southeastern Son
Blue Star
Every Girl
1968
Kansas City Southern
Whole Damn Town
Long Hot Summer Days
Evangeline
Shreveport
Morgan Street
Wrecked.

Honestly, they don't have a song that I skip if it comes in the rotation in itunes.
Listened to these guys a good amount tonight on youtube.

I'm digging them. Gonna have to find some to add to itunes.

Thanks!
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Mr. Flopnuts 09:36 PM 01-13-2015
I love that I can see most of these guys live and diet cheap within 2 hours of my house. Stoney LaRue is a big one, but Sturgill Simpson is easily my favorite. Thanks Strongside! can't embed from my tablet.

Sturgill Simpson - Medicine Springs (Live on KEXP…: http://youtu.be/HMB3sfvrFKc
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Iowanian 10:12 PM 01-13-2015
Sturgil Simpson is also one of my favorites. He used to play with a band called Sunday Valley. I'll do a post if someone else doesn't soon. Medicine Springs, Life Ain't Fair, King Turd, Turtles all the way down....are the places to start with his music.

Others I intend to itroduce are the Dirty River Boys, John D Hale Band, Stoney Larue, Cody Canada and the Departed, Wade Bowen, Randy Rodgers, Hellbound Glory, Jason Eady, Casey Donahue and Pat Green. There are several other artists in the texas music top 40 that I'm not familiar with at this time.
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Mr. Flopnuts 10:27 PM 01-13-2015
I was interested to learn that medicine springs was a remake of an old song.
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Iowanian 10:36 PM 01-13-2015
You'll find quite a few of the most popular songs are remakes from other current artists or new spin on old songs.

One of my favorite songs is LA County by John D Hale Band....I can't find a good youtube of any quality....but that's a Lyle Lovett Song, and coincidently, Lyle Lovett is sitting in number 1 on the chart with Pat Green today.
Alot of these bands are friends, and there are a lot of opportunities to see 2-3-4 of the leads playing accoustic in small venues when they aren't touring, and they'll play each other's songs.

Sturgil's version of Medicine Springs is awesome. I can't embed video from ipad or I would.

Some of these guys, I much prefer live....prime example is Jason Eady. I enjoy his live stuff much more than the production sound.

IF you're wanting to "cruise" Red Dirt songs, do a youtube search of "Music Fog" sessions.
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Mr. Flopnuts 10:39 PM 01-13-2015
I ADORE Sturgill's remake of Medicine Springs. One of the few songs where I like the remake better than the original. He is far and away my favorite artist of any genre right now. Has been for months.
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Buehler445 11:28 PM 01-13-2015
Originally Posted by Iowanian:
Jason Boland ...
Some of my favorites:
Dark and Dirty Mile
Lucky I guess
Cormall County Blues
Blowing Through the Hills
Gallo Del Cielo This song is about a mexican fighting rooster
Bottle by my bed
When I'm stoned (a Colorado resident favorite)
Gear and Dust
Devil Pays in Gold
Noone left to blame
False Accusers Lament


There are many others, but these are the ones I like the best right now.
My favorite two of his are Telephone Romeo and Proud Souls. Dude is one of my favorites.

You know my opinion on Turnpike Troubadours since you turned me onto them. Probably my favorite band of all time at this point.

Originally Posted by lewdog:
Listened to these guys a good amount tonight on youtube.

I'm digging them. Gonna have to find some to add to itunes.

Thanks!
Spotify is your friend. They pretty much don't have a bad song. If you ever get the opportunity, see them live. They are worth it. Mad reps to Iowanian for turning me onto them.
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Buehler445 11:34 PM 01-13-2015
I'm not sure if they're still at it but, Randy Rogers Band is good. http://www.randyrogersband.com/



They've got a ton of good songs but some of my favorites are

Lost and Found
One Thing I know
Never Be that High
Buy Myself a Chance
In My Arms Instead
Better off Wrong
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Buehler445 11:38 PM 01-13-2015
Whiskey Myers sings a lot of different kinds of songs, but he's intense man. I like his soulful stuff a little better, but there's a lot of good out there. http://whiskeymyers.com/



Songs I like
Ballad of a Southern Man (I usually hate this "type" song)
Lonely East Texas Nights
Gone Away
Summer 2005
Nobody Knows her Name
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Buehler445 11:43 PM 01-13-2015
Iowanian mentioned Cody Canada. It's all old, but it broke me into Red Dirt. I'm a big listener of Cross Canadian Ragweed, the band that Cody Canada used to be in.



Other Songs that stand out, but I like pretty much every song by them.
Alabama
Constantly
Cry Lonely
17
Down
Wanna Rock and Roll
This Time Around
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