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Favorite Contemporary Musicians - March 4th, 2013, 01:08 PM

Who are your favorite contemporary musicians?

For the purpose of this thread, lets say contemporary music starts with musicians that appeared from 1980 on, possibly less a couple years.

My favorite solo artist is Taylor Swift.

My favorite band is Train.






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March 4th, 2013, 01:49 PM

Flyleaf and Third Day are my top two.





   
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March 4th, 2013, 02:06 PM

My top two artists would be Steve Earle and Patty Griffin. Both are fantastic songwriters, while Steve is an exceptional arranger, and Patty is an amazing singer, as well.

I'm not that interested in groups or bands that much, now days, but a couple favorites I like to listen to are the Be Good Tanyas and the Neville Brothers.



   
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March 4th, 2013, 02:37 PM

Are they contemporary PureX? I've never heard of them

Nice choices Lighthouse!





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March 4th, 2013, 02:50 PM

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Nice choices Lighthouse!
Thank you.

I saw Taylor Swift on Graham Norton the other night. I watched because Saoirse Ronan was on.





   
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March 4th, 2013, 03:04 PM

I'll stay in the Rock genre, my fav contemporary musicians are Progressive Rockers Dream Theater, Pink Floyd & Joe Satriani (soloist)



   
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March 4th, 2013, 03:13 PM

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Thank you.

I saw Taylor Swift on Graham Norton the other night. I watched because Saoirse Ronan was on.
I've watched some Flyleaf live on Youtube. It's pretty good stuff, I watch a lot of Taylor on it too. I think she does a good live show.

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Ah yes, Dream Theatre. Great band, though I'm not so much into rock anymore I love some of their stuff. I like how Portnoy filled in with Avenged Sevenfold after they lost their original drummer.





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March 4th, 2013, 03:21 PM

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Are they contemporary PureX? I've never heard of them
They are all current.

I'm not sure if the Be Good Tanyas are still together, Frazee Ford seems to be doing her own thing these days. The Neville Bros. have been around forever. A fantastic band from New Orleans.

I assume you know of Steve Earle and Patty Griffin.



   
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March 4th, 2013, 03:24 PM

I know of Steve Earle yea, but I'm afraid I couldn't name a song. I may have to head to youtube and check his music out. Don't know Patty Griffin though.





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March 4th, 2013, 03:31 PM

Alanis Morissette
Foo Fighters
Nirvana
John Butler Trio
Tori Amos
k.d. lang
Gossip
Paramore
Pink
Florence and the Machine
Coldplay
Sia
Newton Falkner
Ed Sheeran
Mumford and Sons



   
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March 4th, 2013, 03:46 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhh I love Florence and the Machine, Thunder's. That is a great act. I'm off to listen to them now .





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Ohhhhhhhhhh I love Florence and the Machine, Thunder's. That is a great act. I'm off to listen to them now .


Yeah..it's her voice that gets me...just amazing!



   
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I know of Steve Earle yea, but I'm afraid I couldn't name a song. I may have to head to youtube and check his music out. Don't know Patty Griffin though.
Oh, please allow me!

Be Good Tanyas - "Sleep Dog Lullaby"



Neville Brothers - "Congo Square"



Steve Earle - "Waitin' On The Sky"



Patty Griffin - "Oh Heavenly Day"





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March 4th, 2013, 05:07 PM

Dredg has been on the top of my list except for their most recent album. I'm actually rockin' my Shins T-shirt right now. The Academy Is... has been there too but I haven't heard anything from them lately.





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