I've started composing simple, mellow little tunes, but I've had a hard time categorizing them, and therefore had a hard time finding recordings from which to draw more inspiration.
I've recently realized that the track called "Short Trip Home" from Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall, Sam Bush and Joshua Bell is pretty much what I'm aspiring to. If you havent heard it, you can check it out here, among other places: http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Short%20...ome:1921656494 (I'm referring to the title track, not the whole album in this case). there are some tracks on Bela Fleck's first "Acoustic Planet" album that evoke the same idea, but that's usually much more complex than what I'm after.
so, can anyone recommend recordings similar to the title track on the "Short Trip Home" album? also, how you'd categorize it? not that I care too much about labels, but it's strange to look at the many genres listed here in the categories and not be able to find quite the right one.