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    I was listening to a list of songs including Nickel Creek's "The Smoothie Song" (I thought OM, but some people online say bouzouki) and Mike Marshall playing "Gator Strut" (mandocello), and that got me thinking about whether I've seen any CBOM instruments played by other well-known US performers. I can remember seeing Sarah Jarosz with the Milk Carton Kids play OM (guitar body) in concert. I was wondering whether other well-known US performers use CBOM and, if so, if there are any other well known US songs where a CBOM is used.

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    Tim O'Brien comes to mind.. "One Girl Cried"… "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" are two that he regularly plays on his OM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franc Homier Lieu View Post
    Apparently the Decemberists' front man has a bouzouki

    https://www.fretboardjournal.com/vid...eloy-bouzouki/
    That first one suggests to me the importance of confidence. While I like his vocals, they're not exactly what I'd call beautiful. They appeal to me more in the way that Bob Dylan or Tom Waits might. And all he's got is a bouzouki and three chords. Yet he's absolutely confident (and correct) that he's going to make music with them.

    Wish I had something more to contribute that actually answered the original question, but I'm enjoying the replies.

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    Colin Meloy (Decemberists) indeed uses CBOM. First appeared on The Crane Wife album and that was just a cheapo TC one. He now has a custom built Mowry (you can see it on Andrew's site). I have a feeling that the main guitar player also borrows it live. Could be wrong though!
    Of course Sarah Jarosz has her superb Fletcher Brock OM too as you say which is in octave pairs - low octave on top. I adore her playing.
    Phil Davidson (my "real life" pal and creator of my mandolins and uke) made Tim O'Brien a guitar bodied zouk which appears on the track Hoss Race. I have a pic of Tim in Phil's living room with it!
    Darren Nicholson plays a Sorenson Big Dog (that's right I think) which looks superb. Must check him out.
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    In the vein of Tom Wait (at least as a huge inspiration for her) there is Sarah Jarosz on many of her songs with an OM.

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    I was surprised to see Circle Jerks bassist Zander Schloss play a gig with a bouzouki and an acoustic bass player earlier this year. Well known? to some...

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    If we can stretch US to include Canada, then The Once use a wide selection of mandolin family instruments to good effect.

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    Going off into heavy metal territory, System of a Down and Nile both have been known to use bouzoukis here and there. Chop Suey by System of a Down has a very simple but prominent bouzouki part.

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    Tempest lead player Lars has a double neck Mandolin Mandola he uses in Norwegian / Celtic Rock. They are at least BASED in America!



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    Just remembered that Richard Shindell uses a bouzouki sometimes as well, OK technically he lives in Brazil these days, but he is from New York at least

    Can't find any youtube clips, but a portion of his folk alley concert is on a 'zouk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelcj View Post
    Tim O'Brien comes to mind.. "One Girl Cried" "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" are two that he regularly plays on his OM.
    This is a tune that O'Brien originally recorded with Darrell Scott, but I couldn't find any live versions of the two of them playing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seter View Post
    Going off into heavy metal territory, System of a Down and Nile both have been known to use bouzoukis here and there. Chop Suey by System of a Down has a very simple but prominent bouzouki part.
    Continuing further down this road, Eluveitie features quite a bit of mandola--of course they're Swiss, so that could well mean octave mandolin. Evidently he uses an open tuning of some sort (a fan asked on their website).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogstar View Post
    Continuing further down this road, Eluveitie features quite a bit of mandola--of course they're Swiss, so that could well mean octave mandolin. Evidently he uses an open tuning of some sort (a fan asked on their website).
    What a ROCK CBOM pose...


    Ha ha. Sorry you've put this way off topic, but you have to hand it to them. Metal Bagpipes, Metal Hurdy Gurdy & Metal Bouzouki... \m/
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    Are we forgetting Cheap Trick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of the Badgers View Post
    What a ROCK CBOM pose...


    Ha ha. Sorry you've put this way off topic, but you have to hand it to them. Metal Bagpipes, Metal Hurdy Gurdy & Metal Bouzouki... \m/
    They're moderately well-known in the US? :D
    Enough so that their tour stopped in Nebraska, we get skipped by a lot of bands. Yeah, after I posted it I realized I was skirting the edges of the topic at hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of the Badgers View Post
    What a ROCK CBOM pose...


    Ha ha. Sorry you've put this way off topic, but you have to hand it to them. Metal Bagpipes, Metal Hurdy Gurdy & Metal Bouzouki... \m/
    I really like this, what can I say
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    I know she's been mentioned already but this deserves an airing


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    Jaco Pastorius played mandocello on this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of the Badgers View Post
    What a ROCK CBOM pose...


    Ha ha. Sorry you've put this way off topic, but you have to hand it to them. Metal Bagpipes, Metal Hurdy Gurdy & Metal Bouzouki... \m/
    That's insane, very cool and I like it, but definitely insane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tavy View Post
    That's insane, very cool and I like it, but definitely insane
    VERY european metal though... catchy aren't they?
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