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    Default Re: Unusual listening suggestions please

    I might echo earlier suggestions- Andrew Bird, in particular. How closely are 'modern' and 'weird' related in your mind? A few that come to mind:

    There's always the cello goblin himself, from this, or this, and then it gets weird from there.

    For banjo loopy percussive shenanigans there's always Tall Tall Trees.

    Lastly, don't sleep on some Kishi Bashi. Good song writing, IMHO. Plus a background in Carnatic violin and whatnot.

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    Steve Reich / John Adams ‎– Variations For Winds, Strings And Keyboards / Shaker Loops

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    Default Re: Unusual listening suggestions please

    Rushad Eggleston (Cello)
    Gregory Liszt (Banjo)

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    I have been enjoying Dominick Leslie’s mandolin on both the Brotet album, and on the Grant Gordy album. He is a really awesome player, with a very cool style.

    The Brotet: Samson Grisman (Bass) , Dominick Leslie (Mandolin), Alex Hargreaves (Fiddle) and Nathaniel Smith (Cello)
    https://brotet.bandcamp.com/releases

    Grant Gordy: Grant Gordy- guitar, Dominick Leslie- mandolin, Alex Hargreaves- violin, & Paul Kowert- bass
    https://grantgordy.bandcamp.com

    The younger generation that come out of Bluegrass are doing some really interesting stuff that reaches new places. Great players all.

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    Default Re: Unusual listening suggestions please

    Quote Originally Posted by Malin View Post
    Rushad Eggleston (Cello)
    Gregory Liszt (Banjo)
    As cellos have been mentioned a couple of times here, you have to go back to the original inspiration for guys like Rushad, a singular character named Michael James Kott, who played with the Plank Road Stringband back in the '60's and early '70's, making their unusual mark at Galax. Rushed credits him as being his inspiration to go in the direction he went. Michael played a lot of high-speed pizzicato, and in general made the whole band jump. The great story about him was how he'd busk in Venice, Cali., playing his cello using a strap (cellos and straps go back 300 years, so not that big an invitation) but while riding a skateboard. Apparently he was pretty popular, but it was tough to catch up to him to tip him.

    All I have of the old band is a field collector's recording cd. As to what he's doing now, it's pretty atmospheric stuff.


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    Check out Chris Biesterfeldt's bebop mandolin album. Quite unusual listening indeed.

    Len B.
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    I recommend Ashley Broder's TWO TREES: a very modern, off-the-beaten-path, and mandolin-focused recording.
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