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Old 03-23-2006, 12:09 PM   #1
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If you like country/blues, acoustic/blues, etc...

You should check out a guy named Jorma Kaukonen. He was a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and went on to found a classic rock/electric blues band called Hot Tuna. I was never a big fan of his singing, especially live, but he can sure play. Anyway, I came across a solo album of his called Blue Country Heart. It's got some great acoustic blues, good slide guitar, and a front porch country kinda feel to it. He actually manages to sing in tune and his voice really fits this style. Kinda sorta reminds me of Mark Knopfler to give you some idea.

Here's the summary of this album from Amazon:
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Singer and guitarist extraordinaire Jorma Kaukonen was a devoted aficionado of early-20th-century rural music long before he cofounded Jefferson Airplane in 1965 and Hot Tuna some years later. On his new solo album, Kaukonen has found an imaginative setting to remind listeners how a fusion of styles and influences from both black and white musicians defined American country music in its formative decades. Included here are gems, both familiar and obscure, by the likes of Jimmie Rodgers, the Delmore Brothers, Jimmie Davis, Cliff Carlisle, and other country musicians who were clearly inspired by their blues cousins. Backed by the Nashville All-Stars, a supersonic string band comprising bluegrass masters Sam Bush (mandolin), Jerry Douglas (Dobro), Béla Fleck (banjo), and Byron House (stand-up bass), all playing on vintage 1920s and '30s acoustic instruments, Kaukonen revives and vividly reinterprets these blues-drenched country classics for a new generation of listeners.
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