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richardhenry's avatar

Could anyone recommend me some good, laid back acoustic music?

Asked by richardhenry (12628 points ) April 9th, 2008 from iPhone
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peedub's avatar

Kings of Convenience, Harry Nilsson, Robert Wyatt

Randy's avatar

Jack Johnson. Acoustic, laid back, amazing!

richardhenry's avatar

Kings of Convenience are already a group I’m fond of, I’ll have to check out the others, thanks peedub!

Jack Johnson is also pretty great, although his stuff can be a little sameish.

Cheers guys. More suggestions are welcome and appreciated! :) I have a long train journey through the night, which luckily has WiFi so I can abuse the iTunes store.

gorillapaws's avatar

I love the Pat McGee Band. They were a local gig here in Richmond, VA in the late 90’s until they broke out and went national. Their sound went to a more pop angle after that though and I kind of stopped keeping up with them. Anyways this is their first album and it’s got some great tracks it’s called From the Wood.

peedub's avatar

Johnathan Richman, Jose Gonzales, Leonard Cohen,

peedub's avatar

Will Oldham

Kay's avatar

Jude is great. His first album 430 N Harper Ave is the best in my opinion. His album “Sarah” is also really good.

mcbealer's avatar

Beyond Words by Bobby McFerrin

peedub's avatar

@mcbealer- I just saw something with Bobby McFerrin composing a symphony in Germany. He was amazing. His vocals weren’t words, but instrument-like.

mcbealer's avatar

yeah, I love listening to him while I make jewelry.

bmrumble's avatar

How about Bon Iver or Damien Jurado, And, although not entirely acoustic, “Boxer” by The National is my go-to of last for relaxation time.

Brew805's avatar

Brett Dennen…. check it

taterminot's avatar

Just off the top of my head, these r some of my favs that I like to relax to: Bright Eyes, Azure Ray, Explosions in the Sky, The Format, Iron & Wine, Ray Lamontagne, and Jack Johnsonas well. Happy listening! :)

jamms's avatar

Andrew Bird, M. Ward, The Mountain Goats, Bright Eyes, Band of Horses, Iron and Wine, Bob Dylan,

Randy's avatar

Band of Horses! I forgot about them. They are awesome. Thanks jamms.

goldilocks's avatar

Jason mraz ;)

fireant4040's avatar

dispatch is awesome

peedub's avatar

Billy Brag is another.

steelmarket's avatar

If you are talking really laid back, then check out the acoustic work of Phil Keaggy, John Renbourne, Bert Jansch & Earl Klugh.

katieweimer's avatar

Jollie Holland, Neko Case, always Bob Dylan

auhsojsa's avatar

Fleet Foxes

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