What kind of music do you like?


Regular Member
24 Jul 2019
I listen to a bit of everything. I grew up on country music. I don't care for a lot of the new country music though. Whatever it is I'm listening too, I want to understand what they are saying. A good beat is a must.


Well-Known Member
15 Jul 2019
Ohio, US
As far as the general question, I listen to just about anything.

I grew up in a very musically eclectic home. My dad liked bluegrass and classic country, and my mom liked R&B and soul.

I have five siblings, and they all had slightly different tastes. I always identify my siblings with their albums from when we were growing up. From oldest to closest to me (I'm the youngest):

1. Cat Stevens/Tea For The Tillerman

2. Johnny Rivers/Live At The Whiskey-A-Go-Go

3. Elton John/Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

4. Steve Miller Band/Greatest Hits

5. Fleetwood Mac/Rumors

Of course, everyone had a fair sprinkling of Beatles, Eagles, Neil Young, and Jackson Browne (it was the '70's).

From my own generation, I remember liking Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers very early on (still do), and I became very enamored of Appalachian music, and then the Celtic music that came before it. Still listen to a lot of that now.

As I became interested in guitar and studied that, I concentrated on a lot of acoustic guitar based artists, like Bert Jansch and Pentangle. Still listen to a lot of that as well.

I also like "weird" stuff like hardanger fiddle music from Norway, hurdy-gurdy playing, etc. One of my favorite recordings is from National Geographic (or some similar outfit), and involves the southeastern US phenomenon of hollering - a vocal practice used to communicate from field to farm, or mountain down to valley - akin to yodeling, but it doesn't sound like yodeling at all.

My wife hates that one. :)
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