Love this thread. We are going to download all of the suggestions from others as we are taking a road trip in August.
Chris Rea- Texas
-- perfect for a road trip
An British singer song writer who does a lot of rock and blues rock. I predict you will love all of his work.
by Ray Lynch is the perfect song to play as you drive along watching the sunrise. He may not be unknown to you but if you've never really listened you'll enjoy this one.
Pinkie Rideau- we discovered her at Lou's Blues in San Francisco. She has one of those seductive throaty voices that allow you to feel the blues. Love all of her work but you may want to giveClassic Signs and Whiskey River
Ok-- could I please do one more?
Tuck and Patti- one of our absolute all time favorites.
Castles made of Sand
Bill Frisell - Buffalo Girl, from the CD Good Dog, Happy Man
Technically in the jazz genre, but not really. Bill's mastery of slow guitar playing while displaying amazing melodic riffs is quite unique. This is one of those tunes that actually sounds great with the volume down low or the volume turned way up.
John Hiatt - Slow Turning, from the album Slow Turning
Known well in the Nashville music scene, his unique voice and marvelous lyrics are well worth the listen.
John McLaughlin and Sting - The Wind Cries Mary, from the album In from the Storm - a tribute to Jimi Hendrix.
Okay, everyone knows Sting, but only jazz folks know McLaughlin. This cover is a unique, but wonderful of a classic tune. Sting brings the lyrics to life, while McLaughlin's guitar work is supreme as always.
Great to share great music with others.
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