Looking for band suggestions

crazyfingers

crazyfingers

Full Audioholic
I'm trying to find some new-to-me bands to expand the variety of my library

My favorite bands are

Grateful Dead and Dead and Company
Dire Straits
Crosby, Stills, Nash including or excluding Young
The Moody Blues
Later Beatles
Jefferson Airplane
The Kinks

I also like singer/songwriters like
James Taylor
Gordon Lightfoot
Al Stewart

I have some greatest hits from Elton John, Lynyrd Skynyrd , Steve Miller, but don't think I'd go beyond that.
I have some vinyls of Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp, ELO but never bothered to get the CDs

I don't really like Led Zeppelin too much. Never much liked the Rolling Stones. I've tried some Phish and Goose but they are a bit too edgy for me.

Given my tastes any suggestions on bands or musicians I should look at to expand my library?

Any suggestions I'd sample on YouTube so any suggestions appreciated.
 
Bobby Bass

Bobby Bass

Audioholic Chief
How about Cat Stevens as another singer/songwriter. America has great songs. Paul Simon With or without Garfunkel. Jimmy Buffet. Looks like you’re not into prog rock or the blues or heavy metal. As a Dead fan there are a lot of jam bands that follow in their footsteps like the Dave Matthews Band. I love Little Feat too. I know you’re not into steaming but these older bands have a lot of used CDs you can checkout. Good listening!
 
BoredSysAdmin

BoredSysAdmin

Audioholic Slumlord
3 Dog Night, CCR, Yes, Jethro Tull, John Mayall, T-Rex, Ten Years Later, Cream.
Do you not love Pink Floyd? I figured you like psychedelic rock. Also, Yardbirds, 13th Floor Elevators, Big Brother and Holding Company, and The Zombies.
 
crazyfingers

crazyfingers

Full Audioholic
How about Cat Stevens as another singer/songwriter. America has great songs. Paul Simon With or without Garfunkel. Jimmy Buffet. Looks like you’re not into prog rock or the blues or heavy metal. As a Dead fan there are a lot of jam bands that follow in their footsteps like the Dave Matthews Band. I love Little Feat too. I know you’re not into steaming but these older bands have a lot of used CDs you can checkout. Good listening!
Some of those I do have. Cat Stevens, Paul Simon/Simon and Garfunkel, Little Feat.

Dave Matthews I want to try out. I thought he was great when he joined Dead and Company last fall on All Along the Watchtower at Boulder.

Thanks
 
crazyfingers

crazyfingers

Full Audioholic
3 Dog Night, CCR, Yes, Jethro Tull, John Mayall, T-Rex, Ten Years Later, Cream.
Do you not love Pink Floyd? I figured you like psychedelic rock. Also, Yardbirds, 13th Floor Elevators, Big Brother and Holding Company, and The Zombies.
That's a nice list. I do have a lot of Pink Floyd that I forgot to put on my initial list.
 
highfigh

highfigh

Seriously, I have no life.
Since you like the Grateful Dead, check out Jazz Is Dead.
 
Tankini

Tankini

Senior Audioholic
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crazyfingers

crazyfingers

Full Audioholic
Now that I found a way to send any audio from my computer to my NAD I'll listen to these. It will be Bluetooth but only for sampling purposes.
 
-Jim-

-Jim-

Audioholic General
I'll suggest Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Boz Scaggs, ZZ Top, Boston, Bachman / Cummings, David Bowie, Downchild, Genesis, Little River Band, Phil Collins, Queen, Rod Stewart, The Doors, Toto, Van Halen, etc., etc., I could go on and on and ...
 
adk highlander

adk highlander

Sith Lord
No Phish?

Now for new(er) bands: Death Cab for Cutie, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Vulfpeck, Kitchen Dwellers, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Low Cut Connie, Goose, Umphrey's McGee
 
William Lemmerhirt

William Lemmerhirt

Audioholic Overlord
Some of those I do have. Cat Stevens, Paul Simon/Simon and Garfunkel, Little Feat.

Dave Matthews I want to try out. I thought he was great when he joined Dead and Company last fall on All Along the Watchtower at Boulder.

Thanks
I like Dave’s cover of “watchtower”.

If you can get the BD of Dave and Tim Reynolds’s live at radio city, I don’t think you’d be disappointed at all. It is acoustic without the band, but it’s very well played and recorded. I like some of these versions better than with the band.
 
crazyfingers

crazyfingers

Full Audioholic
No Phish?
I've sampled some Phish on Youtube and what I've sampled didn't really do it for me. Lack of a nice melody I guess is what my reaction was.

But I suppose I should give it a second chance. Same with Goose.
 
adk highlander

adk highlander

Sith Lord
I've sampled some Phish on Youtube and what I've sampled didn't really do it for me. Lack of a nice melody I guess is what my reaction was.

But I suppose I should give it a second chance. Same with Goose.
Interesting. Lyrically Trey and his writing partner Tom are kind of all over the place. But I am surprised by your thoughts on a lack of nice melody. Good luck in your exploration.
 
davidscott

davidscott

Audioholic Ninja
3 Dog Night, CCR, Yes, Jethro Tull, John Mayall, T-Rex, Ten Years Later, Cream.
Do you not love Pink Floyd? I figured you like psychedelic rock. Also, Yardbirds, 13th Floor Elevators, Big Brother and Holding Company, and The Zombies.
I think the name of that band is Ten Years After, I love the song I'd love to change the world. :)
 
crazyfingers

crazyfingers

Full Audioholic
Interesting. Lyrically Trey and his writing partner Tom are kind of all over the place. But I am surprised by your thoughts on a lack of nice melody. Good luck in your exploration.
Can you suggest a special song or two I would listen to?
 
Bobby Bass

Bobby Bass

Audioholic Chief
I think the name of that band is Ten Years After, I love the song I'd love to change the world. :)
A Space in Time is one of my all-time favorite albums. TYA does get much love but Alvin Lee was an amazing guitarist.
 
cpp

cpp

Audioholic Ninja
A Space in Time is one of my all-time favorite albums. TYA does get much love but Alvin Lee was an amazing guitarist.
Enjoyed their music, and if you liked them Alvin Lee, their guitarist and appears leader for a while, has some very nice LP's when he went solo,, he passed back in 2013.
 
BoredSysAdmin

BoredSysAdmin

Audioholic Slumlord
I think the name of that band is Ten Years After, I love the song I'd love to change the world. :)
correct, thx for the correction
Generally very underrated:
 
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