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22nd Jun '16 3:37:22 AM gewunomox
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Inspired by [[BobDylan Bob Dylan's]] Nashville phase, this tends to be a mellower, "thinking person's" style of alt-country.

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Inspired by [[BobDylan Bob Dylan's]] Music/BobDylan's Nashville phase, this tends to be a mellower, "thinking person's" style of alt-country.
29th Dec '15 7:41:48 AM Morgenthaler
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Alt-country was pioneered by folk- and punk- influenced singer-songwriters like Lyle Lovett and John Prine in the mid-eighties. Other early pioneers of the sound were artists in an alt-rock subgenre called "Cowpunk", such as Music/MeatPuppets, Lone Justice and the British group The Mekons. This came to prominence in TheNineties, with artists like Music/SteveEarle, LucindaWilliams and Music/DwightYoakam and bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, and Music/{{Wilco}} (who quickly moved into more general AlternativeRock) and broke into the rock mainstream in the 2000s with the success of Drive-By Truckers, Music/HankWilliamsIII and Music/RyanAdams.

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Alt-country was pioneered by folk- and punk- influenced singer-songwriters like Lyle Lovett and John Prine in the mid-eighties. Other early pioneers of the sound were artists in an alt-rock subgenre called "Cowpunk", such as Music/MeatPuppets, Lone Justice and the British group The Mekons. This came to prominence in TheNineties, with artists like Music/SteveEarle, LucindaWilliams Music/LucindaWilliams and Music/DwightYoakam and bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, and Music/{{Wilco}} (who quickly moved into more general AlternativeRock) and broke into the rock mainstream in the 2000s with the success of Drive-By Truckers, Music/HankWilliamsIII and Music/RyanAdams.
29th Dec '15 7:41:21 AM Morgenthaler
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Alt-country was pioneered by folk- and punk- influenced singer-songwriters like Lyle Lovett and John Prine in the mid-eighties. Other early pioneers of the sound were artists in an alt-rock subgenre called "Cowpunk", such as Music/MeatPuppets, Lone Justice and the British group The Mekons. This came to prominence in TheNineties, with artists like Music/SteveEarle, LucindaWilliams and Music/DwightYoakam and bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, and Music/{{Wilco}} (who quickly moved into more general AlternativeRock) and broke into the rock mainstream in the 2000s with the success of Drive-By Truckers, HankWilliamsIII and Music/RyanAdams.

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Alt-country was pioneered by folk- and punk- influenced singer-songwriters like Lyle Lovett and John Prine in the mid-eighties. Other early pioneers of the sound were artists in an alt-rock subgenre called "Cowpunk", such as Music/MeatPuppets, Lone Justice and the British group The Mekons. This came to prominence in TheNineties, with artists like Music/SteveEarle, LucindaWilliams and Music/DwightYoakam and bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, and Music/{{Wilco}} (who quickly moved into more general AlternativeRock) and broke into the rock mainstream in the 2000s with the success of Drive-By Truckers, HankWilliamsIII Music/HankWilliamsIII and Music/RyanAdams.
30th Sep '15 9:58:17 PM sharkcrap11
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Primary Stylistic Influences:
+ {{Country}} Music, Country Rock, AlternativeRock
]
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Secondary Stylistic Influences:
+ Cowpunk, {{Folk}} Rock, HeartlandRock, some bands influenced by HardRock, SouthernRock, PunkRock and/or PsychedelicRock
]
27th Jul '15 11:35:42 PM sharkcrap11
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Also called insurgent country or Americana (a term that also includes bluegrass and folk), alt-country is mainly defined by its resistance to the perceived commercialism of mainstream and pop country music. Stylistically the genre is a melting pot, with artists incorporating influences ranging from roots rock, {{bluegrass}}, rockabilly, [[SouthernRock Southern rock]] and honky-tonk to alternative rock, [[FolkMusic folk rock]], and punk. Instruments include banjos, pianos, guitars, rifts, keyboards, drums, and heavy to medium vocals.

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Also called insurgent country or Americana (a term that also includes bluegrass and folk), alt-country is mainly defined by its resistance to the perceived commercialism of mainstream and pop country music. Stylistically the genre is a melting pot, with artists incorporating influences ranging from roots rock, {{bluegrass}}, rockabilly, [[SouthernRock Southern rock]] and honky-tonk to alternative rock, rock (especially the JanglePop subgenre, which pioneered the idea of "roots" music with a punk attitude), [[FolkMusic folk rock]], and punk. Instruments include banjos, pianos, guitars, rifts, keyboards, drums, and heavy to medium vocals.



There has traditionally been ''very little'' overlap between the fandoms of mainstream country and alternative country, with the latter being treated closer to AlternateRock and FolkRock.

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There has traditionally been ''very little'' overlap between the fandoms of mainstream country and alternative country, with the latter being treated closer to AlternateRock AlternativeRock and FolkRock.
23rd Jul '15 2:43:25 PM sharkcrap11
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* Music/CountingCrows
* Music/CowboyJunkies (also borderline DreamPop)



* Music/GoldenSmog



* Music/{{Lambchop}}



* Music/MojoNixon


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!!Cowpunk
Technically a separate genre of sorts (it preceded the solidification of Alt-Country as a genre by a few years), the bands of this primarily 80s movement combined Country with PunkRock and [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] to create a distinct hybrid. Many bands of the genre had a humorous slant to their lyrics- the Country influence was often PlayedForLaughs. Often overlaps with JanglePop, Punk Blues and Psychobilly.
* Music/TheBeatFarmers
* Music/TheBlasters
* Music/BloodOak
* Music/BloodOnTheSaddle
* Music/TheEasyHoes
* Music/GooberAndThePeas
* Music/GreenOnRed (also JanglePop and [[PsychedelicRock Neo-Psych]])
* Music/TheKnitters (a side project of LA PunkRock band Music/{{X}})
* Music/LoneJustice
* Music/LongRyders
* Music/MeatPuppets
* Music/TheMekons
* Music/MojoNixon
* Music/NinePoundHammer
* Music/RankAndFile
* Music/TheRaveUps
* Music/RubberRodeo
* Music/SocialDistortion
* Music/TexAndTheHorseheads
2nd Feb '15 11:54:11 AM Gozer
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Alt-country was pioneered by folk- and punk- influenced singer-songwriters like Lyle Lovett in the mid-eighties. Other early pioneers of the sound were artists in an alt-rock subgenre called "Cowpunk", such as Music/MeatPuppets, Lone Justice and the British group The Mekons. This came to prominence in TheNineties, with artists like Music/SteveEarle, LucindaWilliams and Music/DwightYoakam and bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, and Music/{{Wilco}} (who quickly moved into more general AlternativeRock) and broke into the rock mainstream in the 2000s with the success of Drive-By Truckers, HankWilliamsIII and Music/RyanAdams.

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Alt-country was pioneered by folk- and punk- influenced singer-songwriters like Lyle Lovett and John Prine in the mid-eighties. Other early pioneers of the sound were artists in an alt-rock subgenre called "Cowpunk", such as Music/MeatPuppets, Lone Justice and the British group The Mekons. This came to prominence in TheNineties, with artists like Music/SteveEarle, LucindaWilliams and Music/DwightYoakam and bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, and Music/{{Wilco}} (who quickly moved into more general AlternativeRock) and broke into the rock mainstream in the 2000s with the success of Drive-By Truckers, HankWilliamsIII and Music/RyanAdams.
2nd Feb '15 11:51:26 AM Gozer
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Because of the subgenre's attachment to regional folk cultures, artists can originate all over the United States, but are often from the Appalachian region or Texas. The closest the scene has to a centre is Austin, Texas with its annual South by Southwest festival.

There has traditionally been ''very little'' overlap between the fandoms of regular country and alternative country, with the latter being treated more as a subgenre of Rock than of Country.

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Because of the subgenre's attachment to regional folk cultures, artists can originate from all over the United States, world, but are often from the Southern United States and the Appalachian region or Texas. Mountains region. The closest the scene has to a centre capital is Austin, Texas with its annual South by Southwest festival.

There has traditionally been ''very little'' overlap between the fandoms of regular mainstream country and alternative country, with the latter being treated more as a subgenre of Rock than of Country.
closer to AlternateRock and FolkRock.
6th Oct '14 12:27:37 PM m8e
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* Music/NekoCase[[note]][[/index]]This does not count her work with Music/TheNewPornographers, which is pure [[Music/AlternativeIndie Indie]] PowerPop.[[index]][[/note]]

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* Music/NekoCase[[note]][[/index]]This does not count her work with Music/TheNewPornographers, which is pure [[Music/AlternativeIndie [[AlternativeIndie Indie]] PowerPop.[[index]][[/note]]
5th Oct '14 7:15:23 AM m8e
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* Langhorne Slim

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* Langhorne SlimMusic/LanghorneSlim



* Micky & the Motorcars (younger brothers of Music/RecklessKelly)

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* [[Music/MickyAndTheMotorcars Micky & the Motorcars Motorcars]] (younger brothers of Music/RecklessKelly)



* WhiskeyMyers
* WilliamClarkGreen

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* WhiskeyMyers
Music/WhiskeyMyers
* WilliamClarkGreen
Music/WilliamClarkGreen
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