Your country-rock big 3 bands

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Gammondorf, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Forum Resident

    Cape Cod, MA
    Right on!!! Right on!!!!
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  2. 905

    905 Forum Resident

    Southern IL
    Anything involving Gram Parsons
  3. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Gene Clark
    New Grass Revival
    early Lone Justice
  4. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

    Greenville, SC
    Marshall Tucker Band
    Grateful Dead
  5. Bellagio Insider

    Bellagio Insider Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    The Bernie Leadon Trifecta:

    Dillard & Clark
    Flying Burrito Brothers
  6. Rob P S

    Rob P S Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Old 97's
    Uncle Tupelo
  7. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Neil Young and company (when the spirit moves him into a country-rock direction)

    The Grateful Dead (when the spirit moved them into a country-rock direction)

    Norton Buffalo

  8. Mr. LP Collector

    Mr. LP Collector Forum Resident

    So many good ones here!

    I'll go with Eagles, Poco, and the Flying Burrito Brothers.

    Thinking back, it is really something to see how Poco had its members in so many different things. To note---

    Jim Messina--Loggins and Messina (and don't forget the band Kenny Loggins was in-- a group called Gator Creek!)
    Richie Furay-Buffalo Springfield, Souther Hillman and Furay Band
    Paul Cotton- Illinois Speed Press
    Timmy Schmidt- Eagles
    Rusty Young- Boenzee Cryque

    Boenzee Cryque was a small local band out of Denver. Their big hit on the local charts was a song called "still In Love With You" whixh was the flip side to the Beau Brummels 45 "Laugh Laugh", released in 1965. BC's version came out a couple years later. I live near Grand Junction, Colo., which is where Rusty grew up. Got to talk to him a few times-great guy!
  9. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    I'm going to add Moby Grape into the mix.
  10. Cowpunk77

    Cowpunk77 New Member

    Jason & The Scorchers
    Green On Red
    Neil Young (When he's country, of course)
  11. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

    Dayton, Ohio USA
  12. Arkay_East

    Arkay_East Forum Resident

    Marshall Tucker Band
    Grateful Dead
    Allman Brothers

    It's hard not to say Little Feat but I group them (somewhat idiosyncraticially I'm sure) with Average White Band and Dr John and the more funk oriented stuff.

    That's the Trifecta, IMO.

    Edit: did we get to 3 pages with no Allman Bros?
  13. Mr. Pleaseant

    Mr. Pleaseant Forum Resident

    Ottawa, Canada
    I would definitely call Blue Rodeo country rock. Having said that,

    - Blue Rodeo
    - Eagles
    - Neil Young (when he is on the format)
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  14. Flybynight88

    Flybynight88 Forum Resident

    Stratford NJ
    Jonny come lately here for country favs..
    Early Eagles
    Flying Buritto Bros
    Gram Parsons
    Emmylou Harris
    Some Manassa
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Ian Matthews
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  15. OptimisticGoat

    OptimisticGoat Taking the Great Leap Forward

    Whiskeytown/Ryan Adams

    *I wanted to say Lynyrd Skynyrd but I know I will get vetoed on the category. From my perspective both Lyrnyrd and Little Feat are country rock.
  16. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Cincinnati, OH
    The answer is

    the BYRDS hands down

    followed by POCO second hands down...

    And then the early Eagles....
  17. Toomanydogs

    Toomanydogs Well-Known Member

    Palm Desert
    Rolling Stones
  18. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    First National Band
  19. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    Buffalo Springfield
    Stone Canyon Band
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  20. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident


    However, honourable mentions to The Dillards, Great Speckled Bird, The Stone Ponies, Rick Roberts and many others. So many great bands & performers.

    Couple of points: I'll never understand the hate for the Eagles. If they sold in, say, Country Gazette quantities, I reckon they would be critics' darlings.

    Secondly, good as he is, I've always regarded Gram Parsons as straight-up country. Not too much rock in his catalogue to my ears.
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