Your favourite little known musician? *

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by John Storey, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. John Storey

    John Storey Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Hamilton, ON
    Who is your top favourite musician that you think few people know about, or simply not enough based on their talent and performance? Mine would be Sixto "Sugarman" Rodriguez, who I think is just fantastic, I fell in love with his music after I saw the "Searching for Sugarman" documentary a few years ago, and got to see him live in Toronto a month ago, which was fantastic, he truly played his age away!
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  2. Chris DeVoe

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  3. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    Central PA
    Although well known within his genre but probably not outside of ,Irish fiddler Kevin Burke. Also, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill as a duo in the same style.
  4. oxegen

    oxegen Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    Sonny Condell. Playing on the Irish scene for the past 40+. See also Scullion and Tir na nOg
  5. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Darian Sahanaja
  6. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    This thread is useless without YouTube links.
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  7. Spazaru

    Spazaru Angry Samoan

    I don't know if he's "little known" but he's definitely a cult figure:

    Billy Childish
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  8. Tons of them, but this was the first one I could think of: Marybeth d'Amico

  9. ragged company

    ragged company Forum Resident

    Cleveland, OH
  10. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

    William D. Drake

    Somebody may remember him from the mighty Cardiacs, but - apart from those who are fans of the said group - others have probably never heard of him.
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  11. LAUDIR DE OLIVEIRA (January 6, 1940 - September 17, 2017)

    A Brazillian percussionist extra-ordinaire who played on the recordings of Joe Cocker, Kenny Loggins, the Jacksons, Chic Corea, Nina Simone, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Airto Moreira, to name a few.
    He became a member of Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 playing alongside another great percussionist Paulinho da Costa.
    He is mostly renowned for his time as percussionist and full time member of the 70's supergroup Chicago from 1974-1980.


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  12. John Storey

    John Storey Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Hamilton, ON
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  13. John Storey

    John Storey Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Hamilton, ON
    Should've posted this version initially, by far the best version, stunning and beautiful.
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  14. freemanl

    freemanl Bass Lover

    Central New Jersey
    Don Slepian. New Age Musician extraordinaire.

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  15. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    I was incredibly lucky in that I saw Searching For Sugar Man before hearing anything about the film, or Rodriguez. I literally had no idea if he was alive or dead before the film revealed it to me. My wife had already seen the film, but she is very careful - pretty much obsessive - about spoilers, so she had revealed nothing. And don't talk to me about Australia - serving as an opening act is hardly the same as being famous. Judie Tzuke opened for Elton John on a tour of the US, and how many Americans other than me know her music?
  16. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    Joe Popp (hopefully there's some 90's Tampa punk and indie-rock music scene vets around here who remember and admire this fellow)
  17. Maddy5

    Maddy5 Forum Resident

    Jessica Lea Mayfield. Check out her album Make My Head Sing and her newest album Sorry is Gone.

    She started off doing alt country, but has evolved into a more alternative rock sound mixed with some contemporary folk. She really bring emotion to her singing and has a lot to say about important issues like domestic violence.
  18. Thoughtships

    Thoughtships Forum Resident

    Devon, UK
    If you like Prog, check out Tiger Moth Tales two albums. It's really just one guy. And he's brilliant.
  19. IanM007

    IanM007 Forum Resident

    Shrewsbury, UK
    Tom Morgan and Nic Dalton... neither as well known as they damn well should be!
  20. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    south paris maine
    The Turtles
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  21. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    One of my first picks would be Miriam Stockley, who is presumably a little better known in the Southern Hemisphere. Currently in Florida, she's a third of the pan-cultural "New Age" project AOMusic, but has done a few solo releases herself. To pigeonhole, I would say her own music often fits within the realm of say, Andreas Vollenweider's group. Bright, clear soprano with a penchant for singing made-up syllables and stacking vocals before processing, she has one worldwide "hit" as the vocalist for the song "Adiemus" by Welshman Karl Jenkins, and the "Perfect Day" tv theme for BBC's The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends. She's a world-class soloist, and the breadth of the work she's been fortunate enough to do, makes her pretty much uncatagorizable.

    Arcadia by Miriam Stockley
    (I had a great 3rd video, from AOMusic, called "Shen Dini", but then YouTubastards laid this "captcha" crap on me, and I gave up)
  22. Grower of Mushrooms

    Grower of Mushrooms Omnivorous mammalian bipedal entity.

    Cosmic Rough Riders

  23. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth

    Southampton, UK
    Jason Falkner

  24. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Also a fan of the young British Islander Robyn Sherwell, barely into her debut album. Look what she does with Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide":
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  25. Natvecal.


    Terry Reid simply amazing story of coulda's in life followed his heart it seems instead

    Just discovered him a year ago and have all his solo stuff as a result:righton:

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