Post # 1
Since one of our musical friends could no longer perform at our wedding (he’s doing a medical mission trip during that time), I’ve been trying to come up with some awesome music for the ceremony.
We’re doing an outdoor wedding and want something non-traditional, “acoustic” and HAPPY.
My absolute favorite duo right now is The Civil Wars – a folk, indie songwriter pair. Their instrumental is just what we are looking for. Their lyrics are not usually about fulfilled love, however. I was looking for instrumental versions of their songs – something acoustic with some added strings and emotional, non-traditional sound. Contacted their publicist and instrumentals do not exist.
Any ideas for something similar?
Post # 3
Here’s a blog where they are featured. Maybe you could ask the host of the blog if she has any recommendations.
Post # 4
Have you tried Joshua Radin, Ray LaMontagne or Adele? They all have some great music with that folky feel.
Post # 5
@Julies I sent a message to that gal; maybe she’ll have some good recs.Ty!
@Jen I am a big Ray and Adele fan. I’ll dig into their music and see if I can find some instrumentals. Thanks for the recs!!
Would love some more options if anyone else has some ideas.
Post # 6
Try searching for “karaoke versions” of songs you like. It’s a good way to get instrumental versions of what you already enjoy.
Post # 7
Love them! Try Old Crow Medicine Show or The Band Perry, a little more blue-grassy but I think they’re similar enough. Ooooor you can make a Civil Wars station on Pandora and see what comes up.