(Closed) Folk Music for a Wedding

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Kelli_AD:  So funny, I started reading your post and was going to immediately recommend Mumford and Sons. Do you use Pandora? I have the Mumford and Son’s station playing right now, it plays anything that gets tagged as sounding like Mumford. The White Stripes comes up alot, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Bison, Driftwood, The Avett Brothers, Patrick Park are all listed as similar artists.

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m a self proclaimed music snob, so I apologize ahead of time if this sounds snooty 🙂  Pandora sucks, IMO.  Check out 8tracks.com.  Go to the folk section and you’ll find a lot of great bands out there.  Here are a couple of my recommendations:

Lumineers

Of Monsters & Men

The Middle East

Glen Hansard (The Frames)

The Tallest Man on Earth

Delta Spirit

The Oh Hello’s

Milo Greene

The Avett Brothers

The Paper Kites

 

 

Post # 5
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@KateByDesign:  Ive never heard of it! Are you able to listen to it on your phone?

Post # 6
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@KateByDesign:  I answered my own question by signing up!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@hma812:   I have the app for it on my iphone, so as long as you have one then yah!

No commercials, and lots of new music to discover.  Pandora loops their songs which I hate.  These are all people making their own mixes.

Post # 8
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322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The Avett Brothers are one of my ALL TIME favorite bands. My DH actually surprised me with tix to see them the DAY after our wedding. WONDERFUL. Also check out some old Johnny Cash, Dawes, Alexi Murdoch, Band of Horses, John Prine, Old School Freight Train, Josh Ritter, and Iron and Wine.

 

I’m listening to the Avett Brothers right now to get in the mood for when I see them again next weekend!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Lumineers

Damien Rice (some explicit content, but I am sure you can find him clean)

Ray LaMontagne

Joshua Radin

CherryCase

Gosh there are zillions… I could go on for days.

Post # 10
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322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@deetroitwhat:  Ray LaMontagne’s “You are the best thing” was DH and I’s first dance. FANTASTIC song.

 

Also, forgot to add Trampled By Turtles. They have some great banjo pickin!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs.LloydDobler:  I love that song, but I prefer his earlier CD’s.  What a perfect wedding song!  Trouble is the best best besttttttt.

Post # 12
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2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

City and Colour

Bob Dylan

Leonard Cohen

Ben Harper

Simon and Garfunkle

 

Post # 13
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8117 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

there are so many good options listed! you could try some Old 97s too.  🙂

But i just wanna comment and say Awesome.  +2pts for folk!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Check out some Kate Rusby.

Also think about groups that do all or predominantly instrumentals. There are lots of good Celtic and Celtic-influenced groups out there that you could check out:

John Doyle

Liz Carroll

Leahy

Danu

Natalie MacMaster

Lunasa

Solas

Cherish the Ladies

Altan

Also, if you would be interested in some stuff local to Indiana, some friends of mine in the South Bend area have a wonderful band called Kennedy’s Kitchen. They play around different parts of the state quite a bit – worth checking out!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Loveee Tallest Man on Earth!

Old Man Leudecke is great too! We’re entering as husband and wife to the song “Proof of Love”

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