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What bands (with violins) do you listen to?
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I like to listen to mostly the band Skillet, with songs like "Forgiven", "Comatose", "Rebirthing", ect.
The band Mercy me has a song I like called "I Can Only Imagine."
What bands (with violins) do you guy's listen to?

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I listen to a wide variety of Music and bands. Everything from the 60's-70's to 80 hair bands, to new Country. But most of my time that involves listening to Violon/Fiddle is Celtic music or just surfing youtube for Fiddle music. 

  On Youtube, I do a lot of watching of folks like Bowfire, Natalie McMasters, Escala, Sierra Noble, they are some of my favorites.

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Mairead Nesbitt is my current favourite, Great Celtic music and pretty good on the eyes too at risk of sounding a smidge sexist!

"dazedRaining up" is a great album

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I like Casting Crowns and Kutless. They both make great music! smile

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not heard of those Mustang, will have to pop over to Youtube for a heads-up

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I love trampled by turtles.  I was a metal head guitar player until last month so the song wait so long set me in motion.  i also like any of the bach or mozart stuff. 

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I like the band Skillet also, especially the songs "Comatose and "Awake and Alive".  Also, the band Red has a song called "Pieces" which is very good and has a lot of violin in it.  Love Casting Crowns too.

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Sirenz said
I like the band Skillet also, especially the songs "Comatose and "Awake and Alive".  Also, the band Red has a song called "Pieces" which is very good and has a lot of violin in it.  Love Casting Crowns too.

Skillet has to be my favorite band.  They played here in Atlanta last year and it was interesting to watch as they quoted a passage of scripture, showed how it applied to normal life, and then went right into one of their songs.  They are a truly inspired group.

"I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie."

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I can't say that I've heard of Skillet.  I'll have to look them up, thanks!  cheers

 

I'm all over the place when it comes to listening!  Let's see.......

Time For Three, Lindsey Stirling, The Kronos Quartet, Bond, Escala, Circa Paleo, Taylor Davis, Doc & The Lady, Hillar Bergman, Mary Fahl, Ben Chan, Banjo Phil & Emily Greer, et. et. et.et.et.et.et.et.et.et. roflexactly

 

I find new artists and songs that I like every day!  Lately, I've been learning a lot of Civil War & Colonial era songs!  They have so much tradition behind them and are based on much older songs!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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Kansas. 

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Natalie MacMaster is probably my favorite fiddler and the reason why I took up the fiddle. I also enjoy Mark O'Connor and the O'Connor Family Band.

Since I'm very into bluegrass these days, I listen to a lot of bluegrass bands.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Gothard Sisters

Dixie Chicks

Mairead Nesbitt (the Nesbitt Family Devils Bit session album is pretty good, I like it better than her solo stuff)

Dave Matthews Band has a great violinist in the band

O'Connor Band

Corn Potato String Band

Grady Miller (my teacher's band)

Taylor Davis

Lucia Micarelli

.... I'm sure there's others that I'm forgetting at the moment. I've been listening to lots of Irish and Bluegrass music lately and have at least a couple albums I bought that have multiple artists on there.

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Of course I need to ad Bob Wills.  One of my favorite current fiddlers is Bobby Flores.

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Most of the bands/artists I listen to have been mentioned, but Ketch Secor is great in Old Crow Medicine Show. Also, I really enjoy the Accidentals, they're a multi instrument pair, but they feature a lot of violin and cello. I pretty much love anyone that covers or does original modern music with strings.

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I'll have to look those up, @Dan-Hur 

 

Forgot to add, I recently found Cassie and Maggie and have been enjoying their stuff, as well.

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The Accidentals are a great group out of Michigan, they do mostly folk style music and have really fun and beautiful music. I love their voices. OCMS is bluegrass/string band type stuff. They do a version(not really sure who wrote it) of Wagon Wheel that rocks.

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I recently started listening to country music and find it more and more enjoyable. The lyrics can be lame from time to time but the music is pure in some way. More acoustical instruments than many other genres.

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Ray Price used to tour with a band (The Cherokee Cowboys) which at one time had four fiddles.  Three of them played the background parts and the fourth played all of those fancy fills.  Bobby Flores used to play for Ray.  He tours with his own band now and usually has two background fiddlers while he sings and plays those other parts.  He plays a great guitar also.  Bobby is classically trained and he gets with the other fiddlers (violinists, in this case) one a week and they play classical pieces.  If you ever get a chance to see him take it.  Much better than this "new"country music.  

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