I like so many artists across all genres I'll just touch upon some of my current favorites (they tend to rotate in and out of my head in trems of popularity). Many of the bands I love to see live are all part of an odd KevinBaconesque musical experience that all started with Da Vinci's Notebook back in the early 2000's.....
First and foremost is Girlyman and if you haven't heard them I highly recommend a youtube search for Kittery Tide or any of their songs (or go to girlyman.com and just listen). And on that note for the NoVA Sea Monkey contingent, they are playing at Wolftrap on Nov. 3- Anyone (other than Isildur42) going?
From 6 Degrees of Da Vinci's Notebook:
Paul & Storm (duh), Girlyman, Full Frontol Folk, JoCo, Po' Girl, Sean Altman, Eric Schwartz, Stephanie Corby, Micah Dalton, Eddie From Ohio, The Kennedys (and Stringbusters/Strangelings), Carsie Blanton, Cheryl Wheeler, Kenny White, Dar Williams, Mara Levi, Brianna Lane, Bill Kirchen, LEA, Adam Ezra Group, and most recently (like a week ago Sunday) Mike Lombardo (thanks for having him open for you Paul & Storm!)
The Beatles, Tom Lehrer, Kingston Trio, Billy Joel, Simon and Garfunkel, TMBG, Wierd Al, Sting, Europe, Muse, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Bare Naked Ladies, Sibelius, Dvorak, Hidemith, Nielsen, Bach, Telemann, The Cheiftans, IONA, Klezmer, Middle Eastern folk, Eastern European folk, Broadway shows (South Pacific and Me and My Girl at the top), movie soundtracks (A Mighty Wind, John Williams, Juno)m
Yay! Off to see Eddie From Ohio at the Birchmere tonight!
So I was out at the Birchmere in VA on Saturday to hear Cheryl Wheeler (Awesome!) In light of our coming cruise and the recent Costa Concordia disaster (and before SOPA makes is wrong for me to do so) I thought I'd link to her tounge-in-cheek song about the Carnival Splendor incident of 2010......
@St_Trousers and @ReverendgB I loved RLStevenson's "My Shadow" when I was a kid so "Caught in My Shadow" is probably my favorite with Welcome to the Cheap Seats and Size of Cow closely behind. I am, alas, only familliar with Never Loved Elvis which I will shortly rectify :-)
@librarian If I'd be in NYC I'd totally take you up on it since I'm missing them in DC. NYC vacinity Seamonkeys- don't let these go to waste! I guarantee you'll have a blast at the show!