Music On the Fringes

I’m not much into the popular music these days.  Although, my favorite is Dave Matthews, I wouldn’t consider him “popular” because he’s hardly played on the radio and I usually like his stuff that isn’t played on the radio.

Nonetheless, here’s some music that I do like that are on the fringes.  Maybe you’ve heard of them, maybe you haven’t:

Yanni.  He’s the guy on the keyboards with the mustache.  I really like his rendition of Vivaldi:

Seven Nations.  It’s very eclectic.  Can you think of any other band that has bagpipes, a violinist, and it’s very rock-ish?

Finally, my sister introduced me Black Violin.  I can’t believe someone found a way to combine classical music with hip-hop/rap.

You can go to their website here.  Wait for it to finish downloading and you can hear it stream.  It’s freakin’ amazing.

About shaunmiller

I am an assistant professor (LTR) at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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2 Responses to Music On the Fringes

  1. Nancy says:

    you should check out Charming Hostess- “Punch” and the Detroit Cobras, “Baby”. also Balkan Beatbox and Coralie Clement.

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