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    I looking for and album similar to, Chris Thile Michael Daves, Sleep with one eye open. Basically something with just acoustic Instruments. Any suggestions? Thank you

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    Back to basics - Grisman - “Tone Poems” (the one with Tony Rice).

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    Andy Leftwich "Ride". Phenomenal player IMO. Lots of fiddle as well because he plays both.

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    David Grisman`s Acoustic Christmas
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    Before there was Thile and Daves there was Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.
    Pickinī The Blues (Sam Bush on mandolin).

    You didnīt specify wether you meant just instrumental music, just a duo setting etc. These are some of my favorites.
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    The recording "Skaggs and Rice" is wonderful. For early recordings that inspired the duet recordings look for "the Monroe Bros" on the Bluebird label and anything by the Blue Sky Boys.
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    Any particular type of music? Bluegrass, old time, Celtic? I love Peter Ostroushko's Mandolin Chronicles, The Buckhannon Brothers and you can find Norman Blake and Red Rector's album on YouTube and stream it. But if you want just plain ole bluegrass, there are lots of mandolin albums like that as state above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donn1958 View Post
    I looking for and album similar to, Chris Thile Michael Daves, Sleep with one eye open. Basically something with just acoustic Instruments. Any suggestions? Thank you
    What genre(s) of music? Limiting the list to bluegrass and americana? Include jazz or classical?

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    Gallop to Georgia by Mike Compton and Norman Blake. Great acoustic instrumental songs of Narmour and Smith. This is a desert island classic for me.

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    I really enjoy Chris Thile's Not All Who Wander are Lost... maybe a bit overproduced in some spots, but really good.

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    Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza.

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    Witching Hour - Andrew Marlin. Woodland star is my fav track. Somebody else here on the cafe introduced me.

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    John Reischman's new album "New Time & Old Acoustic" fits the bill....
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    Red Allen and Frank Wakefield - The Kitchen Tapes.

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    The Skaggs/Rice album is as good as it gets--great tunes played by the best. John Reischman's "Up in The Woods" is a gem. For lots of mandolin goodies, the "Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza" is a must-have. Also, there is some fine mandolin played by John Duffy on the old Country Gentlemen albums, with some fine Eddie Adcock banjo in there. So much great music, so little time!!
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    Anything by Don Stiernberg or John Reischman. As good as it gets in this world as is Jubilee by Tom Rozum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donn1958 View Post
    I looking for and album similar to, Chris Thile Michael Daves, Sleep with one eye open.
    For one mandolin and one guitar --- both acoustic --- I'd go with

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    Strictly acoustic? No problem!

    I've always gotten a big kick out of the all-instrumental Stephane Grappelli/David Grisman Live.

    And if you don't mind vocals, one of my favorite CDs is The Ragpickers String Band.
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    As for some really solid bluegrass mandolin, besides those that have already been mentioned, you might check out recordings by John Herald and the Greenbriar Boys. Frank Wakefield did a lot (most?) of the mandolin, although on a few it might have been Ralph Rinzler. Anyway, some great songs by them: The Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me; Danville Girl, I Heard the Bluebirds Sing, Levee Breakin' Blues, Darby Ram, and quite a few others. As for John Herald, he played some great guitar not only with the Greenbriar Boys, but did backup for a number of other artists; check out his guitar work on Ian and Sylvia's "Ella Speed". RIP, John--I miss you!
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