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5 obscure songwriters you should be listening to

Posted by / June 17, 2019

If you’re tired of listening to mainstream music, if you complain that all modern music sucks, or if you’re just looking to show off your esoteric tastes, then these five videos are for you. Chances are you haven’t heard of any of them, and chances are higher that you’ll love them.

Ramsey Midwood was once an actor, but thankfully he found his true calling as a musician. I define his genre as “psychedelic country.” You’ll see why.
Leo Rondeau is among the most talented songwriters I’ve ever heard. His lyrics are dense with meaning and literary devices.
Derek Jennings was once in a Southern California rock band called the Return––I highly recommend their music on Spotify. Unfortunately, their first album is not on Spotify. Derek, if you see this, getting that on there would be awesome. It’s a fantastic album.
Kishi Bashi is building a name for himself, but he’s still pretty obscure. His current project is about Japanese internment camps in the States, and it’s going to be beautiful.
Tall Tall Trees is Mike Savino’s one-man band. His banjo freakin’ lights up. He has another electric banjo called, wait for it, Shreddy Banj’ Halen. Mike also plays with Kishi Bashi on tour.

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