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    I am curious about the favorite type of music of the AT hikers. My favorite, Bluegrass (I was born in KY ... the state, not the jelly) had a revival in the the Washington, DC area in the '80s and '90s, but has faded in recent years.

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    Default hell ya to bluegrass

    bluegrass music...its finger pickin good!
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    Mostly what I listen to is a kind of country bluegrass mix you find a lot with the local music here in Austin.

    OTOH... I just listened to "Tarantula" by The Scabs. (another local band)Sort of a fast latin beat. One of my all-time favorite songs and favorite bands as well.

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    Hikers don't listen to Rock? ***?

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    a lot of stuff. you missed some great ones, namely folk. i personally listen to classic rock, folk, the blues.

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    Pink Floyd.

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    classic rock here, but also some instrumental that'd fall into folk or jazz or new age, and some jam band stuff. really the only thing I can absolutely not stand to listen to is new country and religious music. I like old country, alt country, etc. so yah. I didn't vote though.
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    Didn't vote, would have voted, in no particular order:

    Rock (Oldies, Heavy metal, etc.)
    Jazz
    Blues
    Clasical
    Renaissance (1500 to early 1600s, english mostly)

    I'll also listen to:
    Some country
    Less Bluegrass

    Just my $0.02


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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf
    Pink Floyd.

    Ahhhh yes. Came upon a cave once while hiking and immediately the thought entered my head, " I wonder if there's a bunch of small furry animals groovin with a pict in there?" Odd the things that pop in one's head while hikin.

    Saw a t-shirt once that had a picture on it of Floyd the Barber from The Andy Griffith show. The t-shirt was pink...... THAT was a great shirt.
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    Indie Folk is great on the trail. Artists like Iron and Wine, Bonnie Prince Billy, and Sun Kil Moon.

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    Love Credence
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    its not a fair question because each category has good and bad, and the good is good.

    Right now i am listening to:
    Jack Johnson
    Dave Matthews
    Iron and wine
    Nickle Creek
    The Shins
    Wilco

    but that will change next month, as it should

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    while hiking:
    phish
    the dead
    SCI
    YMSB
    New Monsoon
    JGB
    leftover salmon

    at camp:
    railroad earth
    YMSB
    garcia/grisman
    keller
    ricky skaggs(bluegrass, not country)
    tony rice
    bela fleck

    and many, many more...

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    i am not a big fan of new popular music, like rap or punkrock/emo. it just makes me angry, because it is inflamatory without being good. thats just me though.



    For the longest time, after buying pinkfloyd's dark side of the moon, i was puzzled. i only listened to the first bit, and it just was boring. ooh great thumping. then i listened to it on a car ride, the whole way through, and i was hooked. pink floyd rock..

    another grate that noone has mentioned is Jimi Hendrix. what a guy.

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    I listened to Pink Floyd's "Pulse" cassette for about 4000 miles and never got bored with it. The best for climbing and ridge walking/air guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly
    I listened to Pink Floyd's "Pulse" cassette for about 4000 miles and never got bored with it. The best for climbing and ridge walking/air guitar.
    The little red blinking light on my Pulse CDs lasted over 7 years.
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    Neil Young!

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    In no particular order,
    Tom Waits
    Warren Zevon
    Steve Earle
    Lucinda Williams
    Wilco
    Carbon Leaf
    and Bruuuuuuccce!!!

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    Neil young...delta blues...bluegrass...class. rock

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    Thumbs up Led Zeppelin

    Probably old-school, but who can deny lyrics like:

    Leaves are falling all around,
    Itís time I was on my way.
    Thanks to you, Iím much obliged
    For such a pleasant stay.

    But now itís time for me to go,
    The autumn moon lights my way.
    For now I smell the rain,
    And with it pain,
    And itís headed my way.
    Ah, sometimes I grow so tired,
    But I know Iíve got one thing I got to do,

    Ramble on,
    And nowís the time, the time is now
    To sing my song.
    Iím goiní íround the world,
    I got to find my girl, on my way.
    Iíve been this way ten years to the day, ramble on,
    Gotta find the queen of all my dreams.

    "Ramble On" --Led Zeppelin II

    I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.

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