Nirvana / Their live acoustic one (MTV unplugged, I think)
Grateful Dead / Reckoning (Not completely acoustic)
Old & in the way
Those are also all recorded well
Sarah Jarosz - all
Abigail Washburn (both with and without Bela Fleck)
Darryl Anger - "Republic of Strings"
Richard Thompson - "Acoustic Classics"
Second the Grateful Dead - "Reckoning"
"Acoustic Cafe" - a Putamayo Presents collection
"Acoustic Africa" - another Putamayo
Stuart Duncan, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile - "The Goat Rodeo Sessions"
Noam Pikelny - "Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe"
Habib Kotie and Eric Bibb - "Brothers in Bamako" THIS IS FANTASTIC!
Not sure which you can get on vinyl.
I like everything boxer12 suggested. Also,
Hot Tuna--Live at the New Orleans House
DeLucia/McLaughlin/DiMeola--Passion, Grace and Fire
Shakti--A Handful of Beauty
Tony Rice--Cold on the Shoulder
I can't believe it - someone else likes Handful of Beauty too. Composition called 'India' is a masterpeace and another long cut on side B is close to it.
Dead Can Dance - Into the Labyrinth
Dead Can Dance - Toward the Within
Al Di Meola - Cielo e Terra
Paco de Lucia - Siroco ( analog recording/digital mastering, sounds closer to digital to my ear but it is his best album ).
John McLaughlin Trio - Live at Royal Festival Hall ( digital ).
Passion Grace&Fire is spectacular, all digital though. Get original Japanese pressing, I saw a few on ebay and discogs. The same for the Shakti - good analog recording and mastering.
Cielo e Terra - American or Canadian first run ( thicker vinyl ) is good. German, Dutch - NOT DMM - are good. Japanese is best, hard to find, I saw one on Discogs for $50 from Canada.
Dead Can Dance - original UK, I didn't try any reissues.
Siroco - Japanese best, saw one on Discogs from Spain, German good.
These are masterpieces: The Incredible String Band: The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter Wee Tam Big Huge Three recordings by the great British psychedelic folk band!!! Not to be missed!
my speakers are so perfect when i play acoustic music, they sound so lifelike. energy rc-70’s. other speakers i have are nowhere near their sound/accuracy/tone/depth.
all sound so sweeet
Also... If you like jam bands, Widespread Panic's Live Wood is completely acoustic & very good.
Most Bluegrass music is all acoustic, and generally better recorded than Rock ta boot. Look for Chris Hillman’s (bass player in The Byrds, but he was in Bluegrass group The Hillmen prior to that) albums on Sugar Hill. For incredible live recordings of Church choirs, look for Bob Fulton’s recordings on the Ark label (out of Minnesota in the 1970’s)---astoundingly lifelike, every individual, delicate voice clearly audible. His recordings also contain some of the most massive pipe organ sounds I've ever heard. Speakers (or subs) capable of reproducing the bottom octave definitely required!
Conemporary folk music on the peerless Stockfish label. Just buy their first Closer To The Music sampler SACD. A real "You are There" or in some cases "They are with you" experience.
Pretty much everything in my collection...if you are in the northeast, PM me and you can come over. Hundreds of good examples...I focus on the music first vs the recordings, but look at these artists:
Eddie from Ohio
Will the Circle be unbroken 1, 2, 3
Anything by Mark O'Connor. Classically trained violinist with very strong jazz and bluegrass crossover.
Skip. Hop and Wobble
David Grisman (if bluegrass/jazz fusion is not your thing, try Grisman and Kobialka- Common Chord)
Some of Keb Mo's stuff is acoustic,
Jorma Kaukonen (guitar half of Hot Tuna) has a solo acoustic blues album.
Richard Thompson for sure.
Gregory Alan Isakov
Be Good Tanyas
OMG slaw, Mary Gauthier is fantastic! My favorite discovery of the past few years.
I've already mentioned .....
Mark Kozelic "Lost Verses, Live"
Colin Meloy "Sings Live"..REMARKABLE!
Steve Phillips "Steel- Rail Blues"
Run out and buy it now!!
Damien Rice "Live @ Fingerprints"!!