Artists you feel you can rely on, buy any new album unheard.


 Now I've stopped upgrading, the music forum is my first port of call when I bring up the Audiogon site. There are so many discussions with different wording, but the same aim, to pass onto other readers our particular enthusiasms.

 So if you're flicking through your Ipad looking for inspiration on the server, or idly checking physical albums, what artist or musician makes you stop? Most of us have favourites, where all their discs are a good listen, no duds, what are yours?

 There is no limit on genre, except maybe popular not classical. I love classical too, but it will get too complex. So Jazz, Blue Grass, Singer Songwriter, Covers artists, folk, rock etc. I'll start with my suggestions, in no particular order. Partly because the order would be different next week anyway. If anyone asks for a good starting album, I will make a suggestion, perhaps other responders can do the same.

Alison Kraus,
Shawn Colvin, 
Nina Simone,
Gregory Porter,
Frank Sinatra, of course,
Kate Rusby
Jonatha Brooke
Stacey Kent,
Antonio Forcione 
Paul Carrack
Paul Rogers
Eliza Gilkyson
Joni Mitchell
Sara K

 I look forward to exploring your suggestions.

david12
Tower of Power
Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns
Phat Phunktion
Prime Time Funk
Mingo Fishtrap
Crosby-Nash
Michael Franks
Strokeland Superband
Marc Cohn
Joshua Redman
Patricia Barber
Eddie From Ohio
Steely Dan or Donald Fagen
Luke Combs
Gino Vannelli 
Take Six
Jackie Allen

Some great suggestions guys, including artists I've never heard of. That's the whole point of the thread of course.
Alex Cuba, Julietta Venegas
Brian Eno
Daniel Lanois
Loscil
Lusine
Pan American
Christopher Bissonnette
Harold Budd