AMERICANA - Various Artists (Putumayo)
The landscape of American music is as vast and varied as the geography of the country itself. At its root are a range of diverse cultural influences that have combined to form what is now called Americana music. Sometimes called “alternative country,” it’s a genre whose parameters are broad enough to include bluegrass, folk and traditional country with occasional elements of blues, jazz and others thrown in. In the 1990s, Americana made a home for itself on the airwaves, bridging the gap between Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) and mainstream country radio and allowing audiences to explore a sound stripped of the slick production that usually dominates the industry. At the heart of Americana are contemporary singer-songwriters who have honed their craft by exploring the country’s rural traditions.
From Asheville to Austin, contemporary singer-songwriters explore America’s rural musical roots. Updated with 6 new tracks.
1 Chatham County Line - Out of the Running - (United States)
2 The Tillers - 500 Miles - (United States)
3 RobinElla - Down the Mountain - (United States)
4 Elephant Revival - Sing to the Mountain - (United States)
5 Trampled by Turtles - Jars at Home - (United States)
6 Mulehead - Frankie Lee - (United States)
7 The Little Willies - It's Not You It's Me - (United States)
8 Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel - (United States)
9 Shannon McNally - Pale Moon - (United States)
10 Robert Earl Keen - Ride - (United States)
11 Diana Jones - Pretty Girl - (United States)
12 Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez - Sweet Tequila Blues - (United States)