If Americana has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for their epochal debut album, ‘Music From Big Pink.’
From original rebels such as Hank Williams to genre-defying country heroes like Willie Nelson, these are the icons who paved the way for Americana.
After 15 years writing classics for other country stars, Chris Stapleton stuck his flag in the ground with ‘Traveller,’ a 21st-century country classic.
With its roots in country tradition and punk attitude, Americana music is hard to define but easy to love. uDiscover Music dons a Nudie suit and goes in search of the Americana...
From genre-blending excursions on the fringes of country-rock, to rebellious missives from young bucks, these are the best Americana albums of all time.
Laying her unique mix of heartache, carnal desire and strong-willed resolve out for all to witness, Lucinda Williams brought the blues back into the charts.
Defining the alt.country boom of the late 80s and 90s, the best alt.country musicians stood apart with an almost punk-like approach to tradition.
The UK Americana band's debut set arrived just after their victory at the 2018 UK Americana Awards.
With their debut, ‘The Gilded Palace Of Sin,’ The Flying Burrito Brothers almost singlehandedly created country-rock, laying the groundwork for Americana.
Showing that the American roots music dubbed ‘Americana’ had infiltrated almost every type of music, reDiscover Johnny Cash’s ‘American II: Unchained’.
The self-titled second album by The Band honed everything from ‘Music From Big Pink’ with deft performances and an innate knack for storytelling.
After inventing Americana with their sepia-toned first two albums, The Band captured a snapshot of themselves with the personal reflections of Stage Fright.
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.
Leaving the main highways for the backroads, you’ll find essential listening in underrated Americana albums from Lucinda Williams, Los Lobos and more…
Jamie Nudie discusses the legacy of her grandfather, Nudie Cohn, tailor to the stars and the inventor of the iconic Nudie Suit.