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...
Other artists set to perform include the Black Pumas, Lucinda Williams, and more.
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.
The taped concert will feature live performances from the iconic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in front of a reduced capacity audience.
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.
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
Lucinda Williams, Linda Gail Lewis, and Chuck Mead are also among those making the trip.
In the vinyl era, every genre of music developed its own visual aesthetic, a tip-off to the listener as to what could be found inside the album cover.
The country singer-songwriter is critically acclaimed for albums like Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Essence, and West.
‘A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer’ will benefit independent venues.
Lucinda Williams' 'Car Wheels On A Gravel Road' made her a critical darling and introduced America to a new genre, alt.country.
The 15-date West Coast run kicks off 19 July in Vancouver, BC.
Leaving the main highways for the backroads, you’ll find essential listening in underrated Americana albums from Lucinda Williams, Los Lobos and more…