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.
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 with 2003’s ‘World Without Tears’.
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.
From 60s releases by 2016 Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan to 21st-century releases by David Crosby and Beck, we pick the top 25 singer songwriter albums.
The renowned singer/songwriter is set to play the landmark Americana LP in its entirety during the jaunt.
For ‘Vanished Gardens’, Charles Lloyd adds Lucinda Williams to his acclaimed group The Marvels, resulting in an album for which “there is no precedent”.
Lucinda Williams' 'Car Wheels On A Gravel Road' made her a critical darling and introduced America to a new genre, alt.country.
Leaving the main highways for the backroads, you’ll find essential listening in underrated Americana albums from Lucinda Williams, Los Lobos and more…
'Vanished Gardens' features a fascinating cross-genre combination.
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...
Fourth OCC expedition will have another stellar line-up of roots artists all at sea.
The three icons of Americana: Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam are hitting the road together this summer for a joint LSD tour.
Lucinda Williams, the ground-breaking country roots star, is set to perform at the prestigious 2018 Austin Music Awards event on 28 February
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.