One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.
From songs by The Beatles to Rick Wakeman, Metallica to The Rolling Stones, uDiscover Music uncovers the best songs inspired by books.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
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.
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 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.
In honour of Valentine's Day, here's a guide on how to make the perfect mixtape for each stage of courtship: from crush to even getting back together.
From Guns N’ Roses to Ryan Adams, we takes a look at 12 of the best band Christmas jumpers from holidays past and present.
Showing that the American roots music dubbed “Americana” had infiltrated almost every type of music, reDiscover Johnny Cash’s ‘American II: Unchained’.
Album packaging has evolved over six decades. Excellent artwork still matters, and the future promises many advances for digital music and new media.
Music and art will always go together as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
With his heart on his sleeve, Ryan Adams created ‘Heartbreaker’, a debut album of such emotion-shattering magnitude it continues to speak to millions.
Arguably best known as lead guitarist in Adams’ band the Cardinals, Casal also played with The Jayhawks, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and more.
Released two after its original recording, Whiskeytown’s ‘Pneumonia’ album remains a much-loved swansong from the alt.country pioneers.
A look at some of the classic music inspired by the famous New York landmark.