From soothing songs to upbeat pop, these curated playlists will offer much-needed musical therapy amid the coronavirus crisis.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
Showing that the American roots music dubbed “Americana” had infiltrated almost every type of music, reDiscover Johnny Cash’s ‘American II: Unchained’.
The Virginian country-rock troubadour had been treading the boards around Nashville for a dozen years when his debut album came out in 1986.
After leaving Nashville behind, country rebel Steve Earle went full rock’n’roll on ‘Copperhead Road’ and took everyone along for the ride.
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes centre stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.
Lucinda Williams' 'Car Wheels On A Gravel Road' made her a critical darling and introduced America to a new genre, alt.country.
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.
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.
David Gray, Kate Rusby, Imelda May, Steve Earle and Vince Gill are among the album's many featured performers.
For Martin Luther King Day, the 'Songs Of Protest and Progress' playlist features an uplifting selection of poignant music from the Concord Music catalogue.
They will be joined on the Prog In The Park stage by Polish outfit Riverside and Pain Of Salvation, with further artists to be announced.
The news comes hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that Foreigner will headline the festival's main stage.