Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
After singlehandedly inventing Americana with their sepia-toned first two albums, The Band captured a snapshot of themselves with the personal reflections of ‘Stage Fright’.
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...
Ryan Adams has announced details of 'Exile On Bourbon St', his New Orleans concert tribute to The Rolling Stones' iconic 'Exile On Main St' album.
The efforts of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, one half of Eurythmics and a member of The Band helped create Tom and the band's Southern Accents album.
We remember peerless steel guitarist Ben Keith, born 6 March 1937, who played on Patsy Cline's 'I Fall To Pieces' and with Neil Young, Ringo Starr and more.
The dramatic career expansion of pianist Norah Jones was underlined when her second album Feels Like Home debuted at No. 1 in the US on 28 February 2004.
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great Americana Songbook.
Cinema’s history of rock’n’roll movies ranges across studio features documentaries and even the avant-garde, helping to turn stage stars into screen icons.
Film musicals, a true American art form, have celebrated freedom in the cinema, self-expression and the pursuit of dreams down life’s yellow brick road.
Cass Elliot, still known at this time by the name she came to dislike, Mama Cass, released her debut solo album, Dream A Little Dream, on 19 October 1968.
uDiscover looks at Eric Clapton's fourth solo album No Reason To Cry, released on 27 August 1976.
On 5 August 1957, Little Richard's debut album Here’s Little Richard entered the US chart. It became his only LP to make the US top 20.
Whether it’s joyous escapism, political anger or a personal spiritual quest that provides fuel for a great album is not of importance. What matters, as Coltrane said, is wanting “to speak to...
Summer Jam at Watkins Glen in New York state took place on 28 July 1973, and was attended by a mind-boggling (and record-breaking) 600,000 people.