Genres are futile. But we like to put things into categories so we can keep them neat in our minds and on our shelves. Americana may be the most ridiculous genre of all. It has morphed from being a mostly country classification to now incorporating alt.country, indie folk, roots music, and plain old rock. Regardless of what you call it, I like it. The best of it blends elements of country, bluegrass, rock, and folk. That’s why we start the playlist with Bob Dylan—he is the epitome of Americana music. My Americana music is dominated by alt.country classics. Yours may have more straight country. Leave a comment with who you think should be in this mix.
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I once almost got into a fist fight when someone suggested the guy from Bush could sing better than Eddie Vedder. Who I favorite: Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Snarky Puppy, Wilco, Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs, Tame Impala, Herbie Hancock, Beck, Prince, Rolling Stones, U2, Led Zeppelin, St. Vincent, The Police, Pearl Jam, Robert Glasper, Real Estate, Bruce Springsteen, The Decemberists, The Clash, The Band Who I skip: Jethro Tull, The Eagles, Boston