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Americanaland: Where Country & Western Met Rock 'n' Roll

John Milward


With a claim on artists from Jimmie Rodgers to Jason Isbell, Americana can be hard to define, but you know it when you hear it. This book is filled with the enduring performers and vivid stories that are at the heart of Americana. At base a hybrid of rock and country, Americana is also infused with folk, blues, rhythm and blues, bluegrass, and other types of roots music. Performers like Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, and Gram Parsons used these ingredients to create influential music that took well-established genres down exciting new roads. The name Americana was coined i ... More

Keywords: Americana, rock music, country music, folk music, blues music, rhythm and blues, bluegrass, American music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043918
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043918.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Milward, author