The Common Folk Collections: No. 2 Americana
Americana taps into that nostalgic yearning that this generation has for something that feels just out of our grasp, that ability to unplug and have more quiet moments enjoying the beautiful simplicity that is life. We long for that adventure which at times might be a lonely pioneering path but more often means meals round the table with friends as laughter sparkles in the air.
Americana is more than the rugged cowboy or bull rider (though they sure can be fun to spend time with! I remember once being held in mid-air by my ankles, buff bull riders = trouble) it's the American craftsman who prides himself on his work, it's the band whose music is so contagious you go from foot tapping to full out dancing and it's those mason jars that make everything feel special (whether a candle or a salad).
I so look forward to exploring this collection because I know we will uncover more than a few treasures. Oh and I can't possibly forget to mention that this collection just happens to coincide with one of my favorite bands, The Lumineers, being nominated for a Best Americana Album Grammy.
“Americana, as defined by the Americana Music Association (AMA), is "contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. While acoustic instruments are often present and vital, Americana also often uses a full electric band.”