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Since I was a kid, I've had an absolute obsession with particular kinds of American music. Mississippi Delta blues of the Thirties, Chicago blues of the Fifties, West Coast music of the mid-Sixties - but I'd never really touched on dark Americana.
There are always generic terms like 'Americana', but there are no boundaries as to where it can go.
Old Americana vintage gangster stuff has a fantastical feel; it feels less dirty in a way. It feels like the opera of crime.
The Super Bowl is Americana at its most kitsch and fun.
I used to be monastic, almost. Now I'm like a Tibetan that has discovered hamburgers and television. I'm catching up on Americana.
I never get tired of exploring Americana or country music, and I always have a little bit of a crooner in me that never seems to go away.
K. D. Lang
It's no accident that my first novel was called Americana. This was a private declaration of independence, a statement of my intention to use the whole picture, the whole culture.
I don't know anybody who doesn't hate being called alt.country. It just sounds like a website. I don't mind being called Americana, I don't mind being called country noir, or independent country is fine, but the words alt.country make me insane.
As corny as it may sound, my true goal was to crack the Americana market.
There's also a lot of gritty Americana type of bands. I actually have a lot of Britpop on my iPod, too.
I think you're going to find out that westerns will be coming back. It's Americana, it's part of our history, the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order and justice. Justice will always prevail as far as I'm concerned.
First I was a European-style player, then I was a downtown 'noise guy,' and now some people call me an Americana guy.
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