Tag Archives: Americana

JC’s Top Tunes of 2016

I played a lot of music during the January cold, streamed KRFC-FM more in February, March and April.  I’m still not quite sure why I spiked my last.fm scrobbles in May before spending more time outside in June.  July, August … Continue reading

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Americana Albums for 2016

Americana is a broad and ill-defined genre, which really seemed to fit the world we live in in 2016.  It’s more authentic, roots music than Country radio pushed out by Nashville’s Music Row.  It’s a Big Tent—a bit more friendly … Continue reading

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Top Americana Tunes for 2016 — From Radio and Print

The top music of the year lists are coming out in time for Xmas holiday gift-giving. I’m more of a traditionalist and save MY lists for 1 January, but you can’t fight the machine all of the time. So think … Continue reading

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Americana Music Awards Reward Americana Music Fans

If the world were just, the Americana Music Awards would be the Country Music Awards.  Somewhere along the way, pop music punked country music and Nashville wandered down the path of easy money and middling music.  Blah, blah, blah, you’ve … Continue reading

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Dori Freeman, Cactus Blossoms and Loretta Lynn—Winter’s Promise for Spring to Come

As spring draws us outside, away from radio and streaming out into Festival season, I’m finding myself still struggling to catch up with some great new Americana/alt.country/would have been Country before pop-Country killed Music Row releases.  Tops among these through … Continue reading

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2015 In Review

2015 was 150 years from the end of the Civil War, and 1 more year that I changed jobs and moved, this time back to the Centennial State of Colorado.  I started out continuing the daily journal of my ancestor Pvt. … Continue reading

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JC’s Americana Top Tunes Played in 2015

I played more music this year than last, thanks primarily to Spotify streaming…and having spare time between jobs last winter…and spending the holidays by my lonesome.  Mostly, though, because there was simply a LOT of good Americana-ish music released this … Continue reading

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10 More Albums for 2015—Americana’s JV Team

Americana’s Junior Varsity Team was strong this year.  The starting line-up was stellar, but the underclassmen are nipping at their heels.  And I know some other coaches would (have) moved my players up to prime-time.  (Yeah, I’m watching college bowl games … Continue reading

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Ten Albums for 2015 – Corb and Rhiannon, Bob Wills and More

JC’s Top 10 Americana Albums of 2015 In relative ranked order, subject to change. In January, I predicted a banner year for roots music in 2015, and back in June I highlighted a few albums showing early promise. I have not … Continue reading

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An Americana Project—The Future of the Music and the Future of Making Music

“Without this class, school would suck.”  The relevance of public education to learning was lost to many of us, and it certainly seems this spirit is alive and well yet today. The Americana Project is the class that doesn’t suck.  Six … Continue reading

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