The "Americana Is Not Country" Group

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The "Americana Is Not Country" Group

The place for old farts and jackasses (and those in spirit). For all that think Americana is a place for old rockers to retire comfortably and younguns to try to look like they came from Appalachia. Not meant to be a place to discuss labels but rather what has become of the real thang. Is it gone forever? It's mainly for those I feel are somewhat left out here, that love country and know it when they hear it, and have no place else left to go.

Website: http://www.oldfartcountry.com
No Depression Community Members: 18
Latest Activity: Jul 12

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Comment by Kurt Fortmeyer on July 12, 2014 at 8:56am

"Fast As I Can" by The Trey Ward Band is Bluegrass, but with country overtones.

Comment by Maria Gladstone on February 1, 2013 at 6:25pm

My Mom LOVED Faron Young. 

Comment by Will James on February 1, 2013 at 11:35am

I'll get back to Don Gibson, Rebecca, but I came upon this version of "Sweet Dreams" with vintage video from the great Faron Young I wanted to share. How's this for Old Fart Country?

Comment by Rebecca Murphy on January 31, 2013 at 1:29pm

Will, how about some Don Gibson?.. so many of his songs from the "Legend In My Time" album have been covered repeatedly, most people don't even know the songwriter's version.  His songs were given the sweetened "Nashville Sound-ChetAtkins" treatment in the early 60s, but his original cuts are spare and even feature some fuzzy guitar solos!  Ex:  "Sweet Dreams"

Comment by Will James on January 31, 2013 at 11:25am

BTW, you can now find us at OldFartCountry.com!

Comment by Will James on January 31, 2013 at 11:24am

Waylon Jennings doing "Time To Bum Again" and "Anita You're Dreaming" on Porter Wagoner show, 1966. True Old Fart Country.

Comment by Will James on January 21, 2013 at 2:58pm

Great choice Rebecca!

Comment by Rebecca Murphy on January 21, 2013 at 2:54pm

"Dying genre of country music"  Right on Will.  How many people out there are grieving it?  I can't understand why a music so real to the human experience and close to the soul isn't capturing the ear & heart of more artists.  I chose George Jones' "Walk Through this World with Me" as the song played at my wedding as I walked to the altar.  Most people seemed to feel embarrassed or nonplussed by my choice.  F'ck 'em, I say!   It was the perfect wedding song, IMO.

Comment by Will James on January 7, 2013 at 6:01pm

There ya go.

Comment by Will James on December 9, 2012 at 12:58pm

Thanks. Yes, I felt that words and labels were getting in the way so started my own video collection of what I feel is the dying genre of country music.

 
 
 

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Created by No Depression Feb 17, 2009 at 9:06pm. Last updated by No Depression Sep 24, 2012.