Americana music, the brilliant singer songwriters, singers and musicians who bring it to life are a passion for this music enthusiast. There is a wonderful eclectic mix of artists who are part of the Americana music scene. Sometimes referred to as roots music and including shades of truly countrified country and great music in the folk tradition this genre has a penchant for telling our story. It speaks to and for our hearts.
The truth in Americana music sets it apart from all other music. The men and women who open their hearts to us via their lyrics gift us with so much. Their life experiences are blended with just the right musical notes to share about life in their songs. My music loving heart counts John Denver among my musical heroes and he is an integral part of Americana music.
One of my favorite Americana songs tells the story of the songwriter’s brother’s wife and mistress leaving town on the same day. I lived in the small town that is the true home of this life as art song. “Heartaches are Stealing (come sundown)” by Tom Russell tells us about the broken hearted wife headed north and the disillusioned mistress who grabs a bus and heads south leaving the man alone on the ranch.
Americana Music Blogs is your home for info about Americana songs current and past, artists and shows. My name is Mary Beth and I love Americana Music and Americana Singersongwriters.