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The Americana revolution : from country and blues roots to the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, and beyond

Author: Michael Scott Cain
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
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Michael Cain offers an informal social history that describes Americana as both a musical genre and a movement, showing what it is, where it came from and where it is going. Through anecdotes and interviews, Cain provides a firsthand view into the creation of Americana, trying to clarify how the genre can be categorized and defined.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cain, Michael Scott.
Americana revolution.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
(DLC) 2016040784
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Scott Cain
ISBN: 9781442269415 1442269413
OCLC Number: 965617508
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Origins of the Americana Movement; 2 Will the Circle Be Unbroken?; 3 When Things Go Wrong, Blame the Radio; 4 Don't Drink from a Bottle If You Didn't See It Opened; Interlude: Roger McGuinn: Respecting Tradition while Transforming It; 5 "If I Could Find a White Boy Who Sang Black . . ."; 6 Appropriating Black Culture; Interlude: Rosanne Cash: The Search for Self; 7 The Irish Claim the Bronx; 8 Bringing the Good News; 9 The Battle for the Soul; Interlude: Kris Kristofferson. 10 As Duke Ellington Said, There's Only Two Types of Music: Good and Bad11 Speaking the Truth to Those Who Have Ears to Listen; 12 Americana as a Symbol of Musical Adulthood; 13 Let's Go Backward When Forward Fails; 14 Swallowing Other Genres; 15 A Sense of Community; 16 It Might Be a Great Bag to Be In, But Why Must I Be in a Bag at All?; Interlude: Jim Lauderdale:The Face of America; 17 The Archetypes of Americana; 18 Back to the Question; Coda; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
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Cain has produced a modest but helpful introduction to Americana music. A broad-based musical notion developed in the latter decades of the 20th century and promoted by the Americana Music Read more...

 
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