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Rough Guide to Americana

Description: To someone resistant to North American roots music, The Rough Guide to Americana will come as a pleasant surprise. As defined in Sylvie Simmons's excellent liner note, the title could equally well have been "Cowpunk", "Lo-Fi Country", "Insurgent Country", or even "No Depression", and indeed depression is the one thing that these 20 breezy tracks will be guaranteed to blow away. The guitar is their ubiquitous backing, assisted by banjo and bass, and their most characteristic tone is a sunny defiance. This even applies to Johnny Dowd's comically ghoulish eve-of-execution song from Fort Worth ... (more)
Manufacturer: World Music Network
Release date: 10 July 2001
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0605633108026 UPC: 605633108026
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