Radio Station Format Definition: Americana
describes a genre of music that developed in the
1990's as an alternative to modern Country and is derived from
traditional country, western swing, rockabily and alternative
Americana radio stations focus on these genres as well as other "roots"
music, such as zydeco, Tex-Mex and American folk music.
Typical artists heard on these stations include:
Dave Alvin, The Waco Brothers, Carla Olson, The Lonesome Strangers,
Lucinda Williams, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash
See also: Blues, Country
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