When we needed an artist to make us a Mixtape of classic country tunes, we turned immediately to Lee Ann Womack.
Aren't half-somber, half-hopeful songs the most comforting?
From Bill Monroe on down the line, bluegrass has always stayed rooted even while it has reached its branches out to embrace each new generation of players.
As the story goes, Bloodshot Records was birthed to compile the sounds and ideas of a burgeoning country/punk scene in and around Chicago in the mid-’90s. That legacy continues.
Patterson Hood offers up a musical primer of the most exciting sub-genre of its time: Americana.
MIXTAPE: Patterson Hood's Americana 101
MIXTAPE: Mark O'Connor's Bluegrass Basics
MIXTAPE: Kelly Jones and Teddy Thompson's Favorite Duets
MIXTAPE: Lee Ann Womack's Country Primer
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