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.
WXPN's Bruce Warren put together a playlist of songs built on the new and the old, all tied to the music I grew up on in the '70s.
Dave Coleman culled a bunch of cuts that have made their way from old cassette mixtapes to his band's cover tunes repertoire.
MIXTAPE: Patterson Hood's Americana 101
MIXTAPE: Mark O'Connor's Bluegrass Basics
MIXTAPE: Lee Ann Womack's Country Primer
MIXTAPE: Kelly Jones and Teddy Thompson's Favorite Duets
MIXTAPE: Bruce Robison's Top Texas Songwriters