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The Super Bowl is Americana at its most kitsch and fun.
I think you're going to find out that westerns will be coming back. It's Americana, it's part of our history, the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order and justice. Justice will always prevail as far as I'm concerned.
Since I was a kid, I've had an absolute obsession with particular kinds of American music. Mississippi Delta blues of the Thirties, Chicago blues of the Fifties, West Coast music of the mid-Sixties - but I'd never really touched on dark Americana.
Old Americana vintage gangster stuff has a fantastical feel; it feels less dirty in a way. It feels like the opera of crime.
The strength of our economy allows us to maintain the mightiest military in the world, effectively enforcing a Pax Americana.
I really like the look of the 1950s, lots of suburban Americana influences. I'm 5'4', so I like kitten heels occasionally because I can move around a bit easier, but pointy-toed pumps are very elongating.
Marina and the Diamonds
I used to be monastic, almost. Now I'm like a Tibetan that has discovered hamburgers and television. I'm catching up on Americana.
There are always generic terms like 'Americana', but there are no boundaries as to where it can go.
The world I live in is benefiting from things like satellite radio. Jazz and blues fests are everywhere now, and Americana is going strong on college radio. What I'm hearing is an appreciation of real music.
I never get tired of exploring Americana or country music, and I always have a little bit of a crooner in me that never seems to go away.
K. D. Lang
I am drawn to Americana, and I am drawn to gothic stories, and I love American gothic stories.
It's no accident that my first novel was called Americana. This was a private declaration of independence, a statement of my intention to use the whole picture, the whole culture.
I was kind of going that route with my country music. Indie country. Which would work, if I was playing on Americana stages. Unless I had a television outlet like 'Glee'.
Laura Bell Bundy
I have a lot of friends who are involved in everything from Americana to blues to R&B to pop to country.
Americana Music is about all sorts of different music. It's very free and open: a world where people just like authentic music.
In Americana, the facts and the dreams seem to be all the same to me.
As corny as it may sound, my true goal was to crack the Americana market.
I don't know anybody who doesn't hate being called alt.country. It just sounds like a website. I don't mind being called Americana, I don't mind being called country noir, or independent country is fine, but the words alt.country make me insane.
I was in high school and I had an independent album out, and we kept sending that out, and I was doing shows. No one really dug it. It was very Americana and had a lot of folk elements in it.
There's also a lot of gritty Americana type of bands. I actually have a lot of Britpop on my iPod, too.
First I was a European-style player, then I was a downtown 'noise guy,' and now some people call me an Americana guy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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