Every Time You Say Goodbye - Alison Krauss & Union Station
Life in the Country - Danny Barnes
All the Right Reasons - The Jayhawks
Stupid - Anne McCue
Wait A Minute - Notorious Cherry Bombs
September When It Comes - Rosanne Cash featuring Johnny Cash
If I Die - Fairfax
Doesn't Have to Be This Way - Jay Farrar
Wild Geese Cry - Ralph Stanley
Trashcan Tomcat - Jim Lauderdale
Telephone - Shelby Lynne
Broke Down & Lonesome - King Wilkie
Bible Song - Lori McKenna
Little Red Rivi Airhead - Junior Brown
Venture - Lucinda Williams
Amen - Arthur Godrey
"This is Americana" - the first Americana compilation from the Americana Music Association, was released August 3, 2004 to fine retailers everywhere. The CD includes 21 songs and a 28 page full-color booklet packed with in... more »formation on Americana music. Includes music from Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Lucinda Williams, Slaid Cleaves and 17 other great Americana artists.« less
"This is Americana" - the first Americana compilation from the Americana Music Association, was released August 3, 2004 to fine retailers everywhere. The CD includes 21 songs and a 28 page full-color booklet packed with information on Americana music. Includes music from Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Lucinda Williams, Slaid Cleaves and 17 other great Americana artists.
Steve S. (Reno-ness) from ARROYO GRANDE, CA Reviewed on 4/3/2008...
If you dig eclectic mixes of music of the country vein, go ahead and spin this puppy. Willie, Lucinda, Rosanne/Johnny and the Jayhawks represent, and Junior Brown's "Little Rivi-Air Head" is tops. The disc's songs (20 of 'em) are sequenced perfectly for your enjoyment (and mine).
How can you NOT buy this for such a low price?
M. Jarvis | Kentucky, USA | 04/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whether your perspective on this CD is as an introduction to broader musical interests or a supplement to your current collection of Americana material, you simply can't pass up this bargain. I was already a fan of large amouts of bluegrass and alternative country, two genres intertwined with the "Americana" scene, so I knew several songs on this compilation already. However, it's a good listen in itself, and it sent me off to buy more good music I'd just discovered.
If you have any interest in any part of Americana, do not pass up this opportunity. It will definitely broaden your musical perspective."
This is Real Music
My Wall of CDs | 09/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One would think that the success of the O Brother soundtrack and sold-out festivals such as Bonnaroo and Austin city Limits would tell the music and radio industries that the nation is ready for music with authenticity. Sadly, though, that hasn't seemed to be the case. To quote the Danny Barnes track on this album: "new country music ain't worth a dime, and the radio plays it all the time."
This is a solid collection of tunes spanning an arc from twangy country to soothing folk. The producers have done a nice job of mixing big-name artists like Willie Nelson and Rosanne Cash with newer singer-songwriters who deserve wider recognition such as Tift Merritt and Slaid Cleaves.
Pick up this bargain-priced CD, then go out and see these bands live when they come to your town."
"With only a couple of exceptions, the songs on This is Americana are great tracks. They range from intensely personal singer-songwriter moments of pain to happier, fluffier rockier tracks, much like the Americana genre itself. Diversity is a watchword here, and while it's an excellent introduction to the breadth of the genre, it lacks depth and it doesn't exactly make for a cohesive listening experience."
Best Darn Americana Compilation
bjaneg | 08/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
""This is Americana" features 21 songs by some of today's greatest Americana artists including Lucinda Williams, the Jayhawks, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, BR5-49 and many more. There are also some of today's up-and-coming Americana artists like Fairfax, King Wilkie and others. Check out www.thisisamericana.com for more information about the release as well as being able to sign up for the Americana newsletter."