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What is Americana Music?

Bloomberg Radio Interview with Jed Hilly

Click the play button above for Bloomberg Radio's interview with Executive Director Jed Hilly to hear his thoughts on Americana and some of the key artists of the genre.

What is Americana Music?

Americana is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. While acoustic instruments are often present and vital, Americana also often uses a full electric band.

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