South by Southwest
A Roadmap to Alternative Country
ISBN10: 1860744613 ISBN13: 9781860744617 Publisher: Sanctuary Pub Ltd Published: Oct 1 2003 Pages: 256 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Alternative country is one of the fastest growing genres in contemporary music. Acclaimed music journalist (Uncut magazine) Nigel Williamson examines where it came from and where it's going and turns the spotlight on today's leading practitioners, from the beautiful haunting voice of Emmylou Harris to the rowdy, brash face of the future of this genre, Ryan Adams. Complete with interviews of those bands riding the crest of a populist wave (Lambchop, The Handsome Family and Ryan Adams), Kings of America charts the rise of each band, supported with a detailed discography.