The Americana music movement began in traditional and progressive country music, but with time, it widened its embrace to all the core roots influences, including the awe-inspiring African-American legacies of blues, soul, R&B and gospel. Here, artists black and white offer up personal takes on music that shaped our nation’s very identity. You’ll hear a gospel-infused “Blowin’ In The Wind,” the iconic “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” as interpreted on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack and a some innovative younger voices recasting the tradition.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd
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