Jeriann's Americana Playlist
I grew up in a town of 513 people in the middle of cotton fields and BBQ shacks in rural Arkansas. Having eaten all the BBQ and decided not to farm cotton as a career, I moved to Phoenix without ever having traveled further west than Dallas or further north than St. Louis. I fully agree with all the transplants who insist that it's not the heat, it's the humidity. I like sad music, documentaries, and books about the natural and social sciences.
Meet the list
Are you looking for a playlist full of feel good, upbeat and perfectly arranged songs? This isn't it.
Many of Americana's songs contain deeply personal (and often depressing) lyrics. Seriously, there are a lot of songs about drugs, death and coal mining. They also sound like they could've be recorded in your living room one afternoon and personally, I like that. This list leans heavy on folk, traditional country and the bluegrass side of Americana because that's the music I was raised upon.