Editors' Notes Like America itself, Americana can be summed up as a melting pot containing elements of the country’s most storied musical traditions. Since its unofficial dawn in the ‘90s, Americana typically contains the acoustic intimacy of bluegrass, the gravelly heart of country, and the lonesome sting of the blues. But one of the genre’s key strengths is the fact that it’s loosely defined at best, with bands like the Drive-By Truckers often incorporating a turbocharged crunch of rock ‘n’ roll electricity or grooves stolen straight from funk. Above all, songwriting is the thing, and you’ll find few finer examples of the craft—especially lyricism—than a Gillian Welch or Brandi Carlile tune.

SONG
ALBUM
Look at Miss Ohio
4:14
 
You Are Not Alone
3:57
 
Car Wheels On a Gravel Road
4:44
 
3:52
 
Murder In the City
3:14
 
No Depression
2:20
 
The Story
3:58
 
If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me In Rags)
4:56
 
Cover Me Up
4:53
 
Return of the Grievous Angel
4:26
 
First Day of My Life
3:08
 
To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)
3:48
 
The Bird Hunters
5:11
 
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Remastered)
3:31
 
Hey Darlin' Do You Gamble?
4:47
 
3:36
 
3:40
 
Shake Sugaree
5:02
 
Ft. Worth Blues
4:02
 
Who's Gonna Take the Garbage Out (feat. Iris DeMent)
2:41
 
Clay Pigeons
3:00
 
Hard-Core Troubadour
2:41
 
Settled Down Like Rain
3:00
 
That's How I Got To Memphis
3:22
 
Even If It Breaks Your Heart
3:41
 
The One That Got Away
3:32
 
Wavin' My Heart Goodbye
2:38
 
Friendship
4:06
 
Lonesome Old River Blues
2:42
 
Orphan Country
5:42
 
3:22
 
She's Got You
4:17
 
Blue Canoe
4:39
 
Atlanta
3:52
 
Pounding Pipes
2:47
 
16 Days
3:54
 
Young and Angry Again
3:37
 
Something Blue
4:11
 
Goddamn Lonely Love
4:59
 
You Are the Best Thing
3:51
 
Ode to Billie Joe
4:15
 
Down in Mississippi
4:57
 
Old Me Better
2:56
 
Old Black Magic
4:46
 
Such a Simple Thing
4:58
 
We Could Fly
4:52
 
Question
2:15
 
Box Full of Letters
3:06
 
Dreaming My Dreams
3:19
 
High Water (For Charley Patton)
4:03
 
Crazy Mary
5:15
 
3:09
 
Rye Whiskey
3:29
 
The Capitalist Blues
3:55
 
Brace for Impact (Live a Little)
5:49
 
High Flyin' Bird
3:35
 
We Can't Make It Here
7:06
 
Castanets
3:27
 
Run For a Long Time
3:24
 
Take My Love With You
4:21
 
How Long
4:07
 
Another Country
4:42
 
Heavenly Day
3:45
 
She Left Me for Jesus
4:04
 
The Right Place
3:12
 
Keep On the Sunnyside
2:48
 
Dearly Departed (feat. Esmé Patterson)
3:32
 
Windfall (2015 Remastered)
2:59
 
3:42
 
24 Frames
3:13
 
Keep the Change
3:33
 
Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight
3:15
 
3:58
 
Set out Running
3:00
 
4:10
 
Drown (2015 Remastered)
3:19
 
Where Will I Be
4:17
 
Timebomb
3:08
 
Stealing Kisses
4:24
 
Cornbread and Butterbeans
3:09
 
Misunderstood (Remastered)
6:28
 
If I Had a Boat
3:10
 
Texas & Tennessee
3:43
 
If It Makes You Happy
5:24
 
Mountain Girl
4:05
 
At the Purchaser's Option
4:15
 
Up On Cripple Creek (Remastered)
4:30
 
Drover
5:24
 
Straight to Hell
5:39
 
If It Wasn’t Broken
3:49
 
You Say
2:54
 
Dublin Blues
4:19
 
When U Love Somebody
4:31
 
The Mountain
5:19
 
The Joke
4:39
 
This Fucking Job
4:58
 
New Madrid
3:31
 

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