UK Americana? Yeah, It's a Thing!!
By Madeline Heiskell
Previously, I wrote an article about the History of Americana Music. With that in mind, along with The Secret Sister's UK run of their "You Don't Own Me Anymore" tour on the horizon, I wanted to learn more about Americana music in the UK. I found an awesome article on Billboard about how UK artists are now playing Americana music not only in at home, but also in the US. The Official Charts Company even added a weekly Americana chart, which launched before Billboard's renaming of its Folk album chart to Americana/Folk Albums. Yola Carter, AmericanaFest performer, is quoted throughout the article about the progress Americana has made in the UK:
"I really feel as though the [British] presence is being talked about. You've got to turn up, musically, and bring something substantial enough to the table that could butt up against the best that there are. The maturing of the industry in the U.K. has allowed us to get to that point where it's apparent that we exist, and that we're affiliated.” -Carter
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