The Australian Americana community needs it's own conference – it now has one

May 11, 2017 • Nick Payne

The Americana Music Association of Australia is announcing the holding of our first ever national, annual conference, and “Celebration of Australian Americana” night.

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What is Americana music?

Americana is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. While acoustic instruments are often present and vital, Americana also often uses a full electric band.

Americana music in Australia builds on the Americana styles and melds them with aspects of uniquely Australian sounds, stories and lyrical content, often influenced by our history, people and place in the world.

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