6 Great Americana videos summer 2017

It’s time to present some of our new favourite videos, collected here for your convenience. When I say new it just means that they’re new to us. We just found’em and want to share them. They may be from the 30s and up to the present. Enjoy!

Colter Wall’s performs songs for CBC Music’s First Play Live. Set list:
0:00 Railroad Bill
2:57 You Look to Yours
8:14 Codeine Dream
11:47 Thirteen Silver Dollars
14:54 Motorcycle
17:24 Mule Skinner Blues
20:59 Kate McCannon

King Leg – Great Outdoors (directed by Gregory Alosio & Dwight Yoakam), new to me but clearly a Yoakam influenced act, with a bit of Roy Orbison thrown into the Bakersfield stew:

Son Volt – Sinking Down from their latest album, Notes Of Blue (Live on KEXP) a great performance:

Austin Lucas – Immortal Americans (DoD Sessions) a song that will be included on his new album. Check out the Dust of Daylight website, they have many wonderful video sessions for Americana fans.

Elton John and Jack White perform the song specially written by Elton and Bernie Taupin for the American Epic Sessions.

The American Epic Tv series is available at BBC/Arena in Europe and PBS in USA. Fantastic four part TV-series, a companion book, a soundtrack featuring 100 remastered songs, an educational outreach program, and a historical archive, American Epic rescues this history. The remarkable lives of America’s seminal musicians are revealed through previously unseen film footage and photographs, and exclusive interviews with music pioneers, their families and eyewitnesses to the era. So, yes, it gets our highest recommendation!

Beck – Fourteen Rivers Fourteen Floods (BBC Arena: American Epic):

– Hallgeir

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