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(Pop Music) a genre of country music originating in the 1990s and influenced by both early country music and contemporary rock music
[C20: from alt(ernative) + country]
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At cinemas nationwide MUSIC Amythyst Kiah From Johnson City, Tennessee, Amythyst Kiah describes herself as a Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer-songwriter.
The pair's 2017 self-titled debut album received praise from critics across the country for its poignant songwriting, acute sensibility and expansive interpretation of alt-country and for bridging the Bakersfield and Countrypolitan sounds with elements of modern Americana.
Two Ways Home Green Note, Camden, London Alt-country duo Two Ways Home brought a slice of Nashville to London ahead of a string of dates across the country.
Also newly added are Portland alt-country stalwart M.
Even if he doesn't turn out to be alt-country's Ed Sheeran, Williams' mournful falsetto is strangely irresistible - so why even try to resist?
show, with alt-country band the Mastersons opening, is at Jaqua Concert Hall in the John G.
Alt-country musician Bob Crawford (The Avett Brothers) is 44.
Even the more straight-ahead rockers (Gimme Something Good, Trouble, Let It Ride) have melodies and hooks, while the yearning alt-country blues (Dirty Rain, My Wrecking Ball, When The Stars Go Blue) that have become his stock in trade are things of delicate beauty.
Check it out if you like: Alt-country mavericks Robbie Fulks, Handsome Family, and Bobby Bare Jr.
The first acts include alt-country star Ryan Adams.
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Brill Bruisers THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Brill Bruisers NEKO CASE possesses one of the most distinctive, clarion voices of her generation, but on the sixth album from Vancouver''s New Pornographers the band''s alt-country breakout star is afforded almost a back seat.
The alt-country singer says: "To sing in front of that band every night, literally, was a dream come true, such a gift."