In this thorough exploration of the history and spread of Americana Music around the world, Ralph Brookfield goes beyond the headlines to uncover what drives singer songwriters to go to Nashville, play in small clubs and create their music against the increasingly difficult backdrop of Covid-19, dwindling recording revenues and fragmentation of the music industry. With so many music venues closed and incomes reduced, musicians speak of their hopes and fears for the future of the industry in challenging times.
Extracts from interviews with: Emily Barker, Yola, Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Dave Cobb, Paul Kelly, Lindi Ortega, Wildwood Kin and many more.--Publisher "Publisher website.
About the Author
Ralph Brookfield trained as a molecular physicist, worked as a copy editor, software engineer, and freelance writer, ran his own software business, then became an award-winning director of technology in the digital television industry. Since 2012, he has pursued his passions as a tutor, writer, and amateur musician. He is married, has two grown-up children, and is a founder member of the infamous Hanwell Ukulele Group in West London.