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What is Americana?

What is Americana?

With country artists continuing to skew their sound away from the traditional path, the lines between alt-country and indie-rock more blurred than ever and blues rock sliding further down the spectrum towards heartland rock positivity, the often under-appreciated — and confusingly defined — genre of 'Americana' is currently enjoying somewhat of a popularity revival.

Locally, this recent resurgence in attention as led to a new festival, Dashville Skyline, solely dedicated to the vast stylistic influences the genre embodies. The festival debuts this October in the Hunter Valley and will feature headline performances from Wagons, Bahamas, Shane Nicholson and All Our Exes Live in Texas.

We recently sat down with the few artists from the Dashville bill to discuss what the label 'Americana' specifically means to them.

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