Why is it that only real new Rock & Roll that I really like these days is Americana. It’s like we have went full circle and went back to the fifties and have converged back to Rockabilly. You know that stuff that made a legend out of SUN Records. When R&B merged with Country and created that mix of Rockin” Twang that ultimately became Rock & Roll. And let me make one thing clear, Nashville country pop is NOT Americana but popular music tinted country designed for the masses. True Americana is roots music with a whole lot of attitude. Steve Earle, The Band, Reckless Kelly, Willie Nelson,The Gourds, Lucinda Williams, Hayes Carll, they all are part of a modern day revival of musicians that are getting back to creating real music that resonates with their fans. Even Bruce Springsteen has taken the Americana plunge and embraced a more rootsy sound lately, there’s a whole new “dare I say country” element to his sound as of late. Well I better quit as my OLD 97’s record is coming to a close and I gotta flip it to the other side.