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Crossing County Lines: Jerry Douglas + Alison Krauss Call Their Friends for Americana Night

Holly Gleason, No Depression, 3 June 2013

AMERICANA – as the big tent pitched by the Americana Music Association – is its own conundrum. Drawing an audience that's decidedly 30+, it embraces an eclectic group of artists who have massive critical acclaim and yet have yielded no major superstars. Indeed, many of the hallmark artists are over 50; even the younger, break-out artists fail to bring younger fans in mass to the oeuvre.

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