It is a term mainly used to promote modern progressive country, modern western swing, contemporary folk, roots rock, rockabilly, and other American roots music genres not popular in the mainstream.
Other terms for this include "Alternative Country," "No Depression" (this name came from the title of an Uncle Tupelo album and is also the name of the leading Americana Music magazine), "Insurgent Country," "Cowpunk" (in the 1980s), and other names.
the culture of the USA
americana is also an album by Offspring
The americana is a term used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to specify the lateral keylock known in judo as ude-garami (arm entanglement).
he left his arm exposed so i busted out an americana on his ass.(jiu-jitsu)
One of The Offspring's greatest albums!
Why the fuck am I the first one to write this definition?
"Pretty fly for a white guy" is to be found on Americana.
I love to shop at the Americana
Luxury Vodka made in the United States.
"got my 'Cana and coke"
"Americana on the rocks"
A form of made-up, modern American music which borrows from traditional country
which is conceived and played by people who haven't explored those genres of music
and really don't care to. This music can often be found next to the Starbucks
cash register. Typically, Americana musicians superficially pretend to be traditionalists, adopting traditional clothing (vests and overalls) and hairstyles, but secretly dislike real traditional music.
"I hate bluegrass
music, but I just got a banjo
! I'm going to start an Americana band!" "Dude, you better get a vest