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Oslo Ostragoth
05-19-2009, 01:55 AM
defined here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americana_(music)).

bufftabby
05-19-2009, 02:11 AM
Have you tried Pandora (http://www.pandora.com/)?

Cisco
05-19-2009, 02:24 AM
defined here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americana_(music)).

David Allen Coe is considered "Americana"? The house next door to me's been sold to niggers David Allen Coe?

Lemur866
05-19-2009, 08:33 AM
Well, David Allen Coe is country, right? But he ain't exactly mainstream country, is he? That means he's got to be alt-country.

Carol the Impaler
05-19-2009, 09:51 AM
AccuRadio.com (http://www.accuradio.com/) has a Twang option that might fit the bill.

Hunter Hawk
05-19-2009, 09:59 AM
KEXP (http://www.kexp.org) plays a fair amount of music that I think would be classed as Americana. It has a 3-hour show dedicated to "roots music" every Wednesday evening, and a 3-hour "country/alt-country" show every Thursday evening.

I assume you're already familiar with No Depression (http://www.nodepression.com)?

Plynck
05-19-2009, 10:34 AM
How about WUMB (http://www.wumb.org/home/index.php)? You can listen live, or choose from one of their streaming channels. And when you realize how much they brighten your day, remember that they are listener supported...:)

filling_pages
05-19-2009, 01:39 PM
If you want just straight-up country, leaning heavily on the classics and the old school (including bluegrass, country gospel, etc) I have to suggest the local station WGWD (http://www.wgwdfm.com/). A true treasure, and you can listen online.

gommsn
05-19-2009, 02:03 PM
AccuRadio.com (http://www.accuradio.com/) has a Twang option that might fit the bill.

Wow, thanks Niblet, that's great. Something for everyone. If it turns out to be as good as it looks, I might even send them a buck or two.

Hijack: How do I put a desktop icon for it using Firefox? I guess I mean how do I get rid of the file icon and keep the other one? I'm presuming the folks who know the answer, know what I'm referring to.

Oslo Ostragoth
05-20-2009, 01:10 AM
Have you tried Pandora (http://www.pandora.com/)?

That doesn't work for me. Every one of the genres listed could fall within "Americana", depending on who is doing what.

Oslo Ostragoth
05-20-2009, 01:17 AM
AccuRadio.com (http://www.accuradio.com/) has a Twang option that might fit the bill.

I don't see "Twang" listed as an option.

Oslo Ostragoth
05-20-2009, 01:30 AM
What I am looking for is stuff like the playlist that Jyl Herschman (spelling undoubtedly wrong) played at the public radio station in Dallas (KERA 90.1?) in the '80's. Fantastic.

DrCube
05-20-2009, 09:42 AM
I don't see "Twang" listed as an option.

It's under "Country" at the top.

XM's Outlaw Country isn't bad either, but you'll have to subscribe.

jasg
05-20-2009, 04:18 PM
How about KPIG (http://www.kpig.com/)? It has been streaming since 1995.

Markxxx
05-20-2009, 11:21 PM
You might want to try the discussion forums at Radio-Info (dot) Com (http://www.radio-info.com), they have a wealth of radio (as well as some TV) information on formats and stations.

Hometownboy
05-21-2009, 01:21 AM
Really, really second KPIG. Been a listener since 2000. "Free Range DJs" who actually — no I'm not kidding — pick their OWN music. And that's from a very wide source: straight alt-country, bluegrass, newgrass, zydeco, reggae, sixties rock, vintage country, and blues. Oh, and comedy bits and satirical fake commercials. Check the latest playlist on the KPIG website: This is the good stuff.

bufftabby
05-21-2009, 01:27 AM
That doesn't work for me. Every one of the genres listed could fall within "Americana", depending on who is doing what.

Well, I usually choose the option of creating stations based on particular songs or artists, rather than going with one of their "genre" stations. You can add as many songs/artist to a station as you like, and they will play other songs/artists based on that information. I have found some really great new music that way.

Oslo Ostragoth
05-21-2009, 04:19 PM
Really, really second KPIG. Been a listener since 2000. "Free Range DJs" who actually no I'm not kidding pick their OWN music. And that's from a very wide source: straight alt-country, bluegrass, newgrass, zydeco, reggae, sixties rock, vintage country, and blues. Oh, and comedy bits and satirical fake commercials. Check the latest playlist on the KPIG website: This is the good stuff.

And.......... Bookmarked! That ought to give me my fix.

Oslo Ostragoth
05-21-2009, 04:30 PM
What I am looking for is stuff like the playlist that Jyl Herschman (spelling undoubtedly wrong) played at the public radio station in Dallas (KERA 90.1?) in the '80's. Fantastic.

Found (http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A79895) her (http://www.kgsr.com/). Although that station apparently refers to itself as Adult Alternative, it seems worthy of another bookmark.

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