Growing up I was the biggest fan of bands such as Green Day, Panic at the Disco and My Chemical Romance. No one in my town could understand my love for the music. I tried to make them understand that this was the kind of music that needed to be listened to. Now later in life I feel like I have the same problem, only with getting the word out about Americana music.
So here are 5 Americana bands that Pop Punk fans will love!
1. Jason Isbell
Jason Isbell is one of the most soulful people I have ever heard. There is meaning in his songs that will really make you cry.
What I really like about Parker is that he is so edgy. He’s stretching the borders of songwriting in Americana. He really will blow your mind with songs like Truck Stop Gospel and Heaven Sent. He will make you rethink what Americana music really is.
The Turnpike Troubadours are a band who are unapologetic about the music they play. It’s pure and interesting. They will make your head turn and will keep your attention!
American Aquarium out of Raleigh, North Carolina are nothing I have ever heard before. Amazing songwriting paired with incredible guitar licks. That is the perfect pair for amazing songs!
I maybe a little partial with my last choice of bands. William Clark Green has created a whole new world in the last album he created “Ringling Road”. Ringling Road will change your ability to look at music in a certain way. You have to be willing to change your way of thinking of what music truly is.
I hope you enjoy these bands that are so near and dear to my heart!
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