Free mp3 album: Americana

Call it what you want: “Americana,” “Y’allternative,” “No Depression,” “Alt-Country,” there’s a big genre out there that seems hard to pin down.

If you don’t know what it is, here’s a good enough place to start: the Americana Music Awards sampler, which is available free for a limited time through Amazon.

Here’s the lineup of people you may or may not have heard before: John Hiatt, Buddy and Julie Miller, The Avett Brothers (whose song, “Shame” is included above), Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton … and the list goes on. There are 14 tracks on the sampler.

Get it and listen to it. If you like one or two tracks, you’ve saved a couple bucks. If you don’t like ANY of it, well, you’ve gotten some practice at downloading and deleting. It’s pretty much a win-win situation.

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