McMule: That Americana Sound comes to Earlville

EARLVILLE – The Earlville Opera House welcomes a band that is getting a lot of airplay on the Americana radio stations! Find out more about that Americana sound on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. with the steady groove of McMule in the Arts Café.  

Have you been wondering exactly what Americana music is? We have been seeing more and more bands with this description! The world is made simpler these days with our communal knowledge stored online in Wikipedia; they describe ‘Americana’ music as merging folk, country, blues and rock & roll.  ‘Americana’ is also often called ‘Alt-country.’  The Americana Music Association describes this melting pot music:  “American roots music based on the traditions of country. While the musical model can be traced back to the Elvis Presley marriage of ‘hillbilly music’ and R&B that birthed rock ‘n roll, Americana as a radio format developed during the 1990s as a reaction to the highly polished sound that defined the mainstream music of that decade.”

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