New Weird America
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New Weird America

New Weird America is music derived mainly from psychedelic rock and folk groups of the 1960s and 1970s, including American performers Holy Modal Rounders and English and Scottish groups, such as Pentangle, The Incredible String Band, Donovan, and Comus.[1]

Etymology

The term is generally believed to have been coined by David Keenan in the August 2003 issue of The Wire, following the Brattleboro Free Folk Festival organized by Matt Valentine and Ron J. Schneiderman.[2][3][4][5][6][1][excessive citations] It is a play on Greil Marcus's phrase "Old Weird America" as described in his book Invisible Republic, which deals with the lineage connecting the pre-World War II folk performers on Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music to Bob Dylan and his milieu.[]

List of artists

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g James Rutledge (2004-11-05). "Joanna Newsom and the New Weird America". BBC. Archived from the original on 2009-02-22. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Chris Dodge (March-April 2004). "Folk Music's New Genre Benders". Utne Reader. Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ Amanda Petrusich (25 August 2008). "It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ Maddox, David (2004-12-02). "Entrance's archival sound serves resistance, not historical re-creation". Arts. Nashville Scene. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Gross, Joe (2005-10-27). "Weird as folk". Austin American-Statesman. 
  6. ^ Hart, Ron (2007). "Sunburned Hand of the Man, "Fire Escape"". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2008-04-10. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ a b c "The new weird generation". Notes on Metamodernism. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 2017. 

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