Whenever a voice can not be heard by other people, there will always be notes to give it strength to be heard.
How it sounds
Simple, beautiful, and melodic Rock.
Sensitive to any suffering, like the voice of another America, not the arrogant and with a constant display of strength.
Like Roots Rock or otherwise like a genuine American Rock.
It generally looks like a John Steinbeck novel with a rock background.
Why listen to it
Because it is the true voice of America and holds high the true value of Rock music.
But also because the most beautiful songs belong to this genre. And the main thing: because this is what Boss and huge Bruce Springsteen play.
Although it deserves its commercial success, it has become extremely exploitable by record labels.
Many times she becomes overly lamentable and rather unaware that there is a whole world outside of America with the same and/or bigger problems.
Where we meet it
In the USA and especially in the Midwestern states
When did it start
In the ‘70s.
Who are the pioneers
The genre includes singers such as: Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, and John Mellencamp.
But also country music artists, including Steve Earle and Joe Ely.
You have to listen
John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Melissa Etheridge, George Thorogood, John Cafferty, Drive-By Truckers, Kentucky Headhunters, Bruce Hornsby & the Range, Iron City Houserockers, Leon Russell, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, BoDeans, The Tractors.
Days of glory
Especially in the ’80s, the genre was heard on almost all radios.
But even today some names fill stadiums, especially in America and beyond. It generally continues to be commercial, but always with remarkable compositions.
The lack of development, most likely if the big ones leave for the “Big Band”, the genre will probably come into the background, if not, it will disappear slowly.
The topics are far from today, although some problems remain the same.
What is it confused with
With Americana, Roots Rock, Rock N Roll with elements of Rhythm N Blues, and Southern rock.
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
What Bruce Springsteen is playing!