Best Americana Bands/Artists of All Time Bands/Musicians

Best Americana Bands/Artists of All Time

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Americana artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good americana bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top americana bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Americana groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all americana bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest americana bands of all time, since the most famous americana artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best americana music.

You can click on the americana band names to see more information about that particular notable americana group. If they're near the top of the best americana bands list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top americana bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the americana band names themselves.

Everything from Bruce Springsteen to Johnny Cash is included on this list. Decide whicih ones are the top items by voting for your favorites. The most fun part of this is deciding to vote on items like The Black Keys and The Band.

All important, significant and iconic names in americana music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new americana bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of americana, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into americana music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good americana bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent americana bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best americana bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest americana musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular americana bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
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    Americana, Heartland rock, Country rock More
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    Rockabilly, Folk music, Alternative country More
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    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music More
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    Americana, Folk music, Folk rock More
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    Folk music, Folk rock, Bluegrass More
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    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

    Americana More
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    Americana, Folk music, Old-time music More
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    Pop music, Jazz fusion, Progressive bluegrass More
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    Americana, Rock music, Alternative country More
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    Shovels & Rope

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    Americana, Rock music, Folk rock More
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    Gary Ruley and Mule Train

    Americana, Folk music, Jazz More
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    American Primitivism, Americana, Rock music More
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    Thrash metal, Americana, Gothic rock More
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    Americana, Folk music, Folk rock More
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    Americana, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Folk rock, Alternative country, Country More
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    Americana, Folk music, Country More
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    Americana, Psychedelic folk, Folk music More
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    Delta Rae

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    Americana, Alternative country, Indie folk More
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    The Lumineers

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    Americana, Rock music, Dark cabaret More
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock More
    added by: Tata14
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    JD McPherson

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    Wookalily

    americana More
    added by: wookalily
    Wookalily is a female led Americana folk band with roots in bluegrass and country. They turf ... more
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    Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons

    Folk music, Folk rock More
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    Americana, Indie folk More
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    Opera, Ballet, Ballet More
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock More
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    Bluegrass, Country More
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    Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

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    Salty Walt and the Rattlin' Ratlines

    Americana, Folk music, Sea shanty More
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    Beta Radio

    Americana, Pop music, Folk music More
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    Alternative country More
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    Heartland rock, Rock music, Alternative rock More
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
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    Americana, Pop music, Outsider music More
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    Americana, Rock music, Rock and roll More
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    Jeep White

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    Americana, Country, Blugrass
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    Americana, Rock music, Country rock More
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    Folk music, Alternative rock, Bluegrass More
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    Bootleg Dynasty

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    Joe Pug

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    new! Poky LaFarge and the South City Three

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    Americana, Folk rock, Indie folk More
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    The Steel Wheels

    Americana, Folk music More
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    Folk music More
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