GothicAmericana.com is a collective that features the ultimate works of the genre, and information regarding the artists that created them. Gothic Americana is fast taking root across the world; the music, literature, art and lifestyle has impacted many lives, and will continue to do so on an even larger scale for many years to come.
Gothic Americana is not a new genre, Johnny Cash is an example of the long legacy, but even he took influences from earlier musicians. But even Johnny Cash, and the grim blues artists of his generation, were educated by those that came before them. Dock Boggs, Memphis Minnie, Blind Willie McTell, the Carter Family, et al, took rhythms and tales from their ancestors’ homelands and turned them into creations that told us of their own unique experiences. In literature, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor and were among those that amazed all with their prose of dark tales and characters fighting back against the dark shadows of their conscious. Now, the current generation of Gothic Americana artists are doing the same.
Whether it is the earlier wave of bands (The Gun Club, 16 Horsepower and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are a few) and writers (Cormac McCarthy, Harry Crews, Anne Rice); or newer bands (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, The Devil Makes Three, Heathen Apostles, Adia Victoria), and authors (Joe R. Lansdale, Tom Franklin, Karen Russell), Gothic Americana is sure to march defiantly forward, dragging the chains of the demons that always seem to plague the artists’ soul. GothicAmericana.com will also delve into other mediums of art; painting, photography and fashion to name a few.
Visit GothicAmericana.com often, for we will be have a running playlist that will be constantly updated, as well as news of tour dates, gallery openings, book and poetry readings as well as releases of all mediums.