I was born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi, an area immersed in a relaxed coastal culture and a vibrant jazz and blues heritage. Gulfport is located right off the Gulf of Mexico and less than an hour from New Orleans, Louisiana. Living near the Gulf, heavily influenced my childhood, I would spend weekends at the beach, and long hours traveling to distant islands far from the coast I called home. The music you would hear at the beach were always from timeless Americana artist; such as, Bob Dylan and Jonny Cash. My parents, not musicians themselves, were infatuated with the music of the late 1980’s from artists like Prince, Michael Jackson, and Journey. My particular favorite artist from that time period was Queen, and my love for rhapsody
The electric guitar helped transformed country music and blues in many ways. For starters, one of the first times we saw the use of an electric guitar was Leon McAuliffe played his in the 1939 's. At this time, this was still considered a novelty. It was great that we had risk takers him in that time who didn 't follow the norms, because if if weren 't for people like him, these things may have never taken off and music may have not progressed to the way we have come to know and love it today. This in some ways paved the way for country music, and later on more types of music to introduce electric guitar into their bands. another example which involves blues is Muddy Waters. He used the electric guitar so that he could be heard over all the
What is the message that an artist is trying to send when they write or sing a country song? Though some country songs seem to be filled with lyrics about girls, alcohol, and trucks, many deliver words that suggest a more free and truthful way of life. Although songs of all genres can be pointless and dumb, many artists portray their transcendentalist thoughts through their music. Ideas such as self-reliance, importance of nature, and nonconformity have unceasingly continued to appear in the lyrics of many Country songs and can be identified in hits including “Wide Open Spaces” by Dixie Chicks, “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack, and “Real Live Woman” by Trisha Yearwood.
According to The Bedford Book of Genres “A genre is a composition’s kind, category, or sort. Genres give us a way to categorize or describe types of compositions”. (Braziller and Kleinfeld) One genre of music is country. There are two things we need to know about genres; “First, genres change according to the ways people use them” and “Second, genres are flexible”. (Braziller and Kleinfeld). Exactly what country music is today can be hard to define as the genre changes with each new artist that comes into it, but a look at the career of George Strait shows why, depsite all the changes in what represnts country mucic, he is known as the king of country music and is the ultimate example of what comes to mind when one speaks of the genre as
“Those black-eyed peas? They tasted alright to me, Earl you're feeling weak?” Did you know that most country songs like “Goodbye Earl,” by the Dixie Chicks are Southern Gothic Literature? Yes Southern Gothic Literature is found in songs, movies, and books. Southern Gothic Literature has several distinct characteristics, but the most important characteristics are violence, sense of place, and outsider.
In today`s culture, there are stereotypes in every setting, especially music. Stereotypes are ideas or images of something of what it is supposed to be depending the current culture. Music is everywhere and some people believe that the music we listen to, define who we are. This could be true but it is also unfair to assume we know somebody based on the music they are associated with. You can stereotype music based on a song or a whole genre. Stereotypes in every context are bad, but in music you can generalize listeners based on the type of music they listen to which is unfair to the artist and the audience.
Following the War of 1812, America entered a period known as the Antebellum Era, meaning "before the Civil War," which lasted from 1815 to 1861. This period was characterized by the Market Revolution, which saw the birth of American capitalism and caused major social and economic change. From the year 1815 to 1850, slavery remained an established institution, economic change in the North East led to industrialization which in turn caused other economic and social changes, and a shift in America's social climate caused the growth of the abolitionist movement.
Michael Jackson was a great singer in his time and one of Americas’ prolific singers to ever grace the music scene. From the time he graced the music scene, he would go on to become a great singer that inspired other great singers during his period and in the future generation. Music has got a unique element that is so unifying and touching depending on the type of music one could be listening. In the history of the United States, black musicians from way back in the early days of singers such as James Brown, Prince, and Smokey Robinson have had an influence on the music culture. There are many genres today that can be traced from black musicians who popularized
When investigating the origins of country music, there are multiple different country music stars that could be recognized for their recording success, and innovation, which contributed to the progress of country music as one of the most popular genres in the 20th century. The pioneers for country music consisted of both men, women, and multiple different ensembles providing to country music’s success. Without the help of the founders of country music, this genre might not be as successful as it is today.
Alabama had lots of interesting player through the years.Owens very popular with the audience as he charms them and also tells them jokes. The Audience still loves him the same as 30 years ago when Alabama started. Randy Owen is the main voice of Alabama. (Freeland, 2004) When he goes on stage he dazzles lots of fans and they cheer this country guy. Randy Owen also does solo performances. Randy Scott as a drummer that used to play in clubs (Pareles,Romanowski,1983). Randy Owen is also the main voice of Alabama. (Gormly,2009) Alabama has a history in the country music industry.
The reading “Popular music and the civil war” explained the heavy influence that music had leading up to and during the civil war. Music was used to express the way Americans, those in the north or south, were feeling during this time. Through their lyrics, writers and singers were able to convey their feelings on topics such as being separated from loved ones, losing someone, patriotism for the confederates or the union, and anything else that related to war time. Many of these songs appealed to the Americans because they could easily relate to what the lyrics were saying. Therefore, songs were being greatly produced during this time because people were purchasing the music, whether that was by going to see the performance of it, or buying
We all know what one-hit wonders are. They are those singers who have tried to make it big but fell short of fuel and later faced oblivion after that one humongous track. Sadly, the music industry is just about identifying which singer would have the staying power, and much as how passion and determination wants to keep up with the game, fame is just not for everyone. While there are a lot of singers who have been classified as a one-hit wonder, there are some who are experiencing otherwise. With the right infusion of looks, talent and undying urgency to be on top, there are singers who managed to somehow establish their name, despite the not-so-huge following. They are the ones who
Broadcasting at 50,000 watts, listeners would tune in every Saturday night to listen to Horace Logan’s live program of “hillbilly music.” Known as the “Cradle of the Stars,” the Hayride gave rise to many rising country music stars. Hank Williams was exposed to real fame for the first time by means of the Hayride, which brought it to greater renowned fame. Elvis Presley brought an abundance of new listeners to the Hayride, but in turn, drove away many and took away even more. These two artists had parts in bringing the Louisiana Hayride to not only the peak of its fame, but also to its demise. The successes in the history the Louisiana Hayride brought not only the “King of Country Music” and the “King of Rock and Roll” but also multiple other country artists to listeners all around America, as well as spreading the developing rock and roll to countless listeners across
“Americana is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw.”( americanamusic.org)
This investment opportunity is a music-themed park called “Tune Lagoon”. The park will be near Orlando, and it will have rides, shows, and exhibits all centered around the past, present, and future of differing genres in the musical industry. Guests enter the park into The Backstage, a hub that is designed to look like a backstage, complete with curtains, spotlights, painted “set” walls, and other miscellaneous props. The purpose of the backstage is to send the guests backwards through time. Guests enter the story at the ending, and as they travel around the park they will learn how music has evolved to become a cornerstone of modern society. Moving clockwise around the lake at the centre of the park, guests will come to Electronica, a futuristic pavilion that celebrates