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'Nashville 2.0' explores Americana music scene

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KUSA - With artists like The Lone Bellow and The Avett Brothers, Americana is a re-emerging genre with a classic sound.

Blending country, folk, bluegrass, blues and other sounds, this roots-inspired music is the center of the PBS documentary "Nashville 2.0."

"It's such a rich history from Johnny Cash to what you have now with The Civil Wars, Alabama Shakes, Mumford and Sons and just the continuation of that throughout our musical history," said The Lone Bellow's Kanene Pipkin. "It's not super manufactured. It's just really raw."

"The Americana movement is really just a collection of values of storytelling songs and good emotional live music," said The Lone Bellow's Zach Williams.

In "Nashville 2.0," musicians, journalists and historians talk about the history of Americana and the impact digital sources like Spotify and Pandora have had on its revitalization. Artists like Emmylou Harris, The Mavericks, The Lone Bellow, Rosanne Cash and The Avett Brothers also perform.

"Nashville 2.0" airs on PBS.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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