15 Holiday Gifts for Fans of Americana Music This 2019 Holiday Season
Because we love Americana music too
Americana is an all-encompassing genre that embraces artists for defining their own craft by thefeelof the music rather than the name of the genre. For fans of Americana music, the music is allowed to be anything it wants to be just as long as it holds meaning, which is why we’ve come up 15 holiday gift ideas for anyone and everyone who appreciates the reach and depth of Americana music. Be sure to scroll down to see the full list!1. Jesse Dayton - Mixtape Volume 1 ($20 at BlueElan.com)This candy red vinyl of Jesse Dayton’sMixtape Volume 1. Imagine getting called out of the blue to play lead guitar on Waylon Jennings’Right for The Time. That’s Jesse Dayton. His recent albumMixtape Volume 1is a collection of cover songs that highlight his diverse range of influences. Rolling Stone even thinks “Jesse Dayton is electrifying.”2. General Admission Tickets to Stagecoach Festival ($349)
Each year, after the flower crowns turn to dust at the Indio Polo Fields, people break out their boots and setup their campers to enjoy the biggest acts in Country and Americana music. Increasing in popularity in recent years, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Eric Church are set to headline Stagecoach in 2020.
3. Janiva Magness - Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty ($12 at BlueElan.com)Change In The Weather – Janiva Magness Sings John Fogertybrings Janiva’s blues-oriented, soulful style to 12 classic Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival tunes. Featuring guests Sam Morrow on the swampy “Lodi” and Blues legend Taj Mahal on “Don’t You Wish It Was True,” the album reflects the timeless quality of Fogerty’s work, cutting a broad swath through rock, blues, and country, and trailblazing the eclectic, roots-based Americana genre.
4. Lone Hawk Hats (Prices Vary)
The creation of Charlie Overbey, Lone Hawk Hats are custom sustainable hats originally made long ago in the USA and brought back to life today in Los Angeles. All hats are restyled and reshaped completely by hand from the highest quality vintage shells available and using environmentally safe materials.
5. Chelsea Williams - Boomerang ($20 at BlueElan.com)
Chelsea Williams’ debut album on Blue Élan, Boomerang, is a thoroughly transcendent mix of Americana, indie-folk and lush pop. “My aim with this record was to maintain integrity, creatively and musically,” she states. “I wanted to let creativity rule the process and not be afraid to step outside of what was expected of me.”
6. Wallet Buckle ($49.95 at WalletBuckle.com)
The solution for the person who doesn't want to carry a wallet or purse. Wallet Buckle is a convenient alternative to the traditional wallet that allows people to carry their cards and IDs in their belt buckles.
7. No Depression Magazine Subscription ($68 for 1 Year)
No Depression is an ad-free publication focused on long-form music reporting and deep analysis, tying contemporary artists with the long chain of American roots music.
8. Janiva Magness -Weeds Like Us (Prices Vary)
This memoir from Grammy-nominated singer Janiva Magness. "Violence, bullying, incest, addiction and alcoholism, rape, clinical depression, parental suicide — add it all up. By the time I was a 14-year-old run-away, I felt in many ways both hypnotized and a prisoner to the past." This Grammy nominated artist Janiva Magness has been given the highest Blues honors. Now comes the first edition of her miraculous and deeply moving story about a life worth living.
9. Stevie Ray Vaughan - “Texas Flood - The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan" ($18.99 at Amazon)
"Texas Flood..." is the first definitive biography about one of the most influential blues guitarists in history. The book chronicles his troubles with substance abuse and his success as a career musician whose life was tragically cut short in a helicopter crash at the age of 35.
10.The Highwomen 2XLP by The Highwomen ($23 at Urban Outfitters)
The debut album from the country supergroup comprised of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires. The standout record focuses on themes of womanhood, women empowerment, and even features the "If It Makes You Happy" songstress Sheryl Crow on track 10.
11. State-shaped Cutting Boards ($19.99 at Amazon)
Is there anything that screams Americana more than America? Hang it up on your wall or chop on it, this is the perfect gift for anyone who might be living far away from home.
12. Blood: A Memoir ($24 at Amazon)
The long-anticipated memoir from Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter Allison Moorer. Her memoir details the trauma of her parents who died in a murder-suicide, and her rise from the ashes of tragedy to becoming a powerful lyricist who uses words to tell her stories in a raw, vulnerable way.
13. John Hiatt - Only The Song Survives($225 at Amazon)
This killer vinyl box set from John Hiatt is the definitive collection of Hiatt's musical output spanning two decades of releases. The box set includes eleven albums, spread across fifteen long play records, all pressed on high quality 180g vinyl. The box set's 48-page book is autographed by John Hiatt and features rare photos, testimonials, essays and insights from many of Hiatt's co-conspirators throughout his career - from Ry Cooder, Steve Earle, Sonny Landreth, Patterson Hood, Luther Dickinson, Rodney Crowell, James McMurtry and more.
14. Premium Embroidered Patches ($30 - $325 from Fort Lonesome)
These premium quality embroidered patches come from a custom western wear and chain-stitch embroidery studio in Austin, TX. Entirely women-run, the company creates pieces that slowly and carefully consider the symbiosis of art, narrative, and technician-ship, with sustainability in mind.
15. Southwest Gift Card (Prices Vary)
Toted as the most musician-friendly airline for allowing odd-shaped carry-ons like guitars, saxophones, and perhaps even a trombone, Southwest also allows customers to change flights and fly without having to dish out serious cash for additional bags.