Blue Élan's ultimate gift guide for the Americana lover in your life
Americana is an all-encompassing genre that embraces artists for defining their own craft by the feel of the music, rather than the name of the genre. For fans, the music is allowed to be anything it wants to be just as long as it holds meaning. That's why we’ve come up with a few meaningful gift ideas for anyone and everyone who appreciates the reach and depth of Americana music.
The Americana Music Association® is a professional trade organization that advocates for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world. It focuses on creating attention for the public profile of Americana. Help AMA achieve that goal by spreading the word and getting their logo out there with an AMA zip-up your Americana-loving friends and family can use to keep cozy!
Jesse Dayton’s story reads like a who’s who of American music. In his debut memoir Beaumonster, Dayton reveals the stranger-than-fiction encounters and outlandish experiences that have ensued across his wide-ranging career. Any outlaw country fan will be engrossed in Jesse’s story and his rocking companion record.
Who hasn’t dreamed of handmade, vintage-inspired cowboy boots? When a touring musician was taken off the road due to the pandemic, he and his wife decided to dive into Jerry and Patti Ryan's cowboy boot business in Austin, Texas, and with their blessing, continue their legacy of offering custom-quality boots made by multi-generational artisans. Gift a lifetime of swagger.
Songwriters, musicians, and music enthusiasts trust American Songwriter to be their authentic home for the latest news, profiles, and coaching from the music industry. Dedicated to the Craft of Music and supporting the songwriter community for the past 35 years, American Songwriter is an international website, magazine, and podcast network. Give the gift of Americana news, or stay up to speed yourself with this bi-monthly magazine subscription.
Nashville-based Southern Rock band The Vegabonds deal with the challenge of thriving in the face of unexpected events in their latest album, Sinners and Saints. The 180-gram translucent sunrise vinyl can also be bundled with a pint glass, a shot glass, a bottle-opener keychain, a branded beer pong ball, and a digital download to get the party started.
Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall showcase their acoustic guitars, vocal harmonies and epic songwriting on this laid-back collection recorded on a ranch in the desert. “Somewhere between a demo collection, a live album with no audience, and a lo-fi left turn, this music is a joy to hear, like a vacation on record” raved Pitchfork. A vacation on vinyl for the holidays is on the top of our list.
Lonnie and Timmie Melancon are beekeepers who live deep in South Louisiana. Their goal is to produce honey that is unfiltered and completely raw, the way nature intended. In 2017, their honey was selected as the national champion at the joint conference of the American Beekeepers Federation and the National Honey Packers Association! There is a lot of buzz around this gift!