United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field…

Paperback | August 31, 2010

byKurt B. Reighley

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A field guide to the new American Roots movement, United States of Americana is a vivid, fascinating, and comprehensive survey of how and why young urban Americans are finding inspiration in the cultural traditions of an earlier time in many areas of contemporary life. Compiled by Seattle-based writer, DJ, and entertainer Kurt B. Reighley, United States of Americana explores this vibrant cultural phenomenon—from the music, to the clothing, to the food and drink, to the rebirth of home canning, straight razors, burlesque, and circuses.<_o3a_p>

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A field guide to the new American Roots movement, United States of Americana is a vivid, fascinating, and comprehensive survey of how and why young urban Americans are finding inspiration in the cultural traditions of an earlier time in many areas of contemporary life. Compiled by Seattle-based writer, DJ, and entertainer Kurt B. Reigh...

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Young Americans are returning to the roots of a simpler cultureAmericana. It's more than mere nostalgia; it's a conscious celebration of community and sustainability. It's a movement born in response to the ever-accelerating pace of modern life and Internet technology overload. All over the country, people are returning to an appreciat...

Kurt B. Reighley is a Seattle-based writer, DJ, and entertainer. He was a contributing editor atNo Depressionand has written forRolling Stone,Details,The Stranger, andThe Advocate. Reighley's work also appears on MSN.com, and he can be heard weekly on KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.64 inPublished:August 31, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“The resurgence in old-school Americana is part of a national trend, one thoroughly and captivatingly mapped [in United States of Americana]. . . . Reighley’s chronicle flows with...ease and enticement.”