Cosmic Cowboy Revival and what is Americana Music.

CCR is a band that performs Americana music.  The best way I can explain Americana music is that it combines rock, country, and bluegrass.  What gives it away is normally no electric guitars, electric keyboards or horns but includes amplified acoustic guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, Dobro, drums and bass. Some current examples are Steve n' Seagulls, Dead South, The Cleverlys, Hayseed Dixie and Goodnight Texas. 

The genre first began to be formalized in the late 1990's at the famous South by Southwest festival in Austin Texas. Out of that came the Americana Music Association whose festival and convention has now grown by 2008 to a four day event in the Ryman Auditorium (the old Grand Old Opry). In 2009 the Recording Academy added Americana as a musical category. 

CCR consists of Joann Ritter (vocals, guitar), Tom Haller (vocals, bass), Bob Marwick (vocals, drums), and B.K. Andersen (vocals, guitar, Dobro, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica). 

 

Cosmic Cowboy Revival   &   Neil Young Tribute

Welcome to two great music performances on this website.  Their common link is B.K.Andersen who performs in both CCR and the Neil Young Tribute.  

 

Neil Young Tribute

 
Neil Young is one of the greatest singer/songwriters in history. From the early sixties to today he is creating masterpieces that will last for generations. B. K. Andersen performs a one man tribute that includes over 40 of Young's songs from the early 60's Sugar Mountain to 2010 Peaceful Valley Boulevard. All the classics are there including Heart of Gold, Old Man, Rockin' in the Free World, Hurricane; Hey Hey, My, My; Ohio, Southern Man, Cinnamon Girl, and so many more. Every song is great and hopefully done respectful of the meaning that Young intended for his listeners.

B.K.. Andersen

Neil Young

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Neil Young performs and records the same song in many styles mainly using 
the Martin acoustical guitar or the electric guitar with extreme distortion.  
B.K. performs all the songs with the Martin but sometimes adds a little bass
and drums effects in the sparingly style of Tim Drummond and Kenny Buttery
from the Harvest and other albums. Also uses backup vocal effects of James
Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, once again like on the Harvest album. 
Young was a giant in the 60's and 70' but he didn't stop. Neil Young kept writing, performing and recording great songs drawing a large audience even to the present.  Almost every year a new album. 2015 it was Blue Note Cafe, 2016 it is Earth and Peace Trail. He has done over 80 albums including 36 studio albums. Below in the order that they were released are the album and songs from Neil Young that B.K.Andersen performs.