In Americana music the present is female. Two-thirds of our year-end list is comprised of albums by women. Here, then, are the women (and a few men) who represented the best in Americana in 2017.
Recalling both the playfulness and primitive nature of early synth music, diNMachine's latest tune, "Failing All Charms" exemplifies Michael J. Schumacher's organically adventurous style.
2017 was a year of rejuvenation for progressive rock and metal, with many artists bouncing back from potential hardships to prove just how much they can still offer in terms of trying new things while maintaining what made them beloved in the first place.