Since before I was hired to report on music in Santa Fe, I’ve been annoyed by how negative and whiny so many people are about the scene—both those who are actively part of it and those who are on the outside.
No, Americana is not just that collection of weird trinkets and aged
novelty items you see on display at Tiny’s. And when it refers to music,
the term encompasses a whole lot more than the “classic” 1998 album by
In honor of this week’s presidential election, I thought I’d take a look at what playlists Obama and Romney have been using during their respective campaigns and discuss some of the implications thereof.