The Top 10 Greatest Ever Americana Artists: The Readers’ Vote

The collective wisdom of the AUK writers has been published, our Top 10 discussed, debated and argued over. Did we get it right? or were we woefully wrong? Now is your chance to tell us as we open up to our readers to have your say.

To vote click on the link below and fill in your Top 3. We will then award 3 points to your first choice, 2 points to your second choice and 1 point to your third choice. We will then aggregate all the points awarded to produce our Readers’ Top 10 Greatest Ever Americana Artists. Please note that you must fill in three choices for your votes to count. We are very much looking forward to hearing your voice. Votes must be in by midnight on Sunday and we will announce the results next week. Get voting!

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About Clint West 319 Articles
From buying my first record aged 10 and attending my first gig at 14, music has been a lifelong obsession. A proud native of Suffolk, I have lived in and around Manchester for the best part of 30 years. My idea of a perfect day would be a new record arriving in the post in the morning, watching Ipswich Town win in the afternoon followed by a gig and a pint with my mates at night,
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Steve Goldsmith

1. John Prine. 2. Tyler Childers. 3. Turnpike Troubadours.

Andrew Riggs

Dave Alvin

Ken Beveridge
  1. Son Volt
  2. Jason Isbell
  3. Dawes
John Jenkins

1- Townes Van Zandt
2 – Nanci Griffiths
3- John Prine

John R. Carter

Bob Dylan
John Prine
James McMurtry

dave roth

If not for Americana UK my favourite album of all time would not be “Ashdown” by Chance Meyer and The Bloody 98’s. The review on AUK was overwhelming! Thank You for Matt Owens, The Rails, and over half of the purchases I’ve made in the last 5 years.

  1. Jason Molina 2. Willy Vlautin 3. Courtney Marie Andrews 4. Jay Farrar 5. Jeff Tweedy 6. Lucinda Williams 7. Steve Earle 8. James McMurtry 9. Damien Jurado 10. Erika Wennerstrom

I’m only using artists who started around or after the alt/country era of the late 80’s early 90’s.

Joan Andreu

I voted for Gram Parsons, The Jayhawks and Uncle Tupelo.
I think they are the artists that have been more important in my live. I know Townes Van Zandt or John Prine or the so much forgotten Dough Sahm could be “greater” but it have won the personal approach.

Maybe I should’ve put the Redlands Palomino Company at the third position!

Alan Peatfield

OK. End the game. It’s clearly 1. Jackson Browne. 2. Gene Clark. 3. Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Hmmm, then again ….. what about; Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith, Mickey Newbury, Matthew Perryman Jones, Lori McKenna, Long Ryders, Justin Rutledge, Jimmy Lafave, Jeffrey Foucault, James McMurtry, Gretchen Peters, Emmylou, Gram, Tom Russell, Dave Carter, Tom Pacheco and, and …
Oh …. I don’t know!

Alastair Thomson

Why has Woody Guthrie been forgotten? Nobody represents Americana better surely?

Andy Trott

Yeah we could keep on keeping on friend ! I’m peeved Hank Williams and the Carter family didn’t get mentioned. And how about ………………………….

Jason wallace

Steve Earle, Gram Parsons, John Prine