The things involved need not be old, but need to have the appropriate associations.
The term Americana can also be used to describe studies of American culture.
When I was a kid, brass band marching music of say John Philip Sousa was the only "Americana" music that I would have thought of.
Now things are different.
Take for example The Americana Music Festival in Virginia City, Nevada.
It runs from July 19th to 21th, 2013, when nationally known artists in bluegrass, old time, blues and folk music gather in Virginia City for a weekend full of Americana music and good times.
This is not the only festival of its kind, there are Americana Music Festivals going on across the country. Americana music is becoming bigger and more widespread.
Yes, believe it or not, today Americana music is considered contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, something called "roots-rock", folk, bluegrass, blues, which results in a distinctive roots-oriented sound.
And no, it's not the crap that being passed off as "Country Music". Country Music has been hi-jacked by Heavy Metal and Hard Rock wannabes.
Because of that, it's not a surprise that another genre of American music that people can relate to steps up to the plate.
While the hooker and the punk ass college bum look, or even the European anarchist look, might still be in fashion in a lot of cities, even younger urban folks are starting to pull up there pants from below their ass to dress without looking stupid.
Am I glad urban Americans youngsters are finding out how to dress American? Yes!
Just as most everyday Americans already know, that whole ghetto poor ass drug user look, and that whole filthy college student European fashion wannabe look, they are really suck!But I also know that I'll take someone displaying love and pride of America over some of those Communist Occupy Wall Street protester jerks any day!
Fact is, most Americans are proud to be Americans and love to show their patriotism by wearing the red, white and blue stars and stripes of the American flag.
Inspired by American patriotism, Americana clothing features patriotic styles to help you express your American love and pride.
Is there Americana home design? You bet there is!
Americana home decorating describes a style that is both appealing and casual using a "Patriotic Theme."
Here are some examples of pure Americana the beautiful!