Americana covers a broad spectrum of music these days, and it’s easy to get lost in trying to define its particular parameters. However, if one was to determine an overreaching definition, then it’s best to describe it as music that reverberates with heart-felt emotion, songs that come from the soul and speak to the listener with honesty, conviction and integrity.
If that’s the case — and indeed, it should be — then The Two Tracks, a band based out of Sheridan Wyoming clearly fits the bill. Their second album, Postcard Town, further affirms the promise and determination shown on their eponymous debut, which No Depression described as “creating an instant connection…in truth there’s not a single offering here that doesn’t engage the listener practically from the get go,” and by The Alternate Root as “rural warmth…infusing their tunes with a feel for the open spaces of The West.”
From rock to country, bluegrass to folk, the music helps define the sound of superbly crafted, fully assertive Americana. Their harmony-rich songs often add cello to a solid groove, creating a unique ambiance that’s all their own. Throw in a journeyman’s attitude and a penchant for affecting storytelling, and here again, The Two Tracks create a sound that typifies a style birthed in the heartland, with all the sentiment and sensitivity that does justice to that timeless sound.