Americana really means roots music. They know I'm not a country artist. They know I'm not American. So they're trying to widen the category. Sometimes it gets marginalized, but we're in a good period. We're seeing people like the Mumfords and Decemberists get very popular.
I've known Buddy for a few years. He records at home, which is nice. He's got it set up in a creatively chaotic way, and it was a lot of fun. - RT