Author: Zackary Kephart
Every genre of music has elements that help differentiate these genres from each other. When discussing country music, the biggest element that defines it is that it's raw, and real. That's something we've lost on the radio but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist somewhere out there. Once you reach out you'll be sure to find plenty of musicians making music from the heart.
Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters don't define themselves as “country” necessarily, nor does their sound really scream country first and foremost. The Kentucky based band defines themselves as Americana, which as you may know is pretty much the refuge for real country music as well as other genres of music.
This isn't “real country music”, and I don't think I'm going to bellyache because of it. Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters most certainly have the “real” factor to them, more so than any other band I've covered so far this year.