The Americans perform original rock & roll rooted in traditional American music. Formed in Los Angeles in 2010, The Americans have toured all over the United States, twice accompanying Grammy- and Oscar-winner Ryan Bingham. The band’s newest album Home Recordings was released in 2013. [www.theamericansmusic.com]
In 2013 The Americans performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. The Americans are featured throughout American Epic, an upcoming PBS/BBC documentary produced by Robert Redford, T Bone Burnett, and Jack White.
In 2013 The Americans performed at the Telluride Film Festival and the AFI Film Festival, honoring the Coen Brothers and music producer T Bone Burnett for their newest film Inside Llewyn Davis.
The Americans recorded “Sweet and Low,” an original composition, for the ANTI Records album Sons of Rogue’s Gallery, which featured new music by Keith Richards, Macy Gray, Tom Waits, and Dr. John. Reviewing the album in April’s Believer magazine, acclaimed critic Greil Marcus wrote, “The Americans [are] led by Patrick Ferris, whose deep voice doesn’t sound like Richard Manuel’s but feels like it.”
The Americans’ music is featured in the Michael Mann-produced film Texas Killing Fields, starring Sam Worthington and Chloë Moretz. The soundtrack includes two original compositions by the band, “Kiss Your Eyes” and “When The Blaze Is Blue.”