Here's a National Public Radio piece on Americana:
To Ray Davies, America Is Still A Land Of Opportunity by Steve Inskeep
NPR - April 11, 2017
The newest album by Ray Davies finds him in a reflective mood. As a young man, he wrote some of the defining songs of the 1960s and '70s with The Kinks. Now in his 70s, the British musician is looking back with Americana, a new album based on his 2013 memoir of the same name. Taken together, the book and record amount to a self-portrait of a man whose music once flooded American radio....