Digging the world of American Music, we came to know the distinct features of Country music and Western Music. Though these two genres are originated from the same place but they are thematically different in many aspects. During the time of World War II both the two genres music were amalgamated and summed up in that period. The fundamental difference between country music and western music is the use of instruments like; country music is created vy lighter instruments such as; guitar, harmonica, piano, banjo, fiddle whereas western music is based on steel guitar, high range electric guitar, big bands and so on.
Country music was one of the primary genre of modern American music which comprises a rural tone. So we may call it as a old-time music. It was an incorporated form of British folk music, African-American blues, ballads, church music, urban music etc; In the year of 1920 this old-time music was first recorded and gained a vast popularity. The Carter family influenced many artists to spresd the country music worldwide. “National Barn Dance” and “Grand Ole Opry” these two popular program was started to happen regularly. The influence of such shows encouraged more recordings and arrival of so many talented musicians. Carter Family and Jimmy Rodger became the role model of later musicians. John Denver, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss etc are some names of the famous country music artists.
In the 19th century Western Music was originated in some parts of England, Scotland, Wales, US and Ireland. This music genre was influenced by cowboy music, and in earlier times it was sung around the campfire, “Streets of Laredo” a well-known album of that time. In later times the popularity of Western music was going to fall, Rock and Roll dominated the music industry that time. Some of the artists tried their best to survive the music, prominently Johnny Cash who stepped forward to combine the western music with the arrangements of Rock and Roll music. Then gradually by various ways Western muic came on the track again.
Pitchfork, a new name on the Music World. Though it was launched in 1995, but in the last few years it was transformed into a more updated version. This site has become one of the most trusted and popular stockpile from which we can enrich ourselves with the newest information regarding all type of “World-class” music. It has the huge expansion of the daily-coverage of Indian rock, hip-hop, electronics, trance, metallic, instrumental and as well as experimental music. We can say Pitchfork is the amalgamation of every genre of MUSIC.
Pitchfork has so many subordinate websites like Pitchfork TV and all. Altered Zones, specially designed by Pitchfork for underground and Do It Yourself music. In 2011 Kill Screen, has been partnered to Pitchfork, where it published some of their articles. In later times Altered Zones was closed. In 2012 Nothing Major, another website was launched by Pitchfork, though this site mainly focused on the genre of photography and visual arts.
This website, Pitchfork was redesigned for the first time in 2016 and a lot of thing about the online world has been changed since then. This recurrence brings Pitchfork into a new time, improving functionally simplifying the experience regarding everything, like searching, browsing, reading etc.
Another side of Pitchfork is its music festival. The pitchfork music festival is such a kind of festival of multi-genre. It happens every year, though in 2020 this festival was canceled due to the pandemic this year in 2021, this festival is going to be staged very soon, people who tend to attend this festival should have the high-quality music IQ and love for music far off the contemporary music. The tentative dates are to be announced soon.