600+ music listeners subscribe to this list. Our membership includes folks in the music business—writers, promoters, radio and record label folks—who bring interesting perspectives to topics we discuss.
We write about what alternative country is or isn't, and who performs it. We complain about Nashville's wickedness and virtues, and retail, radio and record-label practices. We're interested in anything related to a passion for honest innovative music that has some connection—however far-fetched—to twang.
Be prepared for eclectic, extended, thought-provoking discussion, arcane trivia, and frivolity. Be prepared for statements of and challenges to music taste, discussion of discography, and argument about music inﬂuence. Be prepared for occasional rants, diatribes, and provocation. You may be asked to back opinion with fact. Be prepared to be asked who you are, and who you think you are. This spirit of challenge is fueled by passion for music.
This list began as an offshoot of Postcard, the Uncle Tupelo list, and was created as a forum to discuss a wide range of music, including (but not limited to) alt.country, country rock, bluegrass, honky-tonk, roots rock, and hillbilly music. We discuss the historical background and the sociology of this music and its listeners, and contemporary business practices that make the music possible (or constrain it).
Postcard2 (often called P2) is a discussion list focused primarily (but not exclusively) on Americana music, including alt.country (alternative country), No Depression music, insurgent country, and Lord knows what else.
We hope this website will be a useful resource for music listeners. Want to listen to some Americana music on internet radio? Curious about our favorite music over the past decade? Interested in the music we've enjoyed so far in 2008? Looking for links to resources related to Americana music?
You are welcome here, even if you don't decide to join the list. If you are interested in learning more about P2, read on...