"They can change their minds, but they can't change me." - Jim Croce, from the song "I Got a Name"
If you ever want to get a feel for "Americana", listen to the music of Jim Croce. Croce had a knack for just telling a story. From his biggest hit "Bad Bad Leroy Brown", to some of his lesser known songs like "Rapid Roy" or "Roller Derby Queen", Croce told stories of people that made you feel.
Croce died at the age of 30 in a plane crash in 1973.