A music genre that combines elements of both North American country-and-western music and eastern, middle-eastern, or Asian music. — adj. Also: country-eastern.
Example Citations:
Until this point, the music has been Western, and sung in English. But when the Girl's angry spirit returns, Ms. Yi switches to Mandarin and the Chinese opera style. ...
"Orphan" was a minor miracle of stagecraft because he and his collaborators boiled down disparate styles to create a coherent new one. (Mr. Merritt coined a term for his hybrid score: "country and eastern.")
— Jeremy McCarter, "A Wintry Mix," The New York Sun, December 9, 2003
Saturday's performance was a lighter moment, as Shur strummed his guitar and entertained about 50 toe-tapping, hand-clapping people.
"That genre is called country-eastern music," Shur said, after performing a country-influenced song about Jerusalem.
— Shawn Anderson, "Rabbi rocks crowd," Observer-Dispatch, November 9, 2003
Earliest Citation:
Mr. Vega's singing with Suicide has always reflected his admiration for Elvis Presley, but in an electronic context. On ''Alan Vega'' (ZE/PVC Records), he has created a kind of trance rockabilly (or country-and-Eastern music, as a friend calls it) that combines the spare textures and repetition that are typical of Suicide with a pummeling, guitar-dominated attack and full-tilt vocals that recall 1950's rock-and-roll.
— Robert Palmer, "Music of Suicide duo an affirmation of life," The New York Times, January 23, 1981
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