What do you expect to hear when someone says “American music?”

What do you expect to hear when someone says “American music?”

Chen Yi Chen Yi
“I think that all musical works composed in the States AND influenced by American culture are considered American music.”
Judith Lang Zaimont Judith Lang Zaimont
“In a very real sense, it is the lifeblood of our country expressed in sound.”
Howard Mandel Howard Mandel
“America’s music is wide and wild, fed by hundreds of old and new musical strains.”
David Nicholls David Nicholls
“From Barber to barbershop, Cage to Cajun, and Ruggles to ragtime, it’s all there, reinforcing the contemporary view of American culture as pluralistic and multifaceted.”