Country music is country music, and the best definition of what country music is, is that you know it when you hear it. It’s self-evident. But the genre has birthed many subgenres, many stylistic movements over the years, and at times has seen a splintering and Balkanization.
If you’re anything like me, if I want to hear some new music, you sure aren’t going to find me sniffing around CMT or burying your nose in the latest Rolling Stone. No, I’m likely going to be looking to the past, not the future. And man, what a thrill it is when you find […]
Alabama Outlaws, Ashland, Bill Black, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Grand Ole Opry, Grandmother of Rockabilly, Hank Williams, Izzy and the Kesstronics, Johnny Whitesides, Luisiana Hayride, Maddox Brothers and Rose, Marty Robbins, Miss Boogie, rockabilly, Rose Maddox, Wanda Jackson
Rockabilly perennial Brian Setzer has had a long, strange, unique career. To a passive bystander, it may seem like he has disappeared and reappeared over they years to ride one retro craze or another, though in truth he has been in the drivers seat for most of the “crazes” that have afforded his music mainstream […]
I was happy to hear the news yesterday that the Queen of Rockabilly, the immortal Wanda Jackson is going to be inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame on April 4th as an early influence inductee. If you do not know who Wanda Jackson is then shit, I don’t even know where to […]