About Car City Country

Cover of Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies by Craig Maki with Keith Cady, published 2013 by University of Michigan PressTwo decades ago I began researching Detroit area country-western artists, from cowboy to rockabilly to western swing, old-timey to bluegrass, presenting my findings through my local radio shows, magazine articles, and record / compact disc liner notes. Keith Cady, a.k.a. Keith Jason of WSDS radio Ypsilanti, began collaborating with me in the research a dozen years ago. Together, we collected stories that I crafted into an extensive book called “Detroit Country Music – Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies” (available here). Delivering a fresh perspective on the history of music in Detroit, the book is published by University of Michigan Press.

The limits of the printed page inspired us to share more stories, interviews, and images related to this project through this website.

Please send questions, comments, and leads via the Contact page.

My sincere thanks,
Craig Maki


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