Rockabilly reunion at United Sound Systems

Jimmy Kirkland and Dave Morgan by Craig Maki They’re still making history at the legendary United Sound Systems Recording Studios in Detroit. On July 27, 2014, United Sound Systems hosted a gathering of veteran musicians who made rockabilly records within its walls.

Tennessee Valley Boy: Jack Luker

Along with Luke Kelly, Forest Rye, and Arlee Barber, Jack Luker had a reputation during the 1940s for leading one of the most popular country-western bands in Detroit.

So long, Jack Rainwater

Jack Rainwater Last Monday, April 21, Jack Rainwater passed away quietly from a lengthy illness.

I Smiled At Her: Previously unknown Forest Rye record

Forest Rye Fans of longtime Detroit resident and country music bandleader Forest Rye are smiling at the thought of recordings they hadn't heard before.

The rhythm of Happy Moore

Happy Moore The music career of Detroit rhythm guitarist Happy Moore, who played jazz and country.

Flint teacher propelled steel players’ careers from Detroit to Nashville

Russ Waters Steel guitar players from Michigan owe a debt to Russell B. Waters, instructor at the Flint Honolulu Conservatory of Music and Dance during 1930s to 1950s.

Club Canton attracts Detroit country music crowd

Thanks for making the Jan. 19, 2014, Detroit Country Music book event at Club Canton a success.