Last June marked the 41st anniversary of a Detroit country music fair honoring the 50th anniversary of WEXL radio, Royal Oak.
WCSX Classic Rock radio Doc of Rock Doug Podell posted an interview with Craig Maki about early Detroit rockabilly. Craig posted a short list of his favorite recordings.
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.
Two recent video interview tributes with Southeast Michigan guitarist and inventor Cliff Gilbert help him tell his story.
Fans of longtime Detroit resident and country music bandleader Forest Rye are smiling at the thought of recordings they hadn't heard before.
Jan. 19, 2014, author signing for "Detroit Country Music" book at legendary Club Canton wsg Behind The Times.