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Reviews and Interviews
“Live In The D” WDIV-TV Channel 4, Detroit, Michigan
Rockabilly’s Roots in Detroit
Host Guy Gordon talked with Johnny Powers and Craig Maki about rockabilly music in 1950s Detroit. Includes the “Uniquely Detroit” segment shot at the legendary United Sound Systems Recording Studios in July, during the Detroit Rockabilly Reunion. (8.5 minutes)
Sept. 2, 2014
Vintage Guitar Magazine
Rick Allen describes the book as a thoroughly researched depiction of a little-known music scene that influenced entertainers such as Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen and Del Shannon.
“Stateside” Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Detroit has a rich country & western music history
Craig Maki visited with radio host Cynthia Canty at Michigan Radio headquarters in Ann Arbor to talk about the book. (9.5 minutes)
May 19, 2014
Hour Detroit Magazine
New & Notable
The book was featured in a lineup of recently published Detroit-centric tomes.
“Community Focus” WSDP Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Canton, Michigan, radio
Valerie Sanders interviews Craig Maki (15 minutes)
Listen to the podcast.
Feb. 26, 2014
“Living Writers” WCBN Ann Arbor, Michigan, radio
Host T. Hetzel interviews Craig Maki (60 minutes)
Click on the link to find the Feb. 12, 2014, podcast.
Feb. 12, 2014
Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
Book review – Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies
“A comprehensive and interesting look at the music that people who moved to Detroit from the South during the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s were making.” – CVS
Feb. 1, 2014
“Authors remember Detroit’s country beat” by LeAnne Rogers
LeAnne Rogers talks at length with Craig Maki and Keith Cady about “Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies,” revealing the original length of the manuscript, as well as how the book is selling.
Jan. 29, 2014
The Detroit News
“Melodic Reads” by Susan Whitall
Susan Whitall presents several books about music that were published in 2013, including “Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies.”
Jan. 8, 2014
Detroit Music Magazine blog
New book documents Detroit’s forgotten country music history
Reporter and blogger P.Y spoke with Craig Maki and Keith Cady
Jan. 8, 2014
“The Craig Fahle Show” WDET Detroit, Michigan, radio
Craig Maki and Keith Cady visited radio host Craig Fahle during the Metro Times’ weekly segment on his show (15 minutes)
Dec. 10, 2013
‘Detroit Country Music’ Chronicles Bygone Era
The book was featured as the MT cover story, including an interview with Craig Maki.
Dec. 10, 2013
“Current State” WKAR Lansing, Michigan, radio
Detroit’s music heritage: Motown, punk rock and … country?
Craig Maki spoke with producer Emanuele Berry (15 minutes)
Dec. 9, 2013
The Back Room The Book Beat’s blog, Oak Park, Michigan
Best books about Detroit, 2013
“Detroit Country Music” makes this popular independent bookseller’s top 12 list!
Nov. 28, 2013
Metro Times Gift Guide Fox 2 News Detroit, Michigan
Metro Times 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
A Metro Times editor grabbed a copy of the book to showcase on this TV segment.
Nov. 27, 2013
Found Michigan blog
Keith Cady (and Craig Maki, uncredited) spoke with Emily Bingham.
Nov. 14, 2013
Music Tomes blog
Craig Maki and Keith Cady look at country in Detroit
An online Q&A with Maki and Cady
Oct. 25, 2013