A taste of Hamtramck hillbilly

Did you know that Hamtramck was home to a thriving rockabilly/ hillbilly scene in the 1950s and '60s? I didn't either, until recently. Then I landed here, and saw that this has already been covered in full by the Metro Times — it's nice to know that really solid work has been done here for years, already.

I do know that both of these songs are super sweet. They certainly aren't over-produced or too slicked-up!

Mike McGonigal

Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...
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