A History of Japanese Rockabilly

The Japanese music scene is as interesting as it is weird at times. While groups like AKB48 may dominate the radio, there are a plethora of brilliant bands and underground genres to be discovered. And, as in the rest of the world, genres and bands in Japan come and go. When it comes to the ebbs […]

What is Honky Tonk: a brief guide

Few sites are as steeped in country music legend as honky-tonks. But first and foremost: What exactly is a honky-tonk? If you weren’t born and bred in a musical hotspot like Nashville, Luckenbach, or Bakersfield, the term can be perplexing. The first music genre to be known as honky-tonk was a form of piano playing […]

Hank Williams and the beginning of Americana

The term “Americana” was added to the respected Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2011. The musical scene changed during the next five years as Americana music became a legitimate hot property. Traveller by Chris Stapleton was the seventh best-selling album of 2016. It sold nearly one and a half million copies, placing it just below recordings by […]

Rockabilly and how it became popular

Rockabilly is an early kind of rock music that was popular in the America from the mid 50s to the 60s. It also experienced a rebirth in the late 1970s. The term Rockabilly means, literally, rock and roll played by hillbillies. It was established by record critics to describe Elvis Presley’s passionate, rhythm-driven musical approach […]

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