Many thanks to The Triggerman from Saving Country Music for the nice mention of Some Velvet Evening and Detroit as a roots music epicenter. Well, hell…he even mentions Club Bart’s Honky Tonk Tuesdays. How’s that! See the excerpt below and click the link for the full article. We sure love you Triggerman.
4. Michigan – (Detroit, Flint)
On the surface maybe one of the most unlikely epicenters for country and roots music is also possibly one of the most vibrant. The home base for artists like Whitey Morgan & The 78′s, Rachel Brooke, The Goddamn Gallows (Lansing), as well as a vibrant local scene with bands like Some Velvet Evening, Michigan has grown just about as many underground roots acts as anywhere else. To grow good roots bands you need support, and events like the legendary “Honky Tonk Tuesdays” at Club Bart in Ferndale created the community and collaboration that have allowed Michigan roots music to thrive.