While Nashville often gets the credit for being the home of country music, Chicago has played an important role in the genre’s history since the very beginning. In his new book, Country & Midwestern: Chicago in the History of Country Music and the Folk Revival, author Mark Guarino celebrates the artists, venues, and organizers who made up the vibrant folk and country scene throughout the city.
Reset talks to the author and two musicians who were part of the scene in the 80s and 90s.
GUESTS: Mark Guarino, author of Country & Midwestern: Chicago in the History of Country Music and the Folk Revival
Robbie Fulks, alt-country musician
Jane Baxter-Miller, musician and member of Texas Rubies