WEST COAST had its own brand of rockabilly, from
artists whose families migrated to California from the
dust bowl states during the Great Depression. They brought
with them their country styles that were transplanted
to rural California and helped create a left coast outpost
of country music. Rose Maddox and her family got into
music one afternoon when her brother Fred got fed up
with picking cotton, put down his cotton sack and told
everyone, "We're going into the music business…"
They were country artists who were also forerunners
to the rockabilly sound and influenced countless musicians,
among them, The Collins Kids.