Interview with Fred and Rose Maddox and Maddox Brothers & Rose Photo Gallery

New Maddox Brothers and Rose photo gallery and interview.

Listen to Fred and Rose Maddox as they reminisce about the Maddox Brothers and Rose and celebrate over 50 years in the music business. Then view over 30 photos spanning the early career of the Maddox Brothers and Rose. The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America and certainly the roots of Rock ‘N Roll.

Fred & Rose Maddox
Fred & Rose Maddox Interview

Maddox Brothers and Rose Photo Gallery

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I have just discovered Rose Maddox, been listening to her all week. “Philadelphia Lawyer” is a terrific story-song! And “Tramp on the Street” made me weep. I feel pain for Rose, she worked, you know, right up until she died in her late 70s, was not wealthy, and in her gruff way I think really, really missed the stage, the travel, the performances, and the group. RIP Rose Maddox.

Statement on the passing of Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie Records Founder
July 1, 1931 – May 5, 2023

We celebrate the life of our founder, friend, and great record man Chris Strachwitz. He died peacefully at home in Marin County, CA, surrounded in his last days by dear friends and family. Over his 91 years, Chris captured the music that represents the best “down home music” the world has to offer.

He was at the forefront of nearly all the roots revivals over the last 60 years including blues, zydeco, Cajun, Norteño and Tejano music. His drive to document traditional music helped introduce the nation to our diverse musical heritage. He had the foresight to save music that might have otherwise been lost to obscurity and played a role in strengthening cultural traditions through his records, films, and most recently the Arhoolie Foundation. He cared for those around him, fought for royalties and recognition for Arhoolie artists, and provided counsel to countless musicians, writers, film makers, and academics.

Plans for a public celebration of his life will be announced in the coming weeks. Today we’re thinking of all that Chris brought to our lives and the lives of the musicians and fans with whom he shared his passion.