Rockabilly has joined the ranks of established musical subcultures in the United States & Canada.
As with other established music genres such as jazz, blues, bluegrass, and punk rock, a small core of rockabilly musicians are able to earn a steady but limited income, primarily by touring and playing at festivals specialist venues and recording for independent record labels.
Like the other subcultures, the (rab) "scene" supports musicians and their performances using fanzines, websites, and chat pages.
Rockabilly often becomes a way of life or lifestyle to those involved, who consider the larger group to be a brotherhood.
The rockabilly lifestyle is not confined to just the music but also the home furnishings, cars, and even small things like the cigarettes smoked.
The rockabilly culture is an antithesis to current trends as it embraces its roots in "old school" societal fringes (50's movies "The Wild One", James Dean's "Rebel Without A Cause", etc.) concentrated in countries like USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and also in the rest of Europe.
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