Fri Apr 27 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

The Southgate House Revival - Sanctuary

111 E Sixth Street Newport, KY 41071

Ages 18+

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Rosie Flores, Rivertown Ramblers, Danny Dean & The Homewreckers

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  • Rosie Flores

    Rosie Flores

    Rockabilly

    It’s telling that Rosie Flores’ e-mail handle begins “chickwpick…” In a long and eclectic career of singing, songwriting and performing, no phrase has ever described the San Antonio native better or more concisely.
    But now, with the release of her latest album, Flores takes square aim at a genre she has only sampled heretofore. Simple Case of the Blues showcases Flores in a new light, as a seasoned performer steeped in life’s uncompromising lessons. At once torchy, soulful, heartfelt and yearning, the songs on Simple Case of the Blues are not for the emotionally naïve—it’s the music you make when you’ve come through joy and heartbreak and back again.
    Utilizing songs by Roy Brown, Wilson Pickett, Heath Wilson, and Flores herself, Simple Case of the Blues was produced by songwriter/guitarist Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan, The Arc Angels). With an assist by guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart, Lucinda Williams), Simple Case of the Blues was, to hear Flores tell it, a long time coming.
    “I got infatuated with the blues in high school,” said Flores, who played in a band called Penelope’s Children during those years. “It was the first music I ever played. A high school friend taught me some chords and mentored me. He introduced me to the blues. He went on to play in the King Biscuit Blues Band, so I felt like I got a great early education.
    “I always loved Buddy Guy—his real lyrical playing. It’s like his guitar is having its own conversation. It’s an ongoing process; I’ve mastered the life of a musician, but I’ll be working on the guitar for the rest of my life.”
    In a career that spans more than four decades, Flores has proven to be a musical chameleon. She’s jumped feet first into punk rock (with her ’70-era band, the Screaming Sirens), country of both the Bakersfield and Nashville varieties, the Texas singer/songwriter scene, alt-country, straight-up rock and rockabilly. So much so the latter that her onstage moniker for years was “The Rockabilly Filly.” But always and throughout, she has been the Chick with the Pick.
    Over the years, Flores has been profiled in Guitar World, Premiere Guitar and Guitar Player magazines. Venuszine cited Flores as one of the “Top 75 Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time” by Venuszine magazine. She performed at a tribute to Chuck Berry at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. She has worked with, and helped propel back in to the spotlight, pioneer female rockabilly artists Wanda Jackson and Janis Martin. In 2007, she won a Peabody Award for her narration of the rockabilly documentary, Whole Lotta Shakin’. She worked with Martin in producing the latter’s 2012 album, The Blanco Sessions, which would prove to be Martin’s last recording.
    Throughout, she released her own work. To name but a few, they include her solo debut, 1987’s Rosie Flores, 1995’s Rockabilly Filly, 1999’s Dance Hall Dreams, the acoustic live set Single Rose in 2004, 2009’s Girl of the Century and, in 2012, the aptly-named, self-produced Working Girl’s Guitar. Since then, her time has been spent on her labor of love—Simple Case of the Blues.
    Though she has toured around the world, Flores always returns to her adopted hometown of Austin, Texas, where she was honored with Rosie Flores day in 2006 (an honor she was accorded once again in 2017). Cover stories in the Austin Chronicle and Austin Woman magazine have codified her status as one of the city’s most celebrated musicians.
    “She’s a hard-working, independently minded artist who’s well-respected for her gritty, energetic vocals and fiery guitar solos,” writes the authoritative website Allmusic.com. “Prolifically creative, Flores deserves to be numbered among the creators of the alternative country movement.” Now, with Simple Case of the Blues, Flores is making a full musical circle, back to her roots—and ours.

     

  • Rivertown Ramblers

    Rivertown Ramblers

    Rockabilly

    Rockabilly and Traditional Country

  • Danny Dean & The Homewreckers

    Danny Dean & The Homewreckers

    Rockabilly

    Danny Dean and the Homewreckers are an American rockabilly band from Los Angeles, California currently residing in Lexington, Kentucky. They are recognized as one of the pioneering neo-rockabilly groups of Southern California at a time when it was unaccepted by the rockabilly scene and would not be accepted for another decade. They are predominantly known by their peers and fans for playing early 1950s suit-and-tie rock ‘n’ roll akin to The Tyrones, Freddy Bell & The Bell Boys, and Charlie Gracie & His Wildcats with a modern 80s twist and new wave influences of 80s goes rockabilly versions of covers such as: Adam Ants "Goody Two Shoes" (Danny Dean and the Homewreckers, The Rockabilly Lover album), the Psychedelic Furs "Pretty in Pink" (Danny Dean and the Homewreckers, Growl album) and the Cures "Love Cats" (Danny Dean and the Homewreckers, The Rockabilly Lover album) to name but a few. The Homewreckers have shared the stage with Bill Haley’s Comets, struck the first chord for Tom Ingram’s Viva Las Vegas, played the 4th annual Grease Ball in San Francisco, opened and toured with established acts like The Specials, English Beat, Big Bad Voodo Daddy, Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats, a Flock of Seagulls, Missing Persons, Berlin, Dramarama, the Blasters, Reverend Horton Heat, Real Life, and the General Public just to get us started but Danny Dean alone has guest appeared on stage with Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps, released over 36 albums and has performed 2500 live show and is still going strong.

Rosie Flores, Rivertown Ramblers, Danny Dean & The Homewreckers

Fri Apr 27 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

The Southgate House Revival - Sanctuary Newport KY
Rosie Flores, Rivertown Ramblers, Danny Dean & The Homewreckers
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Ages 18+