When: Mon, September 5
Free Tasty BBQ 4p till we run out
On The Patio For Your Viewing Pleasure!
77 El Deora
At the core are the sparring male and female vocals of Jenn Courtney and songwriter Maurice Tani, framed with Steve Kallai’s sweet fiddle, Tani’s guitar work, Mike Anderson’s slappin’, clankin’, doghouse, bull-fiddle, acoustic bass, and the virtuous, ethical, thoroughly “drummy” drumming of drummer Christopher Fisher. The sound is sometimes breathy acoustic, sometimes searing electric, sometimes both.
The Legend Of Kitty Rose
Kitty Rose was a well-known country western singer in the mid-1970′s in the waning days of Nashville, when glittered suits and cheesy arrangements ruled the day. It was uncool to be in country music back then, a genre reserved for red-necks, hicks and sodbusters. At a young age, Kitty appeared on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, the “church of country music” along with her mentor and dearest friend, Sandy Saunders, then an up-and-coming star herself. They recorded a live album on April 1, 1972 before the Ryman closed its doors, some said then, for good. The following summer, Sandy died in a horrific car accident in the southwest desert. Kitty Rose refused to return to the stage without Sandy and her legend survived only in small circles of die-hard fans and classic country affectionados. Fast-forward to the present day and after the re-discovery of “Kitty Roses’ Greatest Hits!” and “Live at The Ryman”, Kitty Rose was found wandering the streets of a small Northern California town called Hopland, now a ghost of her former self, tending her horse ranch in the nearby hills. Legend has it that she actually is a ghost – dead and returned from hell – cursed forever for killing Sandy’s road manager who was drunk at the wheel that fateful night Sandy lost her head. Coaxed out of retirement, “The Legend of Kitty Rose” is the first recording of this some-time Nashville star since the early 1970′s. The voice is rough and the subject of her songs melancholy, some say after loosing her soul to the devil, but you’ll agree there still remain hints of her glorious past amongst the legends of country music. – The Kitty Rose Fan Club
Kit and the Branded Men
Kit and the Branded Men is a four piece band out of the San Francisco Bay Area. With influences such as Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline & Rose Maddox… You might stumble upon a waltz, 2-step, bopper or old timey tear jerker.
Darryl Pretto on telecaster provides the lead guitar twang, Ken Owen on drums and Glen Earl Brown Jr on bass walk out a solid rhythm section. Front and center, strumming her guitar and singing hits from the past and originals from today is the sweetheart of the bay area, Kit Lopez! [website]
The Judea Eden Band
Fresh out of the studio and ready to roll out the red country for this special Cowgirl show at El Rio. The Judea Eden Band will play their versions of classic favorites as well as their own well-crafted countryesque style of good old fashioned down home songwriting, pickin’ and a playin. You’ll be out of your seat and on your feet in no time, dancing and 2-steppin’ it all the way to cowgirl heaven!!
The Patsychords are not just a Patsy Cline tribute band. We run the gamut from her greatest hits and obscure gems to other classic country songs. Margaret Belton’s love of Patsy began at a young age. She only receently decided to take her corn-fed hometown flavor to the stage. She hand-picked her players from notable local San Francisco bands. The Patsychords emulate the lonesome, velvet tones of Ms. Patsy while adding their own personal touch of sass and grit.. The Patsychords are vocalist Margaret Belton. She would make Patsy proud with her vocal stylings. Guitarist Sunny Haire, plays a distinctly rhythmic, yet melodic guitar. Chock full of reverby goodness. Sunny has been in many bands, most notably, The Bedlam Rovers, Waycross, Knife and Fork and Enorchestra. Roxane Chicoine is an upright bassist who brings a vintage rockabilly flavor. She slapped the doghouse bass in Mighty Slim Pickens and The Rev Tones. Jai Bird Carrell is an alt-country drummer hailing from Austin. She holds down the country and rock rhythms.