Co-bill with Shiny Lapel Trio and Vince Thompson and the next fun thing
Saturday, April 22
Show: 8p | Doors: 7p
Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
A Western is the new Eastern show. 'Honky Tonk' is tearing it up in today's roots music scene. Artists are reaching deep into the Country Western catalogue and writing contemporary music in its image. Embracing country roots but rejecting the orchestrated approach in Nashville for the down and dirty combos that dotted roadhouses across the country this music originally grated a backbeat and a rockabilly edge onto western swing and inspired both early Rock and Roll and even later giants like the Grateful Dead. Get in touch with where it all started at the The Knickerbocker Cafe on April 22nd.
About Shiny Lapel Trio:
The Shiny Lapel Trio is a tiny little band with a great big sound! Keeping it simple with just three rockin' instruments, and a big ol' slice of velvety smooth vocals, these guys tear up a dance floor like a carpenter late for lunch. Whether they're rippin' thru a classic Louis Prima standard, or makin' ya cry with a Nat King Cole ballad, the instruments grind along full throttle while the vocals float across the top as thick as a layer of gritty bar room smoke. Oh, they schwing baby and it ain't for the faint at heart!
If you need another boring top 40 cover band, there are plenty to be found, but if you want a band that'll make your feet hurt from dancing and your voice hoarse from singing along, then you need to see what the Shiny Lapels are all about: Pure, sweaty, sinful swingin' fun!
About Vince Thompson:
Vince Thompson and the Next Fun Thing is Connecticut's answer to Bob Wills with the best talent playing a vintage western swing sound punctuated by originals. "Thompson's "Hurricane" is a thoughtful, literate and melodic work that conjures what might happen if James Taylor raised B.W. Stevenson from the grave and they hotwired Vince Gill's tour bus for an all-night ride to Nashville." - Rick Koster New London Day