Thursday, February 5, 2009

Old Big Sandy/Marti Brom Show Primer

This one's really old--from 2001.

Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys

w/Marti Brom

Continental Club (Austin)

Friday, November 16, 2001

The boys from Southern California return to the stage of the Continental Club promoting their latest Hightone Records release, “Night Tide”. If it’s been awhile since you’ve caught these guys in action—or you’ve never seen ‘em before—you owe it to yourself to check them out. Although the line-up has evolved over the last couple of years, they still deliver the hillbilly bop and rockabilly that has been their trademark for more than a decade.

Big Sandy just finished a month-long tour with Los Straitjackets. (Did you catch them when they showed up on Late Night with Conan O’Brien couple of weeks ago?) But now the boys are rested and back to swingin’! Longtime drummer Bobby Trimble keeps things motivatin’ right along with upright bassist Jeff West while Ashley Kingman (guitar) is enjoying the interplay with the latest member of the Fly-Rite Boys, steel guitarist Jimmy Roy. (Jimmy’s no stranger to the Continental Club stage—he was with Ray Condo’s Ricochets for several years.) This venerable touring act never fails to put on a great show when they take the stage. Don’t miss it!

Local chanteuse Marti Brom returns to perform for the hometown crowd after spending most of the summer touring Europe with the Barnshakers. She always has something up her sleeve as she proved with her latest release, “Feudin’ and Fightin’” (Goofin Records)—a collaboration with the Cornell Hurd band that featured her take on “uptown hillbilly showtunes”. Brom has a large and varied repertoire to pull from so be sure to show up early to catch her set. You won’t be disappointed.

Bobby Horton

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