Reverend Horton Heat w/ Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys, Coop and the Chicken Pluckers
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Reverend Horton Heat
From: Dallas, Texas.
The Reverend Horton Heat is the name of a Dallas, Texas-based psychobilly trio. The group is led by James C. Heath, AKA Reverend Horton Heat (2). Heath is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. The group originally formed in 1985, playing its first gigs in Dallas's Deep Ellum neighborhood. Its current members are Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath on guitar and lead vocals, Jimbo Wallace on the upright bass, and Scott Churilla on drums.
Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys
Twenty-five years, fourteen albums & hundreds of thousands of miles. What a dream it’s been.
When I first got together for a garage rehearsal with a group of musician friends in the spring of 1988 in Anaheim, California, I never dreamed that I would someday be celebrating the silver anniversary of the rocking little band that formed that afternoon.. Yet here I am, looking back over a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times, that has put us in front of national television audiences, and - most importantly - that has given me the opportunity to play the music that I grew up having such a passion for - Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Doo-Wop... and now with the release of our new all-acoustic album “What A Dream It’s Been”, even a touch of Jamaican Rocksteady. Putting together the new record for Cow Island Music has brought back a flood of memories; we went through our entire catalogue of LP’s, picked out some of our favorite original numbers, and gave them fresh new arrangements, rhythms, and instrumentations. In many ways , it was our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now, while looking forward towards new musical horizons.
Happy 25th Anniversary, Fly-Rite Boys! Here’s to 25 more!
Coop and the Chicken Pluckers
Coop and the Chicken Pluckers are:
Dave Devore – lead guitar and vocals
Les Cooper – vocals and rhythm guitar
Ken Raikes – drums
Mark Verschoor – upright bass and vocals
Les and Dave met on June 15, 1994 at a tryout for a then unnamed honky-tonk western swing group that was later named the Dalhart Imperals.
Les played for 13 years with that band and Dave for about 8 years.
After the drummer had a motorcycle accident Ken stepped in to play drums for the Dalharts until the drummer was healed.
Ken is Les' neighbor and he is a former music teacher and Reno area musician. He played with artists such as mac Davis, Shirley Jones and Lena Horn.
Dave, Ken and Les messed around for a couple of years trying to put a project together after the Dalhart Imperials ended.
They were trying to do something less traditional, but it was hard to find a bass player.
They played some Gospel tunes in various metro area churches and worked with a charity for the homeless and working poor called Mean Street Ministry.
Les throws a BBQ every year and there he played a couple of tunes with Mark, who just moved in from the Netherlands and played there in several rockabilly bands.
At a rockabilly show in Denver he met Mark again and after talking for a while they decided to give it a try.
The first show was opening for the Lucky Few at the Skylark Lounge in Denver in March of 2011.
Coop and the Chicken Pluckers play mostly rockabilly, but there is a dose of other musical styles that they love.
You will hear hillbilly, jump blues, traditional and alt country.
Les being a songwriter, they also play originals in all the styles mentioned above.
Some of the covers they play are from artists like George Jones, Big Joe Turner, Elvis, Skeets McDonald, Ronnie Dawson and Justin Towns Earl.
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