Grand Ole Echo with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Grand Ole Echo

Big Sandy & 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!
cheers,
Big Sandy

NOCONA is an L.A. based americana country punk act rooted in the blues with a psychedelic Mexicali twist.

Single Girl, Married Girl

Single Girl, Married Girl is a 5 piece folk/pop/rock/old country/bluegrass/americana band out of Southern California that just self released their debut album, Bee China.

Abby Posner is a versatile instrumentalist and songwriter who started playing and performing at a young age. Originally from Evergreen Colorado, Posner moved to California in 2002 to study at California Institute of the Arts as a multi focused music major. World Percussion became a major focus, as well as developing her compositional sense of songwriting. During her time at CalArts Abby began to form the eclectic bluegrass-rock band, Fearmia; Abby on guitar, mandolin, and banjo, while sharing lead vocals and songwriting with friend and band-mate Jesse Olema. Fearmia hit the LA venues and audiences became entangled with the band's authenticity and unique driving force. with 3 albums under their belt, Fearmia has toured the north and southwest, played many festivals, including SXSW in 2011, and W.C. Handy festival in 2009.

Posner also formed many side projects in her time in Los Angeles which has included playing drums with Rock band, The Paper Tigers, Bucket and String (a unique instrumental folk duo) with Abby on guitar, didgeridoo, and mandolin, and Emily Corwin on Cello.
East Coast west, an experimental Jazz Duo with Posner on guitar/vocals, and Mercedes Smith on Alto Sax.

Abby continues to play solo and with Fearmia. She also plays electric guitar with Kristen Cook, and Marcela Carmona.

In the spring of 2008 Abby scored the music for a film called Through their eyes an Agent Orange documentary. Posner tracked and recorded the entire feature length film using live instrumentation, combining a marriage between western music and vietnamese tonality.
In the Winter of 2011 Posner scored her second feature length Documentary titled Across Land Across Sea.

Abby Posner currently teaches music at several schools in the Southern California area, and recently went on tour with Chris Pureka playing drums and banjo on Pureka's 2010 North West Portion of her Tour.

Posner released her debut solo record titled The Gatherer and the Thief in the spring of 2011, and is currently in the studio working on Full Length record "For You, The Spring" coming soon!

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Grand Ole Echo with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys with Nocona, Single Girl, Married Girl, Abby Posner

Sunday, June 30 · 5:00 PM at The Echo