Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal and The Kings Inn Present
HOOTENANNY AFTER PARTY
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Bloodshot Bill, Restavrant, Angel & The Badman, The Ferocious Few, Dano Forte
843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
This event is 21 and over
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!
Greasy Canadian has travelled on his own, playin' all over USA, Canada, Europe, Mexico...all sortsa places too, from big festivals to tiny bars to trailer parks & truck stops...Tours mostly as a one man band, but has plenty of bands too...He is currently banned from entering the USA...Has put out a buncha music, and has alot more comin'...Recently teamed up with Mark Sultan (BBQ) and released their debut LP, The Ding-Dongs...Also, recently teamed up with King Khan as Tandoori Knights, and released a full LP and a couple 7" singles...Has his own brand of hair grease, "Nice'n'Greasy", custom made for him by AGS, and it is without a doubt the best there is..If he comes to your town and you want to make him happy, he likes spaghetti and meat alot, but not too much before the gig, please.
Whenever I hear or see Restavrant -- the LA-based electro/rock/punk/country/blues duo from Victoria, Texas -- the same thing always goes through my head: if the White Stripes can be one of the biggest bands in the world, these guys certainly deserve to make a living playing music. - Huffington Post
Angel & The Badman
The Ferocious Few
These true vagabonds of American music have honed their skills at the edge of the night, and sharpened their knife sharp teeth on the depraved mouth of a society dying, but dying to party. The Ferocious Few pipe direct from the vein of what once was good and true in this country, but not in the good old days sense of rocking chairs on porches and home made lemonade, rather rocking chair's thrown through porch windows and lemonade somehow on fire, forever.
Put their music on your stereo and it will drip down your walls. Listen to it alone and it will feel like you have been flattened by a train and reabsorbed into the earth. Play it at a party and a Bacchanalian orgy is likely to ensue. Dig into the ground and you'll hear it. Drown yourself and you'll hear it. The Ferocious Few accept no substitute, give no quarter, live for one day alone like a butterfly of pure sonic gossamer and die and live again every time they strap on a guitar.
The Ferocious Few who were two, now really are a few, and have been performing with duel drummers and other members, one of whom is reported to be a ghost from a sunken Louisiana trading vessel, run aground in the 1920's. All of this is hewn around Francisco Fernandez' golden voice, an instrument of beauty and terror within the same breath, and his songs viewed from the perspective of a unique individual who is wired for only one purpose, to be a voice at the edge of the darkest abyss, beckoning and saving you simultaneously.
This new line-up has recorded an album so intense it has become the first record to be banned "before release", but lawyers struggle to clear the release with the federal government and several secret societies and soon it will be heard by each and every person in the known and unknown world. During a recent trip to record songs, Francisco discovered the true nature of his volatile make-up when he burst into harsh blue flames during a particularly intense vocal take, but The Few didn't care, they are outlaws of love and the sonic boom.
Sure the rumours are hard to believe, but there's only one one way to truly know for certain, when you see the sign calling that name, you better come running. These are uncertain times and we have to cling onto what we know we have got. One thing is sure, wherever they may be, in the darkest hills of Borneo, snaking naked down a mountainside, their guitars in hand, or playing at a street corner right near you, the Ferocious Few are the real deal, and nobody can keep this music from surviving.
Catch them as soon as you can before they are taken from us or implode figuratively and literally, energy transfer on this scale can be a terrifying thing when unregulated, come and be terrified.