Callahan Brothers present
KIM LENZ & The Jaguars /wsg Nobody's Business
2105 South Boulevard
Auburn Hills, MI, 48326
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Watch & Listen
Kim Lenz & The Jaguars
Yes, It's All True: KIM LENZ is back.
The titian-haired, vivacious Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter-guitarist established herself as the top modern rockabilly songstress with a pair of widely praised albums for Hightone Records and rapturously received performances across the States and in Europe; Rolling Stone raved, "If Elvis had been a woman, he probably would have sounded just like Kim Lenz."
After a recording and performing hiatus that left fans panting for her return, Kim is back in the groove with her best recorded work yet, the album It's All True, which she produced herself and is releasing on her own Riley Records imprint. The new collection is a flaming slab of fuel-injected contemporary rockabilly that handsomely shows off Kim's sass, energy, and romp-stomping vocal chops. It secures her position in the small pantheon of great female rockabilly singers that includes Wanda Jackson and the late Janis Martin – singers with whom Lenz has shared many a stage. And it displays the genre's diversity and impact.
The new album features the fearsome instrumental firepower of the reconvened Jaguars – guitarist Nick Curran, bassist Jake Erwin, and drummer Scotty Tecce – and a guest vocal appearance by Southern California's soulful rockabilly maestro Big Sandy. The 12 tracks include seven Kim Lenz originals, a track co-written by Kim and Big Sandy, a number crafted expressly for Kim by the Lucky Stars' Sage Guyton, and two rampaging covers.
Back in the game and ready to rock, Kim Lenz and the Jaguars will support It's All True with live appearances around the country in the spring and summer of 2009. The album is available at retail (via Burnside Distribution), at concert dates, and from Riley Records.
Nobody's Business is a swingin' rockabilly/roots rock trio from Detroit, MI formed in 1994 by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Bill Giorgio. The band has recorded 3 full length CDs;
'Waykool Rock & Roll' (produced by The Straycats' bass player Lee Rocker) 'Good to Go' and 'Oh Yeah!'. These recordings feature almost all original material which reflect the deep rockabilly roots that draw upon swing, blues, rock and country that give NB it's own explosive and smoldering unique roots rock sound.
Tickets just $ 12 at Door ... Doors Open @ 6:30pm ...
Tickets Available at the Door
CD Release Party for "Follow Me." For many contemporary rockabilly artists striving to recreate that originary 1950's moment, rockabilly is not only a specific musical sound, but an entire culture. And Kim Lenz is nothing if not traditional rockabilly. Her parents grew up in the 50's, introducing her as a youngster to many of the musicians that would later become incredibly influential in her development as an artist, from Roy Orbison to Jerry Lee Lewis to Carl Perkins. Her mother, a rodeo queen, grew up on an Oregon ranch. And her father spent his teenage years in Wichita, Kansas, where he "drove around in old cars with all his friends, listening to Wolfman Jack."
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