Once the house band, Encore, begins playing its own special blend of western swing
and golden oldies at 6:30 sharp, you had better guide your dance partner onto the floor, or you're apt to have trouble finding a space to cut a rug.
After opening the Western Swing
with a victory in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Johnson was looking to make it two wins in three races.
The Newcastle-based Jumpin' Hot Club hold their annual Country Cantina down at Thorp Lea Farm, Easington, County Durham tomorrow, their "annual celebration of songwriters, rockabilly, folk, country, western swing
and rootsdriven music".
Revisit the blessed recording studio where the distinctive sound we know and love today was crafted from gospel, blues, hillbilly, country, boogie and western swing
by musical visionary Sam Phillips.
The Rip Roaring Success are the hottest Western Swing
Band East of El Paso featuring Wild Miss Lucille on double bass, Miss Jay tearing it up on smokin' hot fiddle and the token gent, the one and only Rusty on six strings of flamin' geetar and hillbilly vox.
Get down for a taste of their contemporary Folk, Americana and Western Swing
sounds along with high doses of movin', shakin' and mischief makin'.
Saturday, the festival will feature the "Supersession 16" lineup of Celtic Portland-based band Castletown, the roots harmonies of Northern California's Calaveras, the folk rhythms of Cabin Fever NW, and the songs of Pretty Gritty, concluding with the western swing
of Canadian favorites Petunia & The Vipers.
Focusing on local history, cultural studies, and social history, he describes radio fiddlers; music parties; Missourians who played out West; fiddling contests; shows; opry entrepreneurs and showmen like Larry Ellis; fiddling in jazz, swing, western swing
, and bluegrass; and fiddlers like Lonnie Robertson, Claude oFiddlero Williams, Bobby Joe Caldwell, Lyman Enloe, Roger Williams, and Cecil Goforth.
He will spend all day Thursday in Ohio with other stops in the Midwest -- Iowa and Wisconsin -- the next day before a Western swing
to Colorado and Nevada this weekend.
For instance, "Llano Estacado" is a Spanglish Western swing
shuffle that tells the story of a girl named Marta who "headed north with her family, to the land of opportunity," while "I Dreamed I Was Lola Beltran" is a purely ranchera original-sung entirely in English--about a Mexican movie star of her grandmother and great aunt's generation.
The Broken Hearts, from the Birmingham area, sprang out of the Toy Hearts -- previous visitors to the SummerTyne Americana festival -- and their material, they maintain, is "a celebration of honky-tonk, classic 'old' country, western swing
, blues and standards with original songs written in these genres".
Favouring an all-encompassing blend of country, western swing
and rustbelt jazz, he infects the ancient music with contemporary zip and relevance.