Jinglebilly, Memphis TN - Dec 23, 2012
Price: $20.00 (plus $1 processing fee)
Come one come all let's have a Jinglebilly Ball! Join me, Jason D. and a few of my favorite Rockabilly katz on December 23 at the Hi-Tone in Memphis, TN as we rock the night away and raise a little cash for some little Rockabilly katz. Proceeds for the nights event will go to St. Jude Hospital right here in Memphis, TN.
Doors open at 6PM
Dale Watson and His Texas Lonestars at 7PM
Jason D. Williams (thats me) at 8PM
Sleepy LaBeef at 9PM
Can you think of a better way to spend a Sunday, the day before Christmas Eve, bring your friends, bring your familly, bring your kids!
$20 pre-order or $25 at the door.
A little about the acts:DALE WATSON
Dale Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.
Although Dale has made his name as a Texas artist, he actually was born in Alabama. Moving to Houston as a teenager, his musical journey began right out of high school as he started playing clubs and local honky-tonks. In 1988, it led him to move to Los Angeles on the advice of rockabilly singer-guitarist Rosie Flores. He played in the house band at the legendary Palomino Club in Hollywood for a couple years and recorded a few singles before moving to Nashville to write songs for a publishing company run by Gary Morris (writer of such country/pop hits as "The Wind Beneath My Wings"). Commercial country did not fit the fiercely independent songwriter so Dale relocated to Austin, Texas where he got a record deal and wrote several songs poking fun at the industry side of Nashville, including "Nashville Rash" from his Hightone debut Cheatin' Heart Attack and "A Real Country Song" from his 1996 follow-up Blessed or Damned.
After making three albums with Hightone, Dale released The Trucking Sessions on Koch Records in 1998. Including 14 original driving songs, the album received high praise and caused critics to compare him to chart-topping writer Red Simpson, who was responsible for some of the most iconic trucking tunes in country music.
JASON D. WILLIAMS
(If you're on this site, look around and you'll findo out all about me.
SLEEPY La BEEF
Coined the Human Jukebox, LaBeef stands 6' 7" tall and was given the nickname "Sleepy" from the appearance of his eyes. Born in Arkansas, he was raised on a melon farm and moved to Houston when he was 18. There, he sang gospel music on local radio and put together a bar band to play venues as well as radio programs such as the Houston Jamboree and Louisiana Hayride.
LaBeef takes, and is due, credit for bringing Jason D. Williams into prossional performances. Taking Jason on the road at the age of 17. Over the years Sleepy has become a Rockabilly icon and to this day puts on a show like no other.