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Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys roll into Sacramento on Saturday night, December 1

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Big Sandy (and His Fly-Rite Boys) rock midtown Sacramento’s Townhouse (1517 21st Street) on Saturday night, December 1.  No, not the weather that recently deluged the East Coast. This Big Sandy is the recording artist and Rockabilly Hall of Famer from Southern California who has entertained audiences for over 20 years. 

Big Sandy and HIs Fly Rite Boys play their own brand of classic rock, seamlessly blending rockabilly, American roots music, western swing and traditional country into a free-wheeling good time sound. Their stellar vocals and musicianship combine for an unforgettable live show. Big Sandy’s vocals and material are so authentic that they would easily fit in with the Sun Studio sounds of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.

"I think of us as just a rock and roll band, a rock and roll band that’s letting the roots show," says bandleader Big Sandy. Whether they’re playing the Grand Ole Opry, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, or simply climbing out of a bus after rolling into your town, these guys are bringing us some great old-time rock and roll.

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys are almost always on the road, enough to burn through two tour buses in recent years. The first was a converted passenger bus from 1949 that they retired for use on an old movie set, followed only a few years later by a yellow 1950 school bus that they left for dead in Montana. "We’re flying more now," says Big Sandy. But before the school bus died, Big Sandy tells the story of driving it to one particular thrift store: "There was a kid out in front, and he was just like in awe when we pulled up. He looked a little bit confused, and then we come walking up, and he wasn’t sure if he should approach us or not. Then he asked us, ‘Are you guys from the past?’" Big Sandy laughs. "As if we were traveling in a time machine or something."

Saturday night’s show is not only a Holiday Party, it’s a Toy Drive for Sacramento’s foster children. Bring an unwrapped toy and get $5 off admission.

Sacramento favorites, The Twilight Drifters open the show. Described as an” American roots music sensation,” the Twilight Drifters follow in the tradition of such artists as Bob Wills, Hank Thompson, Webb Pierce, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, and bring new life and energy to a classic American sound. Performing danceable tunes spanning such genres as vintage country, honky tonk, western swing, rockabilly and west coast blues, the Twilight Drifters offer a compelling musical retrospective that entertains, moves, and captivates audiences.

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys / The Twilight Drifters
Saturday, December 1, 2012 – 9:00 pm
The Townhouse – 1517 21st St., Sacramento, California 95814
Holiday Party and Toy Drive to Benefit Sacramento Foster Children
$10 cover with unwrapped toy donation, $15 without
21 / over – (916) 837-3374

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