Monday, December 29, 2008

Emergencia! Big Sandy needs your help!

We just got word today that our NYE show with Wayne Hancock at Safari Sam's in downtown LA has been canceled! Apparently there was an indecent at a Hip Hop show there the other night and the cops shut 'em down (there are other factors as well, but let's just say that we won't be doing business with Mr. Sam any more).

It's been a busy day of scrambling around... I was hoping to find another venue for Wayne and I to relocate to together, but due to finances and the lack of time for promotion, it looks like we are going to have to split up the bill. After getting the word that Wayne was able to land a show at bar in LA, we decided to hunt for an OC location for ourselves, so as not to go up against his show.

So, then... it is with great pleasure and a huge sigh of relief that I announce that The Tropics Lounge has saved the day (and our night)! Man, I'm actually excited about this now... it's closer to home, it's cheaper (10 bucks), there'll be food, and we get to play longer. Bring your rod, your ol' lady, and we'll ALL have a BALL!


Please, please help us get the word out, even if you can't make it!
Flier and more details to come...



Wednesday Dec. 31st New Year's Eve
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
Tropic's Lounge
1842 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 525-1977

Friday, December 19, 2008

Free Christmas song - download it while you can!


While there are none that I know of here in Anaheim, San Diego is the home of at least two swingin' Hawaiian combo's... Exotiki (who put on a fine show recently at LA's Redwood Bar) and The Cheap Leis. Eight years ago, almost to the day, I popped in on The Cheap Leis during a live radio broadcast performance on "Jumpin' Like Mad" KPOP AM 1360 (RIP). After playing a sweet set of Hawaiian standards and Christmas faves, The C-Leis asked me to join them on this holiday chestnut. I can hear a bit of the tequila in my voice on this'n... but I like it and maybe you will too. Download it or just listen... it's yours.

Blue Christmas - The Cheap Leis with Big Sandy (2 min. 04 sec., 1MB mp3)

Be sure to catch us December 27th at The Juke Joint in Anaheim with The Martinez Brothers Trio (feat. members of Moonlight Cruisers, Nekromantix, The Rocketz) and on NEW YEARS EVE with WAYNE HANCOCK (!!!!) at the new Safari Sam's at The Regent in downtown LA! (ALL ages, 20 bucks)

Thanks, and have a very merry Christmas, y'all!!

Big Sandy


Monday, December 08, 2008

Big Sandy holiday schedule

First off, I'd like to send a big thank-you to everyone who came out to our Riverside show this past weekend! What a blast it was... I dig Axle's new location (Lake Alice Trading Company) and look forward to more shows there in the new year. Speaking of the new year, I can't believe that 2008 is almost over... and I really can't wait to see what 2009 will bring our way.

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Monday, December 01, 2008

With Vicky Tafoya and Lil Mo on the bill, bringing their brand of solid Doo-Wop and jumpin' Rhythm & Blues, this will be one hell of a night! Come early and claim a good spot, order up some grub, grab a beer... and leave the rest to us!


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