Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Saturday!! Big Sandy & his boys, Petunia & the Vipers, !!

Saturday night in Riverside we team up with our pals The Atomic Three and fantastic band visiting from Canada that I can't recommend highly enough - Petunia & the Vipers. Fans of Western Swing, Hillbilly
Boogie, Rockabilly and Jazz - all done with an odd-ball bent - will not want to miss these guys! (Featuring former Fly-Rite Boy and long time Ray Condo steel-man Jimmy Roy!)

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fly-Rite with Big sandy & the Boys in Sacramento, Oakland & Felton CA

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Friday November, 27 - 9:00 PM
Old Ironsides
1901 10th St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Saturday November, 28 - 10:00 PM
The Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

Sunday November, 29 - 2:00 PM
Don Quixote’s - Afternoon Show!
6275 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Big Sandy & boys head to Denver area - Could spell trouble for locals

After enjoying a couple of weeks off spending time with family and friends, we are heading back out on another string of shows beginning this week in Central City, CO. We haven't played at Fortune Valley Casino since the town has gone 24 hours, so we're looking forward to seeing what new lows we can sink to on this upcoming three night stand! ;-) Oh... and it's FREE, by the way.

I know there has been snow there recently, but this week's forecast shows a row of smiling suns.

Denver pals - hope to see ya!
All others - catch a train, a plane.... or let a Coloradan know about it!

OK... time to jump on I-15 to I-70 over the Rockies.

Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
@ Fortune Valley Casino
Central City, CO
Nov. 5, 6, & 7
9 PM nightly

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys @ OC Marketplace this Sunday at NOON

This Sunday we will be doing a special afternoon performance at the OC Marketplace @ The OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Our pals Kirk Wall & the Anaheim Playboys start off the day at 11 AM... followed by yours truly with sets at 12:00 PM and 2 PM. Come shop, drink, dance... $2.00 (kids are free)

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Farewell To Summer '09

We're back in Southern California, friends, with two last shows before fall done falls. THIS Friday night we make our Temecula debut at the Old Town Community Theater... bring the familia for this one! Saturday night we meet up in Long Beach with that li'l Latin lover Miguel Garcia and his fine, fine band The Vaquetones! Leave the kiddies at home for this'n folks, as the duh-rinx will be flowin'!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Big Sandy back in SoCal!!

Hello SoCal pals,
Big Sandy here - It's good to be back in town again after a couple weeks in Italy and a couple of weeks across the U.S. We'll be taking this weekend off as our guit-man Ashley Kingman performs a set with his ol' mate Mouse at High Rockabilly in Spain... but next weekend we'll be right back at it with two big shows:

Friday Sept 18th
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys @
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
42051 Main Street
Temecula, California 92590
8:00 pm

Saturday Sept. 19th
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
The Vaquetones @
Alex's Bar
2913 E. Anaheim
Long Beach, California 90804
9:00 pm

I'll have more details for ya next week... just wanted to send off a quick note to let you know we're back!

have a great weekend y'all!
Big Sandy

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Big Sandy and Boys to hit Italy, Chicago, Clevland, NYC and more!

Over the last 20 years, the Fly-Rite Boys and I have been fortunate enough to have toured quite extensively throughout Europe.... more times than I can remember, actually. But throughout the many thousands of kilometers we've logged there, we've never had the opportunity to venture over to The Boot, Lo Stivale.... Italy! Well, finally, I'll be able to put a check mark next to the name of the country that's been on the top of my places-to-visit list for years! Today I'll be leaving for Senigallia, IT to spend 10 glorious days at the 10th annual Summer Jamboree festival, where I'll be performing once with The Fly-Rite Boys, singing with Abbey Town Jazz Orchestra, and celebrating my 45th birthday with the help of Kim Lenz & the Jaguars AND Kitty, Daisy & Lewis! There are so many great bands and artists that are going to be there.... it's really mind-boggling. I mean, c'mon: MARVIN RAINWATER, HAYDEN THOMPSON, SONNY WEST, JOHNNY POWERS, SONNY BURGESS, DALE HAWKINS, RAY SHARPE, CARL MANN, RODDY JACKSON, SLEEPY LA BEEF, ROSIE FLORES, NICK CURRAN, RAY COLLINS' HOT CLUB, THE KEYTONES... and many more great European acts! Anybody care to make a very last-minute recklessly impulsive decision and join us there? Then check here:

After, Italy... it's back to the good ol' US of A for a trip that starts in Chicago and ends in Rhode Island. Here are the places we'll be visiting - please do us a HUGE favor and help us get the word out on these shows:

Fri 8/28/09 - Fitzgerald's Berwyn, IL
Sat 8/29/09 - Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Sun 8/30/09 - Sportsmen's Tavern Buffalo, NY
Tue 9/01/09 - Iota Club & Cafe Arlington, VA
Wed 9/02/09 - World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Thu 9/03/09 - Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
Fri 9/04/09 - Southpaw Brooklyn, NY
Sat 9/05/09 - Rhythm & Roots Festival Charlestown, RI
Sun 9/06/09 -Rhythm & Roots Festival Charlestown, RI

Alright then... that's it for now. Gotta go fold my chonies and load up the ipod, Italia here we come...!

see you soon? GOOD!
Big Sandyxoxo

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite boys to play Orange County Fair this week

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World-renowned rockabilly, roots and rhythm artists Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys are pleased to announce that they will be appearing for two nights at this year's Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, CA on Wednesday August 5th and again on Saturday August 8th. The band will be doing two performances on both nights (at 7:30 PM and at 9:30 PM) on the Main Mall stage. You can catch them for free with regular fair admission:

General (13-59) $10

Seniors (60+) $7

Children (6-12) $5

Kids (5 & under) FREE

For more info, go to

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Big Sandy & his boys head to Pacific Northwest!

Just got back from a quick northerly jaunt up to Concord, Reno, and Sacramento, and whadda ya know? It's time to hop on Interstate 5 once again as we head out tonight for Kenmore WA, Portland OR, and Seattle WA. Thanks to all of you who came out to see us over the last week... and there were plenty of ya! A special "THANK YOU" goes out to Shonda and to The Poor Boys C.C. for having us at Midnight Mass. It was a real blast!

(photos: Ed Bonner)

Alreet... here's the run-down on this weeks shows in Washington and Oregon. It'd be great to see some of you along the way. If you're not in the Pacific Northwest, but know someone who is... please, please pass the word along!

ThursdayJuly 30th
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
Kenmore Summer Concert Series
St. Edward State Park
Kenmore, WA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FREE! Bring the kiddies!

Friday July 31st
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
w/John Doe & The Sadies
C.W. Stoneking, & many more!
Pickathon @ Pendarvis Farm
Portland, OR
7:00 PM on Mountain View Stage
10:00PM Galaxy Barn

Saturday August 1st
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
Pickathon @ Pendarvis Farm
Portland, OR
12:30 PM Workshop Barn

Saturday August 1st
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
w/Petunia & The Vipers
& The Roy Kay Trio
The Tractor
5213 Ballard Ave. N.W.,
Seattle, Washington 98107
Show: 9:00PM

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Big Sandy in Fullerton. Concord, Reno, and Sacramento this week!

Had a blast. . .
this past weekend out at The Olivas Adobe in Ventura! We had a nice enthusiastic crowd during the first set, but as the sun went down and we kicked in to set number two. it really filled up. All in all it was yet another beautiful California evening!

This week. .
we find our selves in Fullerton, Concord, Reno, and Sacramento: three FREE family shows and one big car show blow-out with the truly fantastic Wayne "The Train" Hancock! Here's the dope...

Wednesday July22nd
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
Fullerton Sports Complex
560 East Silver Pine St., Fullerton, CA 92831
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday July 23rd
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Rd. and Grant St.
Concord, CA 94520
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday July 24th
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys w/ The Trainwrecks
Rollin' On The River
Wingfield Park Ampitheater
Reno, NV 89501

Saturday July 25th
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys, Wayne Hancock,
The Slingtones, Nickle Slots,
Cockfight Kings, Kountry Kittens (and more!!)
Midnight Mass @ Cal Expo

Friday, July 17, 2009

FLY-RITE UPDATE: West Returns, BS in Ventura, Fullerton

Howdy friends!
Seems like it's been a while since I've checked in with y'all! Over the last few weeks we've been rehearsing overtime, working to get ol' Jeff West back into the groove of things on the bass fiddle. As many of you know, Jeff had difficulties with his left hand and arm last year which lead to an operation and left him out of commission for several months. During that time, we were lucky enough to acquire the services of one Mr. Kevin Stewart... who, by the way, did an incredible job of filling the spot while bringing his own style and flair to the picture. On that note... I'd like to thank Kevin for all the time he put into helping us out! Thanks bub!

And the beat goes on...
Rehearsals have been going really well and we're itching to let it show this Saturday night (July 18th) at The Olivas Adobe in Ventura, CA. For those of you who dig a bit of Califor-ni-yay history, this authentic 1847 adobe hacienda is well worth checking out. We played this event ("Music Under The Stars") last year... and I'm not exaggerating by saying that it was a magical experience. Ok, ok... maybe it was the tequila, but this is a perfect spot to take in some fine music (if I do say so myself) while wining and dining as the sun sets beneath the California skies.

Saturday July 18th 7:30 PM

The Olivas Adobe
4200 Olivas Park Drive Ventura, CA
Showtime: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Admission: $18
Food & Wine Available

And then...

Wednesday July 22nd, we (Big sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys) will be returning to Fullerton, CA for a free family show at Fullerton Sports Complex (560 East Silver Pine Street Fullerton, CA ). We had a huge crowd last time we played this park.... come help us make this an even bigger evening!

Wednesday July 22nd
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fullerton Sports Complex
560 East Silver Pine Street
Fullerton, CA
Free - All Ages!

Well, my friends... I gotta run now, I'll be checking back in with ya on Monday to let you know how the weekend went and to give you the lowdown on our next few shows... including our big Midnight Mass meet-up in Sacramento with Wayne Hancock next weekend!!!

take care and FLY-RIGHT!!!!

Big Sandy

Monday, June 08, 2009

Big Sandy and the boys: Missouri Bound!

Yup... we're headed out for a long overdue visit to The Great State of... Missouri THIS weekend , friends! If you live anywhere near these three stops, come on out! Or if you know someone who does... send 'em our way!!!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Big Sandy & friends Friday March 27th in Anaheim

We're back in Anaheim this Friday night at the Juke Joint, where we will be joined by Vancouver BC's Big John Bates, his Voodoo Dollz (!) and the always wonderful Rose's Pawn shop. Word has it that we will be performing in the middle slot... so plan your evening accordingly!

see ya there!

Big Sandy

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Big Sandy vs. Los Straitjackets vs. Dick Dale... and more!

Two big shows this weekend! Friday night we venture down to Long Beach town for a command performance at the always f-f-f-fun Alex's Bar. Looks like Alex's has come up with another super-fine line-up. SaturDAY we are driving out to Phoenix, AZ to join the already-in-progress Tres Dias festival. We hit the stage at 1:00pm Sunday afternoon, with Los Straitjackets and Dick Dale following close on our heels! Just check out the line-up in the flier below!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Come on baby let's go downtown

Oh my dearest friends and loved ones... won't you please come and join us this Friday night at The Redwood Bar (and Grill!) in Downtown LA?! We will be joined by LA's very own Mike Stinson who, with guitar whiz Dave Gleason, will be performing some of the most soulful countryfied music you'll ever chance to hear. Also strummin' and muggin' will be SFV boys Captain Jeffrey and the Chumbuckets who will be giving out a free bucket of chum to one lucky customer.

Dont miss it! Don't let THEM miss it either... pass the word along and repost if you can!


Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys

Monday, January 05, 2009

Johnny Cash, Elvis and YOU

The Johnny Cash portrait that once hung proudly on the walls of Price's Foothill Club now glares down menacingly over patrons of Alex's bar in Long Beach. Come join us in helping Johnny celebrate Elvis's birthday-weekend THIS Friday night... along with West of Texas and The Fallen Stars!
thanks... and see ya there!
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys

Friday, January 02, 2009

Big sandy, Moonlight Cruisers, many more...

Let me tell ya, there's an all-day event going on this weekend down in San Diego County - in the city of Ramona - that you might not have heard about... but that is definitely worth the drive!

We rarely get the chance to share the stage with our pals The Moonlight Cruisers, so we are really looking forward to hooking up with them - along with Will & the High Rollers, Sharp Al & the Two-Tone Three, Floyd Burney & the Ship Shapers, and The Rumblers - tomorrow at The Rockabilly Shindig. There's car show and BBQ that starts at noon... then the musical mayhem begins indoors at 5:00.

So there you have it... we'll see you there, right? Right!

Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys

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