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

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