$10 in advance
$12 at the door
Parrish Ellis and Laura Blackley perform old-school country duets (and play guitars) a la George and Tammy, Gram and Emmylou, and Loretta and Conway.
(host of WNCW’s Country Gold) plays pedal steel and the band is rounded out by a solid rhythm section comprised of
Steve Frankel on bass and
Nate Pusateri on drums.
Tonight, the band will be joined by special guest
“Vollie McKenzie? I love playing music with him. So do many musicians - I think he can play any style, anywhere, anytime. Good natured, superb musician, a pleasure to have onstage.”
A versatile musician, a sensitive gifted songwriter, a musician’s musician…it all adds up to 6’7” of pure entertainment pleasure.
Roger Bellow - Flying Fish Recording Artist
It’s all there…style, technique, understanding, and real feel for the music. And it is a delightful mix from all over the map…standards, blues, country, folk, and some nicely crafted originals…More Vollie McKenzie please!!
Dick Goodwin, Ph.D niversity of South Carolina
Vollie McKenzie is probably the sweetest singer I know. He’s been singing all his life and it shows in his easy command of both the church music he grew up with and the jazzy swing that he knows so well. He is also a fine old time musician on guitar and bass. I’ve heard him play some pretty good fiddle too. There’s no one I enjoy playing with or listening to more.
John Herrmann - Musician and Producer
Honky Tonk Music is synonymous with good times. Whether you're listening or dancing, your gonna enjoy yourself as we turn back the clock to the golden age of country music and enjoy the sounds and songs of singers like Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizell, Patsy Cline and many others.
The term honk-a-tonk appeared in print as early as 1894 when an Oklahoma newspaper wrote:
The honk-a-tonk last night was well attended
by ball heads, bachelors and leading citizens.