The Rockabilly Filly Was In The House

When I know that I am seeing a rockabilly act, I expect it to be a rocking show. What I did not expect from this show at the Extended Play Sessions was the talent that is Rosie Flores, appearing with Dale Watson’s The Lone Stars.

Rosie Flores

Rosie Flores (note her color-coordinated nail polish)

Dale Watson was supposed to appear but he had laryngitis so Rosie graciously agreed to perform in his stead, with his band.

At the start of the show, Rosie told us she was suffering from a cold, but that was not evident during the show. Her voice was strong and her guitar work was superb!

Rosie

Rosie

One of the songs she played, ‘Little But I’m Loud’, suits Rosie perfectly. She is a petite woman yet she looks tough as nails and truly shreds the guitar.

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie’s style transcends genres; it can be rockabilly, alt-country, country, and surf rock. Whatever you want to call it, it’s great!

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie was backed by Dale’s band, The Lone Stars. Composed of Chris Crepps on acoustic bass and Mike Bernal on drums, they performed as if they backed Rosie every day.

Chris Crepps

Chris Crepps

Mike Bernal

Mike Bernal

All were clearly having a blast on stage. One member of the audience brought Lone Star beer to share with them, which prompted some advertising jingles! Lone Star Beer, you need them in your ads (which may have already happened, but those of us in New England don’t see or hear ads for Lone Star)!

Chris

Chris

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie talked about her career, which involves more than merely playing music. She is a producer, writer of both books and music, and mentor to a new generation of female musicians.

Rosie and Chris

Rosie and Chris

I think ‘spitfire’ is one word to describe Rosie. She exudes passion and talent, and is a good role model for up-and-coming musicians.

Rosie

Rosie

Chris walked through the audience after the show ended and shook each person’s hand, thanking us for coming, and giving a squeeze on our shoulders. What a class act!

Chris

Chris

I loved the photos on the back of his bass, which are photos of his 12-year-old son. Starting with a newborn photo in the center, the photos are placed in a spiral so he can add a new photo every year or so; his son is always close to his heart.

Chris' photos

Chris’ photos

This was a fun show! I wish I had been able to attend their show at the Royale the following night, but I predict they’ll be back – or else I’ll have to go to Austin to see them!

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on January 24, 2015, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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