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.
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!
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’s style transcends genres; it can be rockabilly, alt-country, country, and surf rock. Whatever you want to call it, it’s great!
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.
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)!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Posted on January 24, 2015, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged boston, Chris Crepps, concert review, Dale Watson, Dale Watson and The Lone Stars, Extended Play Sessions, Mike Bernal, music, rockabilly, Rosie Flores. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.