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    TOMMY THOMSEN & HIS REBELS WITHOUT APPLAUSE An Evening of Western Swing & Old-Timey Americana FEATURING Tommy Thomsen, vocals (Western Swing Hall of Fame)
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 12, 2005
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      "An Evening of Western Swing & Old-Timey Americana"

      Tommy Thomsen, vocals (Western Swing Hall of Fame)
      Barry Sless, steel guitar (David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends)
      Eric Thompson, acoustic guitar (David Grisman, Jerry Garcia),
      John Schott, electric guitar (T.J. Kirk, John Zorn)
      Jeremy Cohen, violin (David Grisman, Linda Rondstadt)
      Sylvan Carton, saxophones (Japonize Elephants, Mood Food)
      John Hanes, drums (Richard Thompson)
      Trevor Kinsel, bass (New Morty Show)

      Saturday, 4/16/05
      406 Clement Street
      San Francisco, CA
      tel: 415.387.6343

      doors: 8:00PM
      showtime: 10:00PM
      tickets: $10.00 adv/door
      advance tix:


      When "swing" was the thing, in the 1930's, young people from coast to
      coast were dancing in urban ballrooms to the music of Benny Goodman,
      Tommy Dorsey, and a long list of other popular dance bands of the era.
      Country cousins of these youngsters were doing the same, but not in
      ballrooms and not to the "uptown" bands whose names most readily come
      to mind when the era of swing music is recalled. It was something
      described as "hot fiddling" when it first began to stir in the
      Southwest -- something that was not as gentile as the string-band
      sounds of the Eastern Appalachians. Beginning in the country dance
      halls of Texas and Oklahoma, an infectious combination of country,
      cowboy, polka, and folk music was blended with "swing" to create a
      variation played by so-called "hot string bands," which would later
      come to be known as "Western Swing."

      Tommy Thomsen & His Rebels Without Applause navigate through a fertile
      musical landscape that prominently features Western Swing, along with
      Dixieland, bluegrass, gospel and old-timey Americana music.

      Led by noted Western Swing Hall of Fame vocalist/guitarist Tommy
      Thomsen, the outfit boasts an all-star line-up that features steel
      guitar wizard Barry Sless (Phil Lesh, David Nelson Band), electric
      guitarist John Schott (T.J. Kirk, John Zorn), acoustic guitarist Eric
      Thompson (Jerry Garcia, David Grisman), violinist Jeremy Cohen (David
      Grisman, Linda Ronstadt), saxophonist Sylvain Carton (Mood Food,
      Japonise Elephants), trap drummer John Hanes (Richard Thompson), and
      bassist Trevor Kinsel (New Morty Show).


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