Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys: a summer tour from CA to TX and back again
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys will be taking Texas by storm this weekend, with gigs lined up in Houston (Friday, July 20th at the Continental Club Houston), Austin (Saturday, July 21st at the Continental Club), and San Antonio (Sunday, July 22nd at Sam's Burger Joint), before they head back home to California.
Back in '90s, before I knew that I would wind up as an ethnomusicologist, I loved seeing Big Sandy play with his band at Linda's Doll Hut in Anaheim... and I was always fascinated. At the time, I didn't really know much about the retro scene, the vintage lifestyle, or roots rockabilly music, but I totally dug what Big Sandy and his amazing band were doing. Flash forward ten years, and I've earned a doctorate by researching and writing about this scene, so I have to thank Big Sandy for sparking that interest in me in the first place. I got a chance to catch up with him for an interview before the group played a vintage car show festival in Monterey awhile back...