For Immediate Release

 

Country Music is Rockin the Whisky A Go Go and the Sunset Strip

 

Hollywood, CA  6/27  -Rockin Country Nights a Hollywood Hootenanny on the Sunset Strip. 

 

The rockin country series began with Junior Brown on June 12th...with opening guest Jeffery Steele, who has penned number one hits for Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Travis Howard singer/songwrtier/actor

 who has written some Miranda Lambert's big hits,  and the one and only Buck Page, who formed his Riders of the Purple

Sage back in 1936...a true living legend kicked off the show with our Sons of the Bunkhouse Band.

 

On the second Monday Leon Russell gave a show that had the audience giving him their undivided attention.  Leon

sounded as good as he did decades ago when he played the Whisky A Go Go before.  Mark Sellers with the Bunk House

band rocked the house and backed James Intveld for a couple of songs and Joey Covington, from the Jefferson Airplane,

Jefferson Starship sat in on drums.

 

The third Rockin Country Night was headlined by the Texas troubadour Joe Ely, The Hollywood Reporter reviewed Ely saying.... "While he strummed fiercely at times on guitar, and also played harmonica, Ely's bellowing high-plains voice

rang clear throughout the club. Both a gifted songwriter and stunning interpreter, he drew from his own recordings of the

past three decades and the work of many of his fellow Lone Star State compares."

 

Celebrity guest Diamond Dave Somerville gave a the audience a historic ride when he told of his days with the Diamonds and touring on the great Allan Freed rock and roll bus tour with the likes of Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and other great rock pioneers.  In his band was Michael Lewis from Quicksilver Messenger Service, George Green who has played with Frank Sinatra, and he was joined on the stage to sing his historic Diamond's song "Little Darlin" by Greg Larson, founding member of the Four Preps and producer of "Quincy," "McCloud" "Magnium P.I." and the "Fall Guy"

 

The fourth show is titled LA COUNTRY NIGHTS and was headlined by the great singer/songwriter Jack Tempchin who penned "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and other big hits for the Eagles and other greats for Johnny Rivers, Glen Fry others, and LA's own Austin Hanks,  who headed out on the road with Lynard Skynard after our show on the sunset strip.  Great

country producer/bass player/songwriter and singer Chad Watson sang a few tunes.

 

July 17 is Rosie Flores and Louie Ortega (Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados).  Celeb guest Steve Hill and Sara Cardinas will play with the Bunkhouse Band.  July 24 is Jack Ingram, who's single "Wherever You Are" just a couple weeks back hit number one on the Billboard Country Singles charts, as he prepares to tour with Brooks and Dunn and then Sheryl Crow before he heads to Rockin' Country Nights, record label mate the beautiful and young Taylor Swift will open his show.  August and September will see Asleep At The Wheel and Commander Cody, Shooter Jennings and other greats TBA.   See more at:  StudioClub.com/rcn

 

The house band is the Bunkhouse Band and is a show themselves, all come from stellar careers in the biz, with a who's who list of legends they have played with that is endless.  Bunkhouse Band members are Mark Sellers,  Skip Edwards, Jay Dee Maness, Taras ProdaniuxCary Park, and Dave Raven.   Get there by 9:30 to see this magic group of musicians do their set then back up the celebs that are in the room.

 

Rockin' Country Night is a weekly show that will feature the western, country, country rock, roots, alt-country, bluegrass and country folk music from tune-town Nashville to the Austin Outlaw scene, the Village in New York, the Haight in Frisco, and back to our very own LA Rockin Country sound.

 

Rockin Country Nights so Rock you can Roll with it, so Country you can step in it. 

 

The Whisky A Go Go is said to be the most famous club in the world, and it sure fits the old saying "if these walls could sing."  From the early days of Johnny Rivers and the Byrds, through every great era in music history for over four decades, this location has made music history over and over again.  Not a club in the world has seen as many famous people not only play the stage, but their careers and fame began at the Whisky A Go Go.  The producers on the Monday night want to take the Whisky A Go Go back to some of the glory days, and have long realized that there needs to be a Honky Tonk  in LA where folks of a similar music interest can perform and network...so this is a shot at a Tootsies, an Armadillo World Headquarters or a Fillmore if you will, for the wild wild West and there could be no more a historic and great performance venue than the Whisky A Go Go.

 

In light of the fact that Go Go girls had their birth at the Whisky A Go Go, and boot skootin cowgals are as country as a roll in the hay, the Rockin Country Nights Go Go Cowgals are going to be a new breed from the wild west...we're talking coyote good lookin' hip swingin drink slingin, leather and lace wearin, denim and diamond boot skootin' go go cowgals on the Sunset Strip.  This is a show itself, sometimes blended with fashion shows and great dance numbers if not on the stage or floor, then on the bar or tables.  Get there early to see these girls do their boot skootin' thang...

 

Show Producer Benford Standley has four decades of producing concerts, wild west shows, rodeos and more, with folks like Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, Hoyt Axton, Ramblin Jack Elliott, and many others. The past year he has been working on film projects with the Eric Clapton camp, Merle Haggard, the Bob Dylan camp and some of the great names in music. West Multimedia has produced some history making webcast over the past decade working with the likes of Willie Nelson, Sony and Yahoo.com.  

 

American Idol winner goes to the top of the country charts, and in April this year most of the Idol contenders are singing country songs, Jimmie Buffet hits the country charts in duet with Allen Jackson, Bon Jovi hits # 1 on country and pop charts with Sugar Land's Jennifer Nettles.  Kenny Chesney is #3 top earning musician 2005, just behind U2 and the Rolling Stones.  Three of the top albums this year are country.  Shania Twain and Faith Hill cross over to the top of the pop charts, the Eagles are played on the country stations, Robin Williams next movie he plays a cowboy, and Broke Back Mountain has Hollywood abuzz, Van Morrison releases a country CD, and special on CMT from the Ryman in Nashville, and country act Little Big Town is on road with John Mellencamp,  Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler is out with Emmylou Harris, Bee Gee Barry Gibb just bought Johnny Cash's house and is moving to Nashville, Bob Dylan has been touring for the past year with Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard and wearing cowboy outfits with a ten gallon hat and a band that verges on being a Texas Swing band...and on Mondays the "Whisky A Go Go" is going country on the Sunset Strip with Go Go dancin' boot skootin' cowgals....eeeeeeehaw !!!

 

Rockin Country Nights so Rock you can Roll with it, so Country you can step in it. 

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:   Benford Standley at West Multimedia, LLC   323-850-8919  studioclubnews@yahoo.com