Dave Stuckey & The Hoot Owls
Redwood Coast Music Festival 2019 Performing Artist
Whoo's that sound? The second of swing band master Dave Stuckey's bands - The Hoot Owls have flown in the Redwood Coast Music Festival !
This is a Western Swing superband and will only be performing twice on Saturday so don't miss out!
Multi-talented Dave Stuckey is a band leader, producer, singer, songwriter, drummer and swingin' guitarist extraordinaire. Just look at his activities in less than 15 years. He helped the rebirth of the american hillbilly/rockabilly scene with the Dave & Deke Combo, produced the best album of The Hot Club Of Cowtown «Tall Tales» (and co-wrote with them the beautiful «When I Lost You» and «Sleep»), found time to drum with The Untamed Youth & The Lucky Stars AND released the best western-swing album of the last 50 years - «Get a load of this».
Before fiddler Spade Cooley & California promoter Foreman Phillips gave it a name in 1944, Western swing was simply known as "Hot String Band" music.
Dave Stuckey and The Hoot Owls mine this particular vein of the earliest form of this infectious, swinging genre, whose earliest stars were Milton Brown, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, The Light Crust Doughboys and The Tune Wranglers, among others.
This red-hot aggregation features Dave Stuckey on rhythm guitar and vocals, James Mason (Everythings Jake, Rebecca Kilgore) on fiddle, Rusty Blake (Lucky Stars, Barn Door Slammers) on pedal steel, Wally Hersom (Lucky Stars, Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, feat. Hilary Alexander, Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang) on bass fiddle, Chris Wilkinson (Zazou Cowboys, Tropicali Flames, Sweet & Low Melody Co, Jive Aces) on guitar and the inimitable Carl Sonny Leyland (here, there and everywhere) on piano and vocals. Special Guest appearance by Elana James (Hot Club of Cowtown, Western Swing Hall of Fame).
Don't miss this chance to dance to some swinging music while watching some of the best dancers in festival pairing up on the dance floor.
To Be Announced
VENUE DAY START
The Hoot Owls
Dave Stuckey - guitar/leader Wally Hersom - string bass Rusty Blake - steel guitar
Carl Sonny Leyland - piano James Mason - fiddle Chris Wilkinson - guitar
Special Guest - Elana James - Fiddle