I'm hosting another Brawley Barroom Ball tonight at Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach CA. October's event will be a night of honky-tonk for cancer prevention, supporting Keep-a-Breast for Breast Cancer Awareness Month as part of their #Fit4Prevention campaign.
Did you know that just 30 minutes of exercise 3-4 times a week lowers the risk of
developing breast cancer by 30-50% ?! Did you also know that men and children can also get breast cancer? TWO-STEPPING and DANCING is exercise!
Brawley's BarRoom Ball is hosted by Brawley's lead singer, Nena
Anderson. Every show features 3 live bands, local or guests, in the
genres of American music: Country, Western Swing, Outlaw Country, Alt
Country, Americana, Roots Rock, or Rockabilly. ---> October 19 features Los Angeles' Jolenes, Brawley, and western swing outfit,
Ginger Cowgirl & The Silver Spurs. Bring your dancin' boots and your
thirst for a heck of a shindig on a school night! Jolenes take it
home, Brawley in the middle, Ginger Cowgirl to open. Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm.
Jolenes are four veteran Los Twangeles roots musicians - Dan Janisch, Grant Langston,
David Serby and Dale Daniel - who spend every night out in their giddy
up garage, elbow deep in groove and grease, while putting the twang and
bang to their granddaddy's old hillbilly heap. • Dan is the
spellbinding, soul-shaking shaman who digs black-winged lovebirds,
gutbucket blues hounds, and laying down a smutty Chuck Berry guitar
riff. • Grant is the high octane hillbilly, music city muscle car
who loves tearing up an open road, getting into the occasional fist
fight, and making grown men cry with a tough but tender ballad. •
David is the lean, laconic grin and tonic with a weakness for pawnshop
pulp, dime store noir, and the honkytonk hustle in a slow country
shuffle. • Dale is the rock island racketmaster who swings his
sticks in spit shine kicks and digs vintage pearl snap jackets,
rock-n-roll hobo poetry, and making sure the trains run on time.
Dan, Grant, and David also front their own bands and between
them have put out a dozen critically acclaimed records. Dale banged the
cans for one of the greatest bands of all time, The Hacienda Brothers,
and currently plays for the Ameripolitan award winning band, The
Freightshakers (and Brawley!).
Named after the legendary “Cattle Call” town, Brawley is a mix of San
Diego, Joshua Tree and Los Angeles-based working musicians with decades
of history and dozens of projects, including the Hacienda Brothers,
Smith's Ranch Boys, The Forbidden Pigs, Rancho Deluxe, and many more.
Influenced by all the honky-tonk heroes like Faron Young, Ray Price,
Buck Owens, and too many more to mention, Brawley's originals mix
seamlessly with classic favorites. Sets are laced with shuffles and
train beats that force you to dance or make you wish you had taken those
two-step classes years ago! Brawley is Nena Anderson (vocals, guitar) Adrian Demain (vocals, guitar) Jim Austin (bass) David Berzansky (pedal steel) Dale Daniel (drums) and has been featured on KPBS
tv "Live at The Belly Up" (watch here, skip to minute 30, we're the
second half of the show) http://video.kpbs.org/video/2328691319/ and has shared stages with Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, and Albert Lee.
Ginger Cowgirl (aka Stacy Antonel) fronts this 5-piece band dedicated to
the spirit and style of vintage country music. Two years ago Stacy
chanced to hear a Waylon Jennings tune from a dollar-bin record and fell
in love; already a working jazz & rock vocalist, she soon put
together her own country outfit. Composed of both veteran country
players and young newcomers to the genre, the band performs regularly
throughout San Diego, interpreting an eclectic selection of classic
country tunes. They’re currently working on their first EP of
original material, which combines modern lyrics and traditional
instrumentation for a unique approach to the classic country style.