The Modern Don Juans, @12:30am, The Jade Idol @11:30pm, Marti Brom @10pm, McKinley James @8:30pm – $20 at the door at 8pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.
The Modern Don Juans are a collaboration of four rock and roll diehards who have been in some of the most prominent rockabilly bands on the scene, consisting of Tony Estrada (Star Mountain Dreamers), Bobby Trimble (Big Sandy & his Fly Rite Boys), Tjarko Jeen (Ronnie Dawson), and Todd Wulfmeyer (Marti Brom & Her Jet Tone Boys).
Taking care of the more chaotic Rock side of things, The Jade Idol, an annual favorite, will blow your mind! Bobby Bleed, Mark Ford & John Speck always put on a high energy show.
The career of Marti Brom offers evidence that the freshest rockabilly of the modern era has been made by female performers. Possessing a driving, expressive vocal style influenced by the likes of Janis Martin, Patsy Cline, and Dorothy Shay, the Missouri-born singer-songwriter has crafted a compelling body of work that has earned her a loyal following at home and overseas. Whether she is performing variants of rockabilly, western swing, or rhythm and blues, her vocal style is noted among roots music fans for its authenticity, taste, and heart.
“I was about 13 when I started playing jazz and blues clubs up in Rochester,” says the precociously talented McKinley James. Originally from Webster, New York, 19-year-old James comes from musical stock and his dad Jason Smay, who plays drums with JD McPherson, brought the family to Nashville in 2016. “The weather is definitely better, but it was mainly for the music,” says James, who started out playing organ before switching to guitar. Now the young songwriter leads his own trio with his dad on drums and Ray Jacildo on the Hammond B3, pumping out fiery soul and R&B.