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Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys plus Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces!

March 17, 2018
9:00 pm
Ivy Room

Handsome Hawk Valentine and Ivy Room Present SATURDAY, MARCH 17 aka St. Patrick’s Day BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS, MITCH POLZAK & THE ROYAL DEUCES, DJ HANDSOME HAWK & DANCE LESSONS & SPECIAL STUNT/TRICK DANCE PERFORMANCE BY MICHAEL QUEBEC & DESIREE MAY DELA PENA at THE IVY ROOM!!! Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys: Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then hopping across the pond to Europe and beyond. They bring with them a brand of American music that has earned them an induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, several national television appearances, guest spots on The Grand Ole Opry, and a slew of adoring fans. I truly love being out on the road, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to sing my songs all over the world, said Sandy. But when I'm away from the U.S. for too long, it's like I need a recharge... like I need a solid dose of everything Americana. Give me a Chuck Berry song while rolling down the interstate, or a truck stop conversation with a waitress who once danced with Lefty Frizzell, and I'm good for another three thousand miles. Mitch Polzak and The Royal Deuces: Founded in Concord, California in 1999, Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces have been entertaining audiences world wide with their engaging original sound and highly entertaining live stage show. The hi energy three piece ensemble performs Rockabilly from the late '50's Sun Records era, blazing guitar instrumentals from influences such as Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, and Don Rich, with a wide a range of Bakersfield Honky Tonk, Truck Driving classics, Ameripolitan and classic Country music. Mitch also adds the 5 String Banjo to the show, bringing in the influence of Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley as well as some of his own compositions, creating the highly unique and much loved "Banjobilly" sound. Mitch has worked and or recorded with such artists as Deke Dickerson, Peter Rowan of Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Don Maddox of The Maddox Brothers and Rose, Joe Clay, Lazy Lester, Gene Summers, Chris Sprague, Johnny Cuviello (Drummer for Bob Wills), and has published articles for Play Guitar magazine. Veteran drummer Les James (Red Meat, Wanda Jackson, The Plain High Drifters) adds a groove deeper than the Grand Canyon and harmony vocals that blend seamlessly. He also blends seamlessly with the banjo , reminiscent of the sounds of Jimmy Martin or the Osbourne Bros. Hank Maninger (The Hacienda Brothers, The Aquavelvets) is the bass player, locking tighter than Fort Knox with Les James and adds vocals as well filling out a beautiful 3 part harmony blend. The band has entertained audiences multiple times at the legendary Viva Las Vegas Rock n Roll event in Las Vegas, Hot August Nights in Reno for the Peppermill Casino, The Shake the Shack Festival in Seattle, and many other engagements throughout the US as well as appearances in Holland, Belgium, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Handsome Hawk Valentine presents Hawk Valentine is an independent Promoter, DJ, EmCee, Booker & Producer that specializes in Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Roots, Americana, Honky Tonk, Punk, New Wave, Surf, Garage, Blues, Soul, Swing, DJ, Burlesque and similar events in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and San Jose. Mr Valentine was raised in Virginia on Country, AM Gold, '60s Soul, '50s Rock n Roll, Metal and New Wave. Hawk fell in love with punk via the fertile Washington harDCore Punk scene and started booking shows in the late 1980s. He moved to the Bay Area in 1993 and was the Head Booker at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley in the mid '90s. The vibrant San Francisco Swing & Rockabilly scene of the '90s swept Hawk up and introduced him to the Roots Music scene. After years of booking bands locally, regionally and on North American tours Hawk now concentrates on putting on events and parties at Bay Area venues like Elbo Room, Slim's, Cafe DuNord, Thee Parkside, The Knockout, The Hemlock, The Blank Club, The Night Light,, The Legionnaire Saloon, The Starry Plough, El Rio, Freight & Salvage, The Fireside Café, Overland, Ivy Room and many more. SAT · MARCH 17, 2018 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm $12.00 - $15.00 Venue Information: Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave Albany, CA, 94706

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Ivy Room

860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA
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