Monday, December 10, 2012

Honky Tonkin' with Howie and Swingle

John Howie Jr. and Rosewood Bluff @ Casbah
On December 8, 2012 after an afternoon of front porch banter and an abundance of bloating Mexican food for dinner we decided to roll out to the local concert hall, The Casbah (home of the 2011 and 2012 Bull City Rumbles), to see some of the finest country music the area has to offer: John Howie and Rosewood Bluff and Melissa and the Swinglers.

Melissa Swingle (Left) and the Swinglers @ Casbah
Melissa Swingle and her band the Swinglers were the second act on the bill this evening (we missed the first). Melissa is veteran of the local alt. country/blues/garage rock scene. Her bands: Trailer Bride, The Moaners and now, The Swinglers always deliver the goods. Swingle's erie Southern drawl layered over some reverb soaked guitar is always a winning formula and tonight was no exception.

Melissa and the Swinglers @ Casbah
Melissa and the Swinglers @ Casbah
Jowhn Howie @ Casbah
Next up was local music legend, John Howie. John has been at this country music thing for a while now, his current project arose from the ashes of the Two Dollar Pistols and continues in the beer-drenched sorrowful honky-tonk fashion that you've come to expect from him. Needless to say, we enjoyed the show immensly.

Ton Up NC = Riding, Restoration and Racing of Vintage Motorcycles

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