Saturday, April 14, 2012

Rock Bottom Boys

I discovered the local music act, the Rock Bottom Boys, at the Peddler's Fair in the town of El Dorado this morning. The quartet has successfully transformed rock standards from The Who, Janice Joplin and Steppenwolf into modern rackabilly hits. With the addition of a five-string banjo and washboard, old rock-n-roll hits, like "Born to Be Wild," the band has introduced a fun genre of music of the 60s and 70s to new generations.

"Armed with tried and true hits from bands like the Rolling Stones, Kinks, Queen, ZZ top and many more, their vocal interpretations turn even the hardest rock tunes into great group sing a-longs," explains the band's Facebook fanpage. "Having cut their teeth playing California Fairs & Festivals, they've honed their sense of Humor, Showmanship and Versatility to offer a great Entertainment value to any venue."

You can find the Rock Bottom Boys performing at county fairs in California each spring and summer. The band's website contains tour information.

A musician shouted, "Camera," as I aimed my camera at the Rock Bottom Boys. It took a couple seconds to register -- the band was posing in the middle of a song.

1 comment:

  1. These guy look and sound great! I'm new at blogging, but love to cook. I do a lot of outdoor cooking. Grilling but mostly smoking, but dutch oven cooking is something I'm really interested in learning more about. Your recipes look so good. What a great blog you've created here. Your newest follower, Steve. Come on over, who knows, maybe you'll follow me too. I'm starting to build my seventh smoker and will be photographing the step by step process. Hope to see you.