A Special Tribute to Merle Haggard & Buck Owens With The Mighty Red Melons
Friday, May 27, 2016, 8 p.m. - BOISE, IDAHO
From out of the dingy smoke filled barrooms of Bakersfield in the 60's...to the tableclothed, wine-glassed, safe, blue light bathed luxury of the Sapphire Room in Boise, comes the sound of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Steel guitar, Fender telecaster based honky tonk without the chicken wire stage protector or three hundred pound bouncers at the door. Not much of this music is around anymore, played by musicians who love it and grew up on that electric country western twang, and wooden dance floors filled with swing dancers on weekend neon nights.
The Mighty Red Melons play hard core honky tonk ... created by Andy Byron and Randy Meenach. Put on your boots and bolo ties and spend an evening with The Bakersfield Sound. Dance, drink, eat and swing to "Lonesome Fugitive," "Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down," "Loves Gonna Live Here" ... and many more C/W hits!
Opening is Twangtown! Hear Lisa Theo and her great vintage country band playing classic western, jazz and swing. It's going to be a cool night of the real deal, in The Sapphire Room!