Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers hailing out of Austin,Texas
perform Americana, Rockabilly, Country, Roots music
“Risky — and perhaps just a bit risqué — Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers conjure forth all sorts of visions of another time,”. “Rooted firmly in the classic country and rockabilly tradition, the band is an authentic backdrop for lead singer Ruby Dee’s blend of Wanda Jackson sass and Patsy Cline pathos. The band holds it down with the insistence of a chugging train while Dee, a pinup heartbreaker of yesteryear with thoroughly modern attitude, commands the stage.”
Blending snarling rockabilly with honky-tonk heartache, Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers have a reputation for high-energy shows. Each set emanates from Dee’s original material that combines poetic expressionism and hillbilly sass. Aided by Jorge Harada’s top-flight guitar work — which alternates ballroom tenderness with rowdy roadhouse rock — she sounds like a Texas dance hall chanteuse visiting us from another era.
Opening for Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers are the Sea Monks, A homegrown San Diego father and his two sons band..
They are all about livin the dream and good times! Kicking the show off in high gear with a mix of rockabilly, blues, outlaw country, and a little funk so you can shake your rump.