Li'l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites / The Hip Swayers
Li'l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites are a 5-piece combo, presenting old-school rhythm & blues with an infusion of rockabilly, with a mission statement to "do ya right"! The band consists of professional musicians who've recorded on Vanguard, Columbia, Fury, Spin-out, and El Toro Records collectively. This is a solid dance band with a high energy presentation, guaranteed to get your crowd on their feet - great for swing dancers, jive, bop & freestylers alike!
Born in North Carolina, BeeDee got her first start in the noise making business singing in the Baptist choir. From the first time she heard her granddaddy play claw hammer banjo and imitate a train whistle on his harmonica, her soul was captured by the raw sounds of hillbilly music. Then something called rockabilly floated past this gal's ears, and she was completely smitten. That raucous rhythm found a home deep in her veins, and soon she was a bonafide junkie. BeeDee got her first guitar at the age of 13 and started in on it, finding chords to back up her own crooning. Later she picked up the string bass and has played both guitar and string bass in several bands, including bluegrass, old-time country western swing, and honky tonk. BeeDee has also freelanced professionally with other musical genres, but rockabilly & honky tonk are the ones that resonate the biggest bang with her. Some of her other musical combos include Girl Howdy, a honky tonk combo fronted by 3 gals, based in the northeast, and Slippery Sneakers, a zydeco, rhythm & blues dance outfit, also based in the northeast.
Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers are a quality, good time, get up and dance band that combine tight rhythms, searing solos and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of originals and covers, encompassing straight ahead roots rock with a country flavor.
"The harmonious duo of David Blodgett and Toni Ostrow are not to be missed! A bit of Hank Williams sensibility, Carter/Cash authenticity, and infectious personality." SF Station - San Francisco's City Guide (April, 2013)
The full band, Hip Swayers Deluxe, features Dave Niles on lead guitar and Mark Cherrington on percussion.
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse / 1st U. Church of Worcester (View)
90 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|