New Years Eve Rhythm & Blues Extravaganza presented by Gualala Arts with Bones Roadhouse
Gualala Arts Presents with Bones Roadhouse: New Year's Eve Rhythm & Blues Extravaganza on Thursday, December 31, 2009 from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Gualala Arts Center.
World renown, Grammy award winning R&B artist Jackie Payne Band will perform with guest guitarist Pat Wilder at 9:00 p.m. with Mendo Rhythm & Swing playing from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Born on Sept. 26 1945, Payne first sang professionally at age 13 with the Allen Swing Band out of Atlanta and then a R & B group called The Serenaders. In 1963 he headed to Port Arthur, Texas, where he waxed his first side, "The Ballad Of JFK" as Little Jackie Payne. He served as a warm up act for Sam Cooke, Jerry Butler, Chuck Jackson and Albert Collins to name a few. He also sang with Collins' group. In 1965, Willard Benton, aka "Funky Slim," took Payne to Huey Meanx of Jet Stream Records to cut 8 sides including the regional hit "Go Go Train."
After a stint in the army in 1968, Payne headed to California and worked with Pee Wee Crayton and gigged with his own band for several years. During this time he also sang with the The Johnny Otis Show. Payne continued to play and pay his dues and finally got some more studio time. He contributed vocals to three songs on a Kenny "Blue" Ray disc called "In All My Life" and then cut his first disc for JSP Records.
It is true that Bones is no more, as a building, but the spirit lives on. They put out the fire, but they didn't put out the burning desire to have good food with friends. Look for them February 2010 in their new location... just follow the bouncin' Bones!!
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA 95445
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