Honky Tonk Masquerade
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 - HONKY TONK MASQUERADE
7:30 pm dance lesson, 8:00 pm performance, doors open at 7:00 pm
BYOB & BYOF
$12 advance, $15 at the door
Sandywoods Center for the Arts
43 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI
Honky Tonk Masquerade serves up a dance-inducing gumbo of classic twangy country, hot western swing, and, of course, time-tested honky tonk favorites. The band's five members each has decades of experience playing American roots music, and it shows in their skilled musicianship and engaging performances.
At the musical center of Honky Tonk Masquerade are the voices of Susanne Salem-Schatz and Martin Grosswendt. Both exceptional singers in their own right, their duets and harmony singing are truly special - technically precise, musically inventive, and emotionally compelling. Add Martin's inspired guitar work, Art Schatz's masterful fiddling, Kathy Burkly's powerful drumming, and Michael Harrist's groove-making upright bass playing, and you have the ingredients for a recipe that is guaranteed to please, whether you're sipping your beer to sad country songs or you have your boots out on the dance floor.
Honky Tonk Masquerade isn't merely a cover band. Its members bring their own sensibilities, skills, and experiences to the table to create fresh, exciting settings for great songs, familiar and obscure. They take the best songs, old and new, and infuse them with energy, originality, and joy. You can see that joy when they play -it's contagious, and it's one of the reasons why Honky Tonk Masquerade is rapidly developing a loyal following.
SANDYWOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS (View)
53 Muse Way
Tiverton, RI 02878