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El Campanil: Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces
January 12 @ 8:00 pm
Founded in Concord, Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces have been entertaining audiences worldwide with their engaging original sound and highly entertaining live stage show since 1999.
High-Energy 3-piece ensemble performs Rockabilly and Honky Tonk from the late 50’s Sun Records Era with guitar instrumentals from influences such as Merle Travis and Chet Atkins, adding the 5 String Banjo for special highlights in the show.
The band has performed at major music festivals and events at the legendary Viva Las Vegas Rock n Roll event in Las Vegas, Hot August Nights in Reno for the Peppermill Casino, The Shake the Shack Festival in Seattle, and many other engagements throughout the US and internationally including appearances in Holland, Belgium, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
Saturday January 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Adults: $29 Seniors (62 and Over): $27 Youth (Under 18): $15
No convenience fees – Save time later – buy online now.
What is Rockabilly ?
Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South. As a genre it blends the sound of Western musical styles such as country with that of rhythm and blues, leading to what is considered “classic” rock and roll. Some have also described it as a blend of bluegrass with rock and roll. The term “rockabilly” itself is a portmanteau of “rock” (from “rock ‘n’ roll”) and “hillbilly”, the latter a reference to the country music (often called “hillbilly music” in the 1940s and 1950s) that contributed strongly to the style. Other important influences on rockabilly include western swing, Boogie-woogie, jump blues, and electric blues.
Defining features of the rockabilly sound included strong rhythms, vocal twangs, and common use of the tape echo, but progressive addition of different instruments and vocal harmonies led to its “dilution”. Initially popularized by artists such as Wanda Jackson, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Bob Luman, and Jerry Lee Lewis the influence and success of the style waned in the late 1950s; nonetheless, during the late 1970s and early 1980s, rockabilly enjoyed a major revival.