The So-Cal Hoedown

The So-Cal Hoedown

David Allan Coe, Lee Rocker, Zeke, Big Sandy and His Fly-rite Boys, Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics, Guana Batz, Jello Biafra, MICHAEL UBALDINI, The Skatanic Rednecks, Doc Pittillo

Sat, August 5, 2017

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

Downtown Santa Ana

Santa Ana, CA

$25.00 - $50.00

This event is all ages

The So-Cal Hoedown
The So-Cal Hoedown
The 2nd annual So-Cal Hoedown is a rockabilly and outlaw country music festival w/ a pre '70 custom car show, lowbrow art exhibit, burlesque performances, pin-up contest, vendors, food trucks and so much more!!!

An outdoor festival held at Downtown Santa Ana's East End.
David Allan Coe
David Allan Coe
Life-long renegade and ex-convict David Allan Coe is an American songwriter and outlaw country music singer who first achieved popularity during the 1970s and 1980s. DAC became a stalwart touring icon and remains one of the most colorful and unpredictable characters in country music history. As a recording artist, some of his biggest hits include "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile," "The Ride," "You Never Even Called Me by My Name," "She Used to Love Me a Lot," and "Longhaired Redneck." Dozens of others have become cult standards and his many compositions recorded by others, including Johnny Cash, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Charlie Louvin, Del Reeves, Tammy Wynette, Melba Montgomery, Stoney Edwards, The Oakridge Boys and Kid Rock have been chart topping successes, like the No. 1 million sellers "Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)," covered by Tanya Tucker; and "Take This Job and Shove It," which was covered by Dead Kennedys and Johnny Paycheck. It was Paycheck's only #1 hit, spending 18 weeks on the charts. That title also became a hit movie, with both Coe and Paycheck acting in the film. Coe has acted in other movies including Stagecoach with Willie Nelson, The Last Days of Frank and Jessie James, Lady Grey and Buckstone County Prison, to mention a few. He was a featured performer in the 1975 documentary Heartworn Highways. Other featured performers included Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell, Steve Young, Steve Earle, and The Charlie Daniels Band.

So far, David Allan Coe has had eighty-one songs hit the Billboard Singles Charts. "Take This Job and Shove It" has received BMI's coveted Million Airplays Certificate; his "Greatest Hits Album" was certified Platinum; and his "First Ten Years Album" certified Gold. His massive copyright catalog includes an estimated 800 songs. He has also published a novel, Psychopath, and an autobiography, Whoopsy Daisy. Coe began a non-stop concert tour almost 45 years ago and the schedule still boasts a never-ending list of sold out shows.

There's more to come, but first some history …

Released from prison in 1967, the heavily tattooed Coe, sporting piercings, wildly long hair and an increasingly unique wardrobe, headed for Nashville in a painted-up hearse that he parked in front of the Grand Ole Opry's then home, the Ryman Auditorium. In spite of his 'outsider' demeanor, Coe's music attracted attention and in 1968 he signed with Sun Records (via Plantation/SS International), recording a debut album of songs he wrote in prison, Penitentiary Blues, an under-acknowledged classic of the genre. The prolific DAC wrote and performed extensively, even touring with Grand Funk. In the early 1970s, he crossed paths with the notorious Eli Radish Band (Capitol Records), which Coe, along with several rock books, credits as the original country rock, alt-country and Americana pioneers. Together they forged a timeless union, with rumors of yet unreleased material. In 1973 Columbia Records bought David's contract from Sun and he recorded The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy, several years before Glen Campbell hit with the Larry Weiss song "Rhinestone Cowboy". Performing in a mask and rhinestone "Nudie suit" given to him by Mel Tillis, he was described as "alt-country," "pre-punk" and "a hillbilly version of Marc Bolan's glitz and glitter." His wild concert unpredictability was enhanced when he frequently roared on-stage astride his Harley, improvising stream-of-consciousness medleys with his bands. When other artists began charting hits with his songs, Coe became one of Nashville's hottest songwriters. His constant touring and reputation for attracting famous friends as guests, as well as using top notch groups like "The Tennesse Hat Band", "LadySmith" and players like Warren Haynes, Radish's Danny Sheridan and Starr Smith, helped develop a large cult following.

During his thirteen-years on Columbia, DAC released twenty-six LPs, including the double-album package For the Record: The First 10 Years in 1984; Son of the South, with guests like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, and other "outlaws" in 1986, and the highly regarded A Matter of Life and Death in 1987.

Through the years, his rebellious stance has kept him swirling in controversy, often alienating Nashville's conservative music establishment. Coe's Eli Radish Band recordings, as well as early records by Waylon and Willie are credited as the first country recordings that used real bands rather than the typical studio players. He rode with 1% motorcycle clubs and when tax problems led to the seizure of his Key West home, he reportedly lived in a southern Tennessee cave. When Shel Silverstein played Coe his comedy album Freakin' at the Freakers Ball, he encouraged Coe to record his own bawdy comedy songs for the independently released Nothing Sacred and Underground Album. New York Times journalist Neil Strauss described the material as "among the most racist, misogynist, homophobic and obscene songs recorded by a popular songwriter." Some people just have no sense of humor!

Throughout the 1990s, David Allan Coe remained a popular concert attraction in America and Europe, with the aforementioned films adding to the DAC mystique. His singles have become jukebox standards and are constantly performed by bar bands in every honky-tonk that serves up a shot with a longneck back. The album Recommended for Airplay was released in 1999; Long Haired Country Boy in 2000; Songwriter of the Tear appeared the following year.

In 1999, Coe met Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell and the two musicians, struck by the similarity between their country and heavy metal, began working together on the production of a CD. The groundbreaking, genre-bending Rebel Meets Rebel, with Dimebag, Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown, recorded between 1999 and 2003, was released in 2006, two years after Darrel's murder.

After Coe's fan Kid Rock honored him in the lyrics of his giant hit "American Badass", in 2000 he invited Coe to tour as his opening act. In 2003, Coe wrote "Single Father" which appeared on Kid Rock's self-titled album, and the song went to No. 50 on the Billboard Country Singles charts.

On April 21 of 2010, David Allan Coe married longtime girlfriend and singing companion, Kimberly Hastings at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, in a ceremony attended by several close friends, including their official witness, Toby Keith. Already together for more than 10 years, when asked what prompted them to finally tie the knot, Coe replied, "I got tired of making decisions for myself!"

And now …

On March 19, 2013 at 1:30AM. DAC was involved in a serious accident with a Peterbilt eighteen-wheeler at a red light in Ocala, Florida. His Suburban was crushed nearly beyond recognition, pushed through a parking lot and the truck flipped over. Coe and two occupants in the truck were hospitalized. This brush with death and subsequent life-changing revelations are now memorialized in the soon-to-be-released new CD, Just As I Am, produced by long time friend and partner Danny Sheridan. With Miss Kim by his side, completely new business representation, and a continuing passion for performing, these poignant and introspective songs introduce the next phase of an already legendary career.
Lee Rocker
Lee Rocker
Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group The Stray Cats. Grammy-nominated, The Stray Cats have sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Founded by Rocker, Brian Setzer, and Slim Jim Phantom, The Stray Cats remain a radio staple, were music video pioneers at the infancy of MTV, and repeatedly brought rockabilly music to the top of the charts.

This year kicked off with Lee joining the cast of the Broadway’s hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet.” Rocker stepped in to guest star for 12 performances in January. "Million Dollar Quartet" is inspired by the legendary recording session that took place Tuesday December 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The session was an impromptu jam session among Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and additional musicians. Rocker played the role of Carl Perkins’ brother and bass player Jay Perkins. “The story is especially close to my heart,” says Rocker, who was a close friend and musical collaborator of Carl Perkins up until his passing.

2011 also saw the release of Lee's newest recording, "The Cover Sessions" EP. The Cover Sessions is a side project that Rocker has been working on for the last 18 months, this record includes banjo's, harmonica's, dobro, mandolin, washboards and all types of folk american instruments. Lee put his americana twist on classic 1970's radio hits such as the Lennon/Mc Cartney song "Come together", Elton John's, "Honkey Cat' and the Allman Brothers song "Ramblin Man".

Currently Lee Rocker and his band in the USA touring and preforming at Fairs, Festivals and venues. These concerts promise to have him preforming Stray Cats hits including "Rock this Town", "Stray Cat Strut", "Sexy and 17" as well as slamming renditions of songs from his many solo albums The Chicago Tribune described Rocker’s playing as “muscular and passionate.” The Washington Post says his show consists of “impressive, catchy, driving songs, frantic romps, finger-snapping swing and brooding slow blues.” Rolling Stone declares, “Lee Rocker’s singing naturally captures the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll."

Rockers band consists of guitarist Buzz Campbell, guitarist/slide player Brophy Dale, and San Francisco's maestro session drummer Jimmy Sage, The Stray Cat Lee Rocker delivers an incredible concert experience for all.
Big Sandy and His Fly-rite Boys
Big Sandy and His Fly-rite Boys
Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then hopping across the pond to Europe and beyond. They bring with them a brand of American music that has earned them an induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, several national television appearances, guest spots on The Grand Ole Opry, and a slew of adoring fans.

"I truly love being out on the road, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to sing my songs all over the world," said Sandy. "But when I'm away from the U.S. for too long, it's like I need a recharge... like I need a solid dose of everything Americana. Give me a Chuck Berry song while rolling down the interstate, or a truck stop conversation with a waitress who once danced with Lefty Frizzell, and I'm good for another three thousand miles."

Twenty-five years, fourteen albums & hundreds of thousands of miles. What a dream it's been.

When I first got together for a garage rehearsal with a group of musician friends in the spring of 1988 in Anaheim, California, I never dreamed that I would someday be celebrating the silver anniversary of the rocking little band that formed that afternoon.. Yet here I am, looking back over a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times, that has put us in front of national television audiences, and - most importantly - that has given me the opportunity to play the music that I grew up having such a passion for - Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Doo-Wop... and now with the release of our new all-acoustic album "What A Dream It's Been", even a touch of Jamaican Rocksteady. Putting together the new record for Cow Island Music has brought back a flood of memories; we went through our entire catalogue of LP's, picked out some of our favorite original numbers, and gave them fresh new arrangements, rhythms, and instrumentations. In many ways , it was our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now, while looking forward towards new musical horizons.
Happy 25th Anniversary, Fly-Rite Boys! Here's to 25 more!
Big Sandy
Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics
Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics
Deke Dickerson is one of America's great musical treasures. As a performer, he is revered around the world as a great roots musician, singer, and all-around entertainer. He performs year round at venues all across the United States and throughout the world. As a writer, Deke has written award-winning liner notes for box sets and CD's, and writes for several guitar magazines, including Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, Guitar World, and The Fretboard Journal. Deke also produces music in his own recording studio that have been featured in movies such as "Jackass 3D" and television shows such as "Monster Garage" and "The Rachel Maddow Show." Deke also produces his own signature guitar through the Hallmark guitar company.
Guana Batz
Guana Batz
The Guana Batz were part of a British wave of psychobilly that sprang up in the early '80s, around the same time that bands like the Cramps were gaining underground prominence in America, and more straightforward rockabilly revivalists like the Stray Cats and the Polecats were hitting the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. The group was formed in the English town of Feltham, in Middlesex, in 1983, with a lineup featuring vocalist Pip Hancox, guitarist Stuart Osbourne, bassist Mick White (also of the similar Meteors), and drummer Dave Turner; White, an electric bassist, was soon replaced by stand-up acoustic player Sam Sardi. Playing hopped-up rockabilly with the speed and aggression of punk rock, the Guana Batz fit nicely into the British psychobilly scene epitomized by the Meteors, the Stingrays, the Caravans, and other bands who played at the good-naturedly rough Klub Foot in London. As such, the Batz landed a deal relatively quickly, releasing their debut EP, You're So Fine, on Big Beat Records by the end of 1983. An appearance on the Stompin' at the Klub Foot compilation netted them a better deal with ABC/ID, which released their full-length debut, Held Down...At Last! (aka Held Down to Vinyl...At Last!), in 1985. A follow-up, Loan Sharks, appeared a year later, and proved an even bigger underground hit (at least in the U.K.) than its predecessor. Live in London (recorded at the Klub Foot) followed in 1987, and Rough Edges continued the group's annual release schedule in 1988. Following that album, drummer Turner was replaced by Johnny Bowler, who debuted on 1990's Electra Glide in Blue (recorded for new label World Service). While the band continued to tour the U.K. and Europe (with new bassist Mark Pennington), their initial recording career ended there, and they disbanded during the '90s. Hancox and Bowler both moved to California, where they settled and started families. The Guana Batz reunited in late 1998, however, and recorded the all-covers album Undercover the following year. The compilation Can't Take the Pressure was released in 2000, with a competing best-of, The Very Best of the Guana Batz, appearing in 2001.
Jello Biafra
Jello Biafra
Following the demise of the Dead Kennedys in the wake of the financial and emotional disaster that was their 1986 obscenity trial, vocalist and free-speech icon Jello Biafra launched a solo career, devoting some of his releases to spoken-word observations on American culture and politics and others to collaborative efforts with several bands. Biafra was born Eric Boucher in Boulder, Colorado, and began collecting odd records in high school. He moved to San Francisco and took his stage name from the war-ravaged African nation then called Biafra, appending the name of the popular dessert substance because he liked the way the two sounded together. Biafra formed the Dead Kennedys in 1978, and the band quickly gained a following thanks to their hyperdriven sonic assault and Biafra's nasal, declamatory (and often quite funny) political rantings. In 1979, a year before the Kennedys' influential debut Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables was released, Biafra ran for mayor of San Francisco on a bet; his platform included holding auctions for high-ranking city government positions, setting up a board of bribery to handle liquor licenses and building codes, banning automobiles in the city limits, forcing businessmen to dress in clown suits, and allowing vagrants legal access to empty buildings. (Voters apparently found the satire compelling enough to place Biafra fourth out of ten candidates.)

Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables suffered distribution problems owing to the Dead Kennedys' name and subject matter, so Biafra formed his own Alternative Tentacles label in 1981 to counter the majors' reluctance to disseminate his material. When the Kennedys included a poster of H.R. Giger's painting Landscape #20 (Penis Landscape), which depicted rows of penises engaged in anal intercourse, in their 1985 album Frankenchrist, the band and label were prosecuted under California obscenity statutes for distributing "harmful matter to minors." Biafra's apartment was ransacked by police, and a trial was undertaken in April 1986 that lasted over a year; a hung jury resulted in the charges being dropped.

The already politically conscious Biafra emerged as an articulate champion of free speech, and with the Kennedys' breakup, he hit the college lecture circuit with a vengeance, expounding his views on American culture with a righteous anger and acerbic wit. His first solo recordings were spoken-word affairs drawing on his lecture material -- No More Cocoons appeared in 1987, with High Priest of Harmful Matter -- Tales from the Trial, a detailed, humorous account of the obscenity trial, following in 1989. Other spoken-word releases would pop up from time to time, including 1991's I Blow Minds for a Living and 1994's three-CD set Beyond the Valley of the Gift Police. Biafra also offered frequent collaborations with other artists: the Lard project with Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker (1988's Power of Lard EP, 1990's The Last Temptation of Reid); the D.O.A.-backed Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors EP (1990); a 1991 outing with NoMeansNo entitled The Sky Is Falling and I Want My Mommy; a side project with members of Steel Pole Bath Tub and King Snake Roost called Tumor Circus, which released a self-titled album in 1991; an EP with Plainfield; and several collaborations with Mojo Nixon, including an EP centered around the country parody "Will the Fetus Be Aborted" and the 1994 album Prairie Home Invasion.

In one of the most bizarre and least likely mishaps punk fans could imagine, Biafra was attacked at a San Francisco club in 1994 by skinheads who had somehow gotten the idea that he was a sellout; he was hospitalized for a time with two broken legs. After returning to Lard in 1997 for a new album, Pure Chewing Satisfaction, he issued the solo If Evolution Is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Evolve a year later and Become the Media in fall 2000. ~
He has survived numerous bouts with Death, running with carnivals, Street fighting, pool halls 'Greaser' lifestyle, cheap motels, & a strew of wild women. He has been called 'The Jack Kerouac of Americana by the music press. His Fans call him 'The Rock n Roll Poet' He's has released seven indie CD's in the last Ten Years. All Award winners in the USA and EUROPE.talkin' bout Michael Ubaldini
From his heart and Soul Michael with his cranking band or solo with his acoustic Guitar goes against the grain of today's watered down Punk and Country Formula. Michael Plays and sings his songs with A passion and Integrity rarely heard these days..

His Roots /Americana Indie CD releases are all award winners in Europe &the USA. He has formed a brand new band-'MICHAEL & THE LONESOME PLAYBOYS' The Album 'LAST OF THE HONKY TONKS' will be released soon...
The Band was formed as an answer to the Contrived Fake Country Music which Michael & the band can not stand at all- The Los Angeles Times dubbed him 'Better Then Springsteen at probing the national soul'
He has won numerous awards such as :
2005& 2006 "BEST ROOTS", BEST LIVE MALE PERFORMER (Twice) -The Orange County Music Awards
And Best Live Performer/Songwriter –Los Angeles southern cal Music Awards in 2007 And PORTABLE RECORD PLAYER his latest 2009 Album was Nominated for ALBUM OF THE YEAR -OC MUSIC AWARDS as well as 'BEST AMERICANA/COUNTRY ARTIST & Named One of The Best Releases of The Decade By Ben Wener of The OC Register ( ALSO MICHAEL WAS FEATURED ON CNN HEADLINE NEWS IN 2009 and Performed a acoustic set At The Ryman in Nashville.)

Michaels Live shows have attracted the likes Of BRIAN SETZER And LUCINDA WILLIAMS (Also Brian guest Spotted on Michaels DON'T SAY GOODBYE on the
Empty Bottles/Broken Guitar Strings CD.)
The Late JOE STRUMMER and Legendary JOHN FOGERTY have also turned up. At Michaels shows.
Michael Has Toured the UK and the USA, JAPAN and recorded at SUN STUDIOS (The legendary studio and the Birthplace of Rock n roll
His live shows are a must see .filled with Raw power & Passion.
He Also Is Called a Poet for a reason. His Book "LOST AMERICAN NIGHTS" has been published by "Moon tide Press" and also is shelved in the Public Libraries across the United States. Quite an Honor. No wonder a journalist dubbed Michael a" JACK KEROUAC IN A BLACK LEATHER JACKET"... He also has contributed songs in Films ( With his story telling Lyrics its Not to far of a Stretch for real life other side of the tracks outsider rebel Ubaldini)
Michael is A prolific Songster& Poet who started playing guitar at Age 7 picking out Hank Williams,Carl Smith Beatles & Ray Charles Creedence Clearwater Revival Muddy Waters Jimmie Rodgers Roy Acuff and old Folk songs his father taught him.
The Skatanic Rednecks
The Skatanic Rednecks
Dave Reul founded the band back in the 90's! Members included
Dave Reul - Voc, Guitar
Smokey the Kid - Lead Guitar
Rory Grip Ripper - Bass
Evan ColdCock Williams - Drums

From the marsh lands of Oceanside, John Wayne came on TV and told Reuler one day, to start a band... to make country music fun again! The band has toured the USA, and been featured on FEUL TV! Dave Reul also had his own television show on Feul TV called "Reuls Pools" that aired daily! Dave is a pro pool skater originally from Houston Tx, he rides for Embassy Skateboards, Wray Bros, Independent Trucks, Bones Wheel, Bull Taco, and love to drink COLDCOCK WHISKY! The band has been featured in skate movies, and on the cover of the OC Weekly, San Diego Reader! Dave has been on skateboarding tours along side members of the Bones Brigade touring Europe and far away lands!
Venue Information:
Downtown Santa Ana
4th St & French St
Santa Ana, CA, 92701