The So-Cal Hoedown

The So-Cal Hoedown

Rocket From The Crypt, Stray Cat Lee Rocker, Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine, Southern Culture On The Skids, Zeke, Three Bad Jacks, Cash'd Out, Guana Batz, Vicky Tafoya And The Big Beat, Big Sandy and His Fly-rite Boys, Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics, Bob Wayne Acoustic, The Farmers (formerly The Beat Farmers), MICHAEL UBALDINI, The Quaranteds, Hard Six, The Skatanic Rednecks, Abby Girl & The Real Deal, 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

$20.00 - $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.
Rocket From The Crypt
Rocket From The Crypt
Punk inspired rock and roll band from San Diego.
Formed by John Reis in 1990.
Stray Cat Lee Rocker
Stray Cat 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.
Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine
Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine
Inspired by Iggy Pop's 60Th birthday gig at the Warfield in San Francisco, Biafra laid plans for his own 50Th birthday party and finally decided it was time to start a band of his own. Ten years before he had been attempting the same thing with the likes of guitarist Ralph Spight (Victims Family,Freak Accident,Hellworms) and drummer Jon Weiss (Sharkbait,Horsey). They had also previously worked with basist Billy Gould (Faith No More) who was tapped for the new group. After cramming rehearsal for a month the four piece band known as Jello Biafra and the Axis Of Merry Evildoers took the stage in a sold-out two night stand at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall and subsequently spent the next 9 months in rehearsal for an album project. Before entering the studio, guitarist Kimo Ball (Freak Accident,Carneyball Johnson,Mol Triffid,Griddle) was recruited and the resulting twin guitar attack took the groups sound to new, noisier heights.

The quintet now known as Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine began recording tracks for the upcoming LP/CD entitled "The Audacity Of Hype"(Alternative Tentacles Records) slated for release in October 2009, produced by Biafra and engineered by Hip Hop legend and long time Jello co-conspirator Matt Kelley (Hieroglyphics,Tupac,Digital Underground,Victims Family) at Prairie Sun Recording in Cotati,CA and San Francisco's Hyde Street Studios.

For the past five years, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine have been ripping the faces off audiences throughout the Americas and Europe with a live show that gives a nod to the Dead Kennedy’s frontman’s past and updates his vision into the 21st century with a truckload of new material that leaves no question that this is not nostalgia.

Now, in 2013, Ralph Spight, Kimo Ball, Bass God Larry Boothroyd (Victims Family) and drummer Paul Della Pelle (Helios Creed, Nik Turner’s Space Ritual, and Philly HC legends Ruin) provide a hellacious backing track to Biafra’s more relevant than ever take on corruption, corporate McMedia making pop stars out of small-time crooks to shield the big ones, tabloid pop stars to lobotomize everyone else, our never-ending foreign-policy disasters, those lovely “End Times” believers, and much, much more.

Their fourth release and second full length, “White People and the Damage Done,” to be released in April 2013 on Alternative Tentacles, finally brings the road tested line-up to the studio with Biafra penning the ultimate treatise on the “Age of Austerity” and who’s really responsible for it.

In the twenty years that followed the demise of the Dead Kennedy’s, Biafra has devoted himself to activism,spoken word tours, collaborations with musicians as diverse as Mojo Nixon, No Means No, DOA, Reverend Horton Heat, Melvins, formed Lard with Ministry’s Al Jorgenson and many other musical projects, released more than 400 records (and counting!) on his Alternative Tentacles Records label, amassed the Library of Congress of Punk Rock and Exotica record collections, performed as a DJ, acted in several movies and ran for the Green Party nomination for President of the United States. Twice.

Truly an original, no matter your opinion of him and his work, no one can doubt his punk rock bona fides. If you’re at a punk show (or any kind of show for that matter) in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, he is there. In the front row. He’s a huge fan and supporter of all things punk.

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine is his first real band since the DK’s and his new vision is as uncompromising as ever. 2013 will see JB&GSM at Coachella, their first Australian tour, in Europe and throughout North America.This ain’t nostalgia. This is the real deal,kids. See you in the pit.
Southern Culture On The Skids
Southern Culture On The Skids
American rock band founded in 1983 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Three Bad Jacks
Three Bad Jacks
The Three Bad Jacks are the bastard sons of rock and roll greats like Elvis Presley, Joe Strummer and Joey Ramone. This full throttle rock and roll trio fuse the best parts of rockabilly, rock and roll, and punk into a unique sound that defies any label or category.

Their debut record, "Made of Stone" is already heralded as a rockabilly classic. The songs showcase the band's ability to write timeless songs such as "It's Forever" which still remains one of their most requested songs at gigs. Elvis' vocals effortlessly launch from hardhitting howling to unparalled crooning all the while wailing away with guitar licks that would do Link Wray proud. Bassist Tristan pounds the upright with force and precision that lays down the driving rhythm and new addition Adam pounds the beat like a battering ram.

For those who have been patiently waiting the new record, it is now completed and looks to redefine what high energy rock and roll music is all about. The songs capture the intensity, power, and soulful songwriting that made "Made of Stone" so successful but takes it to a higher level of maturity that will catapult this release into a new realm of musicality that will have everyone take notice.

We hope to see you at a gig near you and thanks to all who are helping us keep Rock and Roll alive!
Cash'd Out
Cash'd Out
Over the past couple of decades, tribute bands have become big business in the world of concert promotion. And, not surprisingly, the more popular ones are the acts that are most authentic. Such is the case with Cash'd Out (Douglas Benson vocals, Kevin Manuel guitar, George Bernardo drums, and Stephen Rey bass), a San Diego based band, that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets. How can you tell? Well, beyond critics having anointed Cash'd Out the "next best thing to Johnny Cash," and the group having won six San Diego Music Awards for Best Tribute Band, and being the only tribute band endorsed by the official Johnny Cash web page, JohnnyCash.com, the real proof lies in what members of Cash's inner circle have said. "Cindy Cash came to a show, we made her cry and she gave me a necklace with Johnny's hair in a glass locket," explains front man Douglas Benson. Benson added that Cash producer Lou Robin has also been to several Cash'd Out shows, and claimed that if he closed it eyes it was like "going back in time." After eleven years, hundreds of thousands of miles on the road and many more fans, those fans continually tell the group how grateful they are that Cash'd Out continues to bring back memories of loved ones who once raised them on the music of Johnny Cash. Cash'd Out's highlights have been many, W.S. Holland, Cash's longtime drummer, sat in with Cash'd Out at a birthday celebration for Johnny Cash hosted by Bill and Shannon Miller of JohnnyCash.com at the Fender Museum in Corona, California. "And Bill let me play Johnny's cherry sunburst Guild guitar," added Benson. Cash'd Out has over 150 of JC's songs in their repertoire, including the June Carter Cash duets brought back to fame in the Oscar winning film, Walk the Line. Cash'd Out also tailors performances to suit any venue or function -- from clubs, theatres, fairs and casinos to museums and corporate events. The band's live shows respectfully reference the late, great Man in Black's Sun Records and early Columbia era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. The group's genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash's music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of virtually all musical genres makes each Cash'd Out show a must-see event. Or as Miller says, "Some people are impressionists. These guys leave an impression."
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.
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!
cheers,
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.
Bob Wayne Acoustic
Bob Wayne Acoustic
After a long hard run, down the roads across this land. Bob Wayne gathered up some outlaws, and they formed themselves a band. Now every day is different, every player every show. Will you see a bearded lady? Unless you go, you'll never know. So come one, yeah, come all. When this ho down comes around. Who know's, you could be an outlaw too! Lettin' out that carnie sound.
The Farmers (formerly The Beat Farmers)
The Farmers (formerly The Beat Farmers)
They sound like Bo Diddley, CCR, Joe South, and the Yardbirds shoved into a food processor, stuffed into a shotgun shell, and blasted into a beer keg at three in the morning in Faron Young's rumpus room. It all started with Jerry Raney's desperate youth as a hellion, blowin' 'round El Centro, California. Jerry started hanging out in various hobo camps, learning the guitar. He moved west in search of Rebels, Rogues, and Renegades. He found 'em. It was San Diego. and the Beat Farmers were born! The Beat Farmers turned into the Farmers, and lost a couple of fixtures along the way. Country Dick Montana in '95 and Buddy Blue in '06. With guitars in hand and ghosts ridin' with 'em, the Farmers ROCK ON and they are now allowed back in most states!

"Listening to new albums while eating breakfast can sometimes be risky, as I discovered with "Fulmination," the new, dozen-song release by San Diego roots-rock pioneers The Farmers Barely 40 seconds into the Mariachi-tinged "Mexicali Nights," a very deep-voiced man began a recitation that..." George Varga - The San Diego Union-Tribune
MICHAEL UBALDINI
MICHAEL UBALDINI
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..
HE LIVES AND HAS LIVED HIS SONGS

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 Quaranteds
The Quaranteds
Hard Six
Hard Six
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!
Abby Girl & The Real Deal
Abby Girl & The Real Deal
Venue Information:
Downtown Santa Ana
4th St & French St
Santa Ana, CA, 92701