This Friday night, June 8th, Left-Handed Entertainment and the Upstairs Rueb will host two outstanding bands from the Twin Cities, Po Boy Local 151 and Bitter Roots. Imagine attending a double bill show featuring Buck Owens and the Allman Brothers Band and you’ll get a sense of what’s coming to town.
Po Boy Local 151 is one of the best honky tonk/country/rock & roll bands in the upper Midwest. The members of the band are longtime stalwarts of the Twin Cities country and folk scene, and have recently been joined by State Fair Fiddle Champion Catie Jo Pidel. Just 18 years old and a recent high school graduate, Catie Jo has been performing with country and bluegrass bands around the area for years, including a stop with the Po Boys at the Contented Cow last September for Jesse James Days. If you haven’t had the chance to see Catie Jo play this is a golden opportunity. It won’t be long before this young lady is playing at the Grand Ol’ Opry. You can check out Po Boy Local 151 out at www.pbl151.com.
Bitter Roots is a throwback to the days when a great rock band was made up of truly great musicians. From the twin lead guitars of Jamey Whatton and Brian Dent, to Kristy Miller’s voice, you’ll be amazed at the quality of musicianship (and the sheer number of people) displayed onstage. They’ll mix some original songs in with their collection of classic psychedelic soul, R&B and blues numbers. Call them a jam band or a hippie band, they put on a show that you will talk about for months. Learn more about Bitter Roots at www.bitterroots.net.
So, for $5 on Friday night, you can laugh, sing, air jam and boogie with two fantastic bands all night long. And if you haven’t been to some of the recent shows at the Upstairs Rueb, you owe it to yourself to come find out why so many musicians around here are clamoring to get on that stage. It’s going to be a fun Friday night. Music starts at 8. Hope to see you all there!