CLETIS & HIS CITY COUSINS — CD RELEASE SHOW with JULEA & HER DEAR JOHNS ★ THE BLACKTOP ROCKETS
Cletis & His City Cousins were forged in the flames of an inline diesel 8 in The Year of Our Lord 2002, have rattled clap boards, kicked up dust, and made women faint far and wide. They play big rig inspired rocking country out of Atlanta. Bringing it home like a beer run to Texarkana, they are sure to offend the sensibilities of your family.
Julea & Her Dear Johns blend traditional Country / Western with Rockabilly flavors for a Honky Tonkin' Americana foot-stompin' twang. The band is headed by Julea Thomerson of the former all-girls-honky-tonk group The Bareknuckle Betties, and features Mario Colangelo (Tiger!Tiger!) on drums, Chad Lee Vaillencort (Atomic Boogie, Willie Heath Neal) on upright bass, and local guitar legend Spike Fullerton (Ghost Riders Car Club) on guitar.
For more than 20 years, Atlanta musician Dave Weil has been carrying the torch for roots music through numerous personnel changes with The Blacktop Rockets. Weil and company were one of the first bands to glorify the rockabilly tradition.