Before I even walked in the door, there were notices posted everywhere stating:
Wanda Jackson has been rescheduled for June 29th.
Ticket holders can see Holly Golightly for free tonight and use their tickets for the June 29th show.
Refunds are also available at point of purchase beginning May 16th.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
The original lineup of Wanda Jackson, Holly Golightly, and The Thornbills are all connected to some former Detroiter that goes by the name of Jack White. I tried to get some background information on the guy, but the internet just didn't seem to have anything on the guy.
The Thornbills are a roots-folk band with a sound that is very understated. When they started the floor was deserted, and the only people in the room had staked out early positions at all the stools along the walls. People didn't start standing in front of the stage until the second half of the set. This band, with the way they sound, probably would have seemed more natural in a more intimate setting.
The second act was Heath Haynes and the High Dollars, a classic rockabilly band form Tennessee, and a last minute addition to the bill. A fan passed them a note asking them to play The Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog". I've never seen that song done with an upright bass before, but they did a faithful performance of it. Almost too faithful, since you'd think that a rockabilly band would do the song with a bit of twang.
Holly Golightly wearing anything other than an old-timey dress? Sacrilege! In between songs, we got to hear stories of being accused of blasphemy in Utah, and Holly's crazy neighbor in Georgia burning a mattress on Christmas Day. She played "Devil Do", my favorite Golightly song, and at that point I would have been just fine if she were wearing a burlap sack.
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