Jim Heath is an ordained minister of rockabilly. The native Texan took the classic rockabilly sound of the 1950s and blended it with high-octane punk and roots rock, producing a sound that could only be described as psychobilly. When he picks up his signature Gretsch and takes the stage with bandmates Jimbo Wallace and Scott Churilla, he becomes the Reverend Horton Heat.
I have to admit that lately, I'm feeling the effects of age. On the back end of my 40s, my body is letting me down, my short-term memory is shot through with holes and I feel my aesthetic and artistic sensibilities are, to say the least, unappreciated by the current crop of whippersnappers coming up.
To know what Reverend Horton Heat is, you have to know rockabilly, the genre of music arising out of direct lineage to the rock 'n' roll, country and R&B of the '50s.
One of the great performers on the contemporary rockabilly scene, Kim Lenz expands her sound with the sultry, strutting ballad "Follow Me."
Electricity moved through the air this past Friday night. The clouds came together and unleashed a fury over the city and county of St. Louis.
The SXSCity music festival rambled to a close on Monday night with an eclectic bill taking the stage at Off Broadway.
Forming the Grassy Knoll Boys in 2009 when he struck out on his solo career, Kansas native Chuck Mead utilizes western swing and rockabilly sounds to spin more yarns than a knitting circle.