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Bobby Henrie and the Goners

$10 at the door. Doors at 8 pm. Music at 8:30 pm. 21+.

Bobby Henrie & the Goners play authentic old-school Rockabilly and roots Rock’n’Roll.

Bobby Henrie is a performer of exceptional ability and range. His early days as an astounding child prodigy shaped his talent and love of eclecticism which includes most traditional music from old-time country to rockabilly and swing. As a guitarist with an unorthodox (flipped, lefty) technique, he can rip through a heady brew of raw roots rock, blistering flatpicking, smoking blues or smooth jazz. His vocal style is heartfelt, well honed and true to the style whether it's tough rocking or sultry swing. Bobby holds a degree in Jazz Guitar from SUNY Geneseo and is adept at writing material with a classic yet contemporary flair. He's played and competed at many prestigious festivals including Galax (Virginia) and Union Grove (North Carolina) Fiddler's Conventions, Winfield (Kansas) Guitar Festival, Wheatland and Berkshire Bluegrass festivals. In addition to the Goners, Bobby plays in the bluegrass bands, Cornerstone & Paris Texas. He is a founding member of the Gypsy Jazz band - The Djangoners - and continues to perform with his 4 brothers in the Henrie Brothers StringBand that began in 1974.

Brian Williams plays the upright bass in a style heavily influenced by the early basemen of jazz and rock'n'roll. He blends the rhythms of blues, bluegrass, dixieland and swing. Brian launched his musical career in 1972 with the SwampRoot StringBand playing festivals and fiddler's conventions all along the Appalachians. Later, he joined the John Mooney Blues Band and toured for 10 years working clubs, festivals and concerts from Maine to Chicago to New Orleans. Sharing the bill with national acts like Muddy Waters, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Paul Butterfield and Asleep at the Wheel, Brian gained recognition as a player with respect for traditional styles as well as a unique slap-style technique. In 1985, he joined Bobby Henrie and the Goners and developed a rockabilly and swing repertoire. in 2004, he formed the jazz trio Lumiere and later, the Djangoners, a Gypsy Jazz band playing in the tradition of the great Django Reinhardt.

James Symonds began playing drums at the age of 5. He was exposed to music in his home from his parent's extensive collection of swing, blues and rock'n'roll recordings. His mother collected all of Elvis Presley's records and played them constantly. Jim began playing in bands when he was in junior high school and soon had the reputation as the 'must-have' drummer in his large neighborhood. As a young adult, he found himself regularly playing in country bands in honky-tonks and rural roadhouses throughout western NY. In the early 70s, he joined the "Blues Union" backing the great Mississipi bluesman, Joe Beard. In the next two decades, he was a founding member of the Meteors, Don't Call Me Junior and Bobby Henrie and the Goners as well as playing regularly with Dave Donnelly. He also did a stint with the Hi-Risers with whom he also recorded.

Earlier Event: March 9
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