Gleny Rae and her Tamworth Playboys will play a fine acoustic concert Sunday, September 30, at 2:00 PM.
Gleny Rae, from outback Australia, is full of tasty music and creative humor and stories that will make your afternoon a real delight! Her guitar player and her bass man are fascinating to watch. Glenny and the boys played here last year and their musicianship is at a very high level, with numerous solo inventions by all three in almost every song. Gleny's strong, clear, vocals flow perfectly with the skillful instrumentation. Her songs are delightful and many quite humorous. I'd say their genre is solid swing compositions dancing with feisty, creative, bluegrass licks. --Don't miss this fine band!--
Gleny Rae grew up near Nyngen in western NSW. She lives in Newcastle where she works as a part-time schoolteacher and singer. She performs solo (as Gleny Rae Virus) and in several bands that play around Australia. She is touring in the US this fall and it's an honor to have her perform again here in Austin.
Gleny Rae Virus and her Tamworth Playboys focus on sparkling musicianship, feisty solos, creative modern day swing compositions and even a little burlesque styled comedy! The current incarnation features Roy Payne (Whiteliners, Don Walkerís Catfish) on hollow body guitar, lap steel and button box, as well as Dougie Bull on double bass.
Gleny Rae Virus left the outback adventure that was the Toe Sucking Cowgirls to form her dream band for Tamworth 2006, and has toured consistently since then. The original concept of The Tamworth Playboys was as a western swing dance hall band which was also able to back guest artists. From their first appearance at the 2007 Tamworth Country Music Festival, the band was a hit with audiences as they harnessed the jump and swing of 40ís and 50ís western and rockabilly genres.
Gleny Rae Virus holds the helm armed with fiddle, squeezebox and creative humour, always challenging and drawing the best out of her band members.
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Doors open at 2:00 PM and the concert is 3:00 to 5:00.
$10 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!