Rockin Route 66 Entertainment

We are now accepting submissions for considerations for Rockin Route 66. Please send us a press release, youtube link(s), and three MP3’s to info@rockinroute66.com

We will be listing all acts here as they are booked for the upcoming Rockin Route 66 festival, next June, 2019. We will be featuring artist from around the globe highlighting genres heard on Route 66 for decades including: Blues, Swing, Ska, and good old Rock n Roll. We are excited of who we have already spoken with, as we are working hard to bring a diverse line-up to Rockin Route 66 for years to come!

We will be featuring acts at various locations on Route 66 throughout Tucumcari during the festival. Make sure you check out the schedule, and also during the festival, pick-up a copy of Grease Inc., where we will have the official Rockin Route 66 program, area map, and sponsors listed.

*We will respectfully will decline any tribute bands at this time. We are looking for original music and bands. We clearly understand there are era songs that are covered or “remade” to the style of an act. We are not looking at cover bands or tribute bands of any kind for this particular festival. Thank you in advance for any interest and understanding.

The Rhythm Shakers Headline Rockin Route 66 

The Rhythm Shakers are a band of today and of the future; not a band living in the past. This record is a meeting of late 1950’s rockabilly, Rock and Roll, Early 1960’s blues and a mix of guitar driven Rock and Roll!!

As red hair is flailing and double bass pounding, Marlene Perez of the Rhythm Shakers closes out another show in Los Angeles. Ripping wails and howling vocals are rocketed from her torso more reminiscent of Tina Turner and Amy Winehouse than the echo dripped hiccups of the 1950’s rock and roll genre the band exists within. The Rhythm Shakers are a late 50’s rock and roll band except for one major difference; they are very comfortable with living in 2016. They have travelled the world fueled by supremely creative vocal lines with masterful backing tracks. Bassist Victor Mendez and Drummer Brook Emelio weave a spider web of rhythm both straight forward and head bobbing yet technical and algorithmic. Kevin O’Leary the guitar player and also front man of The Reckless Ones, embodies the genre while firing creative and precise guitar lines in the middle of the rhythm and vocals. The band has traveled the world on this eclectic style of rock and roll playing such festivals as Sjock Festival (Belgium), High Rockabilly (Spain), The Rockabilly Rave (U.K.) and Viva Las Vegas (To name a couple). They’ve also worked with billboard pop artists such as Sam Sparro while at the same time writing and releasing genre defining albums such as “Flipsville”, “Voodoo” and their latest “Panic”.

The Rhythm Shakers at their core have the look and sound of a late 50’s / early 60’s rock and roll band while at the same time keeping their eyes widely up aimed at the most interesting sounds of 60’s soul, blues and modern music. They’re highly sought after on festivals around the world because they aren’t afraid of making music that seeks to travel to new heights while still respecting the past. One must witness live the high temperature magic that exudes from L.A. clubs and European venues all the same to truly understand that The Rhythm Shakers are at the top of their game.

Danny B Harvey and Annie Marie Lewis Headling Friday Night at Rockin Route 66

Danny B Harvey is best known as the Guitarist for the super group HeadCat, a band he formed with Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, and Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats, Danny B was also a founding member of the The Original Neo-Rockabily band The Rockats and his dynamic “Whitestripes of Country” duo THE LONESOME SPURS. Danny has also produced, recorded and performed with Wanda Jackson, Nancy Sinatra, Johnny Ramone, The Rockats, Levi Dexter and The 69 Cats.

Annie Marie Lewis is the niece of Jerry Lee Lewis, Daughter of Linda Gail Lewis and cousin of Mickey Gilley. Annie Marie Lewis has the genealogy, the roots, and is a direct blood connection to the first family of Rock’n’Roll. Annie Marie has been opening shows for Jerry Lee with her mama since she was a teenager as well as singing backups with her uncle Jerry and touring the world with mama Linda Gail and Van Morrison. Now she has hooked up with the Texas Rockabilly Vampire Danny B. Harvey and has been touring and recording with him even since. Pure Rock’n’Roll Royalty!

Danny ‘n’ Annie have been touring the USA and Europe as a duo extensively since hooking up in 2014 and releasing their first critically acclaimed CD “Barbwire Heart” on Lanark records in 2015. As a musical husband & wife team couple Danny ‘n’ Annie have been called the rock’n’Roll version of Johnny Cash & June Carter and fans love seeing them onstage together and follow their career with great interest. Shortly after playing the “Winter Dance Party” in 2017 Danny ‘n’ Annie released a second CD, “Reckless, Wild & Crazy”, which features a duet with the late great Lemmy Kilmister on the Elvis Sun Records Classic “Trying To Get To You”. This CD has received great press and rave reviews from the mainstream Americana & Roots music print and online press as well as mainstream rock and press because of Lemmy’s involvement. They just released a CD, recorded live in Crappone France, called “A Family Affair – Live in Concert”, with Annie Marie’s mama, Linda Gail Lewis.

 

Kitty Rose and the Rattlers

will be playing at the inaugural Rockin’ Route 66

“Rockabilly” Kitty Rose has been performing across the United States since her first release “Greatest Hits!” in 2005. Beginning as a West Coast high-energy country western artist, her band garnered rave reviews for its live shows appearing at South by Southwest, North by Northwest, Midwest Music Festival, Nashville’s Americana Fest and many notable venues. By 2007, she released her “Live at the Ryman” album, which received solid national airplay on country music stations and college indie stations alike. She openedfor Kris Kristofferson, Aaron Tippen, Southern Culture on the Skids, Hootie & The Blowfish & Cake, to name a few. Relocating to Atlanta in 2013, she turned her sights on her secret passion, rockabilly.
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After assembling a top line up of Atlanta musicians, including David Olsen on lead guitar, Matt “The Crawfish” Smith on tenor sax, and YV Boyd on drums, Kitty recorded the vinyl single “Bourbon Bound” along with the video by Thrillmedia which propelled the band to regional standing in the rockabilly scene. The full-length follow up “Gotta Wind Down” was released in early 2016 on Crackerjill Music. Invitations to perform at rockabilly festivals poured in from New York City to Tucumcari, Charleston to Myrtle Beach, for the newly-renamed “Kitty Rose & The Rattlers”. Kitty Rose & The Rattlers have just finished recording the 2nd vinyl release for Crackerjill Music “Up Side Down”. Click here to read more about Kitty Rose and the Rattlers.

Phil Rocker, South America’s First Rockabilly Star Joins RR66

From Columbia, S.A., to Austin, Texas – Phil Rocker brings his guitar riffs to American Rockabilly at Rockin Route 66

Phil Rocker (Felipe Ossa) is a musician from the city of Medellin. Colombia where he was born and still lives and performs. Phil first began playing the guitar 17 years ago.

His musical style includes influences from American Rock-N-Roll mixed with his academic study of music at Colombia’s lnstituto de Bellas Artes (Institute of the Beautiful Arts) where he studied for four years. Other influences are from the more traditional musical heritage heard on the streets of Medellin. Colombia ranging from Tangos. Boleros. Tropical Music. Salsa. Pasillos and more.

Phil admires and emulates a wide variety musical artists from classics and contemporary to 19SO’s Rock-N-Roll. Jump Blues. Rockabilly. Hillbilly and more. Artists he regularly listens to and looks up to include Carlos Santana. Nick Curran. Mike Ness of Social Distortion, Ronnie Dawson and many more.

Phil has single handedly grown the rockabilly genre in Colombia while also representing Colombian Rockabilly on tour internationally. including several large festivals such as Rock Calavera in Mexico and Rockabilly on the Route in the United States.

Phil’s work has been reviewed by local Colombian media as well as all over Latin America and the United States (including a profile by MTV Iggy). Phil’s debut solo album VIVA-BOP!!! is the first step in the search for a unique sound that identifies Phil as a Latino Rock·N·Roller with a unique and important perspective.

The Rockabilly Hall of Fame in Nashville. Tennessee announced that Phil Rocker of Medellin. Colombia will be honored with a place on their wall.

The Rockabilly Hall of Fame has honored such Rock & Roll pioneers as Elvis presley.jhony cash.jerry lee lewis. Carl perkins and recognizes the work of Phil Rocker as a member of the second generation carrying the fire of Rockabilly to Latin America. Phil Rocker is the first non U.S. Latino on their wall.

Click here to take a look at Phil Rocker’s Press Release and complete Bio

Ms. Mozzy Dee out of Albuquerque, New Mexico is added to the line-up

Mozzy Dee is a female-led rockabilly and rhythm & blues band out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, influenced by the 1960s era of rock and roll. Influences of the band include Laveryn Baker, Joyce Green, Jo Ann Campbell, Anita Baker, and more! Their music captivates the groove and soul of the 1960s, really making crowds dance and shake till they drop!

Click here to read up on Mozzy Dee

Jem Crossland is added to Rockin Route66 out of North Carolina

Bringing a rockabilly style out of North Carolina for the past twenty years with his band the Hypertonics. Singing many of his own compositions along side interpretations of classics to get everyone dancing or at least toe tapping.
Performing in a traditional style that echoes the greats of the past. Feeling old as a performer for the past forty years of entertaining folks world wide,in Europe and America, yet never feeling the music has passed it’s sell by date. This music transcends time and is timeless sounding as fresh as it did back when.
Click here to listen to some music performed by Jem Crossland

The wild boys of Rock n’ Roll return to New Mexico, with the Despots

The roots rock wild men of the southwest. The Despots sound is a result of their broad palette of influences including jazz, blues, rock and roll, country, rockabilly, psychobilly, surf, punk, metal, and often employs dark, or satirical lyrical themes. Pounding beats, solid rhythms, and searing guitar leads, surround the vocals of manic front man Eddie Brewer. From the dark jazz tainted “Howl” to twisted outlaw country of “Angels”, The Despots never fail to entertain and audience. The Despots appeared multiple times at The Rockabilly on the Route Festival in Tucumcari, New Mexico, Rockabillique in Charlston, South Carolina and have shared the stage with international touring acts Nekromantix, Koffin Kats, Reno Divorce, The Krank Daddies and the Living Deads.

The Despots dominated the 2018, Weekly Alibi, Readers Choice, Best of ‘Burque Music Showcase Awards. Winning: Best Band of 2017 – Best Rock Band – Best Punk Band – Best Performance of 2017 – Best Stage Presence/Live Act – Best Musician: Eddie Brewer – Best Guitarist: Danny Pohl

For more information on the Despots and to follow them on Social Media

St. Range delivers a little ‘Dessert Oultaw’ to Rockin Route 66

St.Range is the culmination of many lives who have influenced what would become one of The Southwest’s most creative and hard-working acts. They have come to represent a tangible rediscovery of 60’s psurfedelic and classic rock. This group of “desert rock outlaws” takes everything you loved about The Greats, and folds it into their own refreshing new brand of Rock N Roll. Justin Lindsey’s honest songwriting accented by the powerful and soulful sound that Mitchell Lacasagne, Andy Diekmann and Braden Anderson provide create a familiar, yet exciting new experience.

St.Rrange has shared stages with Meat Puppets, The Wallflowers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Dr. Dog, Deer Tick, The Features, The Melodians, Ozomatli, Los Lonely Boys, Calexico, James McMurtry, John Kurzweg, Larry Mitchell, The Ton Tons, The Handsome Family, Junior Brown, Hundred Year Flood, Boris Mcutchon & The Saltlicks, Tree Motel and many more talented musicians from around the world.

Click here to read more on St. Range on ReverbNation

DK and the Affordables cruise the desert to end at Rockin Route 66

 
 
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DK and the Affordables
 

 

Hailing from Los Alamos, NM, DK & The Affordables kick out a jiving, jumping variety of roots music that is intended to get you moving and inspire good will amongst the sexes. Gyrating, swinging bodies topped by smiling faces have accompanied many an Affordables show. Couple all of that with twangy guitar, a ripping rhythm section, greasy hair, and some pointy boots and you’ve got yourself a hootenanny of a good time!“One thing is for sure, the band gets you on your feet whether you brought your dancing shoes or not.

“One thing is for sure, the band gets you on your feet whether you brought your dancing shoes or not. You just can’t help yourself!”

— Elizabeth Mara, LA Living
 
 
 

D.K. Warner-Vocals, Guitar, Interesting Tidbits

 
 

Drummer, upright bass player, guitarist, former hair band member turned hillbilly greaser. An eclectic blend would be the best way to describe D.K.’s musical history. Crossing paths with many musicians and fans of music over the years has provided him with a rather varied repertoire. Limited time in music school during his college years did little to provide him with the background that he was seeking. The biggest musical direction and influence truly came from Jim Bowie, a Buddhist banjo master originally from Oklahoma. Impromptu musical gatherings in a collection of antiquated mobile homes in the hills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains were in some form classroom sessions for the master and student.

 
 
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DK Warner
 

D.K has played with many artists and groups over the years but this is his first opportunity to front a band which has been a goal of his since coming to the realization that the front man hauls less gear.

Click here to read more on what the Albuquerque Journal has to say about DK and the Affordables https://www.abqjournal.com/1114955/afforabilly-band-aims-to-get-people-moving-ex-dk-amp-the-affordables-rocks-its-own-genre-with-songs-rooted-in-northern-nm.html?utm_source=email-a-story&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email-a-story

The Waymores: Kira Annalise and Willie Heath Neal

The Waymores is a romantic honky tonk love story of two musicians sharing their love of music and each other. The ‘imfamous’ honky tonk legend, Willie Heath Neal and Kira Annalise get together to share some fun stories of the road together as they kick back and share some originals to covers at the Angel City Saloon. Winners of Ink-n-Oil’s choice for Honky Tonk bands in Grease Inc., this duo kicks everything off Wednesday night. Check out their write up in Grease Inc.’s November issue; https://issuu.com/greaseinc.magazine/docs/grease-nov18The Waymores is a romantic honky tonk love story of two musicians sharing their love of music and each other. The ‘imfamous’ honky tonk legend, Willie Heath Neal and Kira Annalise get together to share some fun stories of the road together as they kick back and share some originals to covers at the Angel City Saloon. Winners of Ink-n-Oil’s choice for Honky Tonk bands in Grease Inc., this duo kicks everything off Wednesday night. Check out their write up in Grease Inc.’s November issue; https://issuu.com/greaseinc.magazine/docs/grease-nov18The Waymores is a romantic honky tonk love story of two musicians sharing their love of music and each other. The ‘imfamous’ honky tonk legend, Willie Heath Neal and Kira Annalise get together to share some fun stories of the road together as they kick back and share some originals to covers at the Angel City Saloon. Winners of Ink-n-Oil’s choice for Honky Tonk bands in Grease Inc., this duo kicks everything off Wednesday night. Check out their write up in Grease Inc.’s November issue; https://issuu.com/greaseinc.magazine/docs/grease-nov18

Hellfire ReVival ignites Rockin Route 66 After Party at the V-8 Lounge

Hellfire Revival is a unique blend of good ol’ Rock, Psychobilly, Punk, and some Metal thrown in for good measure. With a pulse thriving live show and songs that’ll make you thrash about until your senses erupt, Hellfire is a group on the rise in the south.

Hellfire Revival is a unique blend of good ol’ Rock, Psychobilly, Punk, and some Metal thrown in for good measure. With a pulse thriving live show and songs that’ll make you thrash about until your senses erupt, Hellfire is a group on the rise in the south.

Chris Saint Clark is far from bashful from the camera or the limelight. As seen here, Chris Saint Clark appeared on the imfamous Ink Master, still running on commercial TV. Chris is a known actor, tattooer, and writer, known for The Devil Walks Among Us (2015) and Race with the Devil (2014). He opened the tattoo shop Kustom Thrills Tattoo in 2007 in Nashville, TN where he currently lives. Coined the ‘Pioneer of Kustom Kulture’ in Nashville.

Chris Saint Clark…Published author, Reality TV star, Self proclaimed comedian, Front man musician, Business mentor and advisor, Children’s Hot Rod Kustom Kulture Innovator, and Freemason, all while maintaining a career as a well decorated 20 yr. veteran in the tattoo industry. Ask Chris Saint Clark how he got into tattooing and he’ll say, “Fast cars, fast women, and faster living.”  Though truth be told, he’s been an artist his whole life, tattooing saved Chris from a path of life’s destruction and set him on a path to becoming a mogul for positive art construction,

Chris Saint Clark honed his skills after high school through the Art Instruction Schools of Minnesota. Upon receiving his B.A. in Arts in 1992, he set off in search of a tattoo apprenticeship. After five years, tattoo legend Tony Olivas brought him in at Sacred Heart in Atlanta in 1997.  During those formative years, Chris worked closely with an impressive roster of artists. The events of 9/11 fueled Chris to join the state guard achieving the rank of 2LT. In 2003 he tapped into a philanthropic side and joined the Freemason’s, establishing a sense of community carried with him today.

2007 marks the year Chris moved to Nashville and opened his premiere tattoo studio in the heart of Five Points; Kustom Thrills. Since then, Saint Clark has travelled with his published book on black and greys, giving instruction to up and comers, appeared on Ink Masters, developed a comic book and clothing line for hot rod inspired kids, appeared at over 300 conventions in his 20 plus year career and has taken home over 100 awards for his artwork and tattooing.  His industry expertise has been quoted in various media outlets. His artwork is also published in several industry magazines, both online and print. .

A heavily laden motif of black and gray realism resonates from Chris’ work.  Concentrated on horror, sci-fi imagery, and portraiture.  He can be found on tour representing such industry leaders as H2Ocean, Eternal Ink, Tatsoul and now is on the advisory board for Find Me Ink. For More on Chris please visit http://theeastnashvillian.com/article/deeper-than-skin

Nashville’s Original Psychobilly band, Hellfire Revival
Headed by Chris Saint Clark on Guitar/Vox
Jason LaIacona on Drums
and Gary Burney on Stand Up Bass


Originally formed in 2008 as a three piece Hellfire has lost and gained member throughout the years until the current line up. Playing hyper charged Psycho Rock n Roll, Hellfire delivers an amazing live performance with anthematic songs guaranteed to make you sing along.

Hellbilly Homicide shakes the late night hour of Rockin Route 66

It was a brisk spring morning in April 2011 that the founding members crossed paths in the most likely ways possible! Randal Hickman made his way into that fateful court room shackled and chained awaiting his fate to be decided ,on 47 counts of cattle thievery and facing life in Folsom ,when he fired his lawyer on the spot and made his way to the bench. Upon his arrival in front the Honorable Judge Presley the judge spat his bourbon on the floor and yelled “And to what do I owe this most unpleasant of occurances?’’ Randal hollered back “Judge I have decided to change my ways and make an honest livin”! Judge Presley snarled and sneered back “ And just how do you plan to do that”? Randal replied, “ Remove these shackles and chains and I will show you”! As his restraints were removed in walked two female officers carrying a very large coffin shaped box. They laid the box on the floor in front of Randal, the judged laughed in disbelief as Randal removed a golden three quarter sized upright bass. All in an instant the outlaw spun that bass on its endpin and began the most brutal onslaught of triplet slapping you had ever seen and just as quickly the two female officers rippped off their uniforms down to their black satin and lace underwear and began moving as if they were performers in a burlesque show. As Randal wrapped up his performance the entire room erupted in applause as the judge stood to his feet and said “ you my son are destined for greatness, acquitted on all charges”! The female officers loaded the bass up as Randal flung his hair back slid his sunglasses down his nose and turned to head out the door. Just Before he made it out a stranger stopped him to inquire his name and the outlaw said “ they call me Hellbilly”!
Hellbilly decided to stop off at a local saloon to celebrate his new lease on life with an ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon. As he sat at the bar listenin to the records spin in walked a young man with a buzzsaw haircut and an attitude that couldn’t be rivaled by the devil himself. The young man took the seat next to Hellbilly and ordered himself a whiskey straight no ice. The two men exchanged stories of women and their long history of run ins with the law and as Hellbilly explained to the young man what had just occurred in the court room the youngun stood up and said ‘’well it just so happens I pick a little bit and do my fair share of singin”! He took a step back, cracked his knuckles and began to belt out an old Carl Perkins tune in a tone so majestic it was only to be matched by the angels that descended through the ceiling lowering his pearl white Gretsch guitar! His fingers flew across the frets with such ease and beauty that the man closest to was shot in the head by the man behind him just so he could get a closer look. He played on for a few minutes and when he was finished the bar had erupted weeping tears of joy! Making his way back to the bar the young said by the way the names David Stark. The bartender exclaimed as he sat back down “ son you made that man commit murder in my bar” to which Mr. Stark replied “ Homicide is just a fact of life”.

The two men decided to make their way to the back of the bar to discuss their future when they happened upon a table filled with nine big breasted, tattoed Pinup Queens and a surly Italian. They asked if they might commandeer the end of the table to conduct business and the man obliged. As they conversed they noticed that the man and the women were playing a game of strip poker and began watching. A good thirty minutes had passed and the Italian had the women down to there underwear and he proclaimed “ I’m taking bras with this next hand” and in true fashion as the rest of the game went the women were on the losing end. The Italian stood up and in a quick snap and crack like lightning he popped every bra at the table and was standing back at his seat with all nine dangling from his finger tips. Stark took quick notice and remembering the talk he and Hellbilly were having he asked “ What’s your name and with hands that quick tell me you bash the skins”! “Victor Seeley” he said “My friends call me Smytie, that’s short for show me your titties and yes I play the skins, who’s askin”? As the pair relinquished their story and their future plans on Beginning their brand of High Octane Rockabilly Smyties smile grew from ear to ear as they shook hands!
The rest is being written as you read this these three men are slaving away to bring you the best in stage entertainment and musical pleasure! Hellbilly Homicide

Not your Grandma’s Rockabilly! 100% High Octane Rockabilly Music !
Johnny Sin- Guitar n’ Sangin’
Hellbilly Randal- Doghouse Bass
Vic Smytie- Skins

Hellbilly Homicide will be performing at the V8 Lounge located at the Tri Star Inn, Friday night following the headlining show at the Tucumcari Convention Center. For tickets, go to: http://rockinroute66.com/merchandise-shop/purchase-tickets/

The Legendary Outlaw Willie Heath Neal hits the road for Rockin Route 66

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In the era when the “Outlaws” – Wille Nelson, Billy Joe ShaverWaylon Jennings etc. – ruled the radio, another little outlaw was born in the back of a cop car somewhere in Gwinnett County Georgia. It took him many years and many roads (including stays in foster homes, a stint in the Navy and a run with a punk band) but eventually Willie Heath Neal returned to his roots and began bashing out the kind of outlaw country that used to be so famous but now is in short supply. 

Back then, “Outlaw” was more than a marketing ploy, it was a way of life. The myths mixed with the music. Neal remembers that time, and he delivers his trashed up take on honky tonk with that same sense of honesty on his latest Chicken Ranch release Out of Highway. 

Neal has long been popular with his peers such as likeminded touring partners from the past ala Wayne Hancockthe Rev. Horton Heat, and J. D. Wilkes of The Legendary Shack Shakers(who makes an appearance on the record). Hank Williams IIIeven cut (but not yet released) one of Neal’s tunes. Now it’s time for their fans to make note of Neal. Because now with Out of Highway Neal has made the album of his life, one that should make the original Outlaws proud to call him one of their own.

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