Kitty Rose and the Rattlers added to Rockin Route 66’s Line-Up
“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 opened for 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.
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”, featuring the title track as well as “Junkin’ Jimmy’s Car” for release in early 2018.
Exclusive interview with Kitty Rose by Rev. Andy of Grease Inc. & Garage71
interview begins on page 20
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For more information on Kitty Rose and the Rattlers, you may visit their official website, and make sure to check out their latest release, Rattling the Sun