DREAM DISCS: The Rolling Stones “STICKY FINGERS” and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “DAMN THE TORPEDO
NEWMYER FLYER PRESENTS
DREAM DISCS: The Rolling Stones “STICKY FINGERS” and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “DAMN THE TORPEDOS”
Performances By: David Kitchen, Cal Everett, Scott Kurt, Ruthie & The Wranglers, Ty Braddock, Randy Thompson, Sean Chyun, Mary Shaver, Jonathan Mudd, Greg Hardin, Bill Starks, Tom Fridrich, Greg Hardin, Andy Rutherford, Dave Egelhofer, Chuck Sullivan, Arch Alcantara, Helen Hausmann, Justine Miller, Scott Ramminger, & Spencer Hoopes
The popular Dream Discs series pays tribute to the greatest albums in rock history, performed in in their entirety by some of the DC area’s greatest singers and performers.
The Rolling Stones 1971 album ‘Sticky Fingers’ is widely regarded as their best and it includes such favorites as Brown Sugar, Cant You Hear Me Knockin, Wild Horses, Moonlight Mile, & Dead Flowers. The record captures the band at the peak f their powers and it was an immediate sensation both for the strength of the songs and performances as well as for one of rocks’ most controversial album covers.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers breakthrough album ‘Damn The Torpedos’was released in 1979 and it contains the smash hits Refugee, Don’t Do Me Like That, Even The Losers and Here Comes My Girl. The record went triple platinum and launched Petty into the upper orbit of pop stardom. Both Sticky Fingers and Damn The Torpedos have been certified triple platinum and appear regularly on Best Rock Album lists compiled by Rolling Stone and others.
Newmyer Flyer is the second concert production company begun by BandHouse Gigs co-founder & DC musician Ron Newmyer. Previous shows have included The Last Waltz Tribute , Laurel Canyon: Golden Songs of Los Angeles 1966-73, Julia Nixon Sings The Songs of Burt Bacharach & Hal David, A Paul McCartney Birthday Tribute, A Southern Soul Tribute: Music Of Muscle Shoals & Stax/Volt, Love Songs: The Beatles , The Everly Brothers Tribute, A John Lennon Birthday Tribute, Like Your Dad Did : A Fathers Day Celebration, The Halloween Howl & four more Dream Discs album tribute shows.
Singer, songwriter, guitar slinger, bandleader—David Kitchen is at ease in all of these roles. For years he has led successful bands, made compelling recordings and been an integral part of the Washington, D.C. music scene where he has won numerous awards (“Wammies”) from the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). In addition, he has shared the stage with many national acts including, Alejandro Escovedo, Robbie Fulks, The Smithereens, Los Lonely Boys and Marti Jones/Don Dixon. He is an accomplished musician of astonishing versatility.
It’s simple, really. He plays and sings not only his own compositions, but covers as well in a totally approachable, energetic way. Indeed, there is something here for everyone. The Washington Post called his music “a mixture of charm, attitude and tunefulness” and in a review of his CD Underground, Washingtonian Magazine remarked, “He has a knack for writing clean pop driven rock with just enough soul and grit.
A true master of many styles, David Kitchen continues to hone his skills with uber rock and roll outfit The Thrillbillys, the ever-swinging Cutaways, and as a solo artist playing his own individualistic and inventive pop.
Scott Kurt grew up in America’s Rust Belt, and the grittiness of his roots is evident in every aspect of his music. From his debut album, “Ragged But Right,” recorded with his band Memphis 59, to his first solo effort “Down This Road,” he captures the essence of hard living, hard work and hard times in deeply personal lyrics delivered by a whiskey-tinged barroom voice wrapped up inside a whole lot of full-tilt country-rock guitar. Scott has opened for The Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore and many other national acts. He is currently promoting his latest single “American Man” which reached #34 on the iTunes New Country chart.
Cal Everett is a triple threat singer/songwriter/ musician who was a founding member of 80's power pop sensations Four Out Of 5 Doctors. He appears with Still Surfin'a Beach Boys tribute and has been part of Zip, and One Stop.
Ruthie & the Wranglers
Azalea City Recordings’ Artists, Ruthie and the Wranglers, play rockin' American Roots music (also known as FUN!) After 25 Years of Wrangler twang, including touring, radio airplay, and releasing six albums, the band remains a cornerstone of the DC roots music scene. From original Americana Country to rousing Surf instrumentals, their clever lyrics, high energy and spritely hillbilly harmonies set them apart from the rest. The band has released 6 CDs, most recently, “Ruthie and the Wranglers LIVE at Goose Creek” Their 5-piece includes guitars, piano, bass and drums, and sometimes steel and mandolin—showcasing their dynamic three part harmonies and original songs.
Ruthie and The Wranglers’ albums have ranked high on Americana, Folk and Roots music radio charts around the world. Their clever songwriting skills were penned by Billboard Magazine as “...nothing short of brilliant.” Dirty Linen, No Depression and The Washington Post raved about their previous CD “Americana Express.”
"Surftilicus" shows off guitarist Andy Rutherford and the tune, being standout at live shows, made it a must to include on the LIVE CD. Pianist Bill Starks adds his timely sing-along anthem about staying “one step ahead of the Repo Man” and a lonesome love song “300 Miles to Memphis” (garnered a WAMMIE for Song of the Year) and Ruthie’s “Ka-Ching” ribs you with it’s tongue and cheek delivery about one way to get rich off of a rocky relationship. Goose Creek's recording prowess and stage production have captured the raw energy and excitement that only a live show can foster. A well-balanced variety of original tracks featuring all 3 songwriters and vocalists make for a fantastic one-stop listening experience for Wrangler fans. The CD also includes a rousing version of (Ruthie's hero) Loretta Lynn's "You Wanna Give Me a Lift" and a rock 'em sock 'em do over of "I Got a Rocket in My Pocket" made famous by NRBQ and Johnny Horton—penned by Ruthie's 3rd cousin Jimmie Logsdon.
Awards: Ruthie and the Wranglers have been awarded more than 30 Washington Area Music Awards including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Someday, Song of the Year and has reached emeritus status.
Discography: CDs - "Ruthie and the Wranglers Live at Goose Creek" on Goose Creek Music label, "Americana Express" and "Someday," on Azalea City Recordings, "Ruthie and the Wranglers Live at Chick Hall's Surf Club," "Life's Savings" and "Wrangler City" on Lasso Records; 7" vinyl single on "Rockabilly Song #10" b/w Harper Valley PTA on Spinout Records; and compilations by Rounder, Run Wild, Oasis Rock, "Americana Motel,"
"A Case for Case" a Peter Case Tribute album performing on Tom Russell track on the Hungry for Music label.
LIVE: Take in a live show and find out why SC (South Carolina) Free Times penned Ruthie as a "twang queen of the highest order." She'll charm you with a heart felt ballad and shout out a rocker like a red hot pistol! Honky Tonk piano and standout guitar work will transcend you off the beaten path of typical americana music. If you're not having fun at a Ruthie and the Wranglers show, you'd better check your pulse!
Favorite Fan Quote: "I don't even like country music but I loooove Ruthie and the Wranglers!"
Ty Braddock has been honing his honky-tonk craft around the dimly lit clubs of the east coast region for the past several years now. It looks as if this past year could be the springboard he needed to jump into the mainstream lights where he belongs. His new CD entitled "Mr. Honky Tonk" features such stellar stars as Merle Haggard's ace guitarist Redd Volkaert, recent Grammy nominee Bill Kirchen of Commander Cody fame, and Austin Texas pedal steel guitar master Ricky Davis to name a few. Ruthie Logsdon (Multiple WAMA award winning country female vocalist) also makes a duet appearance on the project.
Many are calling him "the voice" of country music on the Washington DC music scene these days and for good reason. Picture listening to someone with Waylon Jennings power and range, Johnny Cash's attitude, and a George Jones like softness to deliver a heartfelt ballad that will surely get the eye faucets running. It's real folks, and he delivers the goods with great passion. He is engaging, polite, and commands a great presence on stage with an often tongue in cheek sense of humor.
Bassist, singer, songwriter, designated hitter and presidential hopeful, Greg Hardin has worn many hats. After 20 years with Jr. Cline and the Recliners, Greg currently is a member of Ruthie and the Wranglers and one of the core members of BandHouse Gigs.
After 30 years playing sideman in DC based bands such as Junior Cline & the Recliners and the Cathy Ponton King Band, and the last 10 years as a member of Americana/Country band Ruthie and the Wranglers, and as a featured performer on BandHouse Gigs concert productions, Bill Starks recently released his first ever CD of original music "I See Trouble"
With a lovable, lived-in voice, amazing piano chops, and a distinctive Blues-infused style, the new cd is a long awaited treasure of eclectic tunes showing Bill Starks’ versatile and charming songwriting style.
Tom Fridrich is a member of DC's Americana act Ruthie & The Wranglers and Annapolis' swamp blues act The Racket led by Dean Rosenthal. Along with his performance on drums he has perfected the Jambourine style of percussion playing adapted from The Subdudes Steve Amadee. He remains actively on call for a variety of roots music acts in the Mid Atlantic region along with his producing and engineering projects at Studio 33.
Guitarist Andy Rutherford is regarded as one of D.C.'s most accomplished , and has performed with The Thrillbilly's, Little Pink, Cathy King, and many others as well as on numerous BandHouse Gigs shows.