OK, let's try this again. We had Rosie Flores scheduled for a house concert here at MCC in April of 2020. Needless to say, that didn't happen. Rosie doesn't get out this way too often, so we've just been staying in touch and looking for a window of opportunity.
We (finally) found one. On Saturday, May 6, iconic Texan blues/rockabilly guitar-slinging Rosie Flores visits MCC. Named as one of the 75 best female guitarists EVER), Rosie has toured with Asleep at the Wheel, and released 14 solo albums over her 40+ year career. Her latest, A Simple Case of the Blues, was released in 2019. There's no doubt this is a blues record, with a mix of songs written by Rosie (with co-writer Rachel Gladstone) and Rosie's treatment of a few blues covers - along with a Wilson Picket tune. And a Dwight Yoakam song, of course.
That's Rosie. The blues runs through everything she does, but infused with country, rockabilly and the occasional Stevie Ray Vaughan-like licks on the guitar.
Oh, and did we mention her other musical projects, The Talismen, and the Blue Moon Jazz Quartet? Yeah, Rosie's pretty busy these days and stunningly talented. And alot of fun to be around.
These two are like family - this will be their fifth appearance at MCC
In July, 2015, we were fortunate enough to host Nora Jane & Joe for our very first house concert, where two big events happened. We all wound up in our front yard learning the Tennessee Two-Step, and we toasted Nora Jane & Joe's freshly announced engagement.
Over the next several years, we got to celebrate with them the purchase of their first home, the birth of their first child Annabelle (not during the show, thankfully), and the release of the first record Nora Jane made with her dad, Alan, as the Red Dirt Sweethearts.
We haven't seen them since right before the pandemic shut the world down, and we're so happy to welcome them back to MCC.
Nora Jane has released eight records, her latest being Bright Lights, Long Drives, First Words (around 2019). In addition to appearing on all of Nora Jane's records, Joe released his own record a few years back called Clear Blue Skies. They play a wide range of original music plus a bit of old (OLD!!!) traditional country and bluegrass tunes.
Check out Nora Jane's full bio here, and Joe's here.
Well, it's been awhile since we've had an all-ages concert - this seems like the perfect concert to start those back up.