We got Cadillac Cowboys rockin' out the Bar Nine stage tonight!
The Cadillac Cowboys started in 1986 in La Jolla CA working in a play written by Bill Hauptman and directed by Des McAnuff called "Gillett" about oil workers in Texas. Tommy Rivers and Bill Coover were hired along with John Schimmel to do the music, playing a strolling rockabilly band, connecting scenes in the play. Bill Coover is a founding member of The Memphis Rockabilly Band. Tommy Rivers has played with Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen and Tommy Rivers and the Rapids from Reno NV in addition to The Cadillac Cowboys.
Tommy sings and plays guitar. He sings in the rockabilly style made famous by Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and others and has an over 2 octave tenor voice. His guitar playing can cover rhythm, blues lead and country strumming, acoustic or electric. He also plays tenor ukulele. Bill Coover plays lead guitar and tenor sax with the band. His style is rockabilly, pure and simple and the sax adds a rock 'n roll alternative to the sound. He's played around the country and had successful tours of France with the Memphis Rockabilly Band. The rhythm section features Jerry Scaringe on upright bass, a strong and formidable player/performer and George Morales on drums, a blues and Latin music veteran who's backed some of the blues greats over the years like Big Mama Thornton, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Guy/Junior Wells and Big Joe Turner. Jerry and George sing backup and George can play a soulful blues harp as well.
They play a sound that will get your toe tappin' and put a smile on your face no matter what age you are. Put on your dancin' shoes and swing out to The Cadillac Cowboys Rockabilly Show!
Join us tonight for good drinks, good music, and good times. Showtime is 6:30PM at the only place in Hell's Kitchen where you can hear good, live music on any given day of the week!