Friday, August 19, 2011

Rave On: A Tribute to Buddy Holly at the Iron Horse in Northampton, on his 75th Birthday, Wednesday, September 7th at 7PM

A selection of the area's best musicians and performers pay musical tribute to Buddy Holly (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) on his 75th birthday, Holly rose and fell in the era after rock'n'roll had become a distinct art form, between Elvis and the Beatles. His best songs are spare, nervy miniatures about puppy love riddled by anxiety made manifest in itchy percussive tracks and an inability to sing more than two lines without breaking into hiccups, the musical equivalent of sweaty palms.

Performer Lineup: Fancy Trash, Salvation Alley String Band, Rocky Roberts and Friends, Stewart James & The Juke Joint Allstars, Philip Price, Jason Bourgeois, the Original Cowards, Jeff Potter, Betsy-Dawn Williams, The Lonesome Brothers
Tickets are $10 at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686 and online at

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