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The 309s

9:00pm Saturday, 13 October 2018

The Royal Barn, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AB

These guys promise to get you out of your seats! Dance the night away to their take of 40’s and 50’s classics - boogie woogie time!

There's been one hell of a lot of popular music recorded since gramophones were invented. So many brilliant songs composed, arranged and brilliantly played. So much to choose from...

The 309s take their pick of songs mostly from the Southern States of America, between the years 1925 and 1955. This gives them quite a range of music, from Western Swing ("jazz with a cowboy hat") perfected in Texas by Bob Wills, right through to Rock 'n' Roll's early days in Memphis, Tennessee. On the way they take in early country and blues forms, from the likes of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and the Louvin Brothers, brilliant forerunners to the Everly Brothers.

They take these wonderful songs, work out what makes them great, and they use their instruments and skills to play them the best way they can. They also play their own original songs, written 40s & 50s style. They want to entertain. They want the audience to have a good time, dance, laugh, shout, jump about or even just listen and enjoy.

Some of the songs you'll know (Kansas City, Hound Dog), some you'll half know (Moaning the Blues, Bei Mir Bist Du Schon) and some you'll just get to know!

Check out and give us listen. Better still, come along and see them!