Saturday May 22,2010
Memorial Union Terrace
(cosponsored with Q106 Radio)
Another night packed with great country and Americana music! FREE!!
Jim James and the Damn Shames: 8-9 p.m.
The Pat Watters Band: 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Rachelle & The Red Hot Rattlers: 10:45p.m.-midnight
Rachelle & the Red Hot Rattlers Somewhere between Little Big Town and Delbert McClinton, you’ll find what Madison’s country group Rachelle & The Red Hot Rattlers call “Country with a Bite!” The Rattlers Contemporary Country sound may be Top-40, but their roots run deep in R&B and Soul, with two members hailing from the legendary ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefields Band. Now, the band mixes artists like Linda Ronstadt, Delbert McClinton and Lee Roy Parnell with Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland and Lady Antebellum into their show. “I guess we’re not much of a twang band,” says Rachelle when asked about the band’s identity. “People who aren’t necessarily Country fans tell us they love the sound,” she adds. The band has performed at nearly every major festival in South-Central Wisconsin and raking in numerous awards throughout the state, including being voted Wisconsins #1 Country Band at the 1997 Hodag Country Festival.
The Pat Watters Band is based in West Central Wisconsin delivering the genuine article- honest style country music. They believe in the Wisconsin Country Music Movement, and are committed to providing Wisconsin country fans with something they can call their own- raw, real and original.
Jim James & the Damn Shames Honky Tonkin’ Roots Rock from the Heartland. Stone cold country rung through the CCR filter and hung out to dry like Waylon on a hot Phoenix afternoon. Cross-bred Wisco with a dash of Kansas City, a pinch of GB Packers, and a whole lot of Minnesota love.