Coming in from Anaheim, Calif., the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series sponsors presents rockabilly, western swing, country boogie and roots of rock & roll star, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys on Friday.
They’re on their 25th Anniversary Tour. In those years, the Boys have released 14 albums, traveled hundreds of thousands of miles all over the world and have played more than 3,000 concerts, including a show in Los Alamos about 10 years ago. “Welcome back Big Sandy,” Concert Organizer Russ Gordon said.
The band coming Friday will be pretty much the same guys that started out in Sandy’s Anaheim garage in 1988.
They still play swing and rockabilly, plus doo-wop, honky-tonk, R&B, soul and have lately added a touch of folk, bluegrass, Cajun, Mariachi and even some reggae and ska influenced tunes.
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys are members of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in Jackson, Tenn., along with such music icons as Elvis, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Wanda Jackson, Bill Haley, Brian Setzer and Link Wray. “A fantastic fraternity. The band has been featured on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” NPR’s “Fresh Air,” “All Things Considered” and have played The Grand Ole Opry,” Gordon said.