Where & When
Friday, March 25, 2011
The Historic Everett Theatre
2911 Colby Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Toe-tapping, two-stepping honky-tonk music at the Hootenanny.
Saluting the distinct style of music made popular in southern dancehalls and West Texas honky-tonks.
The auditorium of the Historic Everett Theatre has seen a big change since the last Hootenanny: several rows of seats on the main floor have been removed, opening up an area for dancing right next to the stage and adding to the honky-tonk ambience for the March show.
While honky-tonks have been around since the Wild West, often accompanied by whiskey and loose women, the unique musical style began to establish itself in the 1930s with the infusion of Western Swing musicians like Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Hank Williams, Sr. and George Jones later embraced the music, and modern-day honky-tonkers include Dwight Yoakam, Garth Brooks and George Straight.
Guest artists for the March 25th show are the Rachel Mae Band and the Boys of Greenwood Glen. Rachel Mae is a Hootenanny favorite, a throw-back country sweetheart with a nostalgic style. Seattle's Boys of Greenwood Glen, who have been called a drinking band with an Irish problem, bring an energetic string-filled interpretation to the honky-tonk genre.
The Hometown Band will perform songs that include "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow" by Brooks and Dunn, "Faded Love" by Bob Wills and the version of "Honky Tonk Blues" made famous by Huey Lewis. Showcase artists Leah Stevens and Maureen O'Sullivan join the band for numbers that include LeeAnn Rimes' "Blue" and "Sin Wagon" by the Dixie Chicks.
Tickets are $15.00 for Adults, $12.00 for Students/Seniors/Military, $5.00 for kids 12 yoa and younger.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Tickets are also available through the box office in person - or by telephone - at (425) 258-6766.
Please note that a $1.50 Historical Preservation Fee will be added to tickets purchased through the box office.