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ROCKABILLY | Reverend Horton Heat


When I first heard The Reverend Horton Heat, it changed my life. Rock ‘n’ roll is best when it’s done wrong. This guitar wizard and his band out of Texas played full-bore slap ‘n’ twang rockabilly too fast, too loud, and too cool. It was wrong, it was perfect. The Reverend (nee Jim Heath) plays blindingly fast, mixing innovative jazz phrasing, blues, and punk into his accelerated rockabilly. This is one of the wildest, no-frills, no-gimmicks shows you will ever see. The Reverend is relentless, the Reverend is righteous. It would be wrong to miss it. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, he goes ahead and drags along honky tonk crooner Dale Watson and rockabilly queen bee, Rosie Flores on this pass through town. This is easily the show of the year -- and 2015’s paint isn’t even dry yet…

Reverend Horton Heat plays with Dale Watson and Rosie Flores on Thursday January 29, at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main Street, Buffalo. 8 p.m. $32.25.;