Brawley's Barroom Ball

with Brawley and Gethen Jenkins

Wed Aug 2

Brawley's Barroom Ball

with Brawley and Gethen Jenkins

Doors: 7:00 pm
Start: 8:00 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only

Tribute to The Bakersfield Sound, performing country hits by such artists as Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart, Dwight Yoakam, and more!

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Genre: Country

Ticket Price: $10 advanced / $12 day of show / $18 reserved seating

Brawley's Barroom Ball w/ Brawley  and Gethen Jenkins

A Tribute to The Bakersfield Sound (The songs of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Don Rich, Dwight Yoakam)


The Belly Up is transformed once again into a honky-tonk with Brawley’s Barroom Ball: "A Tribute to the Bakersfield Sound." Gethen Jenkins and Brawley combine to perform country hits by such artists as Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart, Dwight Yoakam, and more, in addition to each band playing a set of their own songs.  


"The working-class city of Bakersfield, California, gave birth to an exciting, raw-edged style of country music that enjoyed tremendous popularity in the 1960s and continues to resonate with musicians and fans today. Buck Owens and Merle Haggard were the most successful exponents of the Bakersfield Sound, with its piercing electric guitars, unsweetened barroom feel, and honest, down-to-earth songs...Bakersfield musicians created their own distinctive, influential sound-two thousand miles from country music's epicenter in Nashville.” —via Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, Nashville


Meet BRAWLEY: Your Favorite California Honky-Tonk Band: Nena Anderson (vocals, guitar) Adrian Demain (vocals, guitar) Jim Austin (bass) David Berzansky (pedal steel) Dale Daniel (drums) Never has a band offered so much for so little. Here you have a veritable treasure of country music, a stellar group of artists playing music ranging from the traditional era to modern times. In contrast to what you might hear on the radio, Brawley’s country music is more sincere and honest: it deals with cheating men and women and also with their finer qualities. There is also, as in much country music, an awareness that wrongdoing is wrong and don’t we all just want to have a good time? Original Brawley songs that illustrate these points are “I Fall In Love Too Fast,”“Everyday,” and “Promises.” Lest one think their music is sad or somber in mood, so-called “weepers” are counter-balanced by the happy country song, such as “Along For the Ride” and “One More.”Brawley has a whole batch of hits you’re sure to enjoy, either via the internets or at one of their exciting live performances. Mixed in with those are plenty of country classics by honky-tonk heroes like Faron Young, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and all the rest. Don’t get me wrong...while Brawley is reminiscent of the great country artists of our time, they take plenty of liberties to let their modern musical influences shine through. And those songs are not only for your listening pleasure; Brawley shows are a dancer’s delight! Whether you want to freestyle, two-step, waltz or jitterbug, they’ve got you covered. Brawley has been featured on KPBS tv series "Live at The Belly Up" and has shared stages with modern heroes Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, Albert Lee, and many others. If you know anything about country music, you know about Brawley. And if you like country music, you like Brawley. It’s as simple as that.

Gethen Jenkins formerly The Freightshakers

Gethen Jenkins; a Roots Country band from Long Beach,California. Taking home the award for the 2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards- Best Outlaw Country Band out of Austin, TX, this band is just getting started. Gethen Jenkins has recently shared the stage with The Marshall Tucker Band, David Allan Coe, Wanda Jackson, Junior Brown,Shooter Jennings, Asleep at the Wheel, Billy Joe Shaver, Dale Watson, and Whitey Morgan and the 78's. The famous Whisky A Go Go- Hollywood, CA, Lil' Red's Longhorn Fort Worth, TX, The Continental Club, Austin TX, Knucklehead's Saloon, Kansas City, MO, The House of Blues, Hollywood, CA, and Pappy & Harriet's, Pioneertown, CA, to name a few of the venues played.

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