The B-Stars are a San Francisco-based Americana combo that stirs up a hearty stew of honky tonk and hillbilly hits for your listening and dancing pleasure. With nods to the country and western stars of the late 1940s and 1950s, these sharp-suited honky tonkers will be singinâ€™ and swinginâ€™Â their ever-lovin’ hearts out.
The Trio features Greg Yanito on acoustic rhythm guitar, Larry Chung on fiddle plus electric and steel guitars, and Eric Reedy on gut-stringed upright bass fiddle, making for a classic western jazz combo. Â Strong songwriting, an entertaining live show, and a few generationsâ€™ worth of musical experience give The B-Stars the perfect recipe to keep fans dancing and singing along to a full catalog of fresh original material rooted in the jazz & country western music pioneered by the likes of Lefty Frizzell, Carl Smith, Hank Penny, Bob Wills, and the great Hank Williams Sr.
With a debut album released in 2010, a follow up album produced with the help of Pappy Stuckey, an East Coast tour & Canadian festival appearance under their belts, and three consecutive appearances at Viva Las Vegas, The B-Stars have begun to establish an international audience that just canâ€™t get enough of that hillbilly beat!Â
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site