Inspired by the western swing and early country boppers of the late 1940s and early 1950s, The B-Stars bring the golden age of country & western swing back to the dancehalls and dental parlors, barrooms and bookstores, so hold onto your hats and bring your dancinâ€™ shoes & your complete set of Zane Grey!
The B-Stars wrote the book on western retro, so they might as well sign for Zane. We’re sure he wouldn’t mind!
The B-Stars are:
Greg Yanito – Vocals – Guitar
Eric Reedy – Vocals – Upright Bass
Larry Chung – Vocals – Steel Guitar – Fiddle
Hank Maninger – Vocals – Guitar
Billy Ze – Vocals – Drums
Fixtures on the San Francisco scene for a decade, The B-Stars have performed from Seattle to San Diego, have toured the Great Lakes and East Coast region, and have played to enthralled crowds from Chicago to Nashville, Tennessee. They’ve appeared at festivals including Red Hot & Blue in Montreal, Screamin’ Festival in Spain, Tiki Oasis in southern California, Outside Lands in San Francisco, and multiple consecutive appearances at the Viva Las Vegas festival in Nevada. Don’t you want to hear them at Bird & Beckett this Sunday?
With two full length albums and a six song EP under their jewel-studded belts, the sharp dressed B-Stars continue to please new fans with original music steeped in traditional American country & western swing, pioneered at a time when Saturday nights were meant for hanging out at the ol’ dancehall.
check out this video of the B-Stars performing
at the Great American Music Hall in early 2014! Â
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