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Get Ready To Rock n Roll, Austin!!

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I am so excited about our upcoming show this Saturday October 14 at the Continental Club in Austin with the Sea Monks from San Diego! If you are anywhere near Austin this weekend, make sure you swing by the CC for an amazing treat. These kids- eleven and fourteen- play the real stealin’ deal when it comes to R&B with Rockabilly overtones. Talk about shades of Ronnie Dawson all the way… The Sea Monks play 9pm-10pm, followed by Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers 10:30pm-12am, in turn followed by Emily Gimble. Do not miss this show!!

Ruby Dee & the Sea Monks at the CC ATX

Then next week, we’ll be back at the Driskill for some swanky sweet rockin’ Saturday October 21 9-11pm, and then back at the Continental Club Monday October 23 with our good pals from Nashville Hillbilly Casino- yet another show not to be missed y’all!! Ruby Dee and Hillbilly Casino at the CC ATX See you soon if you know what’s good for you πŸ˜‰

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Good Guys Great Cars Awesome Day

RD Good Guys 2017

We had the best day today at the Good Guys Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals here in Dallas at the Texas Motor Speedway! Surrounded by amazingly beautiful classic autos and super friendly, happy to be there folks, we had a ball. What a great show for our first in a month- I’ve been holed up in Memphis, working on a film, and the gents had one rehearsal while I was away. You wouldn’t have known it from the show though! I absolutely love playing with Mike Smith and Rick Watson- and of course Jorge Harada!! Oh and this photo is of me in front of my fave classic car of the day: a rare 1958 Caballero πŸ™‚

Now I’m waiting for my flight back to Memphis while the boys drive home to Austin. I’ll be there in a few weeks though, sharing the stage with our fave new Ronnie Dawson-like kids the Sea Monks. If you’re in Austin October 14, come to this show! You’ll be happy you did πŸ™‚

See y’all down the road soon, RDSH

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Inspired by Memphis

RDSH EU 2017

Hi y’all- I’ve been working on a film in Memphis for a few weeks, and will remain here through thanksgiving (boo! I don’t get to cook this year for the first time in MANY years). Having an incredible time- I love the diversity here, and the flux of this city working to create itself anew while holding onto it’s roots and soul.

That being said, I’m getting an awful lot of inspiration and have been writing new songs that I can hardly wait for the boys on the band to hear! As always, I am influenced by the sounds around me- so these new songs will have a shred of Stax vibe in them- I really look forward to bringing them to you!

Meanwhile, I’ve been working on a quickie tour out to Australia in February- waiting on confirmation from one festival so we can’t post anything yet- and another shorty tour out in Europe across Germany, Switzerland, maybe France, the U.K. and Ireland. Until then, stop by and say howdy to the band- we have a handful of fun shows coming up:

*Sunday October 1 at the Texas Motor Speedway for the Good Guys Summit Racing Lonestar Nationals early show! from 11am-2pm and all the cool classic cars you can cry over
*Saturday October 14 at the Continental Club in Austin with the best little rockabilly blues band you’ve never heard of- the Sea Monks all the way from San Diego- this is a show not to be missed!
*Saturday October 21 at the Driskill doing our swanky rockin’ songs all night long
*Monday October 23 with our pals from Nashville Hillbilly Casino– another stellar show!

We hope to see your smiling faces soon πŸ™‚ RDSH

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