Ah I am SO looking forward to coming home soon- 26 sleeps and counting… and then we get to hit the ground running and have a whole bunch of exciting shows to play for all our friends when we’re back!
Starting with New Year’s Eve at the Driskill Hotel on 6th Ave in Austin. RDSH play a rompin’ stompin’ swingin’ night of good fun from 10pm-1am and then some… 😉 Hope to see your smiling faces there!
Then mid month January 12, we head over to San Antonio to rock n roll for the good folks at the Bang Bang Bar from 10:30pm-1am- get ready to rumble!!!
And we’ll be playing a few shows during NAMM in SoCal January 25-28:
January 25 join us for the Rockabilly Guitar Fest at the Yost NAMM!! With a 5 band lineup, there is something for everyone here – and plenty of Gretsch Guitar kings to perform it for you!
Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers
Jason Lee & the Riptides
Chris Cosello & Miss Tammi Savoy
The Rockin Rebels Jamie James & the Kingbees
Playing Rockabilly, R&B and Surf music with Gretsch Guitars in the vintage Yost Theater in beautiful downtown Santa Ana 7pm-12am See You There!!! Yost Rockabilly Guitar Fest NAMM Tickets
January 26 Oye! Join Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers and ultra amazing local band the Sea Monks at Tio Leos in San Diego for a rockin’ night of swingin’ rockabilly and jump blues! All ages show until 10pm- Sea Monks play 8p-9p, Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers play 9:15p-11:30p See you there!!
Then home again to work on new songs and take a well earned break 😉 we hope you are all well and thriving and look forward to seeing your smiling faces soon, RDSH
I’m short! Only 42 more sleeps until my own bed… 🙂 Meanwhile, I’m getting inspired by local sounds and sights and writing a few Mid-Eastern Bop type songs… I hope they translate well!
I hope everyone is healthy and well and surrounded by those they love, RD
When we tour as a band, or when I’m away on a film but can fly home on weekends for shows, that’s always a good time: we connect with one another as a band, sometimes get on eachother’s nerves- but hey that’s family 😉 and I always come out feeling rejuvenated, happy to be able to do what we do, and so happy to be doing it with the folks I get to play with and for 🙂
When I’m far from home on a film though- like right now, I’m halfway around the world in Jordan- I really miss that grounding, that connection, with the gents in the band, with Jorge, and with folks we get to play for. Such a different feeling- being away from home with the gents, and seeing folks who are happy to see us play- vs being so far away from home on my own…
I can’t believe it, but I miss rehearsals! I miss that vibe that happens when I bring a new song to the guys, and they work out what I’m trying to say (“it’s a jump blues thing right here”, “play stabs like a horn”, “play the lower part so you don’t step on my vocals”etc), and they add that final thing to the song that makes it come alive. We all look at each other and just know we’ve come up with something right 🙂
And I miss just playing regular shows with the guys too- showing up, loading in, setting up, getting ready to rock n roll for folks, and always always having a great time playing together.
Most of all, I miss Jorge. For those of you don’t know this- we met years ago to play music together, and over the years, grew to love one another, eventually dating then marrying. So when I don’t get to play with the band, I miss an essential part of my love life too! Sigh.
So… our next show together is 2 days after I get home from Jordan and this movie- new year’s eve at the Driskill Hotel. I really look forward to that show, and really look forward to seeing all our friends’ who show up to share the night with us. Until then, everyone please remember to appreciate all the good folks you have around you. Be good to one another, and pass it forward, whatever ‘it’ is 😉