Arts, Dining & Entertainment
June 21, 2018

Honky tonk returns to Fair Haven park series

Thursday, June 21, 5 p.m.—FAIR HAVEN— June 21 is the first day of summer and the date of Fair Haven’s second free concert in the park. This week’s show features the honky tonk sound of the Starline Rhythm Boys.

Formed in 1998 (celebrating 20 years together!) by three professional musicians with combined experience of over 100 years in various bands, the Starline Rhythm Boys are a full time, actively booked, drummer-less “Tennessee Trio,” consisting of Danny Coane (“Little Danny C”) on acoustic rhythm guitar; Big Al Lemery on electric lead guitar; and Billy (“Slappin’ Billy B”) Bratcher on acoustic upright slap bass, in the style of Elvis’, Cash’s and Perkins’ early bands. They perform vintage country, honky-tonk and rockabilly music with very strong country harmony duet vocals. Their repertoire consists of many superb originals, mainly written by Bratcher, as well as great covers of both classic and obscure numbers.

The Starline Rhythm Boys are a unique band with outstanding, real-deal sound, style, energy, stage presence and appearance. They are both a listening and highly danceable group and appeal to a very wide age range.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. Intermissions are highlighted by drawings for door prizes, and there is something for all ages.

The concerts go on rain or shine. The rain location is the Congregational Church at the north end of the park. Call to check on weather conditions by 4 p.m. the day of the shows: 802-265-3010 ext. 301.

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