Honky Tonk Tuesday with Rachel Brooke & Rosy Nolan

Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk Tuesday with Rachel Brooke & Rosy Nolan
Jacumba Hot Springs Hotel

Tuesday, April 16th

Rachel Brooke truly is one of those “if you know, you know” artists. She’s a master storyteller, underground country queen, Ameripolitan outlaw winner, multi-instrumentalist, honky tonk poet, raised on bluegrass and red tomatoes. She’s the  “The Rattlesnake” – a name given to her while drumming in a punk band during her teenage years – ever evolving, existing on the fringe of country music, bucking the system, and never losing the game. She’s a witty introvert off stage, whose wall-shaking voice has earned her a place at cutting- edge roots music festivals like Muddy Roots, SXSW, AmerianaFest, Mountain Top, Cowboy Fest, and the Rochester International Jazz Festival. She’s a self-produced, self-released independent artist who has been featured in major media outlets like CMT, Parade Magazine, The Boot, Music Row, Glide, and Cowboys and Indians, garnering the attention from Nashville big-wigs. But when you sing this well and play like hell, who do you have to answer to anyways?

With her cowgirl hat, platinum bob and 1940s Western getups, L.A.-based artist Rosy Nolan evokes midcentury California honky-tonk legends such as Rose Maddox and Jean Shepard. But the San Francisco native honed her performance chops in riot-grrl and post-punk indie bands across the US and the UK before finding her new sound in L.A.’s tight-knit old-time community. A confident bandleader and songwriter in the center of L.A.’s latest Country music resurgence, Nolan’s vulnerable songs and onstage charm are endearing her to audiences across Southern California and around the US as she promotes her feisty single “One of Your Songs” in advance of her fourth album, due this summer from Blackbird Record Label.