Thursday Live! features Western swing, bluegrass

By From page A7 | March 27, 2013

Biscuits and Honey — Kurt Roggli, left, Dianna Craig and Ron Cowden — will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, as part of Thursday Live! westen swing and bluegrass show at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Courtesy photo

Bonanza King and Biscuits and Honey will perform for free at Thursday Live!’s Western swing and bluegrass show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis.

“Western swing is a first for Thursday Live! We’re really excited to add it to the long list of musical genres we’ve had at the hall,” said Juelie Roggli, Odd Fellows music committee member.

Bonanza King, which hails from Winters, is an eclectic country swing band fronted by singer Kari King.

Band member Keith Cary said, “We play a wide variety of country-related stuff, most of it danceable and much of it written by Kari.”

Their influences include ragtime, old jazz, blues and many forms of country music. King, a blues singer for decades who recently has been performing bluegrass, assembled the band herself.

Besides King as lead singer and guitarist, the group features Cary on lap steel, Steve O’Neil on bass, Roger Kunkle on fiddle and mandolin, Bruce Brewer on drums and Cedar Seegar on guitar.

Opening the show will be Biscuits and Honey, a bluegrass/folk band.

Thursday Live! concerts take place on the first Thursday of each month and are supported by the Davis Odd Fellows music committee and KDRT radio.

Enterprise staff

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