Jan 14

Odessa Rose

Category: dances,Uncategorized

Boston Swing Central kicks off our 2011 with a new band called Odessa Rose.   Let’s dust off that winter chill this Friday, Texas-style with Odessa Rose…a Western Swing band.   Just in case you don’t know what Western Swing is, don’t worry,  it’s got nothing to do with West Coast Swing…it is the Texas interpretation of what Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Count Basie.   Basically, cats like Spade Cooley and Bob Wills felt that if the Duke and the Count could swing, so could they.   Except they had pedal steel guitars instead of large horn sections.  And then they played hot jazz country-fried, and country songs hot jazz style and yee-haw, Western Swing as a genre of music was born.

So, we’re going to try this band out tonight and see how y’all like ’em.  We heard a subset of Odessa Rose playing in a smaller combo at  the brunch over at the Highland Kitchen and they made us want to get up and dance…and after talking to them, we found out that they had played for dancers before in Texas where some of them are from…so there you go…

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:30am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

The Crosby Whistle Stop
24 Roland Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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