07:30PM-09:00PM: Starline Rhythm Boys (Rockabilly)
Formed in 1998 (now celebrating 19 years together!) by 3 professional musicians with a combined experience of over 100 years in various bands (including Danny Coane with The Throbulators, Al Lemery with Badge and Billy Bratcher’s big-time one year stint in 1997 with Wayne "The Train" Hancock), 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. The Boys perform vintage country, honky-tonk and rockabilly music along with very tight and powerful 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 original band with outstanding, real-deal sound, style, energy, stage presence and appearance. They have appeared at almost every type of venue, as well as on radio and TV. They are both a listening and highly danceable group and appeal to a very wide age range. The Starline Rhythm Boys are artists signed to Cow Island Music, a small, independent "Americana" label, as well as Coles Meadow Music Publishing, based in Northampton, MA. They have released seven recordings, three of which won “#1 Album of the Year” (2002, 2007 and 2009 respectively) on the Freeform American Roots (FAR) chart based in Austin, TX. The Starline Rhythm Boys have won Seven Days newspaper’s (Burlington, VT) 2015 and 2016 “Daysie” awards as “Best Americana Artist/Group”. They were also nominated, along with 4 other groups from Texas, Colorado, Nashville & Sweden, in the “Best Honky Tonk Group” category for the 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards, Austin, TX. The Starline Rhythm Boys have been labeled “Vermont’s House Band” by Vermont Magazine and celebrated Americana/Live Music DJ, Jack Donovan of radio WDEV, Vermont’s oldest station, is quoted as saying, “Just three guys from the ‘Heartland of Vermont’ doin’ the best they can…and I might add they do it very well!!”. The Starline Rhythm Boys are one of the State’s most popular and hardest working group at over 150 gigs a year just in the State. Original, unique and “real-deal”, The Boys say, “Accept No Imitations”!