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Dance the night away with The Starline Rhythm Boys

Photo courtesy of Chandler Music Hall
You'll be singing and dancing along to this honky tonk band! Starline Rhythm Boys perform at Chandler Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 26.

The popular Vermont band, Starline Rhythm Boys brings its spirited country and juke joint sounds to the Esther Mesh Room as part of Chandler's Live & Upstairs series on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available.

Three talented musicians comprise the band that's been rocking venues across the state for more than a decade with music that evokes the Texas honkytonks of the 40s and 50s.

Danny Coane has fronted bluegrass, country and blues bands, but the rockabilly, rock 'n roll act, The Throbulators, gained him national exposure. Coane writes and sings with relentless enthusiasm, and picks a banjo and guitar with equal ability. He is the singer and rhythmic foundation for the band he now fronts.

Billy Bratcher holds down the beat for the trio on upright bass. He toured with Texas Juke Joint King Wayne Hancock and became well known throughout the US for mastering the unique "slap bass" style. He can be heard on the title track of Hancock's "That's What Daddy Wants" CD. In addition to his high-energy playing and flamboyant showmanship, Billy is a consummate songwriter. He writes most of the band's songs.

Al Lemery gets a sound out of his well-used Fender "widow maker" that can be spine tingling. After stints in Albany, NY with the likes of Johnny Rabb's Jailhouse Rockers, Al made his way north to Burlington. He's in his element with The Starline Rhythm Boys. When "Big Al" croons out a ballad, everybody listens. His powerful harmonies round out the trio's high lonesome and hot rockin' sound.

Advance discounted tickets can be ordered for $13 by calling the Chandler Box Office between 3-6 p.m. weekdays. Tickets on the day of the show are $16. Chandler's Upper Gallery is wheelchair accessible.