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