Howdy, Classic Country Fans!
You can see by this picture that I have had my cheap but trusty and loyal Sunburst Sidekick customized to suit The Averys' showbiz stylings. We always say "If you expect folks to look at you playin' music all night long, then give them somethin' to look at!" You can find out more about the artist who did this work by visiting www.greasygorillapinstriping.daportfolio.com, and tell ol' Oni that Slim sent ya'!
The Averys had one hell of a great Round Up last week with Andy and Chrissy turning in a spellbinding performance and sounding in very fine voice, and The Hanging Deadmen turing things into a real full-on Honky Tonk party. Many thanks to these talented acts and to all you loyal Rounders-Up who made it one of the best Round Ups yet!
Now, ol' Chris Bingman, our good friend from The Deadmen and other crucial Country acts, has got himself his own monthly show that he is set to commence here in December. The first episode of The Chris Bingman Variety Hour will air at Bernie's Distillery on Saturday, December 4th. Scheduling conflicts prevent The Averys from playing this show, but Boots and I will be on hand to provide a duet performance of some of the Averys songs that you know and love. We are pleased to be invited to help Bing kick off his monthly Country Music show, and we hope that will take this opportunity to catch Boots and me in our first stripped down duet performance, without those other pesky Averys getting in the way of our Country Music genius.
You may not be tempted by the thought of Boots and me fumbling through a hamfisted set of acoustic arrangements, but wait there is more. On the same bill that night will be Joshua P James, fresh off his mini-tour and toting piping-hot copies of his new album "As Long A I Am Tall". This is a terrific record from one of Columbus's finest and tallest songwriters and performers, a truly original voice and a talent to be reckoned with. Of course, Chris Bingman hisself will have any number of musical treats in store for you. You never know exactly what to expect from Bing, but you can be certain you will be entertained and probably slightly hung over before it is all said and done.
The Chris Bingman Variety Hour
Chris Bingman and Friends
Joshua P James
Slim White and Boots Massing
Saturday, December 4th, at 9 PM
Bernie's Distillery, 1896 N High St