Roy Rapid & the Rhythm Rock Trio
San Diego, CA
Petunia/Petunia & the Vipers
Vancouver, BC, CA
Date and Time
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Please join us for a special evening with Petunia and the Vipers all the way from Canada with special guests Roy Rapid and the Rhythm Rock Trio (San Diego) and Tiny & Mary (Los Angeles)... and Disc Jockey Douglas LeClair!!!
Doors open at 8pm
Show begins at 9pm
$12.00 Cover at the Door
Early arrival is strongly suggested.
There are links below for and additional information for those of you who aren't familiar with Petunia and the Vipers. This quote pretty much sums it up..
‘Have you ever listened to an artist who is so captivating, so utterly authentic, that they send shivers down your spine and make you dizzy with wonder? Well, meet Petunia, who, along with his band The Vipers, is single-handedly reintroducing the world to a long-lost, old-time style of music incorporating flavours of roots, rockabilly, swing, and train car ramblin’ hillbilly folk.’
‘Together, Petunia and The Vipers are not to be taken lightly. At times, swooning and crooning and others gnashing and smashing, the talent and precision with which they exhibit their musicianship is quickly becoming legendary in its own right.’
–Columbia Valley Pioneer
Here is some links to Mary Simich & Mr. Tiny...
More on Petunia and the Vipers---->
Since forming a few years ago PETUNIA & THE VIPERS have been very busy bringing their exciting and highly original brand of roots music to an ever increasing audience. They have made five trips down the coast to LA and many more trips through the Pacific Northwest. Their next west coast tour is in February 2012. They just released a self-titled album on vinyl LP & CD in addition to a limited edition 45RPM single.
Petunia & the Vipers had a music video come out last spring. Directed by Morgan Carrier, it aired many times on Bravo Television. It’s a hilarious animation/stop motion/live action tale built on one of Petunia’s own original songs entitled, “Cold Heart Breaker” It stars Petunia as the pioneer logger who has to rush back to the homestead to save his beloved from a hungry bear and it can be seen on Petunia’s own site at www.petuniamusic.com
With a piercing gaze, Petunia looks into the collective soul of the audience, then launches into some high and lonesome vocals that conjure up the ghost of Jimmie Rodgers. Not content with mesmerizing the crowd, Petunia’s tapping boot propels the band into a snarling fire and brimstone rave-up as a wave of frantic jitterbuggers compete for space on the hardwood dance floor.
He loves to keep you guessing.. often throwing a Spanish Ballad or Chanson a la Edith Piaf into the set. I believe it’s the spirit of adventure that attracted the high calibre musicians that make up The Vipers. Jimmy, Stephen, Marc, James, Patrick and Sam have decades of experience working their magic with some of the most exciting names on the country and rockabilly circuits.
Petunia & The Vipers thrive on the challenge of adding Latin rhythms to a country blues tune, or gypsy flavouring to a rockabilly standard. Petunia defies convention and yet there is some conservancy to his music. His honest, cut to the heart songwriting and multi-syllabic narratives would leave a lesser singer tongue-tied and breathless. I know, I’ve tried it. One of the many themes running through Petunia’s lyrics relates to living life on one’s own terms – fearlessly and without regret.
I’ve had the opportunity to tag along on some of his solo tours and can attest that he lives the life he sings about. His curiosity and adventurous nature compels him to check out what’s around the corner and if something offers a challenge or a hair of excitement there’s no holding him back. You can hear this in his music, boldly exploring new sounds and ideas. You will discover something new each time you listen to Petunia & The Vipers. – Al Mader, 2011.