Hillbilly Casino Presents A Holiday Hootenanny at The Christmas Carnival
with Rosie & The Rivets and Special Guest Jittery Jack & Miss Amy
Thursday, December 19 at 8 p.m.
You’re in for a rockin’, retro-good time this holiday season when A Holiday Hootenanny at the Christmas Carnival rolls into town!
Blending elements of honkytonk, rockabilly, psychobilly, and straight-up rock ‘n’ roll, every member of Hillbilly Casino brings their own special flavor to the band. From Nic’s background in hip-hop and rockabilly, to Geoff’s love of old-school punk rock and ska—you’ll find elements of all of this in every Hillbilly Casino record and show.
While you’ll see a lot of bands sitting around waiting to get signed, Hillbilly Casino took a cue from bands like Black Flag, Fugazi, and Youth Brigade, booking their own tours, and producing and releasing their own CDs and T-shirts, and spending hundreds of hours in their old gray Econoline van, getting the rock ‘n’ roll out to the people. From thirty-minute opening slots, to three- and four-hour marathon sets, these boys are gonna bring their ‘A’ game, and you’ll probably get tired before they do.
Hillbilly Casino has performed along with the likes of: Brian Setzer Orchestra (seven shows), Rev. Horton Heat, Rancid, Los Straightjackets, Southern Culture on the Skids, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, The Horrorpops, The Blasters, The Supersuckers and many more national acts.
Jittery Jack & Miss Amy
Jittery Jack brings his East Coast bang to the world of Rockabilly and ’50s inspired Rock 'n' Roll. Hailing from Boston, MA USA he has headlined at the Viva Las Vegas festival numerous times, and has toured internationally, headlining many festivals including UK's the Rockabilly Rave and Australia's Camperdown Cruise. Jack has also recorded for both Wild Records in Hollywood, CA and Rhythm Bomb Records in Germany who released his 2014 full length, "Gonna Have A Time." Jack tours and records with his long-time collaborator, the incomparable Miss Amy Griffin, the Rockin' scenes premier female guitar player.
Rosie & The Rivets
Rosie & The Rivets faithfully conveys the music and visual excitement of the 1950's and early 1960's. Rosie & The Rivets is not a typical band, but a professional and dynamic stage show.
With an extensive theater and musical background, Christine brings "Rosie" to life onstage with boundless energy and passion for the genre. Her powerful and versatile vocal stylings have been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Karen Carpenter, Little Richard and LaVerne Baker.
Frank Canino (multiple instruments) is a former Legends In Concert cast member. He's played hundreds of shows around the world, performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Abbey Road Studios, was a cast member with Emmy Award-winning Beatle act The Fab Four and performed nightly on the Las Vegas strip. Frank co-founded Rosie & The Rivets with Christine Mikulskis with the common goal to bring an unparalleled retro act to the masses.
Marc Edelstein (string bass) has avidly promoted and performed in folk, bluegrass, country, western swing, rockabilly, gypsy jazz, and rock and roll projects and among an extensive writing and performing career, has appeared in over 1,200 performances of Million Dollar Quartet at the Apollo Theater in Chicago.
Jim Barclay (drums) has played behind the Temptations, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers and Wanda Jackson. He has played, recorded and toured with many artists (the famous Green Mills’ Jimmy Sutton’s Four Charms) and his own band, The Federales. Jim’s stage credits also include the award-winning Million Dollar Quartet.