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The Stray Cat Lee Rocker
Grammy Nominated Rockabilly Bassist

September 18th, 2021

Time: 7:00pm

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Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums, garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records, and were music video pioneers of the MTV. The Stray Cat’s worldwide mega hits "Stray Cat Strut", "Sexy and Seventeen" and "Rock this Town" have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has included "Rock this Town" as one of the 500 most important songs in rock.

From the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine, to appearing on Saturday Night Live, to headlining the US Festival and touring with the Rolling Stones, Lee Rocker has seen and done it all. In addition to The Stray Cats and the Rolling Stones, Rocker has toured and performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, and John Fogerty. In 1982 Rocker and his father Stanley Drucker, (classical clarinetist) both received Grammy nominations; this was something that has only occurred twice in the history of the Grammy Awards. In 2012 Lee appeared on Broadway in the hit musical "Million Dollar Quartet" and in 2014 he was inducted into the Bass Player Hall of Fame. Rocker has received numerous honors for his contributions to music and the arts, including being inducted to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and he is a recipient of the Visionary Artist Award by the City of Laguna Beach California. In his concert performances, Lee Rocker rocks every town and leaves every audience on their feet and cheering.

Lee Rocker has been consistently touring, recording and performing around the globe since 1980 and has cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers. He is known for making his upright double bass appear as if it were a lightweight instrument as he spins, throws it in the air, catches and plays it on stages throughout the world. His concert show is a time for him to tell stories about his days on the road and in the music business for the last 35 years – including sharing stories about his adventures lugging the giant piece of equipment around.

BUZZ CAMPBELL (Guitar/Backing Vocals)
BUZZ CAMPBELL is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He founded his group, Hot Rod Lincoln, from San Diego, CA in 1990. Buzz met Lee Rocker while opening for him and approached Lee about producing his first release. Lee produced self-titled CD, Hot Rod Lincoln in 1992 as well as Blue Cafe, the bands third CD, in 1996. The title track, "Blue Cafe", was written for Buzz by Brian Setzer, front-man of the Stray Cats. In 2000, Buzz was asked to join Sha Na Na, 1950’s revival group whose legacy includes performing at Woodstock, a cameo in the movie Grease, and their own TV show from 1975-1981. Buzz left Sha Na Na in 2004, after Lee Rocker asked him to join his group. Buzz has been touring the world with Lee ever since and is on all of Lee’s releases since 2004. Buzz penned the song, "Crazy When She Drinks" for Lee, which was released in 2008 on the album, Black Cat Bone. In 2015, Buzz approached Lee with the idea of creating a theater-show telling Lee's musical story. He is endorsed by Gretsch Guitars.

MATTHEW JORDAN (Keys/Acoustic Guitar/Backing Vocals)
Matt Jordan is based in Fairmont, West Virginia and travels all over creation doing what he does best: driving a hot rod piano like he stole it. Two years and 220 shows with Reverend Horton Heat honed his razor's edge as a performer. With the Rev, Matt traveled the US, Canada, and Europe, melting faces and tearing down stages (in the most professional way possible). A former military cadet and engineering student turned workin' man, Matt drew upon the inevitably colorful stories to write, record and produce his first album, Two-Thirty Blues. He has recorded with Reverend Horton Heat, Scuzz Twittly, Los Kung Fu Monkeys, Lucky 757, The Brains, Andrea & Mud, Pope Paul & The Illegals, Rev VJ Thesis, Ambur Rockell West, and The Jam Messengers. He is endorsed by VIBE9 In-Ear Monitors.

Larry Mitchell was raised in Southern California in the 60’s and has played drums professionally since he was 16 years old, in and around Los Angeles and Nashville. His professional accomplishments reflect his love of Americana and roots music, which have included touring and recording for many artists such as Heather Myles, Wylie & the Wild West, Jann Browne, Rosie Flores and Trini Lopez to name a few. His studio work includes countless sessions for genres that range from blues to country to rock and pop.

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