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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rock-A-Billy Festival 2012

Rock-a-Billy is said to be rock-n-roll before it was called that, a fusion of rock, country, and blues. The word is rock (& roll) + hillbilly. The music started right here in Jackson, TN with a quick spread to Memphis, TN. This week, Jackson held the Rock-a-Billy festival, an annual tradition.

I was impressed with the dancers. I can't line dance.


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My friend Monica went "in style". Rock-A-Billy Monica:



Musical acts were okay. Some sounded like that man that stays on the mic at karaokee or might be invited to sing at some local event. Others were really good and I'd go to see them again. My favorite was Jerry Lee, Barry, & friend but I don't have a picture of them. My second was that Swedish girl with the taking, sexy voice; oh my!







2 comments:

  1. Looks like great fun. You could learn that line dance, with good calling/cuing. Did they invite audience participation?

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  2. It was welcomed, though not invited. Some ppl got up and started dancing with them and you could see some of them trying to help guide those newcomers.

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