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Who Maddox Brothers & Rose
When February 13, 2003
Where Rohnert Park, CA
What Mad. Bros. and Rose
Source Spreckels Performing Arts Center
 

Mad. Bros. & Rose

Written and directed by Michael Grice;

musical direction by Peter Rowan.

Merle Haggard probably coined the phrase in the early ‘50s when asked to describe the music of The Maddox Brothers and Rose: “Well, they’re not really hillbilly and they’re not really rock and roll…I guess you’d call them rock-a-hillbilly.” The first inductees into the Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame, Rose and her brothers almost single-handedly created this new musical genre combining old fashion “thump and jump” sounds of the South with the vigor and brashness of the West Coast. Their energetic sound, cornball comedy, and wild costumes may have offended the Nashville elite but the audiences loved it. By the mid ‘50s, Nashville artists like Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb not only followed the Maddox sound but started dressing like them, too! From Johnny Cash to Janis Joplin, legends of American music continued to acknowledge the Maddox Brothers and Rose for their sound. Generating the same high energy and colorful characters, Mad. Bros. & Rose recreates the rowdy and boisterous radio and stage shows that made these wild pioneers of American music so unforgettable. This is a World Premiere event destined to travel the same road to success as Smoke on the Mountain and Pump Boys and Dinettes.

Thursday, 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 2:30 PM.

$15 all seats, Thursday
$22 full and $18 youth/senior all other performances.

Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 588-3400

This show is presented by Pacific Alliance Stage Co.

 
Contact
Spreckels Performing Arts Center

(707) 588-3400


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