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Starline Rhythm Boys in Rockabilly Concert

The Starline Rhythm Boys will be performing at Boccelli's on the Canal in Bellows Falls on Friday, September 25, courtesy of Vermont Festivals LLC.

The trio is Vermont's preeminent Rockabilly band, and they can really rip things up. The band has won my respect, not just for the quality of their music, but also for their obvious love and respect for it.

This was exemplified for me one night when the band played at the Roots on the River Festival in Rockingham. One of the acts following theirs was Eilen Jewel, backed up by legendary rockabilly and Swing guitarist Jerry Miller.

As I crouched at the side of the stage taking photos, I realized that crouching next to me were Starline Rhythm Boys' Danny Coane and Al Lemery, taking advantage of their chance to see Miller play, up close and personal. I find that kind of respect for fellow musicians an admirable quality.

Producer Ray Massucco said he hopes to pack the house, and see everyone leave with smiles on their faces.

"We'll have to throw open the front doors for this one to accommodate the crowd and the music," Massucco said. "This band is going to rock the house at Boccelli's, so wear your dancin' shoes, 'cause your feet won't stop moving.'

Coane, also known as "Little Danny C.", is the former front man for The Throbulators, and has played in bluegrass, country, and blues bands.

Bassist Billy Bratcher, has toured with Texas Juke Joint King Wayne Hancock and became well known throughout the US for mastering the unique "slap bass" style

Lemery rounds out the trio on lead guitar and vocals.

"Vermont's own hard-driving Starline Rhythm Boys wowed Roots on the River Festival crowds for the last two years," Massucco said. "We're pleased to have them back to perform at Boccelli's."

To sample some of the group's music visit www.starlinerhythmboys.com.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and showtime is 7:30. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door, and are available at Boccelli's, Fat Frank's, and Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, Misty Valley Books in Chester, The Vault and Radio Shack in Springfield, and through www.brattleborotix.com, the $25 angel tickets are available only through www.brattleborotix.com.

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