Band: Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue
Date: Friday, July 28, 8 p.m.
Venue: The Listening Room of Mobile, 78 St. Francis St., www.thelisteningroommobile.com
Tickets: $20 artist donation
For almost a decade, Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue has used their down-home sound to establish a foothold in the New Orleans music scene and beyond. Fronted by vocalist Vanessa Niemann, this group’s music transports listeners to a smoky beer hall filled with two-stepping patrons. Their hometown crowd has embraced this group’s nostalgic sound, which has been showcased at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for the past decade. The group’s dedication to the road has allowed them to also gather an extensive nationwide audience.
“Last to Leave,” the latest effort from Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, is a testament to the group’s dedication to their classic sound. Each of these modern cowpoke anthems boasts an abundance of twang and emotion. Whether an upbeat number such as “She’s a Killer” or a heartfelt anthem such as “The Ballad of Addie & Zack,” this group shines through its passion for these old-school country sounds.