Steve Conrad Presents


Wed, January 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Doors 7pm

Dance lesson at 7:30pm, Voodoo Swing at 8:00pm, Cisco and the Racecars at 9pm

Free Swing Dance Lesson plus Prize Drawings!

Back in 2008 three teens of Jam Pak formed a band called The Real Deal. Along the way they acquired other members but all were busy with school and sports and the band did a few gigs and entered contests here and there. Sometimes under the name of JP2. But bluegrass music and its branches still held a special appeal for those who grew up playing, jamming, and performing around the state.

Under the management and vision of Francisco Briseno, the band has grown to be a serious and exciting group to hear. They play in coffee houses, house parties, at The Beach House Reviews, and on the streets of Phoenix. They won a spot in the Marana Bluegrass Festival and the Hi Country Bluegrass Festival at Arcosanti for 2013. They will be a featured band in the 2014 festival at Arcosanti. The band recently competed in the Fiddle-in Band Contest at Payson and took first place. Although their roots are bluegrass and they remain true to that tradition, they are also able to play popular, country, and old-time music.

This young band is exciting to watch. They love what they're doing and they are committed to making their listeners happy with their music. They are best friends as a band and enjoy traveling, jamming, eating, and talking. Keep them in mind when you want some great entertainment.
Voodoo Swing, Nervous Records and Rockhouse Records recording artists is a premiere Rockabilly trio established in 1990. The trio consists of Shorty on lead guitar and vocals, while Leeroy pounds on skin and hollers and Ruth lays down the grooves on bass. They have shared the stage with modern legends such as Big Sandy, The Frantic Flattops, The Paladins, Lee Rocker, Three Blue Teardrops, The Reverend Horton Heat, Russell Scott and his Red Hots, the Dave and Deke Combo, and The Hillbilly Hellcats to name a few. Playing a unique rip-it-up style of Neo-Rockabilly quickly got Voodoo Swing the attention of Nervous Records in London, and they were quickly signed. Voodoo Swing's debut album "We're Usin' Code Names!" came out on Nervous in 1993. It was followed by their second album, "Well, Okay Then!" released on Holland's Rockhouse Records label. Voodoo Swing's music has also been on dozens of Rockabilly compilations, including "American Rumble," and "Only Freeways to Skinner Cat!" The band also provided the soundtrack for the lowrider documentary film "Low and Slow." In 1998, Shorty was voted "Best Electric Guitar Player" in Salt Lake's "City Weekly Magazine" readers poll. In the 90's, Voodoo Swing toured the Western U.S. and played rockabilly festivals around the country. At that time, the band called Salt Lake its home base. While playing a show in Wells, Nevada in the mid-nineties, a little-known gambler and the 4th King of Buthan, Jigme Wangchuck overheard the combo playing over the "ding ding" of the slot machines. The King peered into the concert hall and was mesmerized by what he saw and heard. That night he ordered the band be "relocated" to the home of his throne in Thimphu, Bhutan. Shorty, Leeroy and Ruth were made the courts jesters and were promised freedom after 5000 shows had been played for the King. Early in 2008 Voodoo Swing fulfilled their obligation to the Kings Court and now are back in Arizona playing for the fans they have missed for all these years. Look for Voodoo Swing in a dive bar near you... just NEVER in a casino.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014