Louis Armstrong was once asked what his favorite kind of music was, and his response was simple: “Good music.”
Petunia & the Vipers’ sound may not sit comfortably in one certain genre, but “Good Music” describes it well. Together with his band the Vipers they play original music combining elements of classic 1920’s thru 70’s country, country blues, western swing, alt country rock, Mexicana, French cabaret, Romanian, ragtime, jazz, punk and folk music.
A new music that springboards off of music of the past and jumps into the present day, left with only echoes of the past… Something in between 1920’s and steam punk.
Petunia is no stranger to being a “road dog”. He’s spent most of the last 23 years crisscrossing sections of Europe, North and South America, playing his old hobo haunts, hitch-hiking junctions, street corners, dive bars, churches and run down theaters. He’s more than just an entertainer, he’s a modern musical enigma. Imagine that David Lynch and Nick Cave had a hillbilly baby, that yodeled… or Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s hobo junction. This is just one way of describing the man known simply as Petunia. He’s an adventure seeker, a poker player, and a mysterious stranger.
A restless wanderer, a musical historian, and a quirky yet amazing talent, Petunia joins the greats from north of the 49th for his classic style and raucous performances. He is simply a Canadian treasure.
He makes a RARE appearance in Orange County Oct. 17 - and only Stellar Shows has him.
Make plans now to see this wünderkind - and his extremely talented band.
With a show this special, we have a special guest to match:
Don't miss the opening set by Abby Girl & The Real Deal at 7 pm!
Abby Girl (a.k.a. Abby Maharaj) has thrilled listeners, landed an Ameripolitan nomination for Rockabilly Female 2019, and earned followers in the U.S. and overseas. She’s at ease singing with blues greats and belting out her original songs and rockabilly tunes.
People most often comment on the rich, warm tone of her voice. SDnews.com recently wrote that Abby Girl “is blessed with an impressive voice, which echoes Patsy Cline...a vintage sound that will also appeal to fans of early country music or rock’n’roll.
Reservations: www.STELLARSHOWS.net • 714-809-6146 ORIGINAL MIKE’s is located at 100 S. Main St. Santa Ana Free parking • all ages • full menu • 7 pm start