May 29: Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys at Rancho Nicasio

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Sometimes, the perfect pairing of band and venue makes a show impossible to ignore. Such is the case this weekend when Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys pull their vintage aluminum tour bus up to the dusty driveway of Rancho Nicasio to present their bygone sounds at the bygone roadhouse. Staunchly dedicated to preserving and presenting the vintage sounds of Western Swing, country boogie and rockabilly, the Fly-Rite boys play exclusively era-authentic instruments and dress in the snappy wardrobe of old-time show bands. Though decidedly retro—their own LPs stand strong alongside Ernest Tubb and Spade Cooley records—they write their own new material with the talent and flair of the greats they so admire. Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys will return in August for Sebastopol’s Gravenstein Apple Fair and Cloverdale’s Friday Night Music series, but nothing beats the down-home ambiance when they play Saturday, May 29, at Rancho Nicasio. Town Square, Nicasio. 8:30pm. $15. 415.662.2219.

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