Pints & Pickin' at the Plough - All Ages, Sunday Matinee

By NEWS - Posted on 22 March 2011


PINTS & PICKIN’ at the PLOUGH @ The Starry Plough, Berkeley
on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, All-Ages 3-6pm Matinee

The Debut of the New Monthly Downhome Pub-style Honky-tonk, Western Swing, Americana, and Rockabilly Series.

The Starry Plough is please to announce the kick-off of the new monthly series called “Pints & Pickin’ at the Plough.” These showcases will feature a rollicking combination of nationally touring and regional artists performing American roots music. The fun kicks off with San Francisco’s Alt-Country rockers The GoldDiggers, the authentic Texas Honky-tonk of Horse Opera from Austin, and local legend Rick Quisol performing 40’s Country and Western Swing as The Hillbilly Hotsy Totsy Jazzbo.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 (Matinee Show)
The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 841-2082
Doors at 2:30pm
Show from 3-6pm
All-Ages, $5 cover

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Blending a love of Texas songwriters and the rock and roll energy of the Rolling Stones, The GoldDiggers sprang onto the scene in the Spring of 2008 with a live performance on world-renowned KPIG Radio and a string of highly charged shows throughout the honky-tonks and dives of San Francisco. Winning fans over one drink at a time, the band played such notable venues as Cafe Du Nord, Make-Out Room, and The Starry Plough, and continued to experiment with the sound as piano, lap steel, and mandolin were featured alongside the trademark twanging guitar and tight rhythm section.


Horse Opera. Real country music, they like to call it honky-tonk. Raw, emotion driven songs covering the gamut from Saturday nite in the honky-tonk, to Sunday morn’ at the altar. Songs for the workin’ man, the drifter, the drinker, the sinner, the saved, the lonely, the lover, the fool and the wise man. Calling on the influence of ‘50’s and ‘60’s country music, and a touch of the ‘70’s Outlaw edge, Horse Opera has crafted a sound all their own, planted firmly in the traditions of classic country music.

The band is made up of veteran musicians; they have all been steeped in country tradition by spending years playing beer joints and dance halls across Texas.



Bay Area Veteran and supreme showman, Rick Quisol (The Royal Deuces, The Rounders, The Bay Area's Annual Hank Williams, Sr. Birthday Tribute, and more), brings his velvety croon and deep well of knowledge of Early Country, Honky-tonk, and Western Swing sounds to his latest project, The Hillbilly Hotsy Totsy Jazzbo. He dips into the songs of Floyd Tillman, Buck Owens, Tex Williams, and a host of obscure 30's and 40's Americana as well as performing his own sepia tinged originals.

For press inquiries & interviews please contact:
Michele Kappel-Stone
Late Bloomers Works Booking & Publicity
Representing The Starry Plough
Phone: 510.788.0171