Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then hopping across the pond to Europe and beyond. They bring with them a brand of American music that has earned them an induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, several national television appearances, guest spots on The Grand Ole Opry, and a slew of adoring fans.
I truly love being out on the road, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to sing my songs all over the world, said Sandy. But when I’m away from the U.S. for too long, it’s like I need a recharge… like I need a solid dose of everything Americana. Give me a Chuck Berry song while rolling down the interstate, or a truck stop conversation with a waitress who once danced with Lefty Frizzell, and I’m good for another three thousand miles .
The Big Joe Kinser band, a Des Moines-based Americana/Western Swing band, plays uptempo twang all over Central & Southern Iowa.
Powered by acoustic & electric guitar, keys, bass & drums, they surround their Big-Joe-penned original songs with like-minded Western Swing, Honky Tonk, Outlaw, Alt Country, Bluegrass, Blues and a little Southern Rock, paying homage to old testament prophets like Bob Wills, Hank Sr, Waylon, Willie, Merle & Cash, as well as new testament disciples like the Mavericks, Dwight Yoakam, Asleep at the Wheel & Lyle Lovett.