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Rockabilly View By: Jennifer Allsup

Holy Jumpin and Jivin’! Now that we have another year of Rockabilly , Psychobilly, classic cars, pin-ups and burlesque behind us, I am looking forward to what’s in store in 2013. Let’s start with a young man making his way out to the Modesto music scene. Born in Modesto, Ca. in June of 1997. With music in his blood, now this 15 year old young man that has a passion for the oldies such as Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Son House, Etta James, Ray Charles & Nina Simone just to name a few of his favorites (you may recognize). He first recorded his first CD at the age of five, strummin’ his guitar with his mo-hawk flying and mean grins of expression on his face. Standing out on the ranch on a sunset evening. Singing about Wasp & Sprinklers and how everyone likes to BBQ.

With all the musical influences in his life, no wonder he has such a passion for music. At, the age of six he started piano lessons in Riverbank, Ca. As, a seventh grader at Teel Jr. High in Empire, Ca. he began playing with the Johansen Marching Band. Mr. Tyler Buer was his teacher at the time along with Mr. Alan Davis. They gave him the encouragement to make him want to make more music, outside of his musical family. His freshman year he was drumming for the band “Vomit Party”, pounding out those punk & metal beats . Along with “Vomit Party” he was the drummer for “ICK” which opened up for “Joe Buck” the bass player for “Hank III”, “The Pendeltons” with the fabulous Tony Trevino, and “The Hooten Hallers” out of Columbia Missouri. He has joined his dad on many acoustic shows in the Central Valley as a duo singing originals and covers of “Johnny Cash”. Last year he performed at the “Prospect Theater” on Scenic Ave in Modesto for a birthday celebration to Johnny Cash along with an all-star line-up…..The Wrong Doers, Poor House Millionaires, Nick Shattell and many more.

This past year he won his first MAMA in 2012 along with his dad as “Best Acoustic ” Mike Allsup & Eli Allsup as a duo. Eli is following in his dads’ footsteps and his other musically talented family. Dad Mike Allsup started an acoustic scene in Modesto called Mike Allsup and Friends Acoustic Shows and is also singer of DAM. Big Mike Allsup ( Three Dog Night ) guitarist is also from Modesto, Ca. Jesse Allsup an amazing drummer which use to play with Christy Hollywood and The Walk of Fame with Skeez and Christy Neva and Russ Allsup is the bass player for DAM.

Now, Eli Allsup has returned the roots of music with his full band Eli Goodtimes & the Oldtimers with Jacob Canada (on bass) and Nathan Ignacio ( on drums). Playing music influenced by Rockabilly and Country, Eli Goodtimes & the Oldtimers have played a few shows to end the year, one in particular opening for Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadours. Ladies and Gentlemen keep your eyes and ears always open for the future of young talent in the valley in whatever genre of music they decide to embark upon. Eli Goodtimes & the Oldtimers will be performing at the Barking Dog on Jan. 29th with The Deltaz. This is an all ages show.

Wishing you the best in 2013. Jennifer Allsup 209-214-0137

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