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RockabillyView – Who puts the Rocking Swing in your Town ?

By Jennifer Allsup
Who puts the Rocking Swing in your Town ?

There are three powerhouse ladies that perform in our Rockabilly scene in Modesto. All lovely ladies with different backgrounds. Let’s start with Amie “Astelle” Alton. A freelance photographer for Lady Luck LLC is her day job. When, Amie is not shooting beautiful pin-up ladies, Amie is slappin’ that stand up bass whether on the streets of downtown Modesto or in a venue like coffee shops and a big stage like the Fat Cat. Amie also plays with numerous artists as a fill in for The Urban Pioneers out of TN, With Liz Sloan amazing fiddle player, Jared McGovern on vocals and guitar. Keith is gracious enough to sit out and allow Amie to step in. Amie also plays with Tony Trevino, Ray Vazira, Eli Allsup and Mike Allsup amongst others. Amie would love to travel with her bass and other musicians. One day that will come true. Amie and her bestie Shelly Sin also have a country based band that will be up and coming. Please stay tuned more from Amie. Or if you see her street performing. I suggest you stop and take a look at her mad skills, slappin that bass on the streets.

The lovely and talented Tess Boyd a lady that has an amazing range on vocals, plays the ukulele and guitar. Tess is the front woman for the “Honey Shots”, who are on the Hi Ho Sliver record label owned and produced by Rick Torres in Sonora. I first met Tess many many years ago on stage singing her heart out with her husband Devon Boyd. Tess, has the voice of Wanda Jackson. Tess, has opened for the Mr.Tubbs & Modern Day Troubadours, The Saddle Tramps, Reverend Horton Heat in Modesto. Tess and her band can do covers and perform her originals as well. The Honey Shots are for hire in your club or private parties. Or if you like singer/songwriters she also does a solo project. She is a strong handed lady and not one to be reckoned with, unless you love those tight embraces. I DO !!!

One hair stylist, a single mom, one vocalist with a tone of Barbara Madrell’s old stuff is local business owner of Tangled T’s and vocal front women Tiffany Rose and the Outlaw Hearts. Tiffany Rose and her band Ray Vazira, and Amie Astelle have been rocking for a few years Now, I remember a certain street performance with her Eli Allsup and Richard Meeker on the street of 11th during the Graffiti parade. She also has played many shows as an opener for touring bands like the Urban Pioneers and recording artist singer song writer Amy LaVere. Tiffany has great passion whether she is doing a cover or an original. While running her business and raising her precious little Drew. She is always willing to take the extra mile to perform, get out and about in Modesto. Check out these lovely ladies and there talents ! It we be well worth the listen.

*Jennifer Allsup*
*Sweet Pea Knickers Promotions/DAMSweet*


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