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GO KAT GO! Presents Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys PLUS The Clams

September 16, 2017 @ 9:30 PM - 12:30 AM

GO KAT GO! is proud to present the return of Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys to Cafe Nine!!


“Twenty-five years, hundreds of thousands of miles, and over 3,000 live performances; what a dream it’s been!” said Robert “Big Sandy” Williams. “When I first got together for a garage rehearsal with a group of musician friends in the spring of 1988 in Anaheim, California, I never imagined that I would someday be celebrating the silver anniversary of the rocking little band that formed that afternoon”

Indeed, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys are beloved by many, with fourteen albums of undiluted joyful music pulled from rockabilly, rock & roll, honky-tonk, rhythm & blues, soul and doo-wop.

“Here I am, looking back at a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times and put us in front of national television and radio audiences,” said Big Sandy. He and the band have made three appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, as well as All Things Considered with Melissa Block. “Putting together this new record has brought back a flood of memories. It is our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now. I feel like we’re sounding better than ever and experimenting musically. While it’s a reflection of our past, this album is really a hint of things to come.”

Since forming 25 years ago, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have toured continuously and become torchbearers of American roots music. As a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and entertainer, Big Sandy has few contemporaries. With the release of What a Dream It’s Been, Big Sandy is at once acknowledging and celebrating the successes of the past 25 years, while setting the stage for further exploration and interpretation of the musical forms he is most passionate about.


Rocking Connecticut and beyond since 2002, straight from the beach party of your dreams, The Clams bring you the driving sound of 1960s surf rock. This 3 piece group dishes up classic surf instrumentals, twangy TV and movie themes and original music that sounds halfway between surf music and TV / movie themes. Dano Clam, a bit of mad scientist of surf guitar tone, fills the room with lush Fender reverb guitar. Clammy Davis jr. lays down the artful, sophisticated drum beats. Deep C Clam brings instrumental classics to a new low with a 5 string bass. The Clams are seldom seen without a few authentic, athletic and all around awesome 1960’s style Go-Go dancers. If you are having a beach party, or just want to sound like it, this is your band.


September 16, 2017
9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
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New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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