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This is from Paul Johnson's Email List -- BN

So Cal friends and surf music fans

This is way-last-minute and a way-cool opportunity that you might not want
to miss...

My ol¹ pal TEISCO DEL REY, Austin TX¹s premiere surf rocker, is playing at
Deke Dickerson's annual ³Guitar Geek² festival in Anaheim this coming
Saturday, January 19 (headlined this year by the legendary Collins Kids of
50s rockabilly fame). And I'm stoked because I get to be part of the
all-star band backing him for this.

*** And NOW I'M ALL THE MORE STOKED because we have JUST ADDED a second engagement. for
SUNDAY NIGHT JAN 20th at the PURPLE ORCHID TIKI BAR in EL SEGUNDO with The Glasgow Tiki Shakers also on the bill here...) ***

Details about both gigs are below, in a reprint of Teisco¹s own blurb about these events.
I'll just add that Teisco is one of my favorite people, he's quite a colorful and quirky character, to put it mildly!
It's sure to be a great show at whichever event you might attend. Please read the blurb you'll get the picture...
Sat, Jan. 19, Guitar Geek Festival - Jolly Roger Hotel Ballroom, 640 W
Katella Ave in Anaheim across from Disneyland
Sun, Jan. 20, the Purple Orchid 221 Richmond St off the 405 Fwy in El
Segundo 90245

As roots-rock guru Deke Dickerson writes: "Many remember Teisco Del Rey as
the columnist for Guitar Player magazine for many years. Others remember him
from his astounding instrumental albums, where he tackled everything from
surf to soul, channeling the spirit of Duane Eddy. Yet others will remember
him as the only man in the last 3 decades to seriously play the 'Guitorgan.'
All this and more will be revealed in Teisco Del Rey's first-ever Southern
California live appearance! Not to be missed." It's true! Austin, Texas'
Teisco Del Rey is finally playing the birthplace of surf music -- with, as
he says, "Not just an all-star band, not a dream team, but the dream team of
instrumental surf."

On bass: Dick Dale alumnus and member of the Torquays, STEVE SOEST.
On drums: from the Halibuts and Los Straitjackets, PETE CURRY.
On guitar: instro-surf pioneer and member of the Belairs, PAUL "MR. MOTO" JOHNSON.
TEISCO and his bad self plays lead guitar and Guitorgan, handsomely decked
out in fine men's apparel.


Teisco & Co.'s Geek Fest set is scheduled for 9:30 (640 W.Katella, at
southwest corner of Harbor) -- just before rockabilly legends the Collins
Kids close the day-long party. It's a quickie (only 35 minutes), so don't be
Check out the whole amazing lineup at

At the Purple Orchid, El Segundo's swinging new surf spot right near LAX:
211 Richmond; 310/322-5829;, doors open at
7:30 and the Glasgow Tiki Shakers promise to get things shaking.
Then Teisco plays 'til 10 or 10:30 or who knows? -- as long as they'll let
him! A mere $5 each at the door. 
"Lashing, surfing-in-a-hurricane intensity, rendered with passion and
style." -- Guitar Player magazine
"If John Waters had gotten a guitar instead of camera for his 12th birthday,
this is what he'd sound like." -- Playboy
"He's perfected the mix of Texas-blues-meets-'60s surf." -- Austin Chronicle
"Part surf, part greasy R&B, part 1960s punk, part B-movie hot-rod
anthems -- and all trashy fun. This Austin visionary surrounds himself with
some of the best roots music players in town and proceeds to tear his way
through a primer of two-fisted instrumentals." -- Rhapsody
"You sound like the Ventures on acid!" -- an actual fan at a recent gig

Thanks ­ hope to see you this weekend!

- pj

Paul Johnson
surf & rock instrumentals
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This story has 1 comment.


WILL be a great Show sure....I would love listen this show...

D-D-boy | 16-Jan-2008 14:13:29 | Flag

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