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Monday, September 14, 2009

Local Band The Rivers Rockabilly Trio To Perform on NBC 10! Show This Thursday

On Thursday, September 17th, the Rivers Rockabilly Trio will be performing live on the NBC 10! Show. From their press release:

Local musicians to be featured on NBC’s 10! Show
The Rivers Rockabilly Trio signs on with new management

PHOENIXVILLE, PA– Local performance group, The Rivers Rockabilly Trio, has been invited to perform on Philadelphia’s WCAU NBC 10! Show on Thursday, September 17 at 11:00 AM. Formed in 2005, the trio is known for their authentic performance of rockabilly hits from the 1950s era. The NBC 10! Show appearance will highlight Buddy Holly tunes as a celebration of the September birthday of Buddy Holly.

The television appearance will feature the announcement that The Rivers Rockabilly Trio will be appearing two days later at Delaware County’s River Front Ramble, an event which draws nearly 30,000 people for food, music and fun along the Delaware River. The Rivers Rockabilly Trio will appear at the Marcus Hook Market Square Memorial Park from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

The Rivers Rockabilly Trio’s success in 1950s-era shows has led them to add several other shows to their repertoire, including Oh Boy! Buddy Holly and the 1950s, a multi-media tribute show featuring the music of Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly look-a-like, Ed Marra joins the trio in a recreation of the sights and sounds of the era. Oh Boy! has been booked at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on October 9.

Read More!On Thursday, September 17th, the Rivers Rockabilly Trio will be performing live on the NBC 10! Show. From their press release:
Local musicians to be featured on NBC’s 10! Show
The Rivers Rockabilly Trio signs on with new management

PHOENIXVILLE, PA– Local performance group, The Rivers Rockabilly Trio, has been invited to perform on Philadelphia’s WCAU NBC 10! Show on Thursday, September 17 at 11:00 AM. Formed in 2005, the trio is known for their authentic performance of rockabilly hits from the 1950s era. The NBC 10! Show appearance will highlight Buddy Holly tunes as a celebration of the September birthday of Buddy Holly.

The television appearance will feature the announcement that The Rivers Rockabilly Trio will be appearing two days later at Delaware County’s River Front Ramble, an event which draws nearly 30,000 people for food, music and fun along the Delaware River. The Rivers Rockabilly Trio will appear at the Marcus Hook Market Square Memorial Park from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

The Rivers Rockabilly Trio’s success in 1950s-era shows has led them to add several other shows to their repertoire, including Oh Boy! Buddy Holly and the 1950s, a multi-media tribute show featuring the music of Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly look-a-like, Ed Marra joins the trio in a recreation of the sights and sounds of the era. Oh Boy! has been booked at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on October 9.

The Rivers Rockabilly Trio recently signed with Phoenixville music management company, Iron Town Productions. “We have focused on booking venues and specialty events the last year,” says owner Jane Tucker. “However, when the opportunity to manage The Rivers presented itself, we jumped in on it.”

According to Tucker, the group’s flexibility and multiple incarnations were the deciding factor. The Rivers Rockabilly Trio has put together three different shows that work well with theaters, schools, festivals and special events. In addition to the Buddy Holly show, they have created Rockabilly Days, which features the first rock’n’roll hits of the 1950s and a children’s show called Silly Rockabilly.

The signing of the group by Iron Town Productions is not the first collaboration between The Rivers Rockabilly and Jane Tucker. The trio’s guitarist, Stu Frederick and Jane Tucker invented the Blob Ball together. The Blob Ball is a kick-off party for Phoenixville’s annual Blob Fest weekend. BlobFest celebrates the 1957 cult and sci-fi classic, The Blob which was filmed in Phoenixville and features Steve McQueen in his first starring role. The Blob Ball includes The Rivers Rockabilly Trio performing 1950s classics, swing dancing, costume contests and 1950s themed food.

The Rivers Rockabilly Trio includes Stu Frederick, on guitar, J. B. Smith on percussion and Bradley Keough on bass. All three sing in the trio and have extensive backgrounds in the Philadelphia area music scene. For more information on The Rivers Rockabilly Trio visit the band’s website at www.theriversonline.com. For more information on Iron Town Productions, visit their site at www.irontownproductions.com.

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