Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys, Babe Miller & His 10-4s

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Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys, Babe Miller & His 10-4s

Fri, May 3, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brauer House

Lombard, IL

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

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Delilah DeWylde And The Lost Boys
Delilah DeWylde And The Lost Boys
A long time ago, at the dawn of the Atomic Age, a succession of no-good punks and ill-mannered teenagers took the best of American roots music — hard-partying honky tonk country, searing gutbucket blues and lonesome hillbilly twang — and distilled it into a potent moonshine known as rockabilly. This combustible formula, passed down through the generations, forms the heart of the revved-up stylings of Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys.

Mixing their own self-penned songs with vintage country/honky tonk hits, rockabilly favorites, and surf gems by such artists as Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Buck Owens, Gene Vincent, and Dick Dale, Delilah and the Lost Boys come out on stage looking and sounding like a step back in time. Dressed to the nines in the tradition of pre-color television, the band thrilled audiences across the Midwest with its spirited performances.

Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys got its start in 2005. Just like rockabilly originators Johnny Cash, Bill Haley and Carl Perkins, this Michigan trio cut its teeth on steel-guitar driven country in the style popularized by Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Webb Pierce. But the draw of the big beat was irresistible, and over time the band’s approach has become sharper and tighter. Not self-consciously retro, Delilah and the Lost Boys remain committed to hand-crafted American music that stands at the crossroads of creativity and craftsmanship, liberally drawing from honky tonk country, rockabilly and surf music


Bandleader Delilah DeWylde (upright bass/lead vocals) is veteran of the West Michigan music scene and an alumna of rockabilly institution DangerVille. Her outsized stage presence is the centerpiece of the show — one minute singing sweetly, the next standing on her bass and slapping it into submission.

Next to the sound and fury of Miss Delilah stands cool character Lee Harvey on the big ol’ orange Gretsch guitar. His serious demeanor onstage reveals his reverence for the precision and technique of the “original” guitar gods—the likes of Paul Burlison, Billy Byrd, Cliff Gallup, Grady Martin, Dick Dale, Luther Perkins, Scotty Moore and Don Rich.

Drummer D.J. McCoy may not be affiliated with the famous feud between Hatfield and McCoy families, but he pounds his drums like they stole his prized hog nonetheless. Another veteran of the Michigan music scene, D.J. is a “drummer’s drummer” who makes his competition drool with both his skills and the vintage kits he plays.

Taking their task seriously, this trio plies its trade the old-fashioned way – live and in person, logging more than 100 gigs a year throughout the Midwest and beyond. The band also has recorded two LPs (as they used to call ’em): 2008’s Honky Tonk Heart, 2010’s The Price You Pay. Win My Love is now available as of July 2012 on girlfridayrecords.com
Babe Miller & His 10-4s
Babe Miller & His 10-4s
"Babe" Miller has been writing stone cold country songs since before he could walk it seems. A pen in hand, he writes the pain of dreams lost, gained and lost again. Melodies, simple, pure, ...lyrics , true, sharp. He straightens his perfect tie, strums his old fender and lays it on the line. His Band the 10-4s (Tom George on Pedal steel,Nate Minard on lead, Nick Phlegar on Bass, Ed Stark on drums) settle in tight on stage and can ease it down into 4 minutes of tear jerking and then crank it up into a barn burning twang fest that could be outlawed in many counties. Jack "Babe" Miller and his 10-4s have been performing all over southeast Michigans Festivals, car shows, blue collar bars to thunderous applause. Their sound is completely original and yet gives a nod to the honky-tonk tradition that they are proud to be a part of . "Babe" Miller is an honest man and you can feel it when he smiles, waves from the stage and says "Thank you Everybody, ...Truly, Thank you!"
Venue Information:
Brauer House
1000 N Rohlwing Road #13
Lombard, IL, 60148