Keeping the dance hall tradition alive with classic country music, The Pearl Snaps keep fans two-stepping on saw-dust dance floors all over Central Texas. This real honky-tonk band, musically inspired by greats like Hank, Patsy, Loretta, Merle, Waylon, Willie and more, thrills music lovers with old favorites that will never be forgotten. The six-piece band also features original music, capturing the beloved American genre that is foundational to today's country music. Saloon-style piano, smooth sliding tones of pedal steel, melodic lead guitar and a driving dance beat makes it impossible for audiences to stay in their seats.
A night with The Pearl Snaps is a journey through time narrated by the most beloved country artists from the 1930s all the way through today. The band’s lead female singer, Lisa Rainbolt (on piano, guitar and tambourine), yodels out Patsy Montana’s “Cowboy Sweetheart,” gives a sultry rendition of Elvis’ “Heartbreak Hotel,” and gets the crowd jumping with Devil Doll’s “Liquor Store.”
When they’re not singing backups, John Christian (on lead guitar), Bill Aydam (on guitar and harmonica) are belting out the best by Willie, Waylon, Merle and Johnny. With five singers, audiences are sure to hear their country favorites. All seven musicians have been dedicated to music throughout their entire lives.
The Pearl Snaps play monthly at the historic Cotton Club, in addition to venues like Mercer Street Dance Hall and The Broken Spoke. More information and appearances at www.thepearlsnaps.com.
Lisa Rainbolt 512-663-5530
MEMBERS OF THE PEARL SNAPS:
Lisa Rainbolt - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, tambourine
Bill Aydam - rhythm guitar, harmonica, vocals
John Christian - lead guitar, vocals
Kevin Holder - bass
Steve Grimes - drums
Steve McCarthy - piano, accordion, fiddle, vocals
PHOTOS BY BRUCE FISHER PHOTOGRAPHY