Honky Tonk Tuesdays w/The Desert Dogs

Honky Tonk Tuesdays w/The Desert Dogs

Dance lesson w/Connie Jo Collins

Tue, January 15, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

$8 advance ● $8 cash at the door

Presenting Honky Tonk Tuesdays at The Secret Society!

Featuring Portland's finest Two-Step and Western Swing bands every Tuesday night!

Dance lesson (no partner required!) with Connie Jo Collins from 7-7:30pm! 

Live Music and Dancing fro 7:30 to 10PM!

The Desert Dogs - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Desert Dogs
Based in Portland, Oregon The Desert Dogs are a 5-piece group you’ll find at country dance venues playing Ray Price-style shuffles and mixing it up with Western Swing and The
Bakersfield Sound for the dance crowd. The band is the brainchild of bassist Pete Wolfe, who played with pedal steel player Harley James and guitarist Rusty Blake in Portland honky tonk favorites “The Buckles.” Teaming those three with vocalist and drummer Dan Primmer and fiddler Kevin Healy, The Desert Dogs enjoy dance venues above all and gear their music towards two-step and swing. The Desert Dogs keep it swinging!

Pedal steel player and vocalist Harley James counts Lloyd Green, Jimmy Day, Buddy Emmons, and Ralph Mooney as major influences on steel and has been a local stalwart in Portland country venues for nearly 40 years. Lead vocalist Dan Primmer has been a go-to pro drummer on the Portland country
scene since his first gig in 1969, and his singing shows the influence of favorites Ray Price, Johnny Bush, and Ray Charles. Bassist Pete Wolfe has been on the country rock and traditional country scene in the Northwest since the ‘70s with his touring
band Wheatfield and numerous others. Fiddler Kevin Healy, a Northwest and Sacramento Western Swing Society inductee,
lists Tommy Jackson and Keith Coleman as fiddling influences and has played with the Longhorn Western Swing Band and recently with the Rocky Butte Wranglers and the Barn
Door Slammers. Rusty Blake plays guitar and has a list of credits too long to list, but including the Lucky Stars, Dave Stuckey, Caleb Klauder, Deke Dickerson, Pink Martini, and The Barn Door Slammers
Dance lesson w/Connie Jo Collins - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Connie Jo Collins has been a country dance instructor since 1985, and specializes in teaching beginners.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212