Freddy Vette & His Rhinestone Plowboys to Headline in Flinton 2018!
“KEEPING CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC ALIVE ONE HIT AT A TIME” by Freddy Vette
When I started playing in a band when I was 14 years old, it was Country music with my parents. They’re were called The Haggerty’s. I cut my teeth playing those country sounds, learning on the job about guitar playing, harmony singing and how a band works. All these years later, I’m so happy to be able to play that music again with Freddy Vette & His Rhinestone Plowboys.
The guy on the stand up bass is my Dad. I talked him into coming out of retirement after hanging up his bass for 25 years. Real Country Music like Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams. The good stuff from the 40s/50s/60s. I’m excited about this new band and I have a great bunch of guys who love it as much as I do.
- Al Brisco – Steel Guitar
- Al Torrance – Guitar/Mandolin/Banjo
- Brad Baldwin – Drums
- Jim Haggerty – Bass
Fifties and Sixties Rock and Roll, that is. That has been my life’s work since 1999. Through being a musician, and since 2009, a radio broadcaster too. I’m not keeping it alive single-handedly, of course. I’m just doing what I can do with my group of musicians and my radio program to keep the music alive on radio and on stage in whatever capacity I can.
Why? I love this music. I discovered it like millions of others have. Records, radio and TV. I was born in 1972. The resurgence of ’50s rock in the ’70’s with American Graffiti, Sha-na-na, Happy Days and my folks record collection hit me right between the eyes when I was a kid and I’ve been going back in time ever since.