Gary Rue & Randy Sabien
A Rue/Sabien performance is an ad lib, rapid-fire affair, riddled with a melodic cascade of personal favorites peppered with musical ideas (occasionally interrupted by an errant thought: they sometimes feel the need to explain the process), duologues on inspiration (and what does not inspire), oblique social commentary, and comic highs and lows (when good things happen to bad people), all thoroughly plumbed from the musical depths of piano, guitar, violin, mando and voices that soar, growl and bubble within a sardonic Robin Williams/Noel Coward sense of humor. Influenced by nearly anything and everything musical. Buckle up!~Charles Bunbury
Gary Rue is well known to regional audiences for his work with Wire, Thumbs Up , Nip and Tuck, and Curtis A, but he has also enjoyed a 50 year career as a songwriter for national and international artists. Other artists include Robert Robinson, Prudence Johnson, Butch Thompson, Pat Donohue, Debbie Duncan, Rio Nido, Mary Jane Alm, The Rose Ensemble, The Mavericks, Honeydogs, Willie Murphy, Leslie Ball, Dan Chouinard, Maria Jette and of course, Randy Sabien.
Randy Sabien describes his sound as “Bob Wills meets Art Blakey (be-bop) meets the Allman Brothers (blues rock).” You can expect to hear classic Western swing tunes such as “Maiden’s Prayer,” an instrumental version of a Grateful Dead song, “Stella Blue,” or a swinging Duke Ellington tune, “Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool.” Just as Will’s Texas Playboys. Sabien has toured the world playing in different styles and with many greats of the music world.
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