Cottonwood and The Lonestar Jukebox welcome The Bluebonnets from Austin, TX. Featuring Kathy Valentine from the world renowned Go-Go's, The Bluebonnets bring the heat with their own Garagey Blues Rock. Texas Monthly says «It's like if Blondie and Iggy Pop had three love children». Come out and see for yourselves Tuesday September 12th. And as always there ain't no cover charge!
e Bluebonnets — WHO WE ARE
The Bluebonnets play glam/garage/blues/rock complimented with layered girl-group harmonies. Tight and tough, their songs are energetic and genre-defying arrangements held together by guitar interplay and hooks you remember long after the show.The band formed in 2007, as a restructuring of a former line-up that began in LA several years before.
The band formed in 2007, as a restructuring of a former line-up that began in LA several years before. When Valentine returned to her hometown of Austin, Texas, it was the right time and place to revive a band that she and lead singer/bassist Dominique Davalos had started once before in LA. Dominique made Austin her home and the pair recruited Eve Monsees, a sensational guitarist and singer whom the acclaimed Gary Clark Jr. credits with inspiring him to become a guitar slinger himself. Eve added a new dimension and the Bluebonnets began to play shows and compile tunes for recording. The group is completed and driven by Los Angeles drummer Kristy McInnis’ solid groove beats.The Bluebonnets put a feminine slant on blues based
The Bluebonnets put a feminine slant on blues based rock n’ roll, yet don’t fall neatly into any musical category: traces of pop, roots, country, and punk are all interwoven into the music. Building a base with regular gigs in Austin, the band makes mini-tour trips to the East and West coasts and has recruited a steady following in harder to reach places with online live-streamed shows via StageIt.
The band’s second self-released and co-produced CD “Play Loud” has been out only a few months and has received local airplay and reviews. The CD features 11 songs, most of them recorded “old school,” –that is, live—capturing the energy that the band generates at their gigs.When Waterboys leader and singer Mike Scott saw the Bluebonnets one SXSW, he wrote this about them, leading to an invitation to open for his band in select cities on their major 2015 American tour. #Update: the tour was a smash! The ‘Bonnets made new fans in seven new cities they’d never gotten to play.
We're keeping it an all Womens evening featuring «Tatiana» as the opening act.
Kathy was born and raised in Austin where she got her inspiration and passion to be a musician. There, she bought her first instruments and amps, played in teenage bands and followed her fave acts on the club circuit, going from club to club to see the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, and Doug Sahm.
A visit to her mother’s native London gave her a short stint in Girlschool and turned her onto English punk bands-so upon her return to Austin, she helped launch the infamous Raul’s scene with her band the Violators. Turning 20, she moved out to Los Angeles in the hopes of making a career out of the music she had been pouring her energy into for years.
In LA, her band the Textones brought Kathy to the attention of the Go-Go’s, and when they needed a bass player, she was the one they asked. Within 6 months of joining the Go-Go’s, a record deal was signed and musical history was made when that band became the first all female group to top the charts. The Go-Go’s disbanded after realizing the dreams any young
band would dream of but came back together after 5 years apart, and have continued to tour occasionally and enjoy their legacy ever since.
Kathy returned to her passion for guitar in the 90’s when she met her musical soul mate, Dominique Davalos. Together, the two women formed a musical partnership that yielded bands (the BlueBonnets and the Delphines) and dozens of remarkably good songs, and has endured now for over 15 years.
Kathy also released a solo record, “Light Years” in 2005 which she co-produced, wrote, sang, and played guitar on in its entirety, and distributed on her own All For One label. She returned to Austin in 2006 where she lives with her young daughter. Her passion is still music and she spends time daily in her home recording studio, the BassMint, where she recently produced Austin band Adrian and the Sickness.
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