The Skip Castro Band – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – September 16th, 2017

The Skip Castro Band

Gypsy Sally's Presents

The Skip Castro Band

Sat, September 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Advance $20/ Day of Show $20 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

All online sales stop at 5PM unless listed as sold out. You can purchase tickets at the door starting at 7PM.

 

The Skip Castro Band
The Skip Castro Band
In late 1977, four Charlottesville musicians — Danny Beirne (piano), Bo Randall (guitar), Corky Schoonover (drums), and Charlie Pastorfield (bass) — found themselves out of work and without a clue. Corky (who had recently returned from a stint at Boston's Berkley School of Music) suggested over beers that their mutual love of late '40s and early '50s swing music might make an interesting focal point for a new band. Rehearsals began, and on December 31st, 1977, the Skip Castro Band played their first performance.

Skip Castro's unusual blend of boogie, swing, rock'n'roll obscurities, and original tunes in a frenetic live show quickly earned them a reputation up and down the Eastern Seaboard as a band to be reckoned with. For a decade, the boys kept up a grueling pace of 200-300 shows a year, drawing big crowds and opening shows for the likes of The Kinks, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Little Feat, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Kenny Loggins, The Hooters, Bob Weir and The Beach Boys. All good things come to an end however and, in March of 1988 the band called it quits.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/