The Ponderosa Stomp
Barbara Lynn performs at Ponderosa Stomp.
announced the lineup for its Oct. 5-7 festival, which moves to The Orpheum Theater. The festival celebrates early rock ’n' roll, swamp pop, one-hit wonders and more. There are concerts Oct. 6-7 featuring artists including garage rockers The Mummies, rock, blues and R&B singer Gary U.S. Bonds, Texas psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson, Louisiana country fiddler Doug Kershaw, singer and guitarist Barbara Lynn, singer Roy Head, R&B singer Archie Bell and many others.
There's a concert (meant to preview the talent announcement) at 9 p.m. tonight at Ace Hotel. It features Lazy Lester, the bluesman who sang "Ponderosa Stomp," for which the festival is named. Also on the bill are Spyder Turner and Lil Buck Senegal and his Buckaroos.
The festival also features a music conference and a record show at Ace Hotel.