Kristi Jean & Her Ne’er Do Wells

Lancaster Roots & Blues RETURNS - Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Sept 27, 28 & 29

Kristi Jean & Her Ne'er Do Wells

Kristi Jean and her band of Ne’er-Do-Wells have the hearts of rockabilly rebels. They share an equal affection for the western swing and rhythm and blues that came of age in the 1940’s and the rock-and-roll that emerged by the end of the 1950’s. From their tongue-in-cheek original music to their playful takes on popular tunes of the 50’s and 60’s, Kristi Jean and her band revive the energy of the old-school sock hop. Kristi Jean, who performed as Patsy Cline in the stage show “Always…Patsy Cline,”  has earned the hearts of fans and critics with her rich, authentic voice. Steeped in the country music of her Texas childhood, with some rock-and-roll boldness earned singing in countless bars and roadside dives, Kristi Jean is what one reviewer called, simply, “the real deal.” The band sprinkles their rockabilly swing with the honky-tonk steel guitar of veteran picker Dave “Doc” Mudgett, the authentic 50’s twang from guitarist Steve Branstetter, and the cornerstone rhythm section of Chris Gallagher on bass and Sean Hershey on drums to deliver a strong dose of real retro attitude. A “don’t miss” show!

Kristi Jean and her Ne’er-Do-Wells first album, released in 2019, “Country-Billy Collision,” was named “Album of the Month” by Crossroad Music and is still a fan favorite. Their follow-up album, One More Time, will feature a lineup of new original songs and some “rockabilly-surf” treatments of old favorites. The album is scheduled for release in late 2021.