Lotsa tonky for all you distinguished honkies

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You’re gonna just love the velvety tone in Jeff Riales’ voice as he commandeers the Silvertone Express. This outfit is 100 percent true country with the onliest, loneliest country singer from around the parts up front.

Born in Memphis, Riales sticks to the red clay rural side of the road, weaving a tapestry of heartbreaking and absolute Americana. He’s shared the stage with other song-slingin’ troubadours like Chris Smither, John Hiatt, and Delbert McClinton.

Live or on one of his four albums, Riales reminds you of the man in Man in Black, Lefty, Waylon or Merle or even fellow nu-country hero and crooner Dale Watson. Music perfect for two-steppin’ across the sawdust with your arms around your gal. It’s real honky tonk sentimentality that can’t be faked…

Our Own Worst Enemy warms the boards to the countrified, Dixie-fried proceedings.

Jeff Riales and the Silvertone Express with guests Our Own Worst Enemy, Friday, June 12, 8 p.m. at Photo City Music Hall, 543 Atlantic Avenue. Tickets: $12.
Frank De Blase is Rochester Beacon music writer.

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