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Linda Gail Lewis
Like her brother Jerry Lee, Rockabilly Hall of Fame member Linda Gail Lewis soaked up the sounds of hillbilly music and rhythm and blues in the rural areas of Louisiana. When Jerry Lee began to score hits with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire”, he singlehandedly lifted the family from dire poverty to a life of relative ease. Linda Gail’s chief inspiration was Jerry Lee, but later, as the era of rock ‘n’ roll came into play, she also tuned into the sounds of Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, and Lavern Baker.
Linda Gail Lewis’s official recording debut came when she performed as Jerry Lee’s duet partner for Sun Records in 1963. It was after Jerry Lee mounted his late-1960s comeback via country music that Lewis was able to make it onto the charts. Recording with her brother, she scored a top ten country hit with a version of Carl and Pearl Butler’s “Don’t Let Me Cross Over.” A rousing duet remake of Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven,” a staple of her act, followed it onto the charts. The Lewis duo’s 1969 Smash LP “Together”, featured their rowdy duet style on a variety of country standards and rockers. This led to Lewis’s debut solo album for the label, The Two Sides Of Linda Gail Lewis. In addition to composing material for her brother’s top-selling Smash and Mercury discs, Lewis also garnered an ASCAP award for her song “Smile, Somebody Loves You,” a top 40 country hit During this time, Lewis toured almost non-stop as part of her brother’s show. By 1977 she had had enough—she quit the act, married a man outside the music industry and started a new family. After a hiatus of nearly ten years, Lewis returned to music in the late 1980s, touring briefly with Jerry Lee before belatedly going solo at age 39. Lewis caught a career break when the New Rose label in France released International Affair, her first solo album in 23 years. Well regarded by critics like Robert Christgau for its raw, openly country sound, the album did not get much distribution in the United States, but put the European rock community on notice that she was available for shows.
Lewis’s biggest career boost came via legendary Irish rocker Van Morrison. Lewis met Morrison at a Jerry Lee Lewis convention in England. After a sound-check jam session, Morrison proposed the collaboration, which resulted in the 2000 Pointblank/Virgin duet album You Win Again The album reached the pop charts and sold strongly at the duo’s live shows. It became Lewis’s best-selling disc. Over the next 15 years, Delta Music Hall of fame member Linda Gail Lewis, toured the world constantly. She has played some of the biggest and most prestigious rock and roll festivals. During 2014 Lewis met Rockabilly guitarist Danny B Harvey (Headcat, Rockats) who introduced her to Lanark Records. So during four extremely creative days at Lanark Studios in Lancaster PA, Linda Gail Lewis, Danny B. Harvey, and her daughter Annie Marie Lewis, along with producer / bassist Quentin Jones and drummer Blair King cut 12 new rocking tunes which was released worldwide on an album called “Hard Rocking Woman” in 2015 by Lanark Records August 2018 a new duo album will be released by Chicago based Bloodshot Records. The duo album is with Grammy nominated highly critically acclaimed Americana / Folk singer and amazing guitar player Robbie Fulks. It was recorded and produced by Robbie Fulks who wrote most of the songs. Robbie Fulks is one of the greatest song writers of this century. Legendary musicians who played on the album, Redd Volkaert, Kevin Smith, Tommy Detamore, Danny B. Harvey, Hank Singer, Alex Hall, in Austin / Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and Alex Hall in Chicago.
Danny B Harvey is best known as the Guitarist for the super group HeadCat, a band he formed with Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead) and Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats, Danny B was also a founding member of the The Original Neo-Rockabily band The Rockats and his dynamic “Whitestripes of Country” duo THE LONESOME SPURS.
Danny has also produced, recorded and performed with Wanda Jackson, Nancy Sinatra, Johnny Ramone, The Rockats, Levi Dexter and The 69 Cats. In 2020 Danny B. produced and played guitar on Robert Gordon’s new album in 2021 produced and played guitar for Dale Watson’s album , to be released later this year.
Annie Marie Lewis is the niece of Jerry Lee Lewis, Daughter of Linda Gail Lewis and cousin of Mickey Gilley. Annie Marie Lewis has the genealogy, the roots, and is a direct blood connection to the first family of Rock’n’Roll. Annie Marie has been opening shows for Jerry Lee with her mama since she was a teenager as well as singing backups with her uncle Jerry and touring the world with mama Linda Gail and Van Morrison. Now she has hooked up with the Texas Rockabilly Vampire Danny B. Harvey and has been touring and recording with him even since.
Pure Rock’n’Roll, linking to the first generation of Rock’n’roll
Nathaniel Hintz is a singer/songwriter from Connecticut. Nathaniel's influence comes from country & western, rock & roll, and gospel music. His Southern New England twang has been heard in breweries, festivals, and music venues throughout the United States.
Hintz's live shows are always entertaining and filled with music history knowledge. The "Two Drinks" Tour has seen more than fifty breweries up and down the east coast. In 2019 Nathaniel's second album, "Watertown," was nominated as one of Connecticut's best album by a local artist.
Nathaniel has had great honor to share the stage with acts such as The Blasters, Jesse Dayton, Sunny Sweeney, Deke Dickerson, and Amy LaVere.
Few local artists are as unabashed in their desire to be called a country musician than Connecticut native Nathaniel Hintz. Mixing rockabilly and outlaw country with a folk flair, Hintz is a fantastic storyteller and an equally fantastic showman.