Rockabilly legend and Auburn resident Al Hendrix will offer an evening of entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m. today at The Stonehouse in Nevada City.
The singer/songwriter was born in 1934 in Miami, and his southern charm is in every note he sings. Inspired by the stars of the “Grand Ole Opry” at a very young age, Hendrix was destined to be an entertainer. His early work began in 1956 when he met country legend Buck Owens,and performed with Buck at the famous Blackboard Cafe in Bakersfield until 1960. During that time, Hendrix was also hired as lead singer for Jolly Jody and the Go-Daddies and recorded “Rhonda Lee” and “Go Daddy Rock” (Tally Label).
His recording career included many of his own songs on several different record labels. “I Need You” and “Young and Wild” were released by Liberty Records for nationwide release in 1960. “I Need You” was No. 1 in El Paso, Texas, for six full weeks and in the top 20 in San Diego.
Hendrix was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in April 2008, that same year producing “Rockabilly Lovin” with Jimmy Accardi. He has rocked out with Robert Tidwell and The Token Oakies; performed at the Pre Viva Las Vegas show at the Hard Rock Casino, and at the Viva Las Vegas (No. 14) Festival at the Orleans Casino and Hotel.
He has jammed with The Six Gun Romeo’s Rockabilly band from Vancouver and remains a rockabilly staple.
Tonight’s show will be $10 at the door. Stonehouse in located on Sacramento Street in Nevada City.