The ’30s and ’40s are back |

The ’30s and ’40s are back

If the line “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” is more than just a song title to you, you’re in luck, because Sister Swing is coming to town on Saturday.

Queens of the three-part harmony styles of the 1930s and ’40s, this trio will bring back fond memories to those who experienced those decades as well as new entertainment to the current wave of swing dancers, young and old.

Such songs as “Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar” and that show stopper “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

Backed by the six-piece Delta Breeze Orchestra, these songbirds (Leigh Hannah, Valerie Marston and Paula Chafey-Merrill) have so much fun on stage, audiences can’t help but enjoy themselves.

Sister Swing has performed with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the Moonlight Swing Big Band out of Auburn.

One of the hottest new bands on the festival circuit, they’ve sung for Bob Hope and his wife, along with the Apollo 8 astronauts, at the 1998 Stockton Air Show and the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee that features over 125 bands.

The show is at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley on Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets for $20 may be purchased at the box office, 314 W. Main St. or at the Center’s usual outlets; also at the door if available. Contact 274-8384, ex. 14, or visit for more information.

– The Union staff

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