Rockabilly Sunday returns to John and Peter’s in New Hope on Aug. 2 as the Bloodshots take the stage from 3-6 p.m in a free concert. The Bloodshots are a three-piece rockabilly band based in Brooklyn, New York.
Little Lesley fronts the band, slapping the upright bass while she belts out songs with gravel and grace. “This farmer’s daughter from upstate New York began playing piano and singing Patsy Cline songs in backwoods bars at age eight. She moved on to guitar and most recently doghouse bass, writing and performing her own brand of roots rock n’ roll,” according to her bio.
Brian “Swifty” Swift accompanies Lesley on six-string guitar. A preacher’s son from rural California, he has been writing songs and playing honky-tonks and biker bars up and down the West Coast since the 1980s.
Lesley and Swift met in Nevada, and left together to start a new life in New York City, where they met native Staten Islander Bobby Lee — no stranger to swingin’, high-energy rock.
Now marking their third year together, the Bloodshots have been making waves with their honest approach to roots-rockabilly. They’re known for their onstage antics, so don’t be surprised if Lesley climbs up her bass in high heels. Now that’s something to see, and it’s all free, too!
John and Peter’s is located at 96 S. Main St. in New Hope; (215) 862-5981.