Big-SandyHickory – Friday, May 20, the City of Hickory’s 2016 Sails Original Music Series will continue with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys.  Since forming 25 years ago in Anaheim, California, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys have toured continuously and become torchbearers of American roots music.  Inspired by rockabilly, rock & roll, honky-tonk, rhythm & blues, soul, and doo-wop, this band has made three appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, as well as All Things Considered with Melissa Block.

“Big Sandy is a mighty man,” described Sails Original Music Series Coordinator, Bob Sinclair.  “He will enter Catawba County with His Fly-Rite Boys and the wind will begin to blow, the earth will shake, and dogs will howl!  He plays and sings with power and his guitar work is fun and fluid.  His band is always in sync with him and his shows always delight.  It is a real treat to have this California band playing for the music lovers of Hickory.  Don’t miss Sandy!”

The show begins at 6 p.m. and audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Olde Hickory Brewery and Silver Fork Winery will sell beer and wine in designated areas, and there are a variety of close-by restaurants to patronize.

The Sails Original Music Series is able to bring excellent musical entertainment from all over the United States with the help of the following sponsors: Bob Sinclair Music, Crowne Plaza, Focus, Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitor’s Bureau, The Hickory Wine Shoppe, Larry’s Music & Sound, Olde Hickory Brewery, Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP Attorneys at Law,, and WHKY 1290 AM.

Friends of the Sails Music Series include Cafe Rule, Community Relations Council, Hickory Museum of Art, Silver Fork Winery, WNCW (88.7 FM), and WNNC (1230 AM)/WAIZ (630 AM).

The Sails Original Music Series will run every Friday evening in May, June, and September, beginning at 6 p.m. each night.

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys