SS: Starla & Scotty
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SS: Starla & Scotty

Camdenton, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019 | SELF

Camdenton, Missouri, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2019
Duo Country Swing

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"Country Standard Time"

Missouri-based ensemble that specializes in retrofitting standards with danceable flair.

Starla Queen evokes nostalgic longing with her version of "Here Comes My Baby" and the chipper "Turn Me Loose and Let Me Swing."

Scotty Henderson does Big Band-era staples "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" and "Butter and Egg Man," but he provides the disc's true highlight with his haunting steel guitar work on the instrumental "Swing Walk."

" group's enviable chops and musical chemistry"
" Versatile and blessed with a lot of arrangement savvy, easily cause a stir with new music in this crowd-pleasing style" - Ken Burke


"Jazzabillies Show Me"

In the 1940's Louis Jordan popularized the fun song "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" with the song being recorded by many different bands over the years including Asleep At The Wheel. With Scotty on lead vocals, give the number an easy style.

Starla taking lead on "Turn Me Loose and Let Me Swing" leaving the listener in no doubt as to what this CD is all about, fully explaining swing with extracts of "San Antonio Rose" and "Take The A Train" incorporated in the arrangement…simply sensational!!

I love the interpretation of the instrumental "Sleepwalk", which they re-name as "Swingwalk".

Teasing glimpses of musical brilliance - Graham Lee


"Swingin' West"

Starla Queen plays rhythm guitar and does the vocals on four very different tunes that show off her versatility.

Scotty Henderson is heard playing some very exciting steel guitar and handles the vocals on the old favorite Butter and Egg Man and Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens from Louie Jordan and Asleep At The Wheel. - Mike Gross


"What's Up Next on the Doug Lewis Show"

This Sunday we will feature Billy Joel and the Jazzabillies. The Indie Spotlight CD is "Show Me" from the Jazzabillies, a new exciting band that mixes jazz riffs with bluegrass sounds. - Doug Lewis


"Jazzabillies Misc. Reviews!"

"I heard you're demo and it really swings... thanks again" Leon Rausch, Texas Playboys

"We played the CD all the way home and it was great. My kind of stuff!" John Hughey - Steel Guitar Hall of Fame member

"I have been swinging with the Queens and I have listened to this Jazzabillies CD many times too....I enjoy it very much. It almost has a "Live" feel to it...Jimmy and Starla Oueen along with Dave Owens, Scotty Henderson, Ernie Reed, Lonnie Patterson, and others all work together to make this one a keeper." Lynn Owsley (Texas Troubadour)

"I enjoyed it from beginning to end, caught myself tapping my foot and enjoying every song. That is also a great song selection. Your drum sound and playing was exceptional. Also Starla has a great voice with excellent quality and pitch. You gize have created something in your CD of which you can always be proud to play for anyone." Maurice Anderson, Steel Guitar Hall of Fame

"You suppose Bob Wills ever met Louis Armstrong? If he did, the result might be the Jazzabillies. When I'm not yakking, I love to listen to the Jazzabillies! If they don't set your toes to tappin', you're clinically dead." Jim Bohannon - Jim Bohannon Show - America's Premier Late Night Radio Talk Program

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"WOW! Wanta' swing? They call it "Kickin' Western Swing". I call it "Kickin' Ass Western Swing". PICK HITS ARE .. I really can't decide, so enjoy them all!"
--Indie World Record Report

Outstanding
"OUTSTANDING!!!! Playin the dog outta it"
--Mark Miller KBEC

Love It
"GREAT MUSIC AND BAND. THE FEMALE VOICE IS PERFECT I LOVE IT! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK"
--Bente Keyed (Denmark)


Jazzabillies well accepted
"Jazzabillies is well accepted in our country music fans."
--Tom Kawaii, Japan

Y'all just got to love this!
"Real kind of Country blues, swings nicely. Y'all just got to love this!"
--Joyce Ramgatie "Golden Collection" radio show (Netherlands)

It's a great one!
"We will continue to play your CD because it's a great one!"
--Gene Roberts, KDHX - St Louis, Mo

really nice stuff
"Wonderful version of "Deep Purple". Really nice stuff.
--Steve Bianchi 99.3 WJZS (SWINGFM) Rhode Island

Great album!
"Show Me" is really a great album of classic western-swing in the great Texan tradition and I started playing immediately in my radio show of American roots based music. More music of yours will be surely on air in the next weeks!"
--Massimo Ferro Highway 61 Radio Voice Spain

All is great!
"Fantastic Western Swing - one it's very best. Superb version of ""All In The Game" Really love it all. WOW.........................GORGEOUS music...... No weak moments.......All is GREAT!
--Gerd Stassen, "Hillbilly Rockhouse" Germany

LOVE IT!!!!
"Love it, love it, looooveee it! Not too many can swing it these days".
--Parko Parkinson, KOOL KOUNTRY QBN FM 96.7

It's a goodin'!
"I have been playing it on my shows - It's A goodin'."
--Les Swasso http://www.originalcountryradio.com/

Incredible
This Cd is to put it, simply incredible. I love it, every track. You'll always have a place on the Backforty Bunkhouse Show. This is just AWESOME!!!!!
--Joe Baker www.BackfortyBunkhouse.com , New Mexico

Hot Western Swing
The Jazzabillies have just completed their first album and it is quite an album of some very hot western swing. I got wonderful listener reaction to "Detour" on "Swingin' West." I have "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" on my show. Scotty both plays some wicked steel licks and really belts out this old Louie Jordan and Asleep at the Wheel memory
--Mike Gross, Swingin' West - www.swinginwest.com WVOF-FM, Fairfield, CT


awesome
The new "Jazzabillies" CD is awesome. Great music and great playing by all involved.
--Bobby Caldwell www.bobbycaldwell.net

it’s a “Honkin’ Sum-Bitch.” From all I heard…WOW!!! Somebody on your teams knows arrangements. Tell Ol’ Scotty I loved his playing, especially SWINGWALK. And Starla a GREAT SINGER - Super voice and so much energy, what a talent!
--Dugg Collins AM 1070 THE RANCH KFTI, Wichita , Kansas

Definitely Western Swing!
"They have a unique style, this one is definitely Western Swing. For me its damn good!"
--Raymond - Country Harvest programs, Whittlesea Victoria AUSTRALIA

Hot stuff!
They are a really good western swing band. Tune in to hear them guys - thwy are hot stuff!!
--Rascalita RAM radio

I love the fact a person can actually clearly hear every musical instrument individually while enjoying the way they sound together. It's nice to hear such music - devoid of reverb-laden, loud drums and over-compressed mush. I especially enjoy the picking of your standup bass player.
--Thanks! Michael Ray, Shufflemania - TX

New kings of western swing!
I LOVE IT!!! Jimmy and the gang are the new kings of Western swing!
--Mike Thomas , Warrenton, Mo www.kwre.com

buy 2 of the CD's, one for you and one for your best friend.
I highly recommend you go to the web links page, go to their site and buy 2 of the CD's, one for you and one for your best friend."
--Robert Partigianoni, Radio Louisiana - www.gatorsbackyard.com

Great New Cd!
You've got a GREAT new Western swing CD! Congrats
--O.J. Sikes - www.BostonPete.com/ojsikes. USA -


"Jazzabillies Charts!!"

The Jazzabillies have appeared on U.S. and International charts!

Swingin' West Top Ten
Worldwide Mainstream AM/FM chart
United Kingdom Country Music Chart
Germany Country MusicChart
Australia Country Music Chart
Japan Country Music Chart
European Country Music Association Chart
Roots Music Report #1 for several weeks!
Received airplay on the Jim Bohanon Show!

The Jazzabillies have received great reviews in these publications:
Western Swing Monthly
Rope Burns
The Western Way
Country Standard Time
Powersource Magazine
John Shelton Ivany's "High Five" (published in 200 national newspapers)
Appeared at countrystarsonline.com
Country Music News (Canada's #1 Country Magazine)
Pedal Steel Guitar Association Newsletter
Appeared in American Cowboy magazine
Country Gazette (Netherlands) -


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Starla has played numerous Opry shows, including the Mark Twain Country Music Show, Injun Joe Music Show, and Grandma's Country Music Show.. Starla also originated the first all female country band in her area, the Country Angels. She has hosted her own music show “Pike County Jamboree”until moving to Lake of the Ozarks where she's performed for 20 years. Starla became a part of the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame Fund-raising Show and has had the honor of sharing the stage with many steel guitar legends and country music artists. She's appeared as staff bassist for the International Steel Guitar Convention “Hawaiian Room” She is a former member of the Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame staff band and has had the honor of singing harmony and playing rhythm guitar with country music legends. Starla is a vocalist who plays bass and rhythm guitar. She played rhythm guitar and was the first female vocalist for Lake of the Ozarks jazz group, the Diehards. Starla has played many lake area venues, most notably as a duo with her husband, Jimmy Queen, and their band the Jazzabillies and has received domestic and international airplay.  She has also co-hosted three radio shows and been a board member of the Lake Area Jazz Society and the Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame. Starla was regional finalist in the Jimmy Dean Country Showdown and previously received the National Academy of Western Artists "2007 Western Swing Song of the Year" and was nominated for female vocalist of the year. Starla has received the following acknowledgments: 2015 Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest Hall of Fame Member, 2015-Cowtown Society Of Western Music Heroes Of Western Swing Hall Of Fame. 2014 Northwest Western Swing Society Hall of Fame Member, and 2014-Western Swing Society Hall Of Fame.

Scotty Henderson plays steel guitar, as well as other instruments. He's performed throughout Kansas before moving to Lake of the Ozarks to appear on the Lee Mace Opry. Scotty has been a member of the Jazzabilles and received domestic and international airplay. He is also a member of the Rowdy Boys, former duo partner with Lonnie Patterson, and performs with another group called DeWayne Bowman and Swingin West. Scotty was a member of the Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame staff band and is a member of the Kansas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame and a member of the western swing music society of the southwest hall of fame. Scotty has done extensive session work for many artists. Most recently, Scotty appeared at the Ryman in Nashville and played steel guitar at Cain's Ballroom with the Texas Playboys! He recently performed to thousands of people at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK. 

Starla & Scotty have performed for 20 years with the Country Crickets and the Jazzabillies and now performing as a duo! 

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