Genre: Western Swing, Jazz
Ticket: $20.00 + service fees
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
Big Cedar Fever is a string swing band out of central Texas that specializes in classic western swing and jazz. Three part harmonies and tight musical arrangements draw listeners in, only to be taken away by the classic style and lyrics that relic another time and place.
Formed in January of 2018, this new trio is coming out swingin' with their debut EP due out in February of the same year. Its members include Georgia Parker on jazz-box guitar and vocals, Ian Lee on fiddle and vocals and Nick Lochman on the upright bass and vocals as well. Three-part vocal harmony is what sets this trio apart along with three part instrumental harmony on arrangements. This up and coming trio is perfectly adapted to entertaining your dance crowds of Western Swing dancers and Lindy Hoppers to Texas Two-Steppers while at the same time feeling quite at home in a listening room environment where listeners want to hear the band stretch out and explore instrumental and vocal arrangements.
Ms. Georgia Parker is the trio's front person and primary writer and arranger of tunes. Her deep catalog of classic and original songs could easily fill a three-hour performance. Her writing style is influenced by many classics such as Bob Wills, Willie Nelson and Peggy Lee but none have had a greater influence than that of fellow Texan, Cindy Walker. Parker's performances are sure to include smash hits written by Walker such as, "Bubbles in My Beer," "I Hear You Talkin'," and "It's All Your Fault." Parker is an accomplished bass player as well. She's played with many bands including Al Dressen's Super Swing Revue, Banshee Tree, The Lonesome Heroes and Bottom Dollar String Band.
Ian Lee is a fiddle player of over twenty years hailing from Wimberley, TX. At the age of 5, Lee made up his own mind to become a violinist and primarily stuck with the violin throughout his musical career. He became interested in Western Swing and Jazz over the last ten years and his greatest influence comes from Stuff Smith. Although his fiddle playing is top notch, Lee's vocal style is equally brilliant. He's got a smooth, silky yet strong voice perfectly suited to the style. His writing style hearkens back to early jazz and the beginning of Western Swing with echoes of Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies, whose members included the great Bob Wills.
Nick Lochman plays upright bass for the trio and hails from Boerne, TX, in the Texas Hill Country. As a musician of twenty-plus years first as a drummer, turned guitarist, turned upright bass player, rhythm has been a motif throughout Lochman's career. A typical Big Cedar Fever performance will include at least a few improvised bass solos many times trading bars with fiddle player, Ian Lee, usually drawing applause from excited audiences. Lochman developed a love for songwriting as well while leading a Bluegrass band in the early 2000's called The Crystal Creek Boys. His writing influences include Willie Nelson, Hank Williams and Tommy Duncan of Bob Wills's Texas Playboys.