Stagecoach 2013: The Honkytonk Angels Band represents for the Inland Empire Saturday at festival
INDIO – The Honkytonk Angels Band reunited for a successful performance Saturday inside the Palomino Stage at the Stagecoach country music festival.
“Lets get those (finger) guns up” said lead singer Kurt Ross said before the country rock and Americana group performed their opener of “Six Gun High” and the energy never let up.
The Inland Empire based Honkytonk Angels Band reunited for the Stagecoach country music festival after being around from 1988 to 1991 and 1991 to 1993.
The group even appeared to have the best engineered set at the festival with crystal clear guitars and vocals before they performed “Bad Girl Blues.”
“We are The Honky Tonk Angels Band from the Inland Empire in Southern California,” Ross said at one point in the set to loud cheers. Other songs included “Lil’ Miss Nasty” and “Baby’s Gone.” “Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the first time we played our first gig. It was at the Green Door or Fandango in Montclair,” Ross said toward the end of the set. He added the requirements to join the band were liking country music, George Jones, the Rolling Stones and tequilla.
“Everyone on the stage loves all three,” Ross said, before adding the song “Tequilla Bent and Hell Bound” was “our theme song.”
Ross said he was born in Fontana and raised in Ontario to loud cheers before “Whiskey Shine.”
“Thank you good people. We will see you again,” were Ross’ last words to the crowd.