Rosie Flores 

Rosie Flores is like Wanda Jackson's little sis, following in the footsteps of that old rockabilly stomp. The San Antonio-born artist has been playing music for four decades, two as a solo artist. She even had an all-female punk band, Screaming Sirens, in the early '80s, but her home's generally been in the fertile valley between rockabilly, Bakersfield and honky-tonky country, with subtle echoes of her Tex-Mex heritage. Gifted with the six-string, Flores was Butch Hancock's lead guitarist for a time, and sounds deft on 2004's live acoustic album Single Rose. Spunky, smart and adventurous, she's always been a bit unconventional if right on target. (Listen to last year's country cover of the Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant" on Philippe Solal's Moonshine Sessions.) A former Nashville resident who considered quitting music before moving to Austin, she's presently seeking a label home for her latest, finished album, as well as a duo project she's started country artist Katy Moffat.
Mon., Aug. 11, 9 p.m., 2008

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