Multi-instrumental virtuoso Cody Bryant is a stone country music zealot. Obsessed with the rich California honky-tonk tradition, Bryant has long since given over his entire life to pursuit of the neon-lit dream, performing here in his Viva Cantina for the better part of 20 years and enjoying a rich, productive alliance with the legendary Bard of Bakersfield, Red Simpson, along with a horde of gifted Southern California players. Bryant’s unflagging dedication brings him to the bandstand even on Christmas Day, for a no-admission yuletide hoedown certain to be a soulful exercise in passionate musicality and a dazzling display of his capabilities as a picker and strong, communicative tenor.

Thu., Dec. 25, 7:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/25/14)

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