Josie Cotton’s Matinee Performance: This is an afternoon matinee gig in Long Beach to celebrate DJ Polyester’s birthday, headline’s by the fabulous and inimitable Josie Cotton. The lady had enjoyed a new lease of life of late. Also on the bill are the McCharmlys and Cuspidors.
Cotton spoke to us three years ago, telling us at the time that, “There’s been an interest in me continuing next year, doing more of these ‘80s festivals, but then I’m not allowed to play my current music for six months in the area. I’m rereleasing all my records — 2020 is coming up and I get my masters back for my first two records with Elektra. That’s exciting. You have to know to ask for it and I accidentally found out about it. Then I will own all my own masters. After the first two, I’ll rerelease the other five I’ve done over the years.”
Earlier this year she released “Ballad of Elvis Presley” with Kevin Preston. “I knew we had something very special,” Cotton said in a statement. “I avoided rockabilly and country music like the plague growing up, probably to annoy my Mom who was the world’s biggest Tammy Wynette fan,.. But when I left Texas to come to LA and met the Paine Brothers, they schooled me in how to write a real song and we started with who else but, yep ,Tammy Wynette.”
As for this Long Beach show, we’ll just have to wait and see what we get.
Josie Cotton’s Matinee Performance: The event takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 at Alex’s Bar.
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