“Rockabilly Filly” Rosie Flores Returns to Holiday Music Motel

Rosie Flores

On Sept. 3 at 7 pm, “rockabilly filly” Rosie Flores returns to the Holiday Music Motel for an intimate house concert. She will be joined by Tommy Vee on upright bass and Joe Perez on drums for two sets of her own works.

Flores whips the best of rock and roll, honkytonk, early rockabilly, blues and jazz with the traditional sounds of her roots in San Antonio, Texas. She took flight in Southern California, and has been a major figure in the Los Angeles, Austin and Nashville music scenes.

Flores’ reputation as a high-octane rockabilly and country star is well established, and recent accolades have only made her musical bouquet fuller. June 2008 found Rosie onstage at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, accepting the prestigious Peabody Award for her narration of the 10-hour documentary radio show on the history of Rockabilly, “Whole Lotta Shakin’”, produced by Lex Gillespie.

In 1987, her self-titled release spotlighted Flores as a stylish, fiery neo-traditional singer who played explosive guitar solos to match. The album yielded three singles, and “Crying Over You,” earned Flores her first Billboard chart appearance. She was also the first female Latina country artist to ever enter the Billboard country charts.

She is currently appearing in the documentaries Every Night is Saturday Night: The Story of Wanda Jackson and Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice.

A pre-show reception will be held at 6:30 pm in the hotel lobby. Tickets are $10. Beer and malt beverages will be for sale. For tickets, call 920.743.5571 or visit