ROSIE FLORES: DISHING UP COW-SPUNK
While Rosie Flores’ show Saturday at Club Lingerie may not have been as brash as the cow-punk the locally based Texan has made as one of the wild wimmin in the Screamin’ Sirens, it was miles ahead of anything coming from even the most promising of Nashville’s so-called new breed for pure excitement. Call it cow-spunk.
Flores’ hour-long set touched all points on the country-rock spectrum, ranging from a quick-step romp through Fats Domino’s “I’m Walkin’ ” to Lyle Lovett’s recent instant classic “God May Forgive You (But I Won’t).” But the most interesting twists on tradition came in such originals as the distinctive Highland march-based “Heartbeats to a Different Drummer.”
Through it all, Flores displayed both the voice of a classic country diva and the unrepentant soul of a rocker. What’s more, she even stood tall trading guitar licks with Billy Bremner, a certified master of the Stratocaster who used to play with Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds in Rockpile.