Ken Leighton 1:30 p.m., May 4
Skid Roper & the Whirlin’ Spurs
RIYL: Skid Roper, Syndicate of Soul, Country Dick and the Snuggle Bunnies, the Shadowcasters, Big Time Operator, the Beat Farmers, Jet Black and the Blackouts, the Rockjets Trio
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Influences: Hank Williams, Buddy Blue, Dick Dale, Johnny Horton, Buddy Holly, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks, PF Sloan, Bob Dylan, Freddy King
Skid Roper & the Whirlin’ Spurs were a 1980s roots rock act featuring frequent Mojo Nixon collaborator Skid Roper, along with Lance Soliday, Dan Vazquez, and Jayne Robson. An album called Trails Plowed Under was released in 1989, featuring a cover of the Rolling Stones' “Paint it Black,” shortly before the Mojo/Skid full-length Root Hog or Die came out.
- Trails Plowed Under