The Halliday Line

Feb 8, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on The Halliday Line

The Halliday Line

Whether playing as a country duo or as a full-on Western dance band, The Halliday Line are sure to deliver the goods. Steeped in American music traditions ranging from honky-tonk to swing to old-time Appalachian music, The Halliday Line blend it together in a way that will take you back to another time, while making it unmistakably original.

Band Members:

Katie Burke ( a.k.a. Sweet Halliday) (acoustic guitar, vocals) is the daughter of a music teacher, and it’s not a stretch to say that she was singing before she was born. She started her vocal training around the time she learned to talk, and hasn’t looked back since. Katie has also lent her strong rhythm guitar hand to various bands in Central Virginia, including The Chickweeds and The Blue Ridge Rhythm Devils.

Liam Kelly (a.k.a. Picky Halliday) (pedal steel and electric guitars, banjo, vocals) has played more instruments in more bands than can be counted. He most recently fronted The Jugbusters, an old-time honky-tonk band from Blacksburg, Virginia, voted “Best Local Band” in the 2010 Collegiate Times Reader’s Poll.

Jerry Renshaw (electric guitar, vocals) is a recent transplant from the country music scene in Austin, Texas. Jerry has played lead guitar for the likes of John Howie Jr. (of The Two Dollar Pistols) and Lucky Tubb, great nephew of country great Ernest Tubb. Equally comfortable in classic country or western swing genres, Jerry has a mastery of technique and style that few can match.

Aaron Olwell (fiddle) has extensive experience fiddling for contra dances, square dances, Irish set dances, and anything else where his stunning combination of rhythm and melody can play a role.

Lew Burruss (bass) is one of the most sought-after bass players in Central Virginia. Aside from his work in The Halliday Line, he currently holds down the bottom end for The Don’t Tell Darlings, Acme Swing Mfg., The Rivanna River Chiggers, and about any other band that can schedule him in.

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The show starts at 8pm/$7.

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