Belly Up Honky-Tonk ft. Joey Harris & the Mentals, Brawley and Ginger Cowgirl

Belly Up Honky-Tonk ft. Joey Harris & the Mentals, Brawley and Ginger Cowgirl

Wed Apr 17

Belly Up Honky-Tonk ft. Joey Harris & the Mentals, Brawley and Ginger Cowgirl

Doors: 7:00 pm
Start: 8:00 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only
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Genre: country

Ticket Price: $10 advanced / $12 day of show / $18 reserved loft seating (loft seating is available over the phone or in person at our box office)

Joey Harris and the Mentals

Joey Harris began his music career in the mid seventies playing lead guitar for proto-Americana singer-songwriter John Stewart. Joey headed a band called the Fingers from 1979 to 1981. In 1983, MCA records released Joey Harris and the Speedsters which showcased Joey's skill as songwriter, vocalist and guitar virtuoso. In 1983, Joey worked with Country Dick Montana in his band Country Dick and the Snuggle Bunnies. Little did he know what was in store for him when Country Dick asked Joey to join the Beat Farmers in January 1985.

With the Beat Farmers, Joey toured the the world, and wrote, sang, and played on five Beat Farmer albums sharing lead vocals with Jerry Raney and Country Dick. He also shared lead guitar duties with Raney helping making the Beat Farmers one of the most exciting touring bands of the time. The Beat Farmers appeared on Late Night with David Letterman featuring Joey singing his song Hideaway.

Joey also toured and recorded with Country Dick Montana, Dave Alvin and Mojo Nixon as a member of their Las Vegas style review band, the Pleasure Barons, releasing a live CD in 1993. Joey was on hand when Country Dick recorded his solo album featuring Mojo, Rosie Flores, Katy Moffitt, John Doe, Candye Kane, Dave Gonzales and Dave Alvin. The album was titled the Devil Lied to Me and was released posthumously 1996.

Country Dick Montana died onstage at the Longbranch Saloon in Whistler, British Columbia, November 11th 1995. The Beat Farmers soon disbanded and Joey toured with his own band, worked with songwriter Paul Kamanski, (who penned several Beat Farmer tunes) and Mojo Nixon. Joey was picked by Mojo to play lead guitar on his 1999 Sock Ray Blue album.

Joey joined forces with fellow Beat Farmer Jerry Raney to record the Powerthud release "Wide" in 2002.

In June 2009, the Joey Harris and the Mentals self-titled album was released with Joey on vocals and guitar, backed by San Diego musicians, Mighty Joe Longa, Jeff and Joel Kmak, and Josh Mader. Recorded and produced by Mississippi Mudshark, Scottie Mad Dog Blinn.


Named after the legendary “Cattle Call” town, BRAWLEY is a mix of established California musicians: Adrian Demain (Lee Rocker), Nena Anderson (Cash'd Out), Jim Austin (Smith's Ranch Boys), David Berzansky & Dale Daniel (both Hacienda Brothers). Brawley has a whole batch of original songs you’re sure to enjoy, mixed in with plenty of country classics by honky-tonk heroes like Faron Young, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and all the rest. Brawley has been featured on KPBS tv series "Live at The Belly Up" and has shared stages with modern heroes Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, Albert Lee, and many others.

Ginger Cowgirl

Ginger Cowgirl releases her debut EP at Belly Up April 17, recorded at Historic RCA Studio C in Nashville, TN. While a taste for many styles of music is evident in Nashville-based band Ginger Cowgirl’s upcoming release, their approach is nevertheless rooted in the tradition of classic country brevity, wit and soul. Throw in some pedal steel, rockin' telecaster twang, worldly lyrics and front-woman Stacy Antonel’s eclectic vocals, and you have a unique brand of Americana music.

The core of Ginger Cowgirl is California-born Antonel, a vocalist whose range and versatility allow her to sing rock, jazz, soul, pop and country with equal proficiency and passion. She’s a classically trained pianist from the age of 7, holds a degree from UC Berkeley, and got her start in the music industry singing jingles while living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2013 she beat out hundreds of singers to win the $10,000 grand prize on Fox’s televised singing competition “3 Minutes to Stardom”.