Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Johnny Boyd to swing into Casa Loma Ballroom on Friday, September 20

Retro-swing singer Johnny Boyd is coming to St. Louis to perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 20 at the Casa Loma Ballroom.

The former front man for the band Indigo Swing will be touring the Midwest in support of his third solo album, Never Been Blue. Boyd (pictured) also will be playing material from his old band publicly for the first time in 12 years. St. Louis' own Miss Jubilee will open the show.

Early exponents of the 1990s swing revival, Indigo Swing were formed in San Francisco and at their peak were playing 250 to 300 dates a year as headliners and as opening act for the Brian Setzer Orchestra. After a self-produced debut recording, they released two nationally distributed albums on Time Bomb Recordings before Boyd left to pursue a solo career.

Tickets for Johnny Boyd at the Casa Loma Ballroom are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and are on sale now via Brown Paper Tickets.

Boyd and the Casa Loma also are offering a "Swing Lover VIP" package for $50, which includes a ticket, a t-shirt, stickers, postcards, and an autographed Never Been Blue CD. And there's also an "Ultimate Swing Lover VIP for 2," priced at $225, that includes two "Swing Lover VIP" packages, plus autographed copies of Boyd's back catalog (six CDs) and "a drink with Johnny backstage!!!"

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