“A superb modern recreation of the glories of the past.” – Rob Patterson Country Music People
“… a tender voice that could melt a stone heart.” – Michael Simmons MOJO Magazine
JOLIE GOODNIGHT - SINGER
Daughter of the legendary producer Joe Gracey and singer song-writer Kimmie Rhodes, Goodnight was born in Austin, Texas into a world-wide showbiz life. Jolie Goodnight has made a career of being an award-winning cabaret singer, but was raised in the world of Country and Americana music under the tender love and care of coloring on Willie Nelson’s tour bus, of matching shirts and happy-birthday-answering-machine-messages from Waylon Jennings, and of flashlights and a teddy bear from Blaze Foley. In addition to her jazz & burlesque career, Jolie has decided to carry the torch of this vast array of Americana song-writers and cowboy poets of the cosmic persuasion.
DYLAN CAVALIERE - STANDUP BASS
Dylan Cavaliere, is a true Austinite, whose "mom changed [my] diaper on the floor of the Armadillo World Headquarters." Raised going to rock shows at Steamboat and reggae at Liberty Lunch, Cavaliere understands the spirit of old Austin. He's been a favorite of the rockabilly community for a long time, having played with Chadd Thomas and the Crazy Kings, Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers, and the The Chop Tops.
“...big-sounding Telecaster lays the foundation for the swinging Bakersfield sound...” - Dawn Pomento Country Standard Time
“...Harada’s trick-roping on the guitar is wonderful, always well-modulated, usually vibrato-laden and often rumbling..” - Gene Armstrong Tucson Weekly
JORGE HARADA - LEAD GUITAR
Born in Mexico City, Mexico in the late 60’s, Jorge got into music when his folks gave him a Panasonic portable radio that would pick up ‘border blaster’ stations and other transmissions from all over the world. In the early 80’s, he moved to Los Angeles and the rest is history with a rockin' music resume! He plays with Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers and has played live sets and/or recorded with DRAGSTRIP 77, The Spitfires, Ugly Americans, The Ultramatics, Mack Stevens, Alvis Wayne, Rosie Flores, El Vez, Teri Joyce, Robert Banta, Paul Minor, Dave Insley, and many more.
JASON MUSICK - RHYTHM GUITAR - In Memory 1986-2017
Jason Eric Musick, after an all too short but very well-lived life that inspired and impressed all who knew him, passed away October 29, 2017. Jason quickly grew to become a cracker-jack at envisioning what he wanted in life and at achieving his goals. A Marine, he served his country as an aviation maintenance technician repairing helicopters. During five years of active duty, Jason became a sergeant and was deployed three times, including tours of duty in Iraq and Kuwait.
On December 28, 2008, Jason married the love of his life, Jolie Goodnight Gracey, a singer-songwriter and performer in Austin, Texas.
Together, he and Jolie formed a band, Jolie and The Jackalopes, in tribute to her father, Joe Gracey, who was a seminal figure in the Austin music community.
Jason was loved for his great enthusiasm for anything with a motor and his cool rockabilly style and taste. He bought his wife a vintage 1950 Chevy business coupe for her birthday, and they loved to show up in it at The Annual Lonestar Round-up car show and at local music venues.
Jason is now Jackaloping in the heavens with Joe Gracey, playing with that angel band.
TOO TALL PAUL - DRUMMER