The Legendary Ernie Durawa and the Durawa Band welcome singer-songwriter and guitarist Rosie Flores to the Backstage at El Mercado on November 20. From San Antonio via San Diego and Los Angeles, Rosie now makes her home in Austin. Her music blends rockabilly, honky tonk, rock and roll, punk, jazz, blues, and Western swing along with traditional influences from her Tex-Mex heritage.
Rosie did a stint in Asleep At The Wheel for a time, singlehandedly rescued Wanda Jackson out of obscurity and retirement, rejuvenated interest in Janis Martin, got the great Dale Watson a big break, played lead guitar with Butch Hancock, performed with numerous legends and musical greats, played The Grand Ole Opry and Austin City Limits, and has won numerous awards including several Academy of Country Music awards.
Flores spent her formative years in L.A. playing singer-songwriter gigs, and as one of the many featured performers at the now defunct but legendary Palomino Club, regularly mixing it up with likes of James Intveld, Dwight Yoakam, The Blasters, and X. She even toured with Elvin Bishop. Eventually, she settled into the Austin music scene, playing legendary venues like The Continental Club and many others. These days, in Texas, she's considered a legend of the scene
Ernie Durawa is elated to invite the multi-talented Rosie Flores to Durawa Tuesdays. Come early and enjoy great Tex Mex food and a fabulous show.
Doors: 6:30 PM. Downbeat 7:30 PM. Cover is $7. Ample Free Parking.
The Backstage at El Mercado is located at 1302 S. First Street. Great Tex Mex Food.