RAS Day. Sweet Spirit Day. When the City of Austin names a day in honor of specific musicians, you know they’re a treasured part of the local community. There’s no exception with San Antonio native and current Austin resident Rosie Flores, whose career has spanned over four decades. Flores has covered a ton of sonic ground over the years, getting knee deep in punk before shifting to alt-country, rockabilly and beyond. Suspiciously missing from that list is blues, the target of her upcoming and appropriately-titled album Simple Case of the Blues. Co-produced by Charlie Sexton and recorded in Nashville, Flores has never sounded quite like this on record.
Friday, August 31st AKA Rosie Flores Day is going to be extra special in its twelfth year; Flores continues her ongoing weekly residency (alongside her eight-piece band The Rosie Flores Revue) at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul with a release show for a new single. This show (like the remaining Rosie residency shows) kicks off at 6:30pm and now you can get a head start on the album AND the weekend with “Drive Drive Drive”.