|From the tops of their Stetson hats to the tips of their boots, Rodeo Motel takes you back to the heyday of classic country. Tom and Caroline Alderson have been singing tear-tugging country duets for 34 years. They formed Rodeo Motel with Dave Goldman, Lynn Kasdorf and John Shepherd on fiddle, pedal steel, and drums in 1995. Recreating the honky tonk sound of the late 50s and early 60s, when stars like Webb Pierce and George Jones were making history on the Grand Ole Opry, the Louisiana Hayride was introducing the world to Cajun fiddle, and the Bakersfield sound of the Buckaroos was sweeping the country.|
A native Nashvillian, Tom grew up on classic country, summering
in the town that inspired Minnie Pearlís fictitious Grinderís
Switch. Today, Tom plays steel guitar and mandolin for the band.
Caroline, who grew up singing bluegrass harmony, plays rhythm
guitar, arranges the vocal harmonies. Son Johnny, an avid
vintage country and roots music fan, joined the group in 2013
on bass and vocals. Mike Persh and Ian Dylan alternate on drums.
Founding member David Goldmanís country fiddle rounds out the
groupís two-stepping, tear-in-your-beer, honky tonk sound.
One of the few, if any, area bands to offer the classic fiddle and pedal steel honky tonk sound of the 50s, Rodeo Motel also specializes in boy-girl harmony, with homespun duets made famous by the Wilburn Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, George Jones and Melba Montgomery, and Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens. So come and take a two-step away from it all with a visit to Americaís country music heyday at Rodeo Motel.