The Haw River Ballroom and Cat's Cradle presents Nick Lowe featuring Lost Straitjackets on Friday November 10th. Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer, songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musician's musician. But in his current "second act" as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal. Lowe brings wit and understated excellence to every performance.
Los straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling marks, the "jackets" have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.
Together Nick & The Straitjackets have toured extensively around Europe and the United States.