Concert at Wild West City

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:10

Buck Dilly and Live Bait with Brooke Shive and the 45's to appear at Wild West City Sept. 17 BYRAM — Buck Dilly, longtime member of the Blue Sparks From Hell, and his new band, Live Bait, along with Brooke Shive and the 45's, will kick off the fall music season at Wild West City in Byram Township on Saturday night, Sept. 17. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 each. Live Bait performs originals and other gems that Dilly says can be loosely called "Americana." Best known for 30 years of sonic, sizzling guitar virtuosity with Blue Sparks from Hell, Dilly has lent his chameleon-like versatility to Kings in Disguise, Chuck Berry, Rick Danko, Railroad Earth, Peter Karp and others. Equally adept at blues, country, rock 'n' roll and beyond, he has performed and recorded with a variety of major label and independent artists and is relishing his turn at the helm with Live Bait. Brooke Shive & the 45's is fast becoming one of the hottest bands emerging on the scene today. Fronted by the striking Brooke Shive on lead vocals, this band is comprised of seasoned professionals who give an exciting, inspired and precise foundation for the gritty, elegant and emotional singing of Brooke. Brooke's emotional and intense presence is made even more so by the talented musicians who make up the 45's. On drums is her father Steve Shive, who has played drums with Daryl Hall, Tim Moore, Kingfish, David Lindley and Robbie Dupree to name a few. Jim Gilheany on bass formerly backed up Rick Danko, Lonnie Shields and Sonny Rhodes, and was a member of Kings in Disguise. Last but not least is super guitarist Randall Thompson who has toured with slide guitar master Billy Goodman and Steve Kimock, among others. Joining Dilly on stage is Charles Terrat, on bass. Formerly with Blue Sparks from Hell and The Plumbers and the original bass player for off-Broadway's Tony n' Tina's Wedding. Terrat has graced studios and stages with his solid and toneful mastery of the bass guitar and superior wit for over 35 years. Jimmy Santoro of Somerville, formerly of New Frontier and The Campbells, contributes sublime technical wizardry on guitar, complementing Dilly's playing with a finesse that could only come from decades of looking over each other's shoulders. And Bill Rust, whose kick-butt drumming has been a staple for many bands, anchors the band with his sticks. Carolyn Magee supplies much needed grounding for Buck and the boys, both musically with harmonies and production input and mentally with her keen sense of irony. For further information about other music shows this fall at Wild West City, go to and click on special events.