First Band Signed For Beat the Champs!!!

Momentum is starting to build for the Beat the Champs Spectacular, as Johnny today signed the first band to the show. The Lunchbox Cowgirls are a country cowgirl cabaret band. Kendall Roark (“the Texas Mermaid”) writes and sings most of the songs and plays rhythm guitar. Moe Pain (“the Bitch-N-Black”) keeps it all together with her steady and melodic bass lines. Local singer/songwriter Nicola Visaggio (aka “Butch-N-Busty”) plays a mean lead guitar and sings harmonies. For the show they’ll be joined by banjo/vocalist Kathleen Pappalardo –the newest edition to the band.

The Lunchbox Cowgirls play mostly original songs in the country crooner tradition with a sprinkling of american traditionals and old time country covers. They are not afraid to search out the roots of country and its connections with other styles of music. This experimentation takes the form of everything from country-tangos and blue-grass inspired laments, to country-twanged gypsy-jazz for the burlesque crowd. You can see them perform every last Monday of the month as the house-band for the SideShow Cabaret at the Khyber in Center City Philadelphia. The Cowgirls will be playing to open the show. Johnny still has several more surprises in store. Stay tuned!!!