CRESTVIEW — Crestview's newest performance hall has corralled one of country music's hottest touring bands for a one-night performance next Saturday.
Mustang Sally, an all-girl band with "one lucky man," as their ads say, will play three 45-minute sets Nov. 16, mingling with fans in between performing a foot-stomping, hand-clapping variety of music.
"Expect anything when it comes to us," lead singer Tobi Lee said in an exclusive interview with the News Bulletin. "We never know what's going to happen in our show. We like spontaneous."
The girls, with Jake Taylor, are the biggest act to hit the two-month-old Azteca Backroom Bar in Crestview.
Mike Stewart, a manager of the showroom, said Mustang Sally's appearance comes after several requests.
"I had some local people ask about the girls because they put on such a good show," Stewart said.
Before the show, Stewart said band members will visit with members of the military, whom they honor in their single, "To the Ones That Got Away."
"It's an absolute honor to come in and play for a big military crowd," Lee said. "We love to do military shows. We don't get to sing if they don't fight for our freedoms."
Lee praised her fellow band members, saying, "You have to kind of take the girl card off the table" and appreciate them as "just a group of phenomenal musicians."
Taylor joined the group after discovering an early shift as a country music radio DJ didn't fit with his late-night performer schedule. He moved to Nashville to become a country musician.
"We heard him downtown," Lee said. "He is a great guy. We thought to ourselves, 'We can always use somebody to carry the heavy suitcases,'" she added jokingly. In fact, Taylor plays multiple string instruments in the band.
Stewart promised a night of great music by a band known for its audience rapport and versatility. Mustang Sally's repertoire includes original music, country covers and even ventures into classic rock.
"In our show, you never know what we might pull out.We have our originals, of course, but we're not afraid to try anything, that's for sure," Lee said. "Come out and have a good time with us. Laugh and dance and expect anything."
Want to go?
WHAT: Mustang Sally in concert
WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16
WHERE: Azteca Backroom Bar, Northview Plaza, 789 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview
TICKETS:$15 at Azteca in advance or at the door, or call 398-0765 or 865-8385
Contact News Bulletin Arts & Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.