Reverend Horton Heat @ The Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, Manitoba
With support from The Hooten Hallers and The Delta Bombers
Photos and review courtesy of Jenny Ramone Photos | June 28 2019
Rockabilly legend Reverend Horton Heat stopped played Winnipeg’s Pyramid Cabaret June 28, 2019. The Reverend and his band consisting of long time bass player Jimbo Wallace and drummer Arjuna “RJ” Contreras tore through about a dozen songs as a three piece before the stage faded to black and the Reverend removed his suit coat. Through the first part of their set the Reverend, real name Jim Heath, was focused and straight faced, smiling only when he was pleased with the tasty lick he’d just laid down, but once he removed his coat Heath relaxed and it became clear he was there to have some fun. In fact the band had brought along a couple of guest musicians to help throw a party on a hot summer’s night. Jerry Lee Lewis inspired piano phenom Lance Lipinksy was brought out first and wowed the audience with his 50’s style piano chops and sky high pompador. Montreal’s Bloodshot Bill, whose voice might be one of the most unique out there right now, rounded out the evening with some greasy, guitar licking, hip shaking blues. Even though he’s now in his 60’s the Reverend shows no signs of slowing down and can still throw one hell of a party!
Opening sets were provided by Missouri’s blues rock trio the Hooten Hallers and 50’s infused rock’n’rollers out of Vegas, the Delta Bombers.