11/19/21 - The Salty Suites

The Salty Suites played their very first show together in a high security prison for the criminally insane. That's no joke, and it was a very fitting beginning for this plucky bunch of misfits.

Their brand of original Americana encompasses a wide spectrum of musical styles from bluegrass to blues from classic country swing to heady jam rock (as rocking as you can get with mandolin, stand up bass and acoustic guitar). The three lead singers' voices could not be more different from one another and yet, when they come together in three part harmony the powerful sound delivers a heavy dose of musical charm.

The Salty Suites are Scott Gates on mandolin and vocals, Chuck Hailes, stand up bass and vocals, and Chelsea Williams, vocals and acoustic guitar.

Scott Gates plays the mandolin with a healthy mix of finesse and mayhem. His ear bending tones can go from sounding like classic mandolin to electric guitar and in between. Chuck Hailes, who started playing jazz and classical bass, has evolved into the musical mischief maker. His playing ranges from dulcet bowing tones to off kilter funky grooves. He might break your heart with his poignant original songs. Singer Chelsea Williams has a voice that is one part honey and two parts whiskey. Her sweet sound can turn to gravel in an instant and her bittersweet songs test listeners into believing they might enjoy a little heartache. This is a top notch show and popular for years at The Coffee Gallery Backstage. Much fun.


Friday November 19, 2021 | 8:00 PM | $20.00

Patrons must be masked and fully vaccinated to attend. Please present card or image of card upon entry. No exceptions.
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seating is limited.
Call 626.798.6236 for Reservations Between 10 A - 10 P
Pay by Cash or Check. Sorry … No Credit Cards
No payment necessary when you make telephone reservations. Pay by cash or check at the door at the time of the show.

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