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The Pendulum Hearts conjure up a hip-shaking, two-stepping cocktail of Western Swing, Jazz Manouche and Honky-Tonk. The members consist of Chase Risinger, Tony Perez and a rotating cast of rhythm section players and soloists.
Since the tender age of 13, Risinger has been charming audiences with his eccentric song-writing and imaginative guitar-playing. Navigating a diverse terrain of genres, he writes about everything from extraterrestrial love to cheap beer and Buddhism. With his toe-tapping rhythms and playful melodies, he has carved out a unique sound to go with his quirky crooning.
Perez moved to Austin after graduating from Northern Arizona University with a degree in musical performance. He is a furiously talented violinist who consistently works the crowd up into a frenzy with his lively and exhilarating solos. His expert playing seamlessly weaves from western swing to classical motifs, from red hot jazz to country fiddling.
Whether you catch them at a swanky night club, a sweaty honky-tonk or a backyard BBQ, be prepared for a fun evening of whimsical song-writing, spirited solos, and the undeniable urge to grab a partner and dance like there's no tomorrow.
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