Jim Lauderdale, Rosie Flores and James Intveld and his Honky Tonk Palominos are among the artists who have signed on to play The Palomino Rides Again, an Oct. 8 concert celebrating the 70th anniversary of Los Angeles’ storied Palomino Club.
The concert, a benefit for the Valley Relics Museum, will take place in the original North Hollywood location that the club, now a banquet hall, occupied from 1949 until it shuttered in 1995. Members from the original Palomino Riders house band as well as Original Barn Dance founder Ronnie Mack, who hosted a monthly showcase at the Palomino, will also appear. Several more acts will be announced soon.
In its heyday, the Palomino was the most popular country music club in Southern California, hosting everyone from Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, George Jones and Merle Haggard to the Everly Brothers, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Linda Ronstadt. Dubbed Grand Ole Opry West, it was seminal in the development of the ’80 cowpunk scene that gave birth to acts like Dwight Yoakam, Lone Justice, the Blasters and X.