Does “Dancing Outlaw” ring a bell to any of you? Yes, we are speaking of that cult classic documentary from the early ’90s starring Jesco White. You know… The famous mountain tap dancer from a small community in the Appalachian Mountains of Boone County. Well, he is coming to Austin very soon and how can we say no to seeing someone who is referred to as “Appalachian royalty” or a “dancing outlaw” live?
Jesco White is the son of the famous D. Ray White, the man who has been recognized as one of the greatest mountain dancers in the United States. Jesco continues his father’s legacy by combining tap and clog dancing and performing across the U.S.A. On top of the “Dancing Outlaw” documentary, Jesco has also been featured in 2 other popular documentaries. He is so popular that he is even mentioned in Big and Rich’s song “Comin’ to Your City” and Hank Williams III’s song “Legend of D. Ray White.” Better yet, he also sings so his shows are quite enjoyable. A singing mountain tap dancer… We love it!
Opening for Jesco White is Pick Up The Snake, the heavy rock band from Knoxville, TN. They are extremely entertaining especially if you are a metal fan, so be sure to check them out! Little hint — Jesco usually performs live on stage with them at their shows.
Tickets for this not-to-be-missed show are $15, which can be purchased here, or click “I like it” here for a chance to win a pair of free tickets! The show is at Antone’s on May 17th and doors open at 8pm. See you there!