The Thrillbillys celebrate the 5th anniversary of their regular Thursday night gig at the Sunset Grille on January 29th. Boy, time flies when you're having fun. It seems like just yesterday they took over for Bill Kirchen there when he moved to Austin. The Thrillbillys are one few remaining ties to the glory days of the D.C. music scene back in 70's and 80's. And, the Sunset Grille is one of the last places in the area where everyone seems to fit right in while a band rocks away on its small corner stage.
The Thrillbillys' anniversary started me to thinking about doing some blog posts on the D.C. music scene, so here is the first one in what will hopefully be an ongoing series. There will be plenty more on the Thrillbillys, the Grille, other bands and other venues in coming weeks and months, but for now you can whet your appetite with this clip of the Nighthawks during the days of their classic line up; Mark Wenner, Jimmy Thackery, Pete Ragusa and Jan Zukowski.