It’s a one of a kind
not like anything
you’ve ever seen or heard. Mustang Sally is six extremely talented women
performing as one hard hitting, energetic, and electrifying band. They are
touring with a stage full of musical instruments, a ton of great songs,
and a show that rocks. It is a recipe that has been drawing crowds from
coast to coast.
Mustang Sally is
hot, hip and cool. They are based in Nashville, but it has taken
telephones and airplanes, luck and timing to bring them together to create
what is arguably the best all-girl touring band in the nation. Of course,
many fans and critics have been making a strong case that Mustang Sally is
one of the best bands on the road - bar none.
Together a little
over four years, Mustang Sally was created when drummer Lisa Romeo began
putting together a band for an All Female Jam Night at Nashville’s
legendary Hall of Fame Lounge. From the vast pool of talent in Nashville,
Lisa put the band together and they soon branched out from Music City to
play other towns and other clubs. At first, many talent buyers would book
them for the novelty of an all girl band, but their fun, crazy show and
the solid performances would earn Mustang Sally a return engagement. Romeo
explains, "I think that individually and collectively we just want to be
respected as musicians and entertainers, even though it may be a little
tough to get around the stereotype at first."
Drawing from diverse
backgrounds and musical influences, Mustang Sally has developed into a hot
six-piece band that offers edgy country music with a contemporary feel and
traditional roots. The reputation of this band has grown for good reason.
Featuring a live show that sizzles, lots of attitude and polish, it
doesn’t take much past the first song for Mustang Sally to earn the
respect they seek. The band features Debbie Johnson (Springfield, MO)
plays bass guitar and sings. On keyboards and vocals is Becky Priest
(Hubbard, TX). Lead guitar is handled by Lynn Campbell (Te Awamatu, New
Zealand). Lisa Romeo (Omaha, NE) plays drums and adds harmony vocals. The
wild one on fiddle, mandolin, sax and guitar is Renae Truex (Moundsville,
They have played
many high profile dates, such as opening for George Jones, Lee Ann Rimes,
Aaron Tippin, John Anderson, Mark Chestnut, Wade Hayes, Exile, Confederate
Railroad, and others. Mustang Sally has become a popular act on the rodeo,
fair and festival circuit, and dozens of casinos have found this band is
good for business. All of which has not gone unnoticed by Music Row. There
is a buzz among record execs, their fellow musicians, and songwriters
alike that something big is happening for Mustang Sally.
Meanwhile, the girls
stay busy on the road, from California to Florida, New Jersey to North
Dakota. And for 2001 they will be playing in the Virgin Islands and
Europe. What started out as a back up band for the Hall of Fame Lounge has
gone international! Give them a chance and you’ll see why Mustang Sally
may very well be inducted into the Hall of Fame before long.