At my age, the only time I see white people dancing is at weddings or on YouTube but a little bar in Burbank may soon change my frame of reference. The place I'm talking about is Joe's Great American Bar & Grill, and every Tuesday night this long lost tavern on Magnolia Boulevard has live music and dancing from 9 p.m. until closing.
The night I visited Joe's, the headliner was a beautiful young female rockabilly singer named Karling, and a huge hard-drinking crowd came out for her CD release party. Karling and her impressive band played the entire evening while star-crossed lovers in 1950s attire overflowed the expansive dance floor.
When Karling sang her new songs that night, even the toughest hell-raisers at the bar got a soft spot and put down their whiskey glasses to enjoy the stimulating sounds of an entertainer that someday may give Patsy Cline a run for her money.