Credit | Chris Lonsberry

Jared Petteys & The Headliners have all the elements of 1950s rockabilly sound but with a “blues heart and a punk soul,” Jared Petteys told City Paper.

Joined by bassist Stephen Palmer and drummer Tommy Tipton, Petteys will perform on The Pour House deck Jan. 13 to kick off 2022, unveiling new material along with songs from the group’s debut album, I Ain’t Waiting, that Petteys put out through his Summerville-based label, Retro-Sonic Records. 

The group’s quintessential rockabilly sound on I Ain’t Waiting has taken on a different flavor since Palmer and Tipton came on board recently, bringing rhythm and blues nuances to classic uptempo rockabilly. 

“The new singles coming out are more us — things coming from our lives, our souls,” Petteys said. “We are stretching the genre out more. With a new band lineup, it’s taking its own direction.”

The Headliners’ 6 p.m. show Jan. 13 is $5 at the door on the deck before North Carolina-based group Southern Culture on the Skids plays the inside stage. The Headliners’ return to the deck stage March 8 as the pre-show for Dallas-based psychobilly outfit Reverend Horton Heat. 

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