Gringo Star plays Saloon Saturday

Article Published: Apr. 9, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Gringo Star plays Saloon Saturday

Gringo Star will perform Saturday at the Boone Saloon.

A "kind-of" native band, Gringo Star, is coming to the Boone Saloon and bringing an atmosphere of quirky good fun.

Opening for Gringo Star will be area band Guard the Van, which is currently finishing a soon-to-be released album.

Gringo Star is based out of Atlanta, Ga., and Nicholas Furgiuele, bassist, said the best hting about the South was "grits." He prefers to eat his with jalapenos.

In 2009, the Star toured Europe with juggernaut rock group ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead.

Furgiuele plays with his brother, Peter, and both spent time in Boone and attended Watauga High School. Formerly, they were a part of the King Street Blues Band.

Gringo Star recently performed at the South by Southwest festival and have been invited to Lollapalooza as they continue to tour the United States and Europe.

They also toured, in a sense, or scents, with designer brand Tommy Hilfiger, having sold a song, "All Y'all," for the company's pre-Christmas ad campaign.

They'll stop in Boone on Saturday, April 10, to play at the Boone Saloon, starting around 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. The Boone Saloon is located at 489 W. King St.

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