Speisekammer Showcases Western-Swing Group

On New Year’s Eve, the Speisekammer Restaurant, at 2424 Lincoln Ave, will host a show by the Saddle Cats, an American Western swing four-piece ensemble, which is set to perform from 9 a.m. to midnight. Guests also can order German food and beer usually found on the menu, as well as some New Year Eve’s specialty items.

“It’s a local band that plays here regularly and is really a lot of fun,” said Cindy Kahl, a co-owner of the Lincoln Avenue establishment. “The Saddle Cats play vintage Western Swing, like what you hear from Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.”

The musical group features Bobby Black on steel guitar, Richard Chon on fiddle and vocals, Gordon Clegg on guitar and Bing Nathan on bass. The members also plan to perform at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, which will take place from Jan. 28-Feb. 2 in Elko, Nev.

Janet Levaux