Joe Finkle first sprouted his rockabilly roots while growing up in Tennessee and now he’s bringing the sound to Burbank and other Southland locations with his band, Joe Finkle & the 7/10 Splits.
The group rocked those who flocked to Johnny Carson Park on Sunday for the Burbank Road Kings’ 20th annual Picnic in the Park and Car Show. On the song sheet were Elvis hits and old Beatles songs the Fab Four used to do in Hamburg, West Germany, in the early 1960s, before they became famous in America, he said.
“We do a lot of the old standards and refresh them and put new arrangements to them,” said Finkle, lead singer and rhythm guitarist. (The band’s name, 7/10 Splits, refers to the most difficult pin setup in bowling.) “Lots of people are surprised at the way we play ‘All Shook Up.’”