Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Celebrating the Queen of Country Music

Happy Birthday wishes today go out to the Virginia-born Queen of Country. No, I don't mean Neko Case but rather the late great Patsy Cline. Although cheers to Neko too since besides being another exceptionally gifted product of Virginia, she coincidentally shares Cline's September 8th birth date.
Returning once again to pay tribute to the legendary Hall of Fame singer and her monumental recorded legacy, the 5th Annual Patsy Cline Birthday Show takes over the Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West) tomorrow night (Thursday, September 9) and it's another stellar gathering of the many fine vocalists and musicians on Toronto's roots music scene bolstered with a few special guests.
Host Heather Morgan has assembled a stacked house band for the evening led by the Bebop Cowboys' Steve Briggs with Dennis Pendrith on upright bass, Luther Wright's sidekick drummer Cam Giroux keeping time and former Blue Rodeo keyboardist James Gray on piano. They'll be providing superbly tasteful support for the vocal performances of Alex Pangman, Kathryn Rose, Lori Yates, Caitlin Hanford, Paul Reddick, Sonya Cote, Treasa Levasseur, Jadea Kelly, Laura Hubert, Kirsten Jones, Michael Brennan, Alejandra Ribera, Rosita Stone, Helen Stewart, Lady Sarah and others along with of course, the event's coordinator Heather Morgan. Tickets are $15 and a portion of the proceeds is being donated to ArtsCan Circle who offer creative arts experiences to indiginous at-risk youth in remote communities in Northern Canada.
It's shaping up to be the best party in town for grown-ups Thursday night and since TIFF will be officially underway, don't be surprised to see a few familiar Hollywood types walking or maybe crawling after midnight.

I've Loved and Lost Again by Patsy Cline on Ranch Party

1 comment:

  1. I am so looking forward to attending this party tonight, it is my birthday