"Today, Tomorrow & Forever"

a tribute to Patsy Cline through song & story featuring Margaret Belton

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00pm)

$20 adv / $22 door

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May 10 8:00 pm

Margaret BeltonMargaret Belton and a band of outstanding Bay Area musicians pay tribute to the incomparable Patsy Cline, who immortalized songs like “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” Sweet Dreams,” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Margaret recently won the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Principal Female Actor in a Musical for her portrayal of Patsy in the Altarena Playhouse production of Always…Patsy Cline. The role came naturally to her. At 14, when she talked her mom into buying her a record player, "The first record I put on was 'Walking After Midnight' and I was in heaven,” she says. “As an awkward adolescent, I felt something just suddenly click." In 2010, Margaret started her own Patsy Cline tribute band, the Patsychords. She knows the woman and her music intimately, and she knows how to bring her songs to life. The New Orleans Times-Picayune, in a review of a recent performance, praised Margaret for “striking precisely the right vocal balance” and bringing “both a powerful voice and presence to the stage.”

Her band features Freight favorite Maurice Tani on guitar, David Phillips on Dobro, Mike Anderson on bass, Henry Salvia on keyboards, Roberta Drake on drums, and vocalist Jessica Rose. Maurice has been a fixture on the local alt-country scene for more than a decade with his band 77 El Deora. The San Francisco Chronicle has praised his “twangy modern country sound” and called his songs “wry yet romantic, tender but aggressive.” David has worked with such artists as Tom Waits, Peter Rowan, Charlie Hunter, Johnny Paycheck, and the San Francisco Symphony. Mike plays in 77 El Deora and recently collaborated with Maurice on an excellent acoustic album, Two Stroke. Roberta played drums with Margaret in the award-winning production of Always…Patsy Cline. Henry has played with the Johnny Nocturne Band, Bo Diddley, Rickie Lee Jones, and Big Jay McNeeley, and currently plays with Houston Jones. Jessica debuted at age 14 when her grandmother got her to sing “Crazy” at a piano bar.

Catch this tribute to one of the greatest country singers of all time, performed by a group of terrific musicians imbued with the spirit of Patsy Cline!


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