Local musicians to perform in Patsy Cline muscial
Good Clean Fun Productions is proud to present, "Imagine That, the Music and Magic of Patsy Cline."
The performance, which features Cassie and the Bobs, includes local musicians and will be performed on Saturday, February 13 at 7 p.m.
It will take place at the Morris Area Elementary Concert Hall. Tickets are available by calling (320) 589-4394.
Cassie and the Bobs includes the following musicians - Cassandra Wiese of Farwell, Terry Kennedy, Randy Barnes and Sami Steidl of Alexandria, Bruce Kelly and Annie O'Flynn from Elbow Lake, Tony Ray of Barrett and Steve Ahles of South Dakota.
Organizers of the event said Cassie and the Bobs will take audience members on a musical journey back in time - a time when Patsy Cline, one of country's biggest female singers, took to the stage.
Wiese's powerful portrayal of Patsy Cline will take the audience on a trip down memory lane. They will hear big hits such as Crazy, Walking After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces and so many more.
Wiese was previously the lead singer in The Undecided and The Chance. In addition to Wiese, the Bobs feature many talented musicians.
Guitarist Terry Kennedy has played guitar, banjo and harp since the 1960s and has been a band member of Patty and the Pinetones, The Barking Frogs and the Acoustic Cats.
Randy Barnes began playing steel guitar in 1972 and was heard in many area bands until the late 1990s. He has performed with the Alexandria Opry Musical and has appeared in Always Patsy Cline, as well as many other community musical projects.
Fiddling sensation Sami Steidl performs with Irish musical act Skilly and Duff, as well as many other Alexandria school, community and church groups.
She is currently studying classical viola with Dr. Judish at St. Cloud State University.
Bruce Kelly, who not only performs with The Bobs, but is the musical director, is a music veteran who brings nearly 40 years of experience to this show. Some of his previous bands include Little Henry, Silverado and Oh Aces. He is currently a member of Skilly and Duff.
Annie O'Flynn, who plays piano and accordion, brings the true honky-tonk style to the show, which was heard in the original Patsy Cline recordings. She is also a current member of Skilly and Duff.
Drummer Tony Ray has been a member of numerous rock, country and blues bands since the early 1970s. The promoter of the show, with Good Clean Fun Productions, Ray has been in such bands as Ruckus, The Rockets, Trax, The Undecided and Oh Aces.
Lead guitarist Steve Ahles is another music veteran having played in many different bands, including Little Henry. He is the guitarist for many church and community groups in the Milbank, South Dakota area.