Louisiana Hayride takes you back in time

Louisiana Hayride gets going in the HUB International Theatre of the Cultural Centre, Thursday Sept 18, at 7:30 pm

Experience one of the most influential shows in music history

The voices of Patsy, Hank, Roy and Willie come to life in a unique musical extravaganza.

With vocal dexterity and superb musicianship, this Louisiana Hayride Tribute Show promises to take the audience back in time.

Experience what was one of the most influential shows in music history, the Louisiana Hayride, Thursday, Sept. 18 at the HUB International Theatre in the Cultural Centre.

Established in 1948, the Louisiana Hayride was a musical variety show performed at the Shreveport, Louisiana Municipal Auditorium and broadcast live over KWKH Radio. Young artists such as Hank Williams, Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, Kitty Wells, Faron Young and even Elvis Presley were given a chance.

Woven throughout the songs are fascinating tidbits of information, delightfully presented by your host and creator of the show, Lori Risling. The cast of multi-talented musicians include William Brookfield on double keyboard, guitar, banjo and vocals. You’ll be delighted with Brookfield’s stellar recreation of songs by Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Waylon Jennings! Mike Melnichuk adds stand-up bass, electric guitar and smooth vocals when he treats the audience to songs by Faron Young, Red Foley and Merle Haggard. Gil Risling adds electric and acoustic guitar, and great vocals when in character as Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison. In addition to these talented musicians, Andrea Anderson returns as Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette! Also new to this show will be a tribute to Glen Campbell.

“People love this type of music and they love the stories we tell,” said Risling. Since its inception almost five years ago, the Louisiana Hayride tribute show has been steadily growing in popularity.

You won’t want to miss this extraordinary evening of fun.

The Louisiana Hayride, at the Cultural Centre, Thursday Sept 18, 7:30 pm, $39, 604-391-SHOW (7469) www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

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