With over 60 years of music to choose from, Amberley Beatty is sure to delight fans of country music when she brings “Honkytonk Gal, the Loretta Lynn Triubte,” to the Village Playhouse on October 23rd.
Loretta Lynn is called “the first lady of Country music” because of her unique ability to communicate with country music fans. Her no-nonsense approach to subjects like alcoholism, infidelity and personal loss speaks clearly and honestly to regular people, in terms anyone can understand. Lynn’s vast body of work, covering more than six decades, is what performer Amberley Beatty describes as “an inspiration gold mine.”
This gold mine inspired the intrepid Beatty to create “Honkytonk Gal,” her enchanting new tribute show, showcasing the most popular and best-loved of Loretta Lynn’s songs. The show’s name was borrowed from “Honkytonk Girl”, Lynn’s first record, released in February 1960.
Beatty’s’s powerful voice and energetic stage performance is supported by “The Butcher Holler Boys”, a talented 5-piece band, featuring, guitar, bass, drums, piano and pedal steel. Four of the players also contribute backup vocals, including lead guitarist, Fred Lewis, who duets with Beatty on many of the “duo” songs Loretta Lynn recorded with the late Conway Twitty.
After many requests to bring country music to the Bancroft Village Playhouse, theatre manager and Hospice North Hastings coordinator Heather Brough, says this show was a big score.
“This show has had amazing reviews and we think that filling our old theatre with some good old-fashioned, no-nonsense music will be just what folks in Bancroft are looking for,” Brough said.
Tickets for “Honkytonk Gal,” are on sale now at Posie’s, Harvest Moon, Zihua Boutique, Hospice House and online at www.boxofficebancroft.com. This is a licensed event.