Louisiana Hayride concert recreates popular radio show

The Greatest Moments of the Louisiana Hayride Show is coming to the Gibraltar Room this Saturday night.

The Greatest Moments of the Louisiana Hayride Show is coming to the Gibraltar Room this Saturday night, bringing with it multi-talented tribute artists showcasing songs made famous by some of the greatest classic country talents of all time.

The show features songs made famous by Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Price, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Eddy Arnold, Elvis and many more.

With extraordinary vocal ability and superb musicianship band members William Brookfield, Gil Risling, Mike Melnichuk, Andrea Anderson and Adam Fitzpatrick re-create the ambiance of the 40s and 50s in more than 30 songs and stories.

“I’m really excited, because this show brings old music back to the public. We want to keep this music alive,” says Risling who produces the show and performs as Roy Orbison.

The Louisiana Hayride was a live radio show that ran from 1948 to 1960 and was instrumental in launching the careers of some of the greatest names in music history.

During its heyday The Hayride was broadcast nationwide and, for a time, was even heard overseas on Armed Forces Radio.

Known as the cradle of the stars, The Louisiana Hayride was incredibly popular in its day, much the same way shows such as American Idol are today.

Some of the numerous music legends that graced the famous stage will appear before your eyes as the multitalented cast of The Louisiana Hayride, in story and song draws you back in time with their fascinating stories about these famous artists and the beautiful music they created.

You’ll think you are witnessing the real thing first hand.

Accompanying the fantastic music, audience members will be privy to lots of historical bits of trivia as well, such as where the phrase, “Elvis has left the building” came from and why Roy Orbison wore dark glasses.

“People love this type of music and they love the stories we tell,” Risling says.

This show will take you on a magical journey, a delight from start to finish, overflowing with great stories, great songs!

The Greatest Moments of the Louisiana Hayride Show will be at the Gibraltar Room, Saturday, Nov. 30 starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at Andre’s Electronic Experts, Audio Video Unlimited, About Face Photography and M&M Meat Shops.

Just Posted

DOWN TO EARTH: Earth friendly choices challenging, but rewarding

Amber Gregg Special to the Tribune/Advisor Recently I made the decision to… Continue reading

RANCH MUSINGS: Is there insurance against nature delivering surprises to agriculture producers?

There is much talk about producers being resilient in their responses to… Continue reading

Feldinger selected as one of four recipients of new BC Rugby bursary

Asked about receiving the bursary, Feldinger said she was extremely grateful.

Speaking up for resource communities topic of #TheNorthMatters meeting in Williams Lake Sunday

“No one’s here to cause a problem,” Barnett said. “We’re here to solve a problem.”

Former Olympian Ian James jumps into new role with city

New director of community services happy to be in the lakecity

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Two dead, two in critical condition in highway crash near Campbell River

Highway 19 reopened Sunday night after it was closed in both directions

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Most Read