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.