2014-03-12 / News

KATIE DEAL: TOMORROW & FOREVER

Patsy Cline tribute coming to Waynesboro
From Staff Reports

Her two national tours sold out.

Now Katie Deal is bringing her one-woman Patsy Cline tribute

Today, Tomorrow & Forever to Burke County next weekend.

Katie, the fiddle-playing daughter of Gov. Nathan Deal, will share her own story of how the music and style of Patsy Cline changed her life forever.

The audience will learn a little bit about Katie, a little bit about Patsy, and a lot about why Patsy’s music is loved by so many. They’ll also enjoy the nostalgic songs of the iconic country music singer courtesy of Katie’s powerhouse vocals, tight harmonies and a four-piece band.

Growing up country in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, Katie gained an early appreciation for all things country and all things musical. From her mother’s smooth contralto voice and her grandmother’s lively accordion to her father’s lullabies and “pickin’ and grinnin’ family reunions, music was everywhere.

By the time Katie was eight years old, she was performing at church, competing in 4-H and clogging in county fairs.

By the age of 16, Katie had taught herself guitar and had become a regular act at local restaurants and coffee shops. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Piedmont College, Katie packed a single suitcase, said goodbye to her home in the hills and headed west for her first professional theatre gig in Memphis. It was there that she began her portrayal of her childhood hero, Patsy Cline. Since the role of Patsy had already been cast, Katie begged for the understudy role and was given one performance a week for a total of six weeks. By combining her two loves: country music and theatre, Katie had found her niche.

Since then, she has traveled the country wowing fans with her uncanny portrayal of Patsy Cline.

CURTAIN CALL

Saturday, March 22
Burke County Office Park Auditorium
Doors open at 6 pm.
Concert at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Georgia Power Company
For ticket information call 706-437-0070

Because high attendance is expected, tickets at the door ($25) will only be available for unoccupied seats, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Season ticketholders are asked to arrive early to be seated.

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