This is a benefit event for the Hall-Rialto Theater Renovation project.
In addition to music from the Patsy Cline era, the band offers a wide variety of music including classic country, classic rock and pop – great to dance to or just listen and enjoy the music you know and love.
The Texas Commission on the Arts has placed the Almost Patsy Cline Band on the 2010-2012 Touring Artists and Companies Roster, a Who’s Who of touring Texas acts. Go to www.arts.state.tx.us for more information. The Texas Commission on the Arts is helping underwrite the band’s performance in Beeville.
In 2006, The Almost Patsy Cline Band was awarded The Cowboy Capital Award by the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce for promoting Bandera as Cowboy Capital of the World.
“We’re very proud to be from such a great Texas town,” says Lanette Pennell. “And, we’re excited about coming to share our brand of Bandera music in Beeville for the second time!”
Bassist/songwriter/vocalist Lanette Pennell and actress/keyboard player/vocalist Vicki Gillespie formed the Almost Patsy Cline in 2002. Audiences loved the harmonies by Pennell and Gillespie and the frequently requested Patsy Cline songs spawned the band name.
Guitarists/vocalists Larry Lucas and Larry Nolen, Jr. bring versatility and drive to the unique sound of the Almost Patsy Cline Band, backed up by drummer/vocalist Rick Reynolds.
“It’s magic,” says Gillespie, “and the people feel it. We like to play songs that everyone knows – fun and meaningful songs that revive fond memories.”