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We are sold out of advance tickets for Release The Hounds (4/22), Cowboy Junkies (4/27), Marc Cohn (4/29), Rodney Crowell (5/10), The Wailin' Jennys (6/1). There are tickets available in advance or at the door for all other upcoming shows.
Margaret Belton and a band of outstanding Bay Area musicians pay tribute to the incomparable Patsy Cline, who immortalized songs like “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” Sweet Dreams,” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Margaret recently won the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Principal Female Actor in a Musical for her portrayal of Patsy in the Altarena Playhouse production of Always…Patsy Cline. The role came natural to her at a young age when she was given her mother's bonus record player and her case of 45s. "The first record I put on was 'Walking After Midnight' and I was in heaven,” she says. “As an awkward adolescent, I felt something just suddenly click." In 2010, Margaret started her own Patsy Cline tribute band, the Patsychords. She knows the woman and her music intimately, and she knows how to bring her songs to life. The New Orleans Times-Picayune, in a review of a recent performance, praised Margaret for “striking precisely the right vocal balance” and bringing “both a powerful voice and presence to the stage.”
Her band features Freight favorite Maurice Tani on guitar, David Phillips on pedal steel, Mike Anderson on bass, Henry Salvia on piano, Roberta Drake on drums, and vocalist Kathleen Salvia on harmonies. Maurice has been a fixture on the local alt-country scene for more than a decade with his band 77 El Deora. The San Francisco Chronicle has praised his “twangy modern country sound” and called his songs “wry yet romantic, tender but aggressive.” David has worked with such artists as Tom Waits, Peter Rowan, Charlie Hunter, Johnny Paycheck, and the San Francisco Symphony. He was also the musical director for 'Always...Patsy Cline' 2015. Mike plays in 77 El Deora and recently collaborated with Maurice on an excellent acoustic album, Two Stroke. Roberta played drums with Margaret in the award-winning production of Always…Patsy Cline. Henry has played with the Johnny Nocturne Band, Bo Diddley, Rickie Lee Jones, and Big Jay McNeeley, and currently plays with Houston Jones. Jessica is a Bay Area songbird that sings in her own band and debuted at age 14 when her grandmother got her to sing "Crazy" at a piano bar. Kathleen Salvia began signing classic country music at the Redeye Saloon, a gay cowboy bar in the SF Tenderloin. Marc Bristol of Blue Suede News says, "This woman has a major set of pipes and writes some fine material." She currently works with husband Henry in The Flying Salvias, an alt-everything piano-vocal duo performing songs they wrote and songs they wish they had written. They can be heard regularly at the San Gregario General Store.
Catch this tribute to one of the greatest country singers of all time, performed by a group of terrific musicians imbued with the spirit of Patsy Cline!