We kick things off with a Buddy Holly birthday show at my favorite venue in Kansas City: Knuckleheads Saloon and November 4th where the ever-talent Jeff Bergen will open the show with his tribute to Elvis.
A few days later, I’m flying to Vancouver for a show I’m really excited about at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on November 9th:
Here, I’ll performing many album cuts including songs by Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Hank Williams as well as debuting some original material.
My last show in November is on the 18th in Port Dover where Paquette Productions is producing a two act Buddy Holly Tribute show backed by the fabulous Rockin’ Royals Band.
Thank you to all who bought a copy of my disc “Smashed Hits” last year which includes covers of Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Hank Williams. I was able to sell enough to make a $2000 donation to MSF (Doctors Without Borders) this year.
I’ll be selling copies again this Spring when I take “Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave” to Saskatoon!
In the year Buddy Holly would’ve turned 75, his spirit is, once again, on tour. Last night we opened the Arts Club’s touring production of the Buddy Holly at Capilano University to a rockin’ crowd. Kudos to our newest cast members Gordon Roberts, Mat Baker, Tom Pickett and Mark Burgess for learning the entire show in a mere 6 rehearsals!
Last night I was reminded just how demanding this role is physically and vocally and how much energy it takes honor the show and memory of Buddy Holly. But it is never hard to pull off when the music moves you. We have the same Crickets (band) as last year – Scott Carmichael, Jeremy Holmes and fellow Human Statue, Jeff Bryant. And together it sounds dynamite!
This tour begins in North Vancouver, and tours to Burnaby, West Van, Surrey, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission, Nelson, Kelowna, Chilliwak, Vernon, Cranbrook, Victoria, Courtenay, and closes at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo on November 20th.