This Week at the Fredericton Playhouse

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Special Celebration of Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn featuring Conway’s son Michael Twitty

conwayOct13-200x300Michael Twitty will perform a special celebration of Conway Twitty’s hit songs and duets made famous by his father and Loretta Lynn. The oldest son of country legend Conway Twitty, Michael has been travelling the world since his father’s death in 1993, lending his voice to the catalogue of songs Twitty fans cherish, sharing his thoughts and memories of his dad in story and music. Conway Twitty was a two-time Grammy Award winner with 55 No. 1 hits, including “Linda on my Mind,” “Hello Darlin’” and “It’s Only Make Believe.” Playing theatres and casinos around the country, Michael’s set list often changes from what had been planned, since he prefers to “read” an audience and play the songs they want. With special guests Shirley Albert and Brian Mallery.

Special Celebration of Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn featuring Conway’s son Michael Twitty | October 13, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

 

Spotlight Series presents

Whitehorse

WhitehorsestreetcolourSponsored by: picaroons Traditional Ales & Centre communitaire Sainte-Anne. Formed in 2010 by husband and wife musicians Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, Whitehorse is known for exceptional guitar playing, his and her harmonies and a flair for dramatic, narrative songwriting. In 2014 Whitehorse released a francophone EP, which included translated tracks from their Polaris Prize-nominated album The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss. The duo is larger than life when performing on stage, presenting a full-band sound using live loops, complex layers of percussion, and swapping guitars left, right and centre. Whitehorse combines mesmerizing guitar work and smoldering vocal chemistry for an unforgettable show.

Whitehorse | October 15, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

 

Spotlight Series presents

Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys, Vishtèn

2.GordieMacKeemanVishtenAudiences will be instantly enamored by Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys’ exhilarating live show thanks to the jaw-dropping stagecraft and showmanship of these skilled performers. With flavours of traditional bluegrass and roots music bolstered by stunning musicianship, this Prince Edward Island-based group is poised to take over the world stage. With band members hailing from both Prince Edward Island and the nearby Magdalen Islands, Vishtèn is a trio that has crafted its own brand of new traditional music. Known for a trademark sound that combines original compositions and traditional French-Acadian songs with driving rhythms, these accomplished multi-instrumentalists and singers have developed a unique blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, harmonium, whistles, piano, bodhran, jaw harp, Moog, electric guitar and percussive dance.

Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys, Vishtèn | October 16, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.| Buy Tickets

 

Spotlight Series presents

Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline

Starring Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band; Sponsored by: Atlantic Mediaworks

3.SweetDreams-768x1024Back by popular demand following her crowd-pleasing portrayal of Dolly Parton in Rhinestone Cowgirl, sensational performer Leisa Way returns to the Playhouse with Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline. Way delivers Cline’s greatest hits with a pure heart and breathtaking, honest vocals that thrill listeners. Backed by the four-piece Wayward Wind Band, you’ll be transported back in time. Way’s brilliant performance has captured the hearts of both audiences and critics thanks to her unique ability to capture the spirit of Patsy Cline.

Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline | October 17, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

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