A concert featuring music by the Country Music legends of all time brought listeners to their feet last April 1st at the Sawyerville Community Centre.
It was A Tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, with Ralph Steiner and Laura Teasdale recreating the voices and styles of Hank and Patsy. The hall was packed, with an audience of about 165. It was a benefit for the Eaton Corner Museum.
“That’s the thing about Patsy, aye? She had this cry in her voice that made her sound so sad, and then Hank Williams had this lonesome sound that made him sound so sad. So don’t blame me for wanting to put them together,” said singer and actor Laura Teasdale. And Steiner and Teasdale did just that, with panache. They poured out a torrent of Hank’s and Patsy’s songs, punctuated by stories about their lives.
“I thought it was great, and we had quite a few good comments,” said Sharon Moore, the Museum’s president.
The show’s proceeds after expenses will help support the Eaton Corner Museum’s operations. “Every year, we’re running at a deficit,” she said. “So our fundraising events are extremely important to us. That’s why we’re always so grateful for the good turnouts we’re getting lately.”
At 374 Route 253, the Eaton Corner Museum opens June 3rd for the summer.