“Crazy About Patsy Cline” at Lambertville Station Ballroom May 4
Jazz singer Maggie Worsdale, currently touring up and down the East Coast, will stake the audience back a few decades in time to when country music first began hitting the pop charts. Worsdale has performed around the world, opening for Bob Hope and George Burns, releasing four studio albums, and appearing as a guest artist on three more. In 2009 and 2010, she was selected one of the 10 Best Jazz Singers in NY/NJ area, and is the lead singer for the jazz revue band Sweet Whiskey.
Cline put the Nashville sound on the map and paved the way for future country singers, and Worsdale’s performance is loaded with Cline’s best songs, along with anecdotes about her life and career. Born in 1932 in Winchester, Virginia, Cline performed for nearly a decade before her breakthrough 1957 television appearance, singing “Walking after Midnight.” Her hits, like “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces,” made her one of the leading Nashville figures before her death in a plane crash in 1963. More than half a century after her passing, Cline is still considered one of the top female country singers of all time.
“The beauty of this show was taking time to sit and listen to each Cline song and selecting the ones that best told the story of her career,” Worsdale says. “I don’t impersonate Patsy — I share stories about Patsy’s career and hug those stories with her songs.”
“Crazy About Patsy Cline” is being presented by Mountaintop Marketing and Events. The menu features some of Cline’s favorite dishes, say promoters, and signature cocktails will be available. The May 4 show runs from 6-9:30 p.m., and costs $80 per person.
The 200-seat Lambertville Riverside Ballroom at 11 Bridge St. enjoys a full view of the Delaware River through floor-to-ceiling windows.