Deal honors women of country music at playhouse Saturday
The George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse is proud to present Georgia native, Katie Deal for one performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 18.
Deal’s new show, “A Tribute to Women of Country,” was created on the heels of two sold-out national tours of the production A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline and her own tribute to the country legend, Today, Tomorrow, & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline.
In her new show, which debuted earlier this year, Deal honors super songstresses of Nashville, such as Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. With a trio of musicians, she also shares the music of Reba McEntire, The Carter Family, Shania Twain, Tammy Wynette, Cline and many more.
In a recent interview, by Anna Chandler for The Connect Savannah, the daughter of Georgia Governor and first lady Nathan and Sandra Deal, revealed her feelings about the women she honors:
“I saw this as an opportunity to strip down the music and really talk about the women and their incredible stories. Each song and each artist I’ve chosen deserves a spotlight,” Deal said.
“The Women of Country Music” is an intimate concert that features the music of female country artists throughout the decades. Each song in the show is handpicked and each artist covered has a fascinating story to tell.
Join Deal as she weaves a common thread between these influential women and reaffirms their collective significance in the industry.
Past reviews show Deal to be an accomplished and talented actress/singer that you do not want to miss.
“No doubt Deal is an accomplished singer in her own right, but in this show she is pure Patsy Cline. Whether she’s sliding between notes, growling out a syllable, or singing sad lyrics with the requisite tear in her voice, she sounds very authentic,” said Richard Ades of the Columbus Free Press.
“The audience is finally rewarded with ‘Ring of Fire’ sung in excellent harmony by Johnny and his bride-to-be, June Carter Cash, played by the lovely, dashing Katie Deal, who delivers an exceptional performance,” said Washington Speaks.
“Katie Deal and her band put on an excellent show. It was Broadway or Las Vegas quality,” said Larry Walker in the Macon Telegraph.
Join us at The George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse for what promises to be a memorable evening in downtown Ellijay. For tickets and more information, visit GilmerArts.com or call the playhouse box office at 706-635-5626.