Saturday September 10 2016 7:30 p.m.
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz CA
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The Carolyn Sills Combo of Santa Cruz, CA, is performing a Patsy Cline Tribute at The Kuumbwa on Saturday, September 10th. This special event will showcase a full night of Patsy Cline’s upbeat honkytonk and country numbers such as San Antonio Rose, Walking After Midnight and Loosetalk, as well as her classic ballads like I Fall To Pieces, Crazy and She’s Got You, all sung and played with amazing authenticity by Carolyn and her ace combo. The band includes top Monterey Bay players Charlie Wallace (steel guitar), Gerard Egan (guitar) and Jerry Logan (bass).
The Carolyn Sills Combo is an Americana favorite in the Monterey Bay area, known for their original country, western, and swing. “With The Carolyn Sills Combo’s debut disc, fans of ‘proper country’ have some new heroes,” says Country Music People Magazine. Their debut record received worldwide acclaim, and they plan to release a much anticipated follow up towards the end of 2015.
“Carolyn Sills has been winning over Santa Cruz music lovers with her ‘Patsy Cline Spectacular’ concerts. After years in New York City, playing bass with country/rockabilly outfits and singing with the likes of Les Paul, Carolyn Sills has relocated to the west coast to bring her one-of-a-kind show to Santa Cruz County. Sultry 40’s and 50’s pop, lively twang, surf, rock n’ roll ballads all torched and red hot are part of the mix.” – San Jose Mercury News
“Channeling the playful, sultry approach of the pop vocalists of the 1940s and ’50s as easily as she plays twang, surf or spaghetti-western instrumentals, Carolyn Sills is a multifaceted singer/songwriter/bassist with a penchant for pop.” – Santa Cruz Weekly
“To say that [Carolyn] Sills’ singing is sultry is an immense understatement… her vocals resonate with a throaty anguish, torch songs sung straight from the heart… The effect is mesmerizing.” – Michael Dregni, Vintage Guitar Magazine
“… the band flawlessly fuses classic country, rockabilly, blues and Western swing into a timeless Americana sound… a fresh twist on traditional music that shows maturity and an appreciation for the genres that shaped it.” – Western Horseman Magazine