Fans of the late American music icon Patsy Cline can celebrate her 90th birthday with two tribute concerts near her hometown of Winchester, Virginia featuring acclaimed up-and-coming Los Angeles-based vocalist Staci Griesbach. Honoring Cline’s incredible legacy, Griesbach will highlight the trailblazer’s crossover appeal with her reimagined classics in the style of jazz.
“Patsy Cline’s catalog is remarkable and truly stands the test of time, so it’s a joy to celebrate her legacy as she would have been 90 years old this year. My hope is to continue to remind music fans of all genres of her incredible talent and trailblazing spirit, which I admire very much,” Griesbach said. “In reimagining her famous tunes in the style of Jazz, hopefully I can help to create a bridge between music communities that love great lyrics and incredible melodies.”
Griesbach’s Virginia tour schedule includes two concerts leading up to Cline’s 90th birthday on September 8th, 2022. Marking her debut in both markets, Griesbach will headline a Jazz-inspired selection of Cline’s songs along with others from her catalog (including Ella Fitzgerald, Dolly Parton, George Jones and Shania Twain) in Washington, D.C. at the historic Mr. Henry’s on Sept 1st and also the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond on Sept 2nd. In addition, Griesbach will share her tribute at the annual Patsy Cline Historic House “Block Party” on Sept 3rd, held right in front of Cline’s childhood home in Winchester, VA.
“Patsy Cline is one of Virginia’s musical treasures, and we are thrilled to celebrate her and remember her legacy on what would be her 90th birthday with Staci Griesbach’s blend of jazz and country music,” said Robert Phanord, Performing Arts Coordinator for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The performance at the VMFA is free as part of the “After 5 Fridays” series.
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