Patsy Cline had a tenacity only a tragedy would stop. The InClines' "Sweet Dreams of Patsy Cline" brings a musical celebration of the life and times of the legendary singer.
As part of the Weyburn Concert Series, The Inclines will bring this celebration to McKenna Hall on Friday April 25.
Through narration and song, The InClines revisit Patsy's life from her humble beginnings to the tragic accident that took her life on March 5, 1963.
With only her mother and herself supporting the family, Patsy Cline still knew exactly what she had that could not be denied. That voice, infused with passion, from a life that needed passion for day to day survival, would prove unstoppable.
Patsy Cline recorded just three albums in her lifetime, yet she remains one of the most recognized and beloved names in the history of country music.
"She had a very short-lived but successful career," said the InClines' lead vocalist Michelle Anseeuw.
A half a century after her untimely death, millions of her recordings are still sold every year. Her song "Crazy", written by Willie Nelson, remains the number one juke-box hit of all time.
Although she could never be replaced, it is The InClines' sincere hope that their show will help Patsy Cline's legend live on.
For the past 12 years, the InClines have performed concerts throughout Western Canada telling her story.
"Her life had a lot of ups and downs," said Anseeuw. "I have a narrator talking about her life. Then I sing a few songs."
Anseeuw, brings Patsy's magical music to life with a show of her best songs. The InClines bring that 'true Nashville sound" reliving such timeless classics as "I Fall to Pieces", "Crazy", and "Walkin' after Midnight".
Anseeuw was not always big on being in the lime light, before starting her part time career as a singer, she was a stay at home mom raising her children.
"I had sang at family parties and family members would always say, "Michelle, sing with your mom," she said. "One day, my husband snuck up on me when I was singing at the top of my lungs, and he realized I could sing."
Anseeuw said her husband took her out to karaoke for two years.
"I was so embarrassed to sing in front of people, but doing karaoke, the audience has to be forgiving. It was the best thing I could do."
After entering a few contests, and gaining some confidence, Anseeuw called a piano player and after a bit of time passed, the InClines were born.
"I had just finished reading her biography at the time," she said.
Anseeuw is backed by Ken Biegun on guitar, Karl Ratchinsky on stand up bass, Tony Wytinck on drums, Jan Smith on keyboard and backup singers Neil Keep and Karen Keep.
She said the group is looking forward to their Weyburn performance.
"We've never played in Weyburn before, but we've been to Regina, Swift Current, Yorkton and Prince Albert and they really take in this music. The audiences are amazing, really over the top."
The InClines will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Superior Office Products.