Lake Oswego, Oregon, – A new Patsy Cline Tribute show will be debuting November 16th at Lake Theater & Cafe, 106 N State St in Lake Oswego. The show is produced by Lake Oswego local Dean Mueller of Ripping Glass Entertainment, who has been hosting Music Mondays at the Theater since June of 2014.
The show will feature four Portland-based singers who have emerged as the latest rising stars in Jazz/ Blues (Julie Amici), Country (Leslie Biea), Folk (Anna Hoone), and Americana (Jennifer Smieja). These immensely soulful singers, powerful in their individual styles, are backed by an all-star lineup: Dean Mueller on Bass, Mark Shark on guitar, Ian Miller on Pedal Steel ,and Carlton Jackson on drums. The combination of these lovely voices and seasoned musicians make for an inspired performance sure to bring back warm memories of classic tunes made popular by Patsy Cline.
Julie Amici, who calls Lake Oswego home, has recently been nominated “Best New Act” by the Cascade Blues Association. She performs with Dean Mueller regularly at the Theater with The Julie Amici Band. Julie brings an intimate and alluring sweet voice that melds jazz, blues, and country.
Jennifer Smieja, who recently released the well-received EP “To Measure the Sky” is a singer/songwriter with Midwest roots, who has a compelling voice and ability to beautifully deliver songs covering a wide range of styles and genres.
Leslie Beia has been a fixture in Portland’s underground country scene since 2011. Fronting her own honky-tonk band Leslie Lou and the Lowburners, the classic and critically-acclaimed country band Copper & Coal, she has since teamed up with one of Portland’s most integral and established musicians, Pete Krebs. Their project, The Earnest Lovers, is rooted in the sounds of vintage country and they are currently busy touring regionally, playing regular gigs in Portland, and writing their first full-length album.
Southern Oregon native Anna Hoone is a singer song-writer rooted in old-time gospel, country, and folk traditions. Her classic Americana songwriting and precise delivery shoots like an arrow straight to the heart. Anna’s voice is soft and lilting, with an edge that comes from having lived the words she sings.
In addition to the talented vocalists, the band is made up of a cadre of award wining musicians, including Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee Carlton Jackson; a national Blue Music Award nominee Dean Mueller; Mark Shark, who and has appeared on 32 different recordings, including those by Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne; and Ian Miller, one of the most active and versatile musicians in the Portland country music scene.