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December 18 2017                                                                                                       Hank Williams Tribute Show at Court Square Theater on Dec. 28              augustafreepress.com         

Tribute to Hank Williams, a country, honky tonk, swingin’ extravaganza of musical friends collaborating to bring to life classic songs from the real roots of country music, is coming to Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg on Wednesday, Dec. 28.

GRAMMY® winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer host the evening with the master of the telecaster, Bill Kirchen, and Prairie Home Companion stars, Robin & Linda Williams. Add to that a fabulous band and you’ve got a great country show – one that sells out every year!

Hank Williams was a consummate country songwriter, with hits that included “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “The Lovesick Blues” and “Jambalaya”. He died at the age of 29, on New Year’s 1953, leaving behind a legacy of songs and performances that will not be forgotten. In the six years of his recording career, Hank Williams songs created the definition of the perfect country song. This popular show brings together an all-star cast of friends who get together just once a year to celebrate the songs of a country music idol.

Bill Kirchen: The guitar slingin’, honky tonkin’, country croonin’ Kirchen has a brand new album, Transatlantica. The man is simply addicted to music, music halls, hot licks and country twang.

Robin & Linda Williams: From The Grand Ole Opry to Austin City Limits, Music City Tonight to Mountain Stage, Robin & Linda never cease to wow audiences wherever they go. “Individually their voices can melt cheese, and in duet they can do all-purpose welding.” Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: Known for their tight harmony singing and stellar instrumentation on guitar, banjo and mandolin, winners of 2 Grammy® Awards, 60+ WAMMY Awards and 14 GRAMMY nominations. Billboard Magazine called them “As close to flawless folk/bluegrass as it gets.”

Patrick McAvinue: Patrick leads the new generation of hot fiddlers with exquisite taste and versatility.  He has just joined the bluegrass supergroup Daily & Vincent and is in the prestigious class with this year’s Artists in Residence at the Music Center at Strathmore.

Mark Schatz: Mark tours with Claire Lynch and performed with Nickel Creek, Footworks Percussion Ensemble, Tony Rice and Bela Fleck.

Tickets are $24 in advance and $28 at the door. Court Square Theater is located at 41-F Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

For more information visit www.valleyarts.org/cst or call 540.433.9189.