Hosted by honky-tonk raconteur Nudie and accompanied by Bobby McIsaac on guitar and vocals, “Songs & Stories from the Golden Era” features visuals and the humorous stories behind the songs and the artists that made them famous.
The first performance will be Saturday, July 20, at Harmony House Theatre, with further shows set for July 26, Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31.
Audiences will experience an evening of classic country music with all the hits from favourite singers of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, including Johnny Cash, Hank Snow, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and more.
After soaking up musical experiences in Toronto, Montreal, Phoenix, Austin and New York City, Nudie now hangs his Gibson guitar in Charlottetown. His stage name is a nod to Nashville’s rhinestone cowboy tailor, Nudie Cohn.
Nudie’s decades-long performing career has landed him on the stages of the Philadelphia, Montreal and Ottawa Folk Festivals, Willie Nelson’s end-of-tour party in 2006, a support slot with
Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives and official showcases at Folk Alliance and Americana Music conferences.
His authentic songwriting style steeped in heartbreak and twang is captured on his 2008 debut with "Nudie & The Turks" and two solo albums. His latest offering, “Everything’s Different in the Night”, is a collection of songs about relationships, and stories from the road, including “Mr. Why’d You Come To Texas”, a duet with Sylvie Smith (Evening Hymns) about not knowing how to two-step, and “Train You Took My Baby”, inspired by a trip across Canada.
Tickets are available online, by phone through Ticketpro or at the door.