Patsy Cline Tribute Returns to Canby Pioneer Chapel This Month

Vocalist Juliet Yänko’s popular Patsy Cline tribute act will return to Canby later this month for a show at the Canby Pioneer Chapel Performing Arts.

The show features a seasoned band of musicians around the award-winning vocalist Yänko’s tribute to the country and pop icon, weaving storytelling into her performance as she leads audiences through Cline’s classic canon of hits and sharing the unknown stories behind them.

Yänko’s country roots and jazz vocal training lend themselves well to an authentic echo of the sophisticated contralto renderings and vocal nuances Cline was known for.

“Most people don’t know this, but Patsy Cline had a throat infection and rheumatic fever when she was 13 years old that permanently altered her vocal cords,” Yänko said. “That’s why she had that deep booming contralto voice but was still able to swing into her upper registry!”

The Patsy Cline Tribute will return to the beautiful and historic Canby Pioneer Chapel, located at 486 Northwest Third Avenue, on Saturday, November 26. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show begins at 6.

Tickets are available online for $20, or at the door the night of the show for $25. A sell-out is expected, so get your tickets early if possible.

“We are so honored to be welcomed back to the Canby Pioneer Chapel,” Yänko said. “The room has wonderful acoustics and a traditional feel that accompanies the heartfelt classics of Patsy Cline.

“I think this is a great weekend for live music in Canby. Families will be gathering [for Thanksgiving], and it’s a wonderful and easy event for the whole family to attend and enjoy together.”

Yänko’s Patsy Cline Tribute band includes Tom Sandahl on guitar, Larry Behm on pedal steel, Keith Brush on stand-up bass and Russell Gores on drums.

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