Crazy. A singer who emulates the greatest voice in country music history?
Joni Morris does just that in “A Tribute to the Music of Patsy Cline.” The performance was held Wednesday in the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe. Like the 2016 appearance, the show was a sellout.
A Northern California resident, Morris has performed in all 50 of the United States. In her tribute, she sings Cline’s best-known hit, “Crazy,” released in 1961. The tune was written by an up-and-coming songwriter named Willie Nelson. Cline died at the age of 30 in a plane accident. Like Jimi Hendrix, she released just three studio albums. Many more came out posthumously.
Morris also sang Cline’s songs “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” and many more.
Next up at Valhalla is Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, which hits the Boathouse Theatre stage Wednesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. Lewis is a Grammy Award winner who plays traditional bluegrass music.