Join vocalist Margot Sampson as she celebrates the artists who have become an integral part of her life and first inspired her to sing: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Gene MacLellan and of course the legendary Patsy Cline. She is both thrilled and honored to share her musical journey with a group of incredibly talented musicians and backup vocalists for this very special concert.
This is the show to see for anyone who wants to listen to the music that was playing on the radio when they got their first kiss.
Sampson will be performing a selection of songs from King’s top selling solo album, Tapestry, including popular hits such as Where You Lead, It’s Too Late, So Far Away and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.
Special guest Georges Hebert will join Sampson with whom she recorded her album Testing the Waters. Hebert is well known for being Anne Murray’s guitarist throughout her career and for having performed with singer/songwriter Gene MacLellan on Singalong Jubilee.
Sampson has always been a fan of Joni Mitchell’s music and was part of the theatrical production Joni Mitchell – River with Festival Antigonish. This performance which took place a number of years ago was described by critics as “flawless and breathtaking.” In this show she will revisit some of her favourite Mitchell tunes including A Case of You, Big Yellow Taxi and Both Sides Now.
Accompanying Sampson will be guitarist Doug Johnson who was the musical director of their first project together, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline. This show was also directed by Edmund MacLean at the Stephenville Theatre Festival.
She will perform a full act of memorable Patsy tunes such as: Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Your Cheatin’ Heart and Sweet Dreams to name just a few. Sampson delivers Patsy Cline’s numbers in a voice that is strong, resonant, and radiant. As one reviewer has said, “Sampson is more Cline than Cline.”
The Bella Rose Arts Centre will provide bar service for this event.