Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks
River Arts Center
Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash *
Starring Tom Waselchuk & Lindsey Giese
Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks is a revue that presents the best loved hits of these classic artists along with stories of their colorful lives, amazing careers, and indelible impact on American music and culture.
The show stars two music veterans. Tom Waselchuk is a singer, song writer, and multi-instrumentalist who has performed for over three decades in a variety of musical genres, while always keeping one foot planted firmly in country music. Mr. Waselchuk has toured nationally and internationally, composed for musical theatre, and produced a country-music themed holiday revue titled Tinsel & Twang: A Merry-cana Christmas. Lindsey Giese is a dynamic singer and a consummate performer. She’s sung just about every style of popular music performing in scores of revues with her sister duo The Giese Girls and as a soloist, starring in the Fabulous Fifties Live! for five seasons and as lead vocalist on Holland America and Celebrity Cruises for four years.
The back up band for Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks is called The Dang-Its, featuring Mark Luhring on drums, Matt Rodgers on bass, Rick Nass on pedal steel guitar, and Chris Wagoner on violin and mandolin. The Dang-Its were named 2013 Country/Bluegrass Performer of the Year by the Madison (WI) Area Music Awards, and their most recent recording, A Lick of Sense, was named the MAMAs 2014 Country Bluegrass Album of the Year.