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02/20/2011 – Comedy n’ Country Music at the Rialto Theatre in Morrilton, Arkansas

This show closely resembled a classy Branson style variety show of Comedy and Country Music for the whole family.  The Rialto Theatre (http://RialtoArtsCenter.com) in Morrilton Arkansas is a wonderful historic venue.  It was such a HUGE honor to perform on its stage knowing that so many incredibly talented entertainers had performed there as well.  I appreciate Jason Campbell with SingleTree (http://SingleTreeBand.com) for adding me to their show as the comedian and master of ceremonies.  The entire night could only be summed up as magical.  A BIG Thank you to Molly for taking some photos for us.  Here is a link to photos – http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=94416&id=1595605155

It was amazing to take the stage at a Theatre with a big red curtain standing strong behind me, the spirit of entertainment embracing me as if to encourage me to bring on the laughs!  Seeing and hearing all of the children and adults laughing, clapping, and some snorts here and there was moving to say the least.  This is what makes any comedian come back for that performance high over and over again.  It’s always amazing to me when folks ask for autographs and I don’t think I’ll ever get use to it.  I do enjoy it along with the shoulder pats, handshakes, hugs and definitely when someone recites one of the stories or jokes from the evening… I simply love it and yet humbled all the same!!!  However, I’m sure everyone from this evening has a new appreciation for knuckle pounds though.  HAHAHA!!! (http://ComedianDoc.com)

After I had completed my set, I introduced a band that dang near got me up dancing and moving to the music.   The problem is that I can’t dance and if you can ask anyone that has ever witnessed me try, they would agree.  The band was called ‘Imagine That’ with the incredible Peyton Loeschner (http://myspace.com/PeytonTristynnLoeschner) as their lead singer.  Peyton has been performing dance and music since about 3 and even plays some instruments.  She is now 12 years old and continues to have a huge voice and even bigger heart.  I am betting that you will be seeing and hearing this girl all over the radio, internet and TV someday.  God has blessed this young lady with a lot of talent.

Next up was the absolutely unforgettable, incredible, well on their way to the top, Jason Campbell with SingleTree (http://SingleTreeBand.com).  These guys and gal quickly demonstrated why they are becoming so popular.  They covered music perfectly with a little hint of their own love of the art.  Their originals are VERY strong and one in particular is called ‘If That Old Church Could Talk’ co-written by Tommy Kelley, which made me tear up quite bit but I LOVED it. Personally I think more of their music should be on the radio and I know it will be!  SingleTree performs ALL over including the heart beat of country music in Nashville Tennessee but Arkansas will always be their home.  This band signed with a California label, released an album called SingleTree with another album on the way very soon.  Don’t miss these guys the next time they perform near you and for that matter, they would be worth a long drive.

I love both of these bands.  They are very appreciative of everything, approachable and enjoy meeting EVERYONE!!!

Thank you ALL for being at the show and I’ll see you at the next one.

Show Location:

Rialto – http://www.rialtoartscenter.com

215 E. Broadway

Morrilton, AR 72110

Phone: (501) 477-9955

 

Entertainer Links:

Jason Campbell Singletree – http://SingleTreeBand.com

Michael “Doc” Davis – http://ComedianDoc.com

Peyton Loeschner – http://myspace.com/PeytonTristynnLoeschner

 
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