Margaret Belton's Annual Tribute to Patsy Cline at Freight & Salvage


Sat May 11 2024 at 08:00 pm


Freight & Salvage | Berkeley, CA

Please join us for the 10th annual ''Today, Tomorrow & Forever' Margaret Belton's tribute to the life and legacy of Patsy Cline. This annual tribute showcases her top hits, rare gems, and gathered stories from collected biographies and those who once shared moments with her. It is an honoring of who she was and the music she imprinted on so many of our hearts and lives. Warming up the crowd and setting the atmosphere will be Freight favorite singer-songwriter Maurice Tani performing a few country classics from the Patsy era and some of his own "Trailer Park Operetta's" and time traveling scenic ballads. Featuring: Margaret Belton and the stellar band: Maurice Tani on guitar, David Phillips on pedal steel, Ken Owen on drums, Mike Anderson on bass, Henry Salvia on piano, Kathleen Salvia vocals and Jeanine Richardson slap'n the tambourine!

“Margaret Belton. Chanteuse extraordinaire and a radiant soul with a smile that lights up the stage and makes us all feel alright. A warm contralto voice that soars from a powerful growl to sultry, to sweet, and the most lovely stage presence—well, there’s just no one like her in all the world." ~ Kathryne Cassis
Margaret Belton : is that rare artist who fuses her exceptional talent with a genuine warmth that makes audiences feel they’re part of the family. She founded her Patsy Cline Tribute band called ‘The Patsychords’ in 2010 and most recently created a variety cabaret show called 'Lady Margaret & The Countrypolitans' showcasing a variety of her favorite rare and classic crooner torch style jazz, country and blues songs, fun comedic bits & storytelling. She has accomplished five rounds of her critically acclaimed portrayal of Patsy Cline in ‘Always... Patsy Cline’ twice at the Altarena Playhouse in Alameda CA, twice in New Orleans LA at the Stage Door Canteen, and once at The Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland CA. She received a Theater Bay Area Award for being an outstanding performer in a musical for her portrayal of Patsy Cline and then in November of 2018 she took home another Theater Bay Area Award for her outstanding performance as a principal actor in 'Honky Tonk Angels'. A true renaissance woman, Margaret is a visual artist as well as a voice-over, on-camera and film actress. Her lead role in the film 'Hiding in Freedom' received an award from the World Music & Independent Film Festival for 'Best Lead Actress in a Short Film' as well as the film being accepted into the Cannes Film Festival. The authenticity and fearlessness with which Margaret approaches all of her creative endeavors make her a versatile and vivacious performer. She is so overjoyed and honored to be back at the Freight for her 10th annual Tribute to Patsy Cline with her stellar band of musical comrades. Her band features Freight favorite Maurice Tani on guitar, David Phillips on pedal steel, Mike Anderson on bass, Henry Salvia on piano, Ken Owen on drums, Jeanine Richardson on tambourine and Kathleen Salvia on harmonies.

Maurice Tani has been a fixture on the local alt-country scene for more than a decade with his band 77 El Deora. The San Francisco Chronicle has praised his “twangy modern country sound” and called his songs “wry yet romantic, tender but aggressive.” Georgia native David Phillips has played guitar, dobro and steel guitar in Bay Area since the 1980’s building a reputation as an eclectic and adventurous musician with a profound love of all kinds of good music. David has worked with Tom Waits, Peter Rowan, Johnny Paycheck, Les Claypool, Metallica and Charlie Hunter In recent years he has been performing regularly in local theaters and with the Bay Area symphonies.
Mike Anderson, how lucky is this guy? Not only has he been holding down the bass chair a part of Margret Belton’s tribute to Patsy Cline for nearly a decade, but he also records and tours with another member of Margaret’s band, Maurice Tani, and can be found around playing with a who's who of local singer-songwriters.
Ken Owen is a Bay Area native, a professional musician that has shared the stage with such luminaries as Emmy Lou Harris, Peter Rowan, Buddy Miller, and Gillian Welch, and has written and self-published nine books of poetry and songs since 2010.
Henry Salvia has had a long and varied career as a professional musician. He has performed before the crowned heads of Europe as well as Teddy Abrams' Swingin' City Lounge in Hamtramck, MI and the Wish-U-Well Lounge in Warren, MI. His piano stylings have been described by many as a cross between Cecil Taylor and Carmen Cavelllero, and have entranced more brides than you can shake a stick at. He is honored to be included in Margaret Belton's otherwise stellar lineup.
Kathleen Enright Salvia began singing classic country music at The Redeye Saloon, a gay cowboy bar in the SF Tenderloin. She’s taken the long way around since then, tromping through genres from gospel to heavy metal with many stops between, and coming full circle to back up her friend Margaret. She also currently works with husband Henry in The Flying Salvias, known for their eclectic Ameri-kinda repertoire.
Tower of Power guitarist Jeff Tamalier calls Jeanine “J9” Richardson “The Motor”. Her trademark percussion and dancing behind, in front and across the stage for various Bay Area groups beginning with monster dance outfits Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra and Big Bang Beat, and more recently, Gayle Lynn & The Hired Hands, 77 El Deora and Valerie Jay & The Americanos, pushes the band and engages the audience. Remember, friends: You can't spell tambourine without the last three letters of Jeanine!”

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Freight & Salvage, 2022 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1104, United States,Berkeley, California

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