The Northwest’s finest Loretta Lynn Tribute returns to Music Monday on August 13th. This is an updated show from January so expect some different material but the same cast of world-class performers.
Fronted by popular Portland folk-country songstress Mary Cameron, the five-piece band will perform two 45-minute sets featuring the songs of country music legend Loretta Lynn. Also known as the Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta wrote many of her own songs and has been dubbed the Queen of Country Music throughout her five-decade career. In 1972, she was the first woman to be nominated and named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association and she is the only woman ever to be awarded the CMA Artist of the Decade for her inspired work throughout the ‘70s.
Cameron has spent many years honing her craft around the Portland music scene. She has performed and recorded with Succotash, The Sagebrush Sisters and The Rocky Butte Wranglers. She can be seen regularly singing country and western songs with her band at nightclubs around the Northwest and is well known for her knack of picking great unknown songs from the repertoires of many legendary country music artists.
The band features three graduates of Oregon State University: Justin Schepige on bass, Tommy Brownson on drums and Erik Crew on lead guitar.
Joining them on pedal steel guitar will be veteran Nashville touring pro and session player Gary Thorsen, who toured with Loretta’s twin daughters, The Lynns. He has worked for many other country music greats, including Tanya Tucker.
Tickets available online until 4 pm day of the show.