Staci Griesbach: My Patsy Cline Songbook
STACI GRIESBACH PRESENTS: MY PATSY CLINE SONGBOOK (A JAZZ TRIBUTE)
Vocalist Staci Griesbach presents My Patsy Cline Songbook featuring contemporary jazz arrangements of country music icon Patsy Cline’s biggest hits including "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces" and her first national hit "Walkin’ After Midnight," in which ROLLING STONE called Griesbach’s single “a gorgeous jazz interpretation.” Sprinkled with nods to the Great American Songbook by arrangers like the incredible Tamir Hendelman (Barbra Streisand), Griesbach's performance draws audiences in with charm and charisma presenting these recognizable classics that defy genre.
Griesbach presents Patsy Cline like you haven’t heard her before. Jazz heavyweight magazine Downbeat says "Griesbach achieves her aim of paying tribute not through imitation, but by exploring new possibilities through new artistry." In fact, Cline’s daughter Julie Fudge welcomed these different interpretations of her Mom’s classic hits, adding, "These arrangements are new and fresh and so engaging... I truly think Mom would have listened to this collection."
"An album worthy of being added to the Great American Songbook," (No Depression), Griesbach’s MY PATSY CLINE SONGBOOK takes fans on a journey through songs Patsy Cline made famous by some of Nashville's most renown songwriters including Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard, Bill Monroe, Willie Nelson and more. These prolific American songwriters contributed greatly to the Nashville Sound - arguably in the same way Irving Berlin and Cole Porter contributed to the foundation of jazz standards that exist today. Similarly, Patsy Cline has arguably shaped and influenced nearly every female country singer today, much as Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday had in the jazz landscape. Staci presents an opportunity to consider exploring more than one Great American Songbook, cross-pollinating jazz styling with country music lyrics and melody. "My Patsy Cline Songbook" marks the first full-length Patsy Cline tribute album presented in a jazz and contemporary style.