Hootenanny harkens back to old-time radio shows

It’s Hometown Hootenanny time again at the Historic Everett Theatre, but on this go ‘round the Saturday night concert will have a semi-scripted radio show format.

The Hometown Band members and guest artists portraying country music stars from the late 1950s and early ’60s will set up for an on-air show in the fictional studio at HOOT Radio, that’s 1520 on the AM dial, for y’all who don’t know.

Dan Leal, the band’s lead singer, will play Marty Robbins, Buck Hammock will take the role of Buck Owens and keyboard player Duane Trueblood will portray Floyd Kramer.

Band members Dave McCabe, Larry Greenleaf, Beckye Randall and Randy Oesch are “studio musicians” backing the stars. Guests are Frank Sandoval as Johnny Cash and Jenny Wiltse as Patsy Cline.

The show is the brainchild of Hometown Band member and co-producer Cal Winston, with staging and directing help from Scott Randall. Winston also plays the role of radio disc jockey Bull Shooter.

“Hometown Hootenanny: On the Air” starts at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. The box office opens at 6:30 the evening of the show.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors, students and military, and $5 for kids 12 and under. Purchase tickets online at brownpapertickets.com or by calling the theater at 425-258-6766.

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