The Lindsay Theater will welcome country music legend Lacy J. Dalton and her group, the Dalton Gang, to the South Valley at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 15, as a part of its concert series.
Dalton’s music is a product of her wide-ranging musical tastes. Her early influences were the classic country music of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, and later, the folk and rock sounds of writer/artists like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Throughout her career, she’s been a writer and an artist who loved “music with a message” and lyrics that brought a new awareness to the listener.
Dalton has opened shows for such notables as Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Charlie Daniels. Her hit records include such million-airplay cuts as: “Hard Times,” “Crazy Blue Eyes,” “Hillbilly Girl with the Blues,” “Everybody Makes Mistakes,” “Black Coffee” and her signature song, “16th Avenue,” which was voted one of country’s all-time top 100 songs by Billboard Magazine. Voted Best New Female Artist by the Academy of Country Music in 1979, she earned numerous Grammy nominations and three prestigious Bay Area Music Awards for Best Country-Folk Recording, appearing with the likes of Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, and Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane.
Opening the show will be Brad “The Dudeboy” Rodgers, who will present his own unique style of music. He is a local country singer who has been writing and performing songs for the last 30 years. Rodgers describes his music as “un-homogenized” – country without any sugarcoating.
The Lindsay Community Theater is located at 190 N. Elmwood, in the heart of downtown Lindsay. Tickets are $15 in advance (at lindsaycommunitytheater.com) and $20 at the door.
For more information, call 284-2223.