Produced and directed by Voni Grindler of Jupiter productions and set to run Nov. 8 to 16, “Rock & Romance at the Roadhouse” is a musical remembering pop and country hits from the legendary roadhouses.
In its day, the roadhouse was the bread and butter of a working musician and it was their home away from home – if they had a home – and the roadhouse became their office, studio, kitchen and bedroom. It’s where the term “I’m goin’ on the road” comes from.
The roadhouse, like its grandfather the saloon, could be tough territory. As a performer you had to have thick skin and be on top of your game. The audiences could consist of truckers, travelling salesmen, criminals, you name it – and if they didn’t like you – well, if the heckles didn’t break you the flying beer bottles would.
Songs include favourites such as Ring of Fire, Leader of the Band, Walkin’ after Midnight, Stand by Me and Take it easy.
Written by Voni Grindler and Andy Thoma, “Rock & Romance” features the many talents of Joani Bye, Lisa Lambert, Dave Pickell, Bill Buckingham, Tom Picket and Tim Porter, all Vancouver-based veterans of B.C.’s music scene. The musical will be taking place at the Quaaout Lodge & Spa.
Tickets are available at: 1-800-663-4303 or firstname.lastname@example.org