Old Alabama Town Revue Crue News

By on 20 September, 2017 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

The Old Alabama Town Revue starts its new season on October 5, at 7 p.m. in the church on Columbus Street in Old Alabama Town with a theme to get the audience ready for Halloween: “Murder and Mayhem.”

I have long been interested in murder ballads. I have researched several of them. Their history and background are fascinating. Often the tale is much deeper than the story the lyrics provide. But this show will not be based on research. No sirreebob. We want you to enjoy hearing about murder! HA!

For our show we have some new murder ballads (whoa!), a traditional ballad, and a classic. We also are proud to host ND Seibel, hailing from the AUM Theatre Arts Department, reading “The Highwayman.” Another guest artist, Bruce George, will perform his original murder ballad about Walmart. Tim Henderson has penned a new composition regarding a series of ax murders in New Orleans. Pellet Tom Huber will debut his songwriting talents. I guess death and destruction got his muses working. Rocking Larry will render the classic, “Last Kiss,” (where a car is the murderer). I am going to revisit the old “Two Sisters” ballad. Stephen Bray is keeping his contribution secret. That is sort of scary, but it is a Halloweeney show! Katie Pearson and Tony Castaldo will be adding their considerable talents to start this new season.

In other Old Alabama Town Revue Crue news, we have been invited to be guest artists on the Viva Nashvagas show live streamed from Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor and Café in historic Franklin, Tennessee on September 30. Franklin is about 30 minutes south of Nashville, and the show is a Nashville favorite. Our host is George Hamilton V, the son of renowned country singer, George Hamilton IV, and a wonderful artist. The show provides a zany platform featuring a variety of guest artists. It is streamed live at 11:00-12:00 central time on www.radionashvegas.com. We are scheduled for the second half of the show. Be sure to tune in and hear us render in Tennessee. We plan to do songs from our CD, The Song Challenge. Since we are from Alabama, our home and our name is from Montgomery, and the album was produced by Echo7studios in Millbrook, Alabama, we will be doing our tippy toppest best to be great Alabama Ambassadors and make ya’ll proud. So tune in!

After Viva Nashvagas we’ll be coming home to start our new season. Don’t worry, we won’t be staying around Nashville! So come on down to the old Church on Columbus Street for the opening show of the Old Alabama Town Revue on October 5 at 7 in the evening. The gate will be open, the lights on, the double doors ready for your entry. The songs and reading will be about murder and mayhem, but the OAT RevueCrue will deliver a good time.

See ya then, Don’t forget your cushion!

Karren Pell is a writer, teacher, and performer who lives with her husband, Tim Henderson, and an assortment of cats and dogs in Capitol Heights. She is the author of three books. Her musical compositions range from commercial songs to theatrical works, with five musical adaptations to her credit.

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