Cathy Dresden's AN OLD FASHIONED GIRL Returns In September
Joe Hartman is bringing "1958's big hearted songbird" back to Pangea September 22nd at 7PM in "Cathy Dresden: An Old Fashioned Girl". The show is a comedic and sentimental journey back to the 1950s directed by Daniel Adams, and featuring Michael Hicks on piano, accordion, and additional vocals. Tickets may be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3577697.
Drag performer Joe Hartman "I was inspired to create Cathy as a way to embody and pay tribute to the strength, guts, and incredible heart of the great female singers of the past."
Born in the tiny town of Booneville, Arkansas, population 63, Cathy grew up singing with her sisters at their local church, but first came to America's attention through her appearances on everyone's favorite televised talent show, "Tony Polanko's Nationwide Hour of Power". Her full throated voice and gentle demeanor endeared her to viewers across the country and made her a three-time winner eligible to compete in the Grand Prize Championship". While Cathy did not take home the ultimate prize of $2,000 (losing to siamese triplette plate spinners) the resulting exposure jumpstarted her singing career and allowed her to embark on her "Butterchurn Tour" of the dairy states. But while she considers America's farmer's the "true backbone of this great country", this former small town girl is thrilled to be in Manhattan, singing and swinging the hits of the great songsmiths like Harold Arlen, The Gershwins, and Cole Porter.
Says Hartman, "Cathy is the Susan Boyle of the 1950s. She's an underdog, a small town girl who moved to the city after she'd already been married and had two children. She's already 'lived' when she suddenly got this jolt of fame, and she continues unashamedly wearing her heart on her sleeve, and singing her heart out. People seem to relate to that spirit of resilience."
The performance is Saturday, September 22nd at Pangea and seating begins at 6:00. Tickets are $20 online with a minimum food and beverage purchase of $20, and tickets can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3577697.