Penny Eckman, known for her renditions of Patsy Cline, returns to the Rialto stage on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. with fellow performer Pat Davis, to perform as “Leading Ladies.”
Leading Ladies is a collection of familiar pop, country, blues, jazz and Broadway tunes made famous by ladies, such as Billie Holiday, Sophie Tucker, Patsy Cline, Aretha Franklin or Barbra Streisand, since the 1920’s.
Eckman has been singing since she was young, and is a professional singer with over 30 years of experience. She is most notably known in the area for her one-woman show “Penny Sings Patsy” which she presented through the Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) a few years ago, and has continued to perform Cline’s music at over 200 concert venues across the east coast and Midwest.
Davis accompanies Eckman performing together and as a soloist on piano, playing ragtime and blues inspired selections. Raised in Wellsboro, this native’s love for music was fostered by her father who played in a dance band, and with the purchase of her first piano at age 10. She performed professionally at age 13, accompanying her dad’s band at the Charleston High School.
Tickets are available online at www.bcrac.org or by calling (570) 268-2787. Brochures are available at the Rialto Theatre and the Canton Independent Sentinel as well as the Keystone and Sayre Theatres.