At Chandler Center for the Arts, we’re going to give you a reason to love Mondays (finally!). Every Monday I’ll include any photos or video of what happened over the weekend as well as give you a preview of what we’re working on this week.
In case you missed Riders in the Sky yesterday, you can still enjoy their music on their website here. Their upbeat attitude and fun songs will turn any Monday into a good day.
Saturday night we have Frank Sinatra Jr. paying us a visit, which I couldn’t be more excited about!! I’m a giant fan of Mr. Sinatra’s dad’s classic songs (no joke, my lullaby was “The Way You Look Tonight”) as well as his originals, so I am not missing his performance this weekend. Make sure you come back often because I’m going to be posting any and all behind the scenes content that I can get my hands on. He’s bringing a 20 piece band with him too, so this is something that you won’t want to miss.
Also, I’m going to work on showing you just what makes performances at CCA work so smoothly, but I want that to be a surprise!
The country western music group Riders in the Sky has had success at the Grand Ole Opry and at the Grammys, and now they’re bringing that success and momentum to Chandler Center for the Arts.
The group, made up of Ranger Doug, Woody Paul, Too Slim and Joey the Cowpolka King have been performing since the late 1970’s, joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1982 and won one Grammy Awards in 2001 for Woody’s Round up from the movie Toy Story 2 and another in 2003 for Scream Factory Favorites from the movie Monsters, Inc.
“The Grammys are the highest accolade in American music, so we felt very honored,” said Ranger Doug. “And we’ve been a part of the Grand Ole Opry since 1982, and there’s this great sense of tradition that this form of American music represents. It’s a real thrill to be up on that stage.”
Ranger Doug said that the group performs comedy western music because it’s a rich American tradition that shouldn’t be forgotten, and “We’re hams, we just enjoy being on stage!”
From making audience members laugh and reminding them to “do things the cowboy way”, to writing a book about finding your inner sidekick, courtesy of Too Slim, Riders in the Sky make for an entertaining and lively group that is sure to prove that they truly are America’s Favorite Cowboys.
For more information about Riders in the Sky visit ridersinthesky.com
To buy tickets to Riders in the Sky’s Sunday afternoon show, click here!