Take a step back in time to the late 1950s and early ’60s, when the air waves were filled with country western legend Patsy Cline’s songs like “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams” and “I Fall to Pieces” as Joni Morris offers her Tribute to the Music of Patsy Cline at Harris Center for the Arts.
Full of music and comedy, Morris shines with true showmanship and authentic sound in this tribute to the glamour girl of country who captivated fans with a soul-stirring voice and a flamboyant personality.
Stockton resident Joni Morris offers spectacular stage productions that appeal to audiences of all ages and have received rave reviews from coast to coast for her tributes. She was born in Modesto and raised in Stockton, where she resides today and began her career playing the fair circuit with her sister, Donna, as a vocal duo, the Morris Sisters.
In 1993, she portrayed Cline in Columbia Actors Repertory’s production of “Always Patsy Cline.” She has appeared on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and at other notable venues.
She has toured nationally for more than 15 years presenting tributes to the music of Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, Legendary Ladies in Country Music, Christmas Shows and her own original music.
No matter who she is honoring, Morris sings each song brilliantly, adding dazzling costumes and comedy, too. However, nothing shines so bright as her ability to connect with her audience. She works the crowd better than a Las Vegas crooner. Her audience interaction wins her fans wherever she performs.
Morris has a special fondness for Cline’s music.
“Patsy Cline recorded some of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard in my life, I never tire of singing them. These songs should never be forgotten,” said Morris.
Cline became the first female solo artist elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993.
Morris has released six albums throughout her career, including her original music with hit song “It’s Hold Me Time.”
She is very excited to announce that she now offers a live DVD production of her “Tribute to Legendary Ladies” show. It’s now available to concert audiences everywhere along with her “Joni Morris-A Portrait of Patsy” CD.
“Joni Morris: A Tribute to the Music of Patsy Cline” will be performed at the Harris Center, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, on Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 31 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 1 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $19 to $39. Tickets are available online at harriscenter.net or from the Harris Center ticket office at 916-608-6888 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket.