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Bill Pan, Vicki Gillespie, Lanette Pennell, Larry Lucas, Rick Reynolds
The song lists below will show you the versatility of this seasoned group. Please scroll down.
These song lists are full legendary music. And, that kind of music is best when performed by musicians who cut their teeth on it! Lanette Pennell, Vicki Gillespie, Rick Reynolds, Bill Pan and Larry Lucas did just that.
2003 – Named Official City Goodwill Ambassadors of Bandera, Texas.
2004 – Cowboy Capital Award from the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce, for promoting Bandera as The Cowboy Capital of the World.
The Almost Patsy Cline Band has been listed on the Texas Commission on the Arts “Touring Artists and Companies Roster” since 2008. Officially, the “Roster” is a Who’s Who of Texas entertainers who tour the state. Qualifying non-profit organizations in Texas may apply for grants to help bring these acts to their communities. Since their acceptance in 2008, the band has performed dance music and special programs for numerous presenters with many, many return engagements.
Wow, what crowd pleasers! The Almost Patsy Cline Band can mesmerize an audience! They were the feature band at our Longhorn Cattle Drive during Celebrate Bandera – 150 Years. Our vendors were thrilled because their music kept the crowd “hopping” and “shopping”! 830-796-4447 — Genie Strickland, Event Coordinator Celebrate Bandera 150 Years
I can’t say enough about the Almost Patsy Cline Band’s contribution to the success of our Farm Country Club Country Christmas Ball. The fact that this was their 7th year to play the event, and it sold out two weeks before the announced deadline, is a pretty good indication of their popularity. The Country Christmas Ball is a Texas two-stepper’s party and their music is perfect for the event! 830-589-2276 —Homer Stevens, Owner The Farm Country Club
I had the pleasure of booking The Almost Patsy Cline Band for two parties at the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio. They made the parties lively, memorable, and got people up and dancing. Very professional and easy to work with. True Country Music with class. 210-698-1890 —Kay Hughes, member of the Dominion Country Club
Bill Pan – Blanco, TX Steel Guitar/Vocals
Bill began playing the guitar and singing 50’s Rock & Roll and Folk Music while in High School. In 1977 he began playing the pedal steel guitar in and around the Midwest area until he moved to Austin, TX in 1987. He joined the Jess DeMaine Band upon arrival. Jess opened many doors and introduced Bill to many “A” players in Texas.
In 1997 he joined the Southern Image Band, a premiere band in the Texas hill country area. It gave him the opportunity to play with many artists such as Johnny Bush, Darryl McCall, Curtis Potter, Justin Tubb and Charlie Louvin. He also played several years for Aaron Watson and has been playing with Joe Stampley for the past 10 years.
Lanette Pennell 210-844-8549
Band Leader, Bass Guitar & Vocals:
Lanette has been a professional musician since 1974. She traveled with numerous national acts, appeared on television and over the years had her recorded songs played on radio. But, she says nothing compares to the fulfillment she gets from working with the loyal, dedicated and talented musicians of The Almost Patsy Cline Band.
Lanette has lived in Bandera, Texas, for 20 fun years. Voted the 1999 Female Vocalist of the Year by readers of Current Music Magazine, San Antonio, Texas, and voted 2004 Citizen of the Year by members of the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Lanette works as a realtor at Coldwell Banker Stagecoach Realty in Bandera when not on tour.
Keyboard & Vocals:
Along with Lanette, Vicki is the co-founder of the band. Her versatile singing style, superb narration and acting skills have been enjoyed by Texans and visitors to Texas since the early 1980s. Vicki’s voice has been described as “smooth liqueur,” and when you hear her sing you will agree. You may have seen her in two very successful musicals; “The Quilters” and “Pump Boys and Dinettes” at the Point Theater in Ingram, Texas, or at any number of conventions and events across the state. Vicki is an active member of the Bandera United Methodist Church, a retired teacher of 25 years, and the grandmother of 15 grandchildren!
Rick Reynolds, Drums & Vocals:
A graduate of the Musician’s (Percussion) Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, Rick eats, sleeps and breathes drums. He is a full time musician and drum instructor at two music schools when not on tour.
Rick traveled with many national touring acts including Gary P. Nunn before joining The Almost Patsy Cline Band in 2002. During that time he had the pleasure of performing at the Black Tie and Boots Ball for the inauguration of George W. Bush. His accomplished drumming style is the driving force behind the unmistakably smooth Almost Patsy Cline sound. Rick is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada.
Guitar & Vocals:
Larry has been with the APC Band since Fall of 2010. He is a native of Virginia. Educated at Shenandoah Conservatory (in Patsy Cline’s home town of Winchester, Virginia) and the University of New Orleans, Larry played for 10 years in the French Quarter of New Orleans before moving to Texas in 1985. You may have seen him during the six years he appeared at Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, or when he performed the National Anthem at the 2000 Alamo Bowl. In 1999 and again in 2002, Larry played guitar in the San Antonio production of Always…Patsy Cline at the Empire Theatre, and was music director for the Community Concert Series national bus tours of Always…Patsy Cline in 2001 & ’02. Larry also performed at the 2008 Country Rendezvous Festival in Craponne, France, and has backed country music legend, Joe Stampley, on many of his shows, including the 2008 CMA Music Festival in Nashville.
Following is a partial list of the many songs we play. On request, we customize selections for your event theme. Email email@example.com for questions or call Lanette at 210-844-8549. Thanks!
7 Lonely Days, All the Rage in Paris, All You Ever Do is Bring Me Down, Always, America the Beautiful, Apartment #9, At Last, Back in Baby’s Arms, Bandera Waltz, Bandy The Rodeo Clown, Big City, Blowing in the Wind, Blue Bayou, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Blue Spanish Eyes, Blues for Dixie, Blue Tango, Bottle Let Me Down, Buckaroo, Bump Bounce Boogie, Chains, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Charles Goodnight’s Grave, Could I Have This Dance, CRAZY, Crazy Arms, Crazy Over You, Danny’s Song, Dock of the Bay, Don’t It Make You want to Go Home, Don’t Touch, Dos Tacos, Down to My Last Cigarette, Empty Glass, Faded Love, Fast As You, Fever, Fire, Four in the Morning, Four Walls, Fraulein, Girl From Ipanema, Gentle on My Mind, Heart Over Mind, Heartaches By the Number, Help Me Make it Through the Night, How a Cowgirl Says Goodbye, Husbands and Wives, I Couldn’t Leave You if I Tried, I Don’t Hurt Anymore, I Fall to Pieces, I Feel Fine, I’ll Be There, Invitation to the Blues, Jambalaya, Johnny Be Good, Just Call Me Lonesome, Just Good Ole Boys, Kansas City, Keeper of My Heart, Leavin’ on Your Mind, Let’s Chase Each Other, Love Will Keep Us Alive, Magnificent 7 Theme Song, Milk Cow Blues, Monster Mash, Mustang Sally, My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You, Navajo Rug, Once a Day, One Day at a Time, One More Last Chance, Pancho and Lefty, Pass Me By, Paper Roses, Past the Pint of Rescue, Play Girl, Please Release Me, Poor Man’s Roses, Pop A Top, Playboy, Pride, Proud Mary, Raining in My Heart, Ramblin’ Fever, Right Now, Ride Me Down Easy, Riding My Thumb to Mexico, Right or Wrong, Ring of Fire, Rocky Top, Route 66, Runaway, Running Kind, San Antone Rose, Satin Sheets, Sentimental Journey, She’s Got You, Silver Wings, Since I Fell For You, Sing Me Back Home, Sleep Walk, Snowbird, Someday Soon, South of the Border, Spooky, Stand By Your Man, Stars on the Water, Star Spangled Banner, Storms Never Last, Strawberry Wine, Stronger Than Me, Summer Wind, Sweet Dream Baby, Sweet Dreams, Take These Chains, Take Me Back to Tulsa, Tennessee Waltz, Tequila, Tequila Sunrise, Till I Gain Control Again, Tiny Bubbles, This Land is Your Land, Together Again, The Twist, Tush, Walk Through This World with Me, Walking After Midnight, Waltz Across Texas, Whiskey Chasin’, Wild Side of Life, Will You still Love Me Tomorrow, Wings of a Dove, Bill Bailey, You Ain’t Woman Enough, You Send Me, Your Cheating Heart, Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad, Your Man
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