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Larry Lucas, Vicki Gillespie, Rick Reynolds, Lanette Pennell, Larry Nolen

The song lists below will show you the versatility of this seasoned group.  Please scroll down to check it out.

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, Larry Nolen 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.

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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

By Bob Baker

By Bob Baker

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

THE MUSICIANS

Lanette Pennell 210-844-8549
Band Leader, Bass Guitar & Vocals:
Lanette Pennell

Lanette Pennell

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 16 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.

Vicki Gillespie
Keyboard & Vocals:
Vicki Gillespie

Vicki Gillespie

Vicki’s versatile singing style and acting have been enjoyed by Texans and visitors to Texas since the early 1980s.  Her 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 – you may have seen her performing at any number of conventions and events across the state.   In 2001, Vicki and Lanette formed The Almost Patsy Cline Band.  Vicki is an active member of the Bandera United Methodist Church and a retired teacher of 25 years.
210.912.5151

Rick Reynolds, Drums & Vocals:

A graduate of the Percussion Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, Rick eats, sleeps and breathes drums.  He is a full time musician and drum instructor when not on tour.

Rick traveled with many national touring acts including Gary P. Nunn before joining The Almost Patsy Cline Band in 2002.  His accomplished drumming style is the driving force behind the unmistakable Almost Patsy Cline sound.

Larry Nolen, Jr. Guitars, Sound:
First and foremost Larry considers himself a writer and would love to find his songs a home with a major label artist. Larry believes that writers, musicians, artists, and lover’s of the arts are all of the same spirit.

Larry has country music in his blood.  His first appearance on stage was in the arms of his father, Larry Sr., at the Grand Ole Opry.   He has played lead guitar for several national touring acts and now wants to concentrate on writing and performing with the Almost Patsy Cline Band.  Larry takes care of the sound requirements for the APC Band and is sound engineer at Songriders Recording Studio in Kingsbury, TX.

Larry Lucas
Guitar & Vocals:
Larry Lucas

Larry Lucas

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.

Justin and Larry Nolen Sr. Justin Aaron (left) and Larry Nolen Sr.

Justin Aaron was a full time member of the Almost Patsy Cline Band until he started college.  Now, Justin plays with us when requested and available.  Justin is a Math Major.  I guess it all adds up!

Larry Sr. is the father of our very own Larry Nolen, Jr.  Larry Sr. has been inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.  And, he and Larry Jr. are the only father/son to be inducted into the Bandera Music Hall of Fame.  We love you Larry!  Thanks for so many years of great country songs.  We are doing our best to carry on the legacy!


Song Lists

Following are partial lists of the many songs we play. On request, we customize selections for your event theme.  Email band.leader1@yahoo.com for questions.

COUNTRY/VARIETY: 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 WANTA GO HOME, DON’T TOUCH ME,  DON’T YOU EVER GET TIRED OF HURTING ME, 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, GOOD HEARTED WOMAN,  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 CROSS MY HEART, I DON’T HURT ANYMORE, I FALL TO PIECES, I FEEL FINE, I’LL BE THERE,  INVITATION TO THE BLUES, JAMBALAYA, JOHNNY B. GOODE,  JUST CALL ME LONESOME, JUST GOOD OLE BOYS, KANSAS CITY, LA BAMBA, LEAVIN’ ON YOUR MIND, LET’S CHASE EACH OTHER, LOVE WILL KEEP US ALIVE, MAGNIFICENT SEVEN THEME SONG, MILK COW BLUES, MONSTER MASH, MUSTANG SALLY, MY SHOES KEEP WALING BACK TO YOU, NAVAJO RUG, OH LONESOME ME, ONCE A DAY, ONE DAY AT A TIME, ONE MORE LAST CHANCE, OOH BABY BABY, PANCHO AND LEFTY, PASS ME BY, PAPER ROSES, PAST THE POINT OF RESCUE, PLAY GIRL, PLEASE RELEASE ME, POOR MAN’S ROSES, POP A TOP, PRIDE, PROUD MARY, RAINING IN MY HEART, RAMBLIN’ FEVER, RIGHT NOW, 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 THREADS, SILVER WINGS, SINCE I FELL FOR YOU, SING ME BACK HOME, SLEEPWALK,  SNOWBIRD, SOMEDAY SOON, SOMEWHERE IN TEXAS, 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, TENNESSEE WALTZ,  TEQUILA, TEQUILA SUNRISE, TILL I GAIN CONTROL AGAIN,  TINY BUBBLES, THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY, THE SWEETEST THING, THERE HE GOES, THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, TOGETHER AGAIN, THE TWIST, TUSH, WALK THRU 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, WON’T YOU COME HOME BILL BAILEY, YOU AIN’T WOMAN ENOUGH, YOU SEND ME, YOUR CHEATING HEART, YOUR GOOD GIRL’S GONNA GO BAD, YOUR MAN

CHRISTMAS SONGSTHE CHRISTMAS SONG, SILENT NIGHT, TWO STEP ‘ROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE, COWBOY CHRISTMAS BALL, AWAY IN A MANGER, FELIZ NAVIDAD, WHITE CHRISTMAS, I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, SLEIGH RIDE, MERRY TEXAS CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS TIME IN TEXAS, JINGLE BELLS, WINTER WONDERLAND, BEAUTIFUL STAR OF BETHLEHEM, JINGLE BELL ROCK, NEW KID IN TOWN, OH COME EMMANUEL, RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER, T’W THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – TEXAS STYLE.

PATRIOTIC SONGS AND PRESENTATIONS ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, COAST GUARD AND MARINES (THEME SONGS), STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, RIDING WITH PRIVATE MALONE, GOD BLESS THE USA, YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG, FREEDOM ISN’T FREE POEM, RED SKELTON’S PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, BACK WHERE I COME FROM, TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME, JOHN WAYNE’S AMERICA, YOU ASK ME WHY I LOVE HER.

GOSPEL SONGS FOR GOSPEL EVENTS – I SAW THE LIGHT, WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN, HOW GREAT THOU ART, WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER, WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN, THIS IS THE DAY, PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND, STANDING ON THE PROMISES, OF CHRIST MY KING, LIFE’S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN, DO LORD, GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION, UNCLOUDY DAY, ME AND JESUS, LOVE WITHOUT END AMEN, LILLY OF THE VALLEY, BECASUE HE LIVES, WAYFARING STRANGER, AMAZING GRACE, THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE, KE KEEPS ME SIGNING, IN THE GARDEN, I’D RATHER HAVE JESUS, LONG BLACK TRAIN, ONE DAY AT A TIME, MY DOG JESUS, LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS, AS THE DEER, THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS, MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP, LET’S ALL GO DOWN TO THE RIVER, HE TOUCHED ME, I’LL FLY AWAY, WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN, WITHOUT HIM, JUST A CLOSER WLAK WITH THEE, BLESSED ASSURANCE, VICTORY IN JESUS, SOFTLY AND TENDERLY, OLD RUGGED CROSS


Photos

How it looks from our point of view.

Thank you dancers!

APC Band Poteet Strawberry Festival 2012

After the show at the Cailloux Theater, Kerrville, TX March 10, 2012

All singing during Timeless Tunes – The Stories and the Songs

Vicki announcing Lanette is “The Honky Tonk Angel” of the band!

Top to bottom – Larry Lucas, Rick Reynolds, Lanette Pennell, Larry Nolen, Jr., Vicki Gillespie

Pretty lights on Rick and Lanette at the Cailloux

The fabulous fiddlin’ Miss Laurie Gibson

 

Vicki and Rick Reynolds visit on the way to the lobby after the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to watch as Rick makes funny faces throughout the show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links

Almost Patsy Cline Band Press Release for Media
(Right Click and “Save As…” to download)

www.hillcountryonline.net

www.hondosonmain.com

www.texashillcountrywine.com

www.11thstreetcowboybar.com

www.myspace.com/larryfarrellnolen

www.leonspringsdancehall.com

www.obriensinbergheim.com

www.stagecoachinc.com

www.texashillcountry.com

www.outlawphotography.net

 

 

 


3 thoughts on “Hire Us! 210-844-8549

  1. Cynthia Kincaid

    The last Saturday in Sept. the Foundation has its annual gala I heard you at the Cleburne High School Reunion and would like to visit with you regarding you playing for the Gala. The Foundation owns Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum. The Mill is why Glen Rose, Texas exists and was built in 1860 to populate this part of the state. I will be calling

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