Howdy! The Richard Adams Variety Show this month has a “VARIETY” of music and some of my favorite acts. Sarah Lynna and this month’s version of the “Misfit Toys” will feature Sarah Lynna on vocals and guitar, Travis Weaver on Bass, Oscar (he only needs one name) on drums and sitting in with the band will be the legendary Buddy Thomas.
Speaking of Buddy, he will also be doing a few songs of his own. I just call Buddy up and say to his answering machine (He usually doesn’t answer) “Buddy…Surprise Me.”
Not speaking of Buddy, Louisa Esteban (last I heard she was around 10 years old) will be playing piano for the show. She comes highly recommended by her teacher and piano monster Orville Bame.
Not speak of Buddy, Kevin Chisnell (Harmonicat and host of the local Blues Night at the Gateway will be filling in for Bill Martin as guest host this month. Kevin will bring his “pile of harmonicas” with him and I’m sure will do at least a tune or two with buddy and will be on call to Harmonically Harmonize with the different acts during the rest of the show.
Not speaking of Buddy, my good buddy Jim Harrington has come in at the last minute to play some accordion on the show. He will be joined by myself (probably on Tuba and Soprano Sax and Trumpet) and speaking of….Buddy Thomas on Guitar.
Chris Wray – Sound Guy for the show will join (speaking of Buddy) Jim, Buddy and Richard for the World Premiere of the “Richard Adams Variety Show Ukulele Orchestra”. Now if that doesn’t fill the seats, what will???
There will be the usual silly commercials, interviews and animal impressions as well as an update on “Dooms Day” and “The World’s Largest Chicken Dance”.
If you’ve never been to the show, it’s worth the silliness and talent. Check it out.
Tickets are $9.99 in advance and $12.00 at the door. Info: www.waynetheatre.org, 540-943-9999.