April 7 concert to feature Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline tribute artists

     

Tribute artists Roy Hammock and Rosanna Telford will perform as country music greats Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline at the Indian Wells Theater at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m.

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Roy Hammock (l) and Rosanna Telford will perform as country music greats Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline at the Indian Wells Theater at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m.

The Indian Wells Theater is located on the Palm Desert Campus of Cal State San Bernardino, 37-500 Cook St. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling the Indian Wells Theater box office at (760) 341-6909.

Hammock began performing as Willie Nelson in 1998 in Oklahoma City. In 2006, he was asked to join the “Country Superstars” show in Las Vegas. The show had a two-year run at Fitzgerald’s Casino. It then went on to Whiskey Pete’s for one year and then The Golden Nugget for two-and-a-half years.

Hammock’s awards include “Country’s Hottest Hitter” in 2006 and winner of the 2010 “Willie Nelson Look-a-Like Contest,” sponsored by Willie Nelson himself. He is currently working on a project with Scott Haggard, son of Merle Haggard, and his band.

Telford was born in Arlington, Va., only 70 miles from Patsy Cline’s birth place in Winchester. At the age of 9, her family moved to Costa Rica where she began her singing and acting career. Her love for music started by listening to her father’s favorite singer, Patsy Cline. “My father would always sing ‘Sweet Dreams’ to put me to sleep,” Telford said.

Telford has performed for many years in Costa Rica, Spain and the United States. She has recorded more than 200 jingles and voiceovers for television commercials in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She also served as a music teacher and coach for many aspiring singers for television contests similar to “American Idol.”

Telford moved to Las Vegas in 2012 and has already done numerous singing performances as Patsy Cline, including “The Hit Parade” and “Talk of the Town.”

“Patsy Cline was one of the most influential singers of our time,” said Telford. “Her voice was unique and expressive and it’s an honor and a privilege to be able to sing her songs and keep her memory alive.”

For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the campus’s Office of Public Affairs at (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107 or msinger@csusb.edu