Love Is A Rose: Celebrating the Music of Linda Ronstadt with Paula Hanke Peggy Ratusz
WHERE: Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road, 28806
WHEN: Saturday October 20, 2018
DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm
AGES: All Ages
TICKETS: $15 adv. / $18 d.o.s. / $20 VIP (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows)
SEATING: seated general admission
The sound of the voice of Linda Ronstadt has been a familiar one for generations. For local musicians and vocalists Paula Hanke and Peggy Ratusz, who grew up idolizing her music, it was a clarion call to put together a show featuring some of her best works, when news broke in 2013 that Ronstadt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
In their sensational act, Paula Hanke and Peggy Ratusz belt out hit after hit from Ms. Ronstadt’s eclectic 28-studio-album catalog while adding personal stories and historic accounts of her impressive achievements. With a setlist as varied as the multiple genres spanned by this quintessential song interpreter, LOVE IS A ROSE takes audiences on an exciting journey through the worlds of rock, pop, country rock, Latin, folk and jazz standards. And of course, no Linda Ronstadt tribute would be complete without selections from her collection of Mexican folk songs. Canciones de Mi Padre, released in 1987 is still the biggest selling non-English-language album in American history.
This warm and charismatic North Carolina-based duo comes together to honor and celebrate Linda Ronstadt following diverse solo careers: Hanke as a performer on TV’s Star Search and casino showroom-headliner, and Ratusz as a two-time semifinalist in the International Blues Challenge and opening act for The Tedeschi Trucks Band. They join forces with their four-piece band to sing incredible hits like “When Will I Be Loved,” “Blue Bayou,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “It’s So Easy,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Lo Siento Mi Vida,” “Desperado,” “You’re No Good,” “What’s New,” “Different Drum,” and more.