The Trinadora Rocks band will showcase the music Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline and their famous friends. Ron Holm and Jannie Nelson have been celebrated for their respective abilities to channel the voices of Roy and Patsy while accompanying themselves on keyboard, guitar, concertina, jSax, harmonica, ocarina, bass, and steel guitar.
John Bishoff and Tim Austin add solo guitar, percussion, and harmony vocals to evoke the lush studio sound that contributed to the fame of both Roy and Patsy. Roy and Patsy were good friends and Patsy even opened for Roy on a concert tour. They shared the honor of being the first stars to introduce the songs of (then) struggling songwriter Willie Nelson (“Pretty Paper” – Roy and “Crazy” – Patsy), thereby launching his amazing career. Other famous artists including The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Linda Ronstadt and more have links to Roy or Patsy or both, and the Trinadora Rocks band will showcase some of their tunes in addition to a spritely delivered sequence of Roy and Patsy hits. Roy, Patsy, and their friends performed 100s of songs, and with so many great songs to choose from, none of the Trinadora Rocks programs is exactly the same.
Admission is free; generous donations to the musicians are encouraged. There is off-street parking for 95 cars. (Recent concerts have been extremely well attended, with the number of vehicles sometimes exceeding the lot capacity; carpooling is encouraged.) Delicious refreshments including Mama Mia’s Pizza will be available. The comfortable, acoustically-excellent climate-controlled indoor venue is highly accessible with all-on-one-floor seating for up to 300 listeners.
Directions: Spring Creek United Church of Christ - 4500 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61114 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on E. State St. to Mulford Rd. Turn right (north) on Mulford to Spring Creek Rd. Turn left (west) on Spring Creek Rd. Spring Creek UCC is at the corner of Spring Creek and Spring Brook Roads.