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Ogdensburg Command Performances presents LIVE FROM NASHVILLE


Last updated 5/2/2016 at 3:54am

Nashville musicians, singers, and dancers bring phenomenal fiddling, fancy footwork, and top-flight vocals your way April 7th when Ogdensburg Command Performances presents Live From Nashville! With dazzling staging and costumes, this theatrical production is an extraordinary trip through America's greatest country music, with the songs that beloved performers such as Patsy & Hank, Cash, Parton, and Swift have brought to life for decades. Live From Nashville is sure to leave your toes tapping, your adrenaline pumping, and your memories churning! Curtain time is 7:45pm in Gouverneur High School Auditorium. For tickets, $17 to $37 [discount available for Senior Citizens/Students, groups of 15+, and "Friends"], call 315.393.2625 or email Visit for additional information.

Live From Nashville is an incredible production direct from Music City that features singers, dancers, and a bona fide band of Nashville musicians that celebrate a century of celebrities and treasured songs...

Candice Lively, originally from Strawberry Plains TN, Candice is excited to be a part of Live from Nashville. Most recently, she has been seen in The Medora Musical in the badlands of North Dakota. She has also spent many years in Pigeon Forge TN, singing and dancing in several theaters in the area including The Smoky Mountain Opry, The Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Theatre, and Dolly Parton's theme park, Dollywood. Candice has traveled abroad as a featured singer on Norwegian Cruise Lines, and toured the US twice on National Tours of Miracle on 34th Street, and Ring of Fire. She would like to thank her family, and as always, she is excited to again share the stage with her husband, Chet!

Lisa Saint is from Winston-Salem NC. She has been singing and dancing all her life and attended East Carolina University where she received a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance. Credits include: 42nd Street, The Pajama Game, Singing in the Rain (lead role of Kathy Seldon), Hair, A Chorus Line, I Remember Hee Haw, and more. While performing in Wichita KS she was selected to be a feature in national and internet Coleman Camping Equipment advertisements. She then spent 8 months at the Black Bear Jamboree in Pigeon Forge TN where she met fellow cast mates Candice, Chet, and Anthony. She then got the phone call to come work for Carnival Cruise Lines. For the last 8+ years she has been travelling the globe (Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, Fiji to name a few!) and performing all genres of music. With Carnival she also met her husband Clint, and they travel to South Africa often to see his family. She is beyond excited to be working and singing with such close friends!

Anthony Manning is originally from Dandridge Tennessee and now resides in Nashville. He spent over fifteen years performing in theme parks and cruise ships all over the world. Most recently, he played Harold Arlen in Matt Davenport Productions' tour of The Wonderful Wizard of Song and is happy to be working with this team again for Live from Nashville. He has previously been a background singer for some of Country Music's favorite artists, like Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fortune, Mark Wills, and Jim Glazer.

Chet Wollan, originally from Minneapolis MN, is thrilled to be back on the road with Live from Nashville. For many years Chet was a staple performer at Dolly Parton's theme park, Dollywood. His most recent endeavors have had him traveling all over the country in such National tours as Miracle on 34th Street and Ring of Fire (the life and music of Johnny Cash). Chet would like to thank his family for their support and his wife Candice for being awesome!

Gabriel Rodriguez is a talented and versatile guitarist, singer, and performer currently residing in Nashville Tennessee, hailing from Portland Oregon. Gabriel has written and performed with various groups and artists including CMT artist Chas Collins, Toddiefunk (Bassist for Grammy winner Toby Mac), and can frequently be seen performing in the World famous honky-tonks on lower Broadway in Nashville alongside of some of Nashville's finest and most experienced players.

Billy "Thunder" Mason is a born drummer. Before the age of one he already had a grip for the sticks. Playing along with his dad, and professional drummer, Bobby Mason of "The Bobby Mason Trio," Billy was absorbing the sound of the drums from his dad's rehearsals. Originally from Cleveland OH, the family relocated to Orange County CA when he was five. This is where he was exposed to world-renowned musicians at the New Orleans Jazz Club of Orange County. Because Billy had become a familiar face at the New Orleans Jazz Club, he was invited to meet the late great Buddy Rich in 1972 at age 13 for a Disneyland performance. When Billy asked Buddy for a picture, Buddy said, "Better yet, come on stage sit at my drums." Without a doubt, a rare opportunity and a wonderful memory. Billy played disco, rock, funk, Jazz, Blues, Dixieland and country. He was confident about his talent but musically he desired more, so he moved to Nashville TN. While playing clubs around Nashville, Billy was asked if he wanted to play for a new artist named TIM MCGRAW. Billy thought it would be fun and has been playing with Tim ever since January of 1994. Billy has played on five of Tim's albums, several number one hits, and various videos. He has appeared with Tim on numerous awards shows including the Grammy's. He has also played on Jay Leno, David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel, and Rosie O'Donnell several times. Billy has a new clothing line available called Billy's Thunderwear. Check out up to date details at When not on tour or recording, Billy teaches drum lessons and does drum throughout the country. Billy is an inspirational and motivational speaker with engagements at music stores, churches, and schools.

Rod "Rodeo" Allen is originally from Seattle WA. He earned the nickname "Rodeo" from a brief go-round in pro bull riding at a young age. He has been touring out of Nashville for 16 years playing bass and acoustic guitar for numerous artists. When not playing he also adds writing, artist development, and consulting to his resume for several up and coming bands & singers. Rod has literally done everything from punk to polka, played stages across the country including the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry, performed on countless cruise ships and in production shows and national tours. Rod lives by his motto that every day is the best day ever!

Eric Randolph is a leap year baby born and raised in Nashville, TN. He started his musical journey around the age of 5 when his family began to purchase him a new instrument every year for either Christmas or his birthday. Music played a huge role on both sides of his family. Eric's dad, being a bass player in town, got him his first professional gig when he was only 14. He spent one semester in college before leaving on his first tour back in 2007. Since then he's played with well over 100 artists all over the country and has had the opportunity to record on over 20 different albums. He centers everything in his life around God and feels truly blessed to have been given his gift of playing the piano. He loves using that talent to entertain and hopefully move others more than anything!

Katie Keller began fiddling when she was four years old and never looked back. Over the years she tuned her strings on all genres of music and began winning state fiddle championship titles at the age of 14. Additionally she served as Concert Mistress of the Southwest Washington Symphony throughout middle and high school. Katie has been privileged to perform all over the Pacific Northwest, playing in both Bluegrass and Country bands, and recording with some of the area's best country artists. After moving to Nashville, Katie is sharing her fiddle and vocal harmonies with Music City. She is making footprints on the Nashville music scene after quickly gaining recognition for her true fiddle sound and great intonation.

This performance is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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