Miss Patsy DeCline – The Cowgirl’s Revenge
Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012
Review By Tessa Ackerman
Miss Patsy DeCline has seen it all and done it all from getting married to running for President.
Every piece of advice like “don’t fall in love with a cowboy” had a funny story behind it, and the audience listened, laughed and fell in love with Patsy
After several stints in rehab Patsy was back for more songs to sing, stories to tell and a drunken sponsor. The crowd went Crazy for Patsy as they sang along and bantered with the star who was so sweet that she even bought cookies with her.
Several in the audience had seen Patsy DeCline perform before and after seeing her in “The Cowgirl’s Revenge” she’ll have even more people coming back for another helping.
Miss Patsy DeCline In The Cowgirl’s Revenge
The International Visualisation Centre – Cafe Room, Fri Mar 9
Review By Jenna Bonavita (Rip It Up Magazine)
Lordy, Miss Patsy surely has had a colourful life! Growing up in Cowpoke County, she’s survived three husbands, has been to rehab and is now gosh-darn ticked off. Miss Patsy is eager to share all she’s learnt from jumping Shangrila freight trains to running for President in the big smoke.
Rehab sponsor, Trixie, although somewhat challenged to stay upright on her bar stool, makes a swaggering special appearance to support Miss Patsy in her quest for sobriety.
The gorgeous and hospitable Miss Patsy DeCline, celebrated Queen Of Country Corn, will lift your spirits with laughter, encourage twang filled sing-alongs, educate with accurate spelling, and even tantalise your gastronomically senses with delicious homemade country cooking.
Find out how to identify and avoid a cowboy, for they will only bring heartache – and then steal your horse! Put your spurs on, take your hat off and, dagnabbit, pour the lady a lemonade!
Final Word: De-Light!
“… the Queen of Country Corn, a seamless parodic songstress keeping the tragedy in country and the satire in women’s performance of the genre, with her energetic and hilarious set telling tales of lovin’ a cowboy and growing up in one-horse towns. Of course she didn’t resist bastardizing the timeless classic Stand By Your Man…” – dB Magazine
“… DeCline’s tunes are as beautiful as they are amusing, sung in a voice the equal of any legitimate country star…” The Advertiser
Playing Cline Is Just Devine
Review by Patrick McDonald
Patsy DeCline: Hobos, Cowpokes and Goddamn Horses
Adelaide Cabaret Festival
The self-proclaimed Queen of Country Corn puts an outrageously comical twist not only on the cliché-riddled genre of American country music but also on the characters so strongly associated with it.
Taking the tragic Patsy Cline as a launching pad, DeCline (left) regales us with tales of a mother who ran off with a travelling toothbrush salesman and a father who had an unfortunate altercation with a train, leaving her to raise nine younger siblings in between stints in orphanages and rehabilitation centres.
She has hair so big it belongs in the Mardi Gras, a string of broken hearts and broken marriages, and a speaking voice that out-twangs any guitar string.
In short, she’s got the hillbilly white trash thing down pat – or should that be Down South?
Backed by an equally comical and musical trio, DeCline’s tunes are as beautiful as they are amusing, sung in a voice the equal of any legitimate country star.
There are tales of cowboys who love their horses more than their gals, the deliciously cruel fate of an Old Brown Dog, clip clop sound effects on Don’t Fence Me In, a recipe for heartache, a touch of Elvis and a hilarious batch of homemade cookies to provide some audience interaction.
A lovely rendition of the real Cline’s Crazy shows a serious side to DeCline talent, even if it is played so seriously that it’s funny, right down to the drawn-out, second-to-last note.
But it’s her twisted take on Stand By Your Man that shows this funny girl is nobody’s fool