Chilliwack – The Original Legends of Rock ‘N’ Roll presents Country Gold. This revue has come through Chilliwack in the past and has always satisfied the crowds.
Marty Edwards must always be on his best behaviour. That’s because he has Kenny Rogers’ reputation to uphold. One look at him and you’ll understand why.
The white-bearded Edwards often gets mistaken for the legendary country singer. And, he doesn’t just look like Rogers, he sounds like him, too… which explains why his tribute show has been so successful for the past 16 years. Once, after a female fan politely asked him if he was Kenny Rogers… she turned to her friend and said “He says he’s not… but I know he really is!”
“I see myself as a Kenny Rogers ambassador, and I feel blessed to be able to sing his songs,” Edwards said during our interview earlier this month. “I use music as an vehicle to transport people back to relive fond memories of the past… back to their first love and all the good stuff.”
Edwards can’t help but revitalize people’s passion for Kenny Rogers by performing all your favourite hits such as She Believes in Me, Lady, Islands in the Stream, and Ruby and Don’t Take Your Love to Town.
Along with Marty Edwards performing as Kenny Rogers , Wendy T as Dolly Parton, Phillip Bauer as Johnny Cash and Vancouver and Valley favorite Deborah Ledon as Linda Ronstadt.
Ledon has been through Chilliwack with other tribute shows including an oldies review and as a backup singer for an Elvis show that has sold out the HUB International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in past years.
Ledon, when not portraying Ronstadt, also has a Cuban/Salsa review in Toronto. Ledon’s history on the West Coast includes her stint in the 2001 SEARCH program at the Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture.