Women of country to come alive at Dream Cafe

Lisa Brokop is combining two of her popular shows for one intimate night in Penticton

Canadian music star Lisa Brokop is combining two of her popular shows for one intimate night in Penticton with an aim of celebrating some of the great female voices of all time.

Brokop will perform at Penticton’s Dream Cafe for the first time Nov. 9.

The unique evening combines her hit show the Patsy Cline Project and her new show Legendary Ladies of Country.

“I thought we’d try something new. These are the songs I grew up with and that I enjoyed singing the most,” she said during a phone call from her home in Nashville, Tenn.

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“I love the nostalgia. You can see it in people’s eyes. They remember those songs. They remember dancing with their husband for the first time to a certain song.”

The show includes a mix of songs from some of the greats including, of course Patsy Cline, and Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell and Emmylou Harris.

The Surrey born singer throws a few of her own top hits in the mix as well including Better of Broken, Wildflower and Take That and maybe a few of her yet to be released songs.

“That’s the beauty of these smaller venues is that they’re intimate shows and we go off the cuff.”

Over the years, she’s compiled research on all of the artists she covers and includes anecdotes about their lives to add another element to the show.

She’s met some of the legends, including Tammy Wynette and Canadian superstar Anne Murray.

“I talk about when I met Anne Murray in the show. I was really star struck. She’s the queen of music let alone country music. It was a big day.”

The veteran performer’s career spans more than two decades and eight albums.

Brokop was basically born singing, and by the age of seven was already performing on stage everything from polkas to Kenny Rogers’ Classics.

At just 12 years old she was sitting in with other Vancouver bands helping to record albums. At 15, she joined her first touring band. The next year she released her first solo album My Love, which included her first hit song Daddy Sing to Me.

Since then she’s released eight other albums and received countless industry awards and nominations.

“It’s kind of all crazy. Sometimes I feel like I’m that 12-year-old girl. It’s been amazing. The fans have always been really good to me. I’ve been able to travel around the world and perform. I have an amazing loyal fan base that comes out and supports us.”

Off-stage, Brokop is working on creating a small EP with some of the covers she does on-stage. She’s also planning a Christmas show for 2019.

“I’ve always wanted to do that. I love Christmas and I think it would be a lot of fun,” she said.

Tickets for the Nov. 9 show are still available and can be bought online at the Dream Cafe website. Doors open at 6 p.m. show at 8 p.m.

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