When promotional e-mail comes in from West Seattle’s Kenyon Hall, it’s usually an enticing bit of information about upcoming performer(s) and what showgoers can expect. But the story told by today’s e-mail from Kenyon Hall’s Lou Magor caught our attention – not just because the performer is someone you’ll likely recognize. With permission, we republish the announcement:
A few weeks ago I received a call from Seattle songwriter and Kenyon Hall patron Lainey Ballew, who needed a favor. It seems that, while on a trip to Los Angeles, she attended a show featuring Ronny Cox, and was so enchanted by his performance that she asked him if he’d ever consider bringing his act to Seattle. His positive reaction led to his being booked by Lainey in a Seattle area venue for March 9, this Saturday.
Unfortunately, the venue had a scheduling problem that caused them to cancel the performance. And since the date was already set, and the flights from Los Angeles had already been booked, Lainey asked me if Kenyon Hall would be available to Mr. Cox and his band. I watched the YouTube video produced to introduce his show, and immediately called Lainey to offer the hall for this Saturday at 7:30. (Above is) that video, titled Songs, Stories, and Out & Out Lies.
I hope you’ll consider coming to this unique, very entertaining evening. Ronny Cox has been in countless movies and television shows. Remembered best as the moral-minded and ill-fated Drew who instigates the legendary “Dueling Banjos” sequence with a mountain boy in Deliverance, he was Captain Edward Jellico in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the bad guy in Robocop. As a matter of fact, if you visit his biography on the Internet Movie Database, you’ll find yourself wondering just which movies and TV shows he hasn’t been in!
When he’s not in front of the cameras, Ronny Cox can be found touring and demonstrating his musical talents at various music festivals and theatre shows and, to date, he has released five CDs—an eclectic mixture of jazz, folk, and western tunes.
You can make a reservation by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Lou writes that tickets are $20/$18 (seniors/students), “a little more” than usual, but concessions are included, “including our renowned free-range Root Beer Floats.”