Westerns are gritty, dirty depictions of a wild time. A time when man dared to fulfill his destiny with chewin’ tabaccy and wide brim hats. A time when music consisted of fiddle playin’, boot stampin’ and gun fire. Country and Western band Riders in the Sky shows a different side of the Wild West. This music and comedy quartet forego dusty chaps in favor of brightly embroidered cowboy shirts, choosing the Woody from Toy Story route rather than Clint Eastwood. And together, Ranger Doug "the Idol of American Youth", Woody Paul "the King of the Cowboy Fiddlers", Too Slim "the Man of a Thousand Hats" and Joey "the Cowpolka King" delight audiences with their accordion, stand-up bass, acoustic guitar, old-timey fiddle and timeless jokes.
Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m., 2013