Rex Allen Jr. and the Diamond W Wranglers are galloping into the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts with an afternoon celebrating traditional western music. The opening performance of the 2013-2014 Season, this is a special fundraising concert on Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 pm; proceeds will benefit the Historic Saguaro Theater.
Rex Allen Jr. is an iconic singer, songwriter and movie narrator in the world of Hollywood and Western music. Named Country Music Magazine “Entertainer of the Year,” Allen had a steady flow of top 40 singles during his recording career, including “Lonely Street,” “No, No, No” and “It’s Over.” Described as the man with the golden voice, he was the star of the The Statler Brothers Show as well as his own series, Yesteryear. The singer was also honored in 1982 by having his song and recording “Arizona” adopted as the official state song.
Then discover the tight harmonies and polished banter of the band that brought cowboy music to Carnegie Hall and the Great Wall of China, with the Diamond W Wranglers. Winners of the Will Rogers Award for “Western Music Album of the Year,” the troubadours combine traditional Western classics with Diamond W Wrangler originals, all of it well-seasoned with homespun humor. Performing haunting ballads like “Streets of Laredo” and the thundering “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” the Wranglers pay homage to Western greats like the Sons of the Pioneers as they honor the tradition of the singing cowboy.
All tickets for this fundraising concert are $20. Call the Webb Center’s Box Office at (928)684-6624 to order tickets, or visit www.dewpac.org for more information and video previews of the artists.