WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING INSTEAD OF THIS?
 
Home · Articles · To Do · CityBeat Recommends · Lectures: Cowboy Copas

Lectures: Cowboy Copas

By Steve Rosen · April 21st, 2009 · CityBeat Recommends
0 Comments
     
Tags:

As the revival of interest in Cincinnati's late King Records continues to grow, attention is turning from its justly celebrated Blues and R&B releases toward its early Country, Bluegrass and Country Boogie releases — “hillbilly music,” as it was known. One of its biggest stars in this field was Cowboy Copas, an Adams County native who had a huge hit in 1946 with “Filipino Baby” and later recorded one of the earliest versions of “Tennessee Waltz.” He died in 1963 — after staging a comeback — in the plane crash that killed Patsy Cline and another of King's early Country stars, Hawkshaw Hawkins.

On Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Cincinnati Main Library there will be a panel discussion on “Cowboy Copas & the Golden Age of Country Music” featuring John Simon, a professor at Rio Grande University and Shawnee State University who has just published a biography on the singer. Also taking part are Cathy Hughes, Copas’ daughter, and Judy Perkins, a popular WLW radio and television star in the 1940s and 1950s. The event is free.

Get details and find nearby bars and restaurants here.



 
 
 
 

 

comments powered by Disqus
 
Close
Close
Close