SAYRE – “Penny Sings Patsy,” featuring Penny Eckman performing classic Patsy Cline songs, will be held Saturday, July 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the Litchfield Fire Hall. Admission is $10 at the door. This is a benefit for the Penn-York Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Penny was born in Wellsboro and now lives in Tioga, Pa. She started singing at an early age, listening to Patsy Cline songs with her mom, and performed with various bands in the area. In 2004, she was cast as Patsy Cline in the musical “Always Patsy Cline,” directed by Thomas Putnam of Hamilton Gibson Productions in Wellsboro. One thing led to another, and she started performing on the road.

She started performing as a Patsy Cline tribute artist in 2005 and has performed more than 400 shows across many states.

“I must say my most memorable performance was when I sang in Patsy’s hometown of Winchester, Va.,” Penny said. “I have performed in front of small gatherings to large auditoriums and have met so many wonderful people along the way.”

Penny’s husband, Robert, is her manager, and one of her biggest fans, and travels with her to all her shows.

She has recorded three CDs and is getting ready to record another one.

Penny has been in productions of “Gypsy,” playing the part of Mama Rose, also Sophia Tucker and “The Last of the Red Hot Mommas” and more, all directed by Thomas Putnam of Hamilton Gibson Productions.

Penny will be performing in many local venues this year, like the Tioga County Fair, and then back to Florida for winter shows.

“I enjoy performing for everyone,” Penny stated. “It is so nice to see old friends and meet new ones, too.”

For more information about Penny and her tribute show, you can visit her Facebook page, Penny Sings Patsy.

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