We attended another presentation in Casa Grande, AZ, of the Western Heritage group yesterday evening and it was fantastic starring Mary Kaye, multiple-award winning singer. The applause was loud and raucous after each song. She sang the hit songs Any Name Will Do and No Wilder Place along with Road to Prescott and Grow Up to be Cowboys among others. Her voice is strong and melodious accompanied by her outstanding guitar playing.
The venue was the Old Western Trading Post, a small, intimate, newly painted and not yet finished-off theater. To start the show off there was a short magic show by Rowdy James Olson, the teen-age son of Jim and Bobbi Jeen Olson, which was hilarious, and he closed with his speech to the Optimist Club, a fine burst of eloquence about Your Voice. Nancy Ruybal and Jim Olson were the producers of the night's entertainment and the crowd loved it.
The goal of the Western Heritage Group is education on the Old West and keeping the Western way of life alive.