Longer wait for Lynn tribute

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on March 28, 2020

ALBANY residents will have to wait a little while longer before they can listen to the sounds of one of the pioneers of country music at Albany Entertainment Centre.

South Australian singer Amber Joy Poulton was planning to embrace her inner Loretta Lynn for Coal Miner’s Daughter when she came to town on April 1 and 2, but all WA shows of the performance have been postponed due to the threat of COVID-19.

However, it was announced on Tuesday that the show will be rescheduled with a reduced audience capacity for November 14.

Coal Miner’s Daughter is a tribute to Lynn and will include Lizzie Moore as Patsy Cline and Denis Surmon as Conway Twitty, accompanied by The Holy Men.

Poulton said she was “fluffing about” in a Johnny Cash tribute band in Adelaide as June Carter when the opportunity to perform as Lynn came about.

“She paved the way for women like me to have a career and a husband and kids at the same time,” she said.

“To be a married teenager with four kids by the time she was 18-years-old and still put a frock on, get her hair up high and do a show is to me phenomenal.

“Luckily, all the songs she wrote, she wrote about her life, so the whole show is a tale from top to bottom from the script to the songs.

“The audience will love it.”