What the critics are saying about Wichita Lineman
In one word, the show was PHENOMENAL!! Wow!! The talent of the performers was unbelievable. Not only does it feature the hits of the musical legend, like "Rhinestone Cowboy", "Galveston", "She's Gone, Gone, Gone", "Southern Nights", and "Wichita Lineman", but it also tells the story of his life. I had no idea he played with the Beach Boys in 1964. There was a medley of Beach Boys songs in the show, as well as duets from Glen and Tanya Tucker, Glen and Bobbie Gentry, and Glen and Anne Murray. those ladies were played brilliantly by the creator of the sow, Leisa Way. And Glen Campbell is artfully played by Aaron Solomon. This guy is incredible! The band on stage for the show is also terrific. They're called The Wayward Wind. One of the guys channels Kenny Rogers for a tune. Don't miss out on this marvelous musical experience!
CKNX Radio
The show opened last night (July 8) and is the most amazing tribute to Campbell that you will ever see. From the stirring chords of "Rhinestone Cowboy" at the start, to the melodic "Wichita Lineman" at the end, you will find yourself singing along to familiar tunes, clapping your hands to the beat, and cheering the stars of the show and their fabulous band, "The Wayward Wind". It's worth the price of admission just to listen to an amazing "Beach Boys" medley, and sing along to your favourite songs. And hear Solomon do a duet, with himself, playing both Campbell and Johnny Cash. And watch Solomon practically saw a violin in half, playing a phenomenal version of the "William Tell Overture," just as Campbell did. It's a high-energy, vibrant, musically-solid show that you don't want to miss.
Kincardine Times
Smack in the middle of its highly successful season, Drayton Entertainment has done it again with the opening of Wichita Lineman: The Music of Glen Campbell at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Friday night. Within 10 minutes of curtain, the audience was cheering and clapping, a good sign that the show was striking the perfect chord. This is largely thanks to Aaron Solomon, an incredibly talented singer and multi-instrumentalist. Solomon does not try to sound like Campbell and he doesn't have to because his rich voice and incredible, multiple-octave range does the music justice.
Kitchener Waterloo Record
This multi-instrumentalist and fine singer was very easy to listen to both in his vocals and in his story telling between songs. Solomon did an amusing duet with himself - half as Glen Campbell and half as Johnny Cash - that only highlighted his versatility. Leisa Way was a welcomed "guest" singing the parts of Bobbie Gentry, Anne Murray and Tanya Tucker. She has an incredible range, belting out a low E as Bobbie and soaring up as Tanya.
New Hamburg Independent
The show kicked off with Campbell's 'Rhinestone Cowboy' as Solomon told the audience "we are here to celebrate an artist whose music has been the soundtrack of our lives". Explaining Campbell's early start as a session guitarist and guitar-to-hire, Solomon had the Playhouse rocking with a Beach Boys medley. I could have left the Playhouse right then and there and been more than happy with the show, but it just kept getting better. You could literally feel the Playhouse seats bouncing to the great and much-loved Campbell tunes that Solomon delivered, one after another.
Morrisburg Leader
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