Always…Patsy Cline

Always...Patsy Cline

Miss Barbara Hird, as Texas housewife Louise Seger, seated at right, reminisces about her unexpected friendship with country music legend Patsy Cline, played and sung by Laura Martier, in Ted Swindley’s bio-concert Saturday evening at the Outer Banks Forum. Seger began as a fan, hounding her local radio disc jockey to play Cline’s records. Lucky enough to meet the rising star, they remained fast friends until Cline’s untimely death at age 30 in a plane crash. Miss Hird, as Seger, recounted their times together with wit and poignancy; Ms. Martier, backed by the ‘Bodacious Bobcats Band,’ made Cline’s songs her own in a great performance, from ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’ to Bill Monroe’s ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky.’ (Peter Hummers | Sentinel Staff)