Always Patsy

“Patsy was an original in her cowboy outfit with red boots and western hat singing her butt off, singing her soul at you.” “There’s been no one quite like her.” -Roger Miller

Robin Young as Patsy Cline, one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. Robin shares her colorful and poignant life through stories and songs from her start in Winchester Virginia in 1932 as Virginia Patterson Hensley to her last benefit concert in Kansas City, Kansas in 1963.  She tells that story, and the story of the struggles and triumphs of the women of country music in the 1950s and 60s.

Songs include Crazy, A Church, a Courtroom and then Goodbye, I Fall to Pieces and Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray, as well as songs made famous by her friends Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells and Brenda Lee.

“We gotta change your name.”
Virginia: “I kinda like what i’m stuck with.”
Manager: “Virginia just ain’t right for a singer. Patsy? Like it?”
Virginia: “Yeah, I do. Patsy it is!”

Robin has performed all over the San Diego area including a one woman show, The Divas of Country, at the Vista’s Broadway Theater. Recently she is getting ready for her show as the Cline in After Midnight at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center on January 8th. Her other show also includes songs by performers like Dolly Pardon, Kathy Matea, K.T. Oslin and unforgettable songs like Harper Valley PTA, and Ode to Billie Joe. Robin introduces her band to her audience as HQ Background. They play her songs flawlessly each time, don’t get into fights, require beer or need to be paid.
She has been seen at The DeAnza Country Club, Big Horn Bar and Grill and Carlee’s Place in Borrego Springs. General Duffy’s Waterhole in Redmond, Oregon and the Great Basin Brewing Company in Reno Nevada.

Robin got her start in theater performances years ago as Patsy Fine in Let’s Roast the 50s at the Patio Playhouse in Escondido, The Original Madam Miss Wulla Jean who dies in the first scene in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at the Coronado Playhouse and as Grandma Josephine in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the Pickwick Theater in San Diego. She was Sister Mary Wilhelm in Nunsense the Mega Musical last year and in other productions at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center.

“Patsy could never be summed up easily.
“The closest I’d come was she was real.” Dottie West


St. Brigids Church in San Diego
Thank you so much for coming to our Neighbors in Need dinner at St Brigids’ last night and entertaining our guests. That was so special for so many of them……….and us!
As I walked up to the stage while you were singing, I saw men just sitting and listening with tears in their eyes. I know you found a place in their hearts that had been long forgotten.
Your generosity in taking the time to come and entertain these needy people at this time of year has added another dimension to our Ministry here and reminded me we do need more music in our lives! Especially like the music you shared with all of us! Thank you again for sharing your very special gift of music!
Blessings, Maureen Sturtevant.

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Coronado, CA
“We even got a little warm up before the show when Robin Young entertained us with five or six Patsy Cline songs to the pleasure of all in the audience.
Carol Davis

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Coronado, CA
One last positive to note was the excellent pre-show with Robin Young’s Kitty Wells sings Patsy Cline. Great 20 minutes for an old radio DJ who worked at a CW station in high school and college.
Dr. Matt Mitchell

DeAnza Country Club Borrego Springs, CA
“Your voice is like buttery oak chardonnay”. Elizabeth Newell

Patsy’s songs sung by The Cline
Back in Baby’s Arms
Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home
Blue Moon of Kentucky
A Church, a Courtroom,and then Goodbye
Faded Love
Half as Much
Have You Ever Been Lonely
He Called Me Baby
How Can I Face Tomorrow?
I Fall to Pieces
I Love You So Much It Hurts Me
Imagine That
Just A Closer Walk with Thee
Honky Tonk Angels
Leavin’ on Your Mind
Lonely Street
Seven Lonely Days
She’s Got You
So Wrong
Tennessee Waltz
Then You’ll Know
There He Goes
Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray
Walkin’ after Midnight
You Belong to Me
Your Cheating Heart
Sweet Dreams