Chuck Kuepfer, Staff Reporter
A corn roast featuring the sounds of country western music will be held at the Maryhill Commercial Tavern on Sunday, Aug. 26.
Musical guests for the event are Jim and Pam Yorfido, known for their tributes to Johnny Cash and June Carter, which they’ve previously preformed at the tavern.
Jim’s impersonation of The Man in Black landed him the starring role in The Sun Records Story, the official, international touring show of the legendary Memphis-based record label that launched Cash’s career.
The Yorfidos will play the music of Cash and Carter at the Maryhill show, along with tributes to other artists including Tammy Wynette and maybe even the Eagles.
“I worked in an Eagles tribute as well,” said Jim, “and Pam has lots of good country music she likes.”
The couple is known to take requests.
“We like to ask the audience what they want to hear,” said Yorfido.
The event will also feature entertainment by tavern owner Paul Weber and The Weber Family band.
Weber, who has been performing since childhood, cut his teeth alongside father Howard “Smokey” Weber in the family band. Members of the family continue to perform together and are regulars on the stage at the Commercial Tavern.
“They grew up doing music,” said Yorfido. “It’s not often you have that in a family.”
The Yorfidos and Webers will combine their talents on stage.
“We’ll do whatever the Webers want to do,” said Yorfido. “I can sit in on the guitar or fiddle and have some fun.”
Yorfido looks forward to play with the Webers and the opportunity to create some unforgettable music.
“It’s refreshing,” says Yorfido of playing with other musicians. “It makes it brand new every time you play something, a different song with different people — and no stress on how you have to play it. Some of them are so memorable you should record it now and then because you may never hear that again as long as you live. You just never know when it’s going to ‘pop,’ and when it does it’s like oh, why aren’t we recording this?”
The Aug. 26th event runs from 3-6 p.m.
Tickets to the corn roast and barbecue are $15.
For more information visit www.commercialtavern.ca.