We were entertained by Thom and Dawn of Kingston Canyon, Mike, Lisa, Eve, JB and Sara of Blue Diamond Highway, and Joanie and Cory of Goldrush.
This time we'll talk a little about Joanie Waco of Goldrush and in the next issue we'll talk about the other half, Corey Hayden and how they got together.
Joanie was born in New York City in 19**.
Since then she
has accomplished more than I have room to write so I will in my humble best give you some of the important highlights.
has long been a familiar item in the music field as well as on radio and television.
This very versatile lady started her
career at the age of fourteen.
She studied for 14 years to be a concert pianist before successfully plunging her heart and soul into country music.
The transition occurred after Joanie's parents left New York City and moved to a farm in Elk Grove, California.
appreciates western music, she
prefers and loves country music because in her
opinion, it expresses more rhythm and feeling.
once stated that "Regardless if people are tillers of the soil or hard working people in any category, country music is a language that the average person understands."
expertise in piano and guitar she
own band in the 60's called the Joanie Waco Band.
Over the years she
has played most of the major hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and Reno and in different cities and hotels from coast to coast, including military installations and of course The Grand Ole Opry and Gold Point, Nevada.
and Corey are a must see.