“ROMANCING THE WEST” TOUR KICKS OFF HISTORICAL CONCERTS AT MAIN STREET THEATERS IN MARCH “The First Lady of Woodstock” Melanie headlines the time traveling concert The Romancing the West Tour, a narrative-style concert featuring an ensemble of acclaimed performers will launch this spring, telling the epic story of the American West. The musical and visual presentation journeys across a rich cultural history of 240 years, from the Native tribes, the Spanish Missions and Gold Rush to the Great Depression and The Sixties. A diverse group of musicians will perform an original score that capture the eras, from ragtime to rock, swing bands to folk tunes. The shows kickoff in March at landmark theaters along Main Street America, offering audiences a unique theatrical experience. Singer-songwriter Melanie Safka (“Candles in the Rain” and “Brand New Key”) and pop/rock duo Gypsy Soul are featured artists in a cross-genre gathering of award-winning artists including Native American “Educator of the Year,” Jacque Nunez, cowboy balladeers Sons of the Oregon Trail, jazz pianist Patti Moran McCoy who played with Duke Ellington, Martin Gerschwitz (Iron Butterfly), Chuck Girard (Lovesong), fusion rock guitarist/composer Byron Fry, multi-instrumentalist/songwriter John Elliott, Nick Garrett Powell (The Fret Drifters), and singer/songwriter Pam Mark Hall. Singer/songwriter Christina Duane, who created and produced Romancing the West, and co-producer legendary cowboy poet Butch Martin will also share the stage and bring the stories of the characters of the West on screen with historic imagery and reenactments.