“The Ultimate Roy Orbison Tribute" at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center -- March 18.

Saturday, March 18, 7 p.m.

Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 East Platt Street, Maquoketa IA

Performing hits from a repertoire that boasts "Ooby Dooby," "Blue Angel," "Only The Lonely," "Lana," and iconic songs such as through his songs such as "In Dreams," "Oh, Pretty Woman," and "Blue Bayou," touring musician David K. and his band bring The Ultimate Roy Orbison Tribute to Maquoketa's Ohnward Fine Arts Center on March 18, a celebration of the rockabilly legend covering everything from Orbison's '60's classics to his resurgence in the '80s with his 22nd album Mystery Girl.

Born in Texas, Orbison began singing in a rockabilly and country-and-western band as a teenager. He was signed by Sam Phillips of Sun Records in 1956, but enjoyed his greatest success with Monument Records. From 1960 to 1966, 22 of Orbison's singles reached the Billboard Top 40, and he wrote or co-wrote almost all of his own top-10 hits, including 1960's "Only the Lonely," 1961's "Running Scared" and "Crying," 1963's "In Dreams," and 1964's "Oh, Pretty Woman." Orbison's honors include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989, and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and five other Grammy Awards, while Rolling Stone placed him at number 37 on its list of the "Greatest Artists of All Time" and number 13 on its list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time." In 2002, Billboard magazine listed him at number 74 on its list of the Top 600 recording artists.

Orbison impersonate David K. plays piano, guitar and bass, writes on guitar and piano, performs solo with piano vocal, and headlines The David K. Band. The touring artist has performed at all manner of clubs from suit-and-tie piano bar lounges to the college circuit, and has submitted songs to multiple rock stars and legends such as Randy Meisner of The Eagles, Edgar Winter, Toni Braxton, Rick Danko of The Band, members of James Brown’s band, and Jeff Cook of the legendary country band Alabama. K. has also performed with Cook, Fergie Frederiksen of Toto, Dr. (Matt) Fink of Prince & the Revolution, and The Rembrandts member Phil Solem, co-writer of the Friends theme song “I’ll Be There For You."

The Ultimate Roy Orbison Tribute will be presented in Maquoketa on March 18, admission to the 7 p.m. concert event is $13-25, and more information and tickets are available by calling (563)652-9815 and visiting OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

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