"Patsy Hockaday (formerly Godley), Lead Vocals"
Patsy had the honor of performing for Patsy Cline’s mother and sister at an awards show in Fredericksburg VA several years ago and received a standing ovation. It is a cherished memory she will never forget. She does not attempt to sound like Patsy Cline, nor could she. Patsy Cline was one of kind. But what she does hope to do is show you some of Patsy Cline’s heart in her interpretation of Patsy’s songs. She truly pays tribute to the great Patsy Cline and she is blessed to have some of the best musicians in the area as part of the band.
"Jon Voth, Steel Guitar and Harmonica"
Jon has always been into music since he borrowed a guitar from a friend who couldn’t play it, and has spent way too much time as a young teen being raised by that new cultural phenomenon, MTV. After receiving a formal musical education, he landed a job in one of Washington D.C.’s premier military bands as a tuba player. Jon couldn’t be prouder to be able to perform for audiences from students to Presidents in our Capital, nationally, and around the world for over 20 years, and is especially honored to support our Veterans. A couple of years ago, he thought he’d start a new hobby playing some of the rock and country music he grew up on. He had no idea just how complicated the pedal steel guitar would turn out to be, as he is used to playing whole notes-one at a time. So if you see him on stage, please don’t approach as he’ll be deep in concentration and flying by the seat of his pants.
"Mike Hockaday, Drums and Vocals"
Mike grew up around music. His stepfather had a band, as did his uncle Donald. He got started in music at the age of 15 in his stepfather’s band and has played music now on and off for 35 years. He has been a member of Hare Trigger Band and Black Water, and has opened shows for Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, Clint Black, Jack Green, Stonewall Jackson and many more. Mike has enjoyed being a part of Patsy and the Country Classics Band because it is an opportunity to play the music he loves most, traditional country music.
"Don Whitlock Bass Guitar"
Don’s love of music was influenced by his dad, who was a steel guitar player, and his older brother, Herbie, who played drums and bass. Herbie taught Don how to play bass when he was 8 years old. When Don was 12, Herbie deployed, leaving his drum kit behind, so Don taught himself to play drums as well and joined his first band! Don has played with many bands, including Jim Devinney and Iron Bridge, and has had the opportunity of opening for such acts as Tracy Byrd, Confederate Railroad, Billy Crash Craddock, Marty Robbins, Stonewall Jackson and many others. One of Don’s Bucket List items was to play with Patsy & the Country Classics, and Patsy & the Country Classics is very happy about that!
"Jenny Davis, Keyboard and Vocals"
Jenny Davis began her musical journey singing as a 2 year old at her church in her home state of Tennessee. She took piano and voice lessons privately, which led to her attending East Tennessee State University where she studied voice with Robert LaPella and choral music with Thomas Jenrette. After graduation, she moved with her husband to Missouri, where she began her teaching career teaching all grade levels in vocal music. After a two year teaching stint in Missouri, she and her family moved to North Carolina; then 7 years ago they moved here to Fredericksburg, where she teaches elementary music in Orange County. She is a newbie on the band scene, playing in the praise band at her church since 2017 and singing with the Building Bridges Band since 2018. She's excited about this opportunity to stretch her musical legs and to get to meet a new set of country fans!
"Jeff Wadford, Lead Guitar"
Jeff started playing guitar at the age of 5 and hasn’t stopped since. By age 17 he was on the road full time with the Back Porch Boogie Band and various other groups and had one song on the radio called “Standing On A Rock”. At age 25 he played with The Overtime Band that had a regional hit called “Two Loves Have I”. By age 29 he was playing full time with Jim Divenney & Ironbridge and traveling all over the East Coast. He has also fronted and traveled with Diamond Rio, Doug Stone, Trisha Yearwood, Jimmy Dean, and Brooks & Dunn. After retiring from the road he has played locally with the Lionel Ward Band and Bobby Cunningham. He is happy to have found a home with Patsy & the Country Classics and finds himself laughing way more than a person should. Patsy & the Country Classics are certainly happy to have such a gifted and talented musician!