BRANSON, Mo., October 26, 2012 — If you like great comedy and vocals, the hilarious comedy and wonderful vocals of the Pierce Arrow show are for you. It’s hard to imagine laughing any harder or hearing a broader variety of music any better sung than at Pierce Arrow and it’s easy to see why it is one of the hottest shows in Branson.
The first cast member the audience gets to meet is Jarrett Dougherty, the shows comedian and one of the funniest comedians in Branson. Dougherty, with the periodic assistance of his faithful “straight man” Bobby Blackburn, who is also the shows lead guitarist and band director, has the audience in stitches and laughing from the beginning to the end of the show with a variety of comedy routines, artfully woven into the flow of the show with its various vocal and musical elements to provide a constantly evolving entertainment experience filled with laughter and music.
As one sits in the audience listening and watching Dougherty they can almost feel a personal connection with him and his material. Not only is he funny, but he is a master of his craft down to the costuming and his manner of presentation. Whether it’s Edwin the Maintenance Man, Brother Cecil, his rendition of the James Brown hit, “I Feel Good” or one of his other routines, he is simply one funny guy that will have you laughing throughout the whole show. One thing’s for sure, after seeing his “toaster routine” you will never look at your toaster the same again.
Pierce Arrow’s vocalists and instrumentalists are a perfect illustration of why Branson, Missouri, is called, by some, “The live music show capital of the world.” The Pierce Arrow band is composed of Bobby Blackburn/band leader, lead guitar; Randy McConnell/bass guitar; Colt Straub/keyboards/mandolin and Michael Jackson/drums. The quality of their instrumentality is demonstrated time and time again as their talent is combined with that of the vocalists, over a wide variety of music to present a truly memorable musical experience.
The quartet “Pierce Arrow is composed of Luke Menard, Gary Korebia, Tim Storms and Scott Fraker. Their opening number “Gonna Have A Party” gets things rolling and sets the tenor that illustrates why Pierce Arrow is one of the hottest quartets in Branson. From among many memorable numbers this writer’s two favorites were their version of the 1983 Statler Brother’s hit “Elizabeth,” featuring Luke Menard, and “Long Lost Friend” featuring Gary Korebia. What a beautiful song, that leaves no doubt about who is the “Long Lost Friend.” The groups acapella “voice band” version of “Down On The Corner, with Bobby Blackburn giving an assist, was another favorite.
The featured female vocalist is Kim Boyce-Koreiba sang a variety of music beautifully. What a blessing her performance of “There Is A God” was. The audience really loved her rendition of “This One’s For The Girls. CeCe Day, a young Branson teenager did a nice job on the Taylor Swift songs “Our Song” and “Mean.”
Pierce Arrow presents two shows a day, an afternoon and evening show. Although each contains the same cast, the music and comedy for each is different. It really makes no difference which show you see, “If you love great singing and music and want to laugh until you hurt don’t miss the Pierce Arrow Show.”
For additional information or tickets for Pierce Arrow or any of Branson’s other shows and attractions or for lodging arrangements please contact the Branson Tourism Center (BTC), one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services. BTC can be reached by either calling their toll free number 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.