By Ken Paulson
Walk by the venerable Station Inn tomorrow night or on many evenings throughout the year and you’ll hear raucous laughter coming from inside the Nashville venue.
Strange. Bluegrass isn’t that funny.
But Doyle and Debbie are. They’re the lead characters in an irreverent musical that parodies traditional country songs in a non-traditional way. “When You’re Screwin’ Other Women (Think of Me)” pretty much says it all.
The show – in residency at the Station Inn – recreates Doyle’s “comeback” tour with his “third Debbie.” It satirizes old school country, but with an affectionate nod.
The show was created and written by Bruce Arnston, and features Arnston and Jenny Littleton in the title roles. We had the chance to talk with both recently about this truly singular show: