Mike Cathcart has joined the cast of the Jim Stafford Show! Jim has a wonderful show that is always evolving; it’s full of comedy, of course, and really, really good musicianship. Jim is a world-class guitarist and likes good talent around him.
Mike, who is the son of Peggy Lennon and the late Dick Cathcart, is an outstanding guitarist and is well known to many Branson visitors. He was with the Lennon Cathcart Show last year and also played piano and sang at Moon River Grill. Andy Williams once said, “Mike is the best singer I know.”
Jim and Mike do some songs together on the guitar, including Classical Gas and Malaguena. Mike says it’s “an honor to be on stage with Jim.” Mike’s Ain’t Misbehavin’ is nice, and you’ll enjoy his original-the-way-Jimmy Webb-wrote-it version of Galveston.
The entire show is artfully arranged, mixing music with comedy in a “thrill ride” of fun. Jim makes “everyday” things funny. Sometimes you chuckle and smile. Other times you laugh out loud; and, of course, Jim reminds you to “let it out!”
Cow Patti and Spiders and Snakes are just two of Jim’s popular comedy songs. The 1974 Spiders sits in the top 50 of Billboard’s Hot 100 Country Songs, along with the hits of Elvis, Glen Campbell, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Marty Robbins and other legendary recording artists. Jim told me he’s been “makin’ a living” with his guitar since he was 16.
Jim and Ann’s kids, Shea and G.G., have been part of the show since they were babies; I remember Ann walking down the theater aisle with them when each was just a few days old, as Jim sang his That’s What Little Kids Do. Shea is 20 now and G.G. is 16! They’re good musicians, veteran performers. Don’t miss the Jim Stafford Show. When the curtain goes up, the fun begins!