Panthers Bathurst is set to host a gig next week celebrating the music and legacy of revered musician Linda Ronstadt.
Australian singer-songwriter Bloom [the stage name of Amanda Canzurlo] has launched the Linda Ronstadt Songbook tour to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the musician's first tour of Australia.
Having received numerous comparisons to Ronstadt in the looks department over the years, Bloom is looking to present her own unique take on some of the musician's popular songs.
"Her music isn't defined by a single genre and across her five-decade long career, she has performed everything from rock and folk to country and pop," she said.
"I find that liberating as an artist because when I was releasing original material, people would advise me to stick to a set genre, which made me feel a bit boxed in."
Ronstadt's storied career has seen more than 100 million of her records sold worldwide, and some of her biggest hits include her covers of 'Blue Bayou' [originally by Roy Orbison] and 'Poor Poor Pitiful Me' [originally by Warren Zevon].
In 2011, Ronstadt retired from music and touring, and later revealed that she had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
For the tour, Bloom has partnered with the Shake It Up Australia foundation to raise funds for Parkinson's disease research.
"I wanted to bring a deeper meaning to this tour and I thought if we could help people living with Parkinson's disease along the way, that would complement the show perfectly," she said.
Bloom has set a fundraising goal of $20,000 for the tour and has already raised close to $1000 from the first two shows.
Hailing from Perth, Bloom has previously toured shows celebrating the music of Adele and Amy Winehouse, receiving plenty of acclaim across Australia and New Zealand.
Next week's show will be Bloom's first ever performance in Bathurst, and she will be backed by a seven-piece band featuring ex-Angels member James Morley.
The show will also see Perth-based duo Scarlet's Way serving as the support act.
Through channeling Linda Ronstadt's music, Bloom is aiming to bridge the gap between generations.
"As an independent artist, it's a good opportunity for me to perform at new venues for a diverse range of audiences," she said.
"With a night full of Linda Ronstadt's nostalgic tunes, it helps audiences reminisce on the past."
The performance will commence at Panthers Bathurst on Friday, February 22 from 8pm. Tickets cost $39 and are available online.