charlieuniformtango toasts 25th anniversary

(Jack Waldrip, Lola Lott, Joey Waldrip, James Rayburn, Deedle LaCour)

For a quarter of a century, charlieuniformtango’s award-winning work has generated results for regional, national, and international clients. This year’s 25th anniversary celebration marks the beginning of tango’s next generation.

”It was almost exactly a year ago this month that Jack Waldrip and I started planning what the future of our company should look like,” said Lola Lott, charlieuniformtango principal/CEO. “Talent has always kept us a step ahead, and we knew it would take talent to lead the way into our company’s next generation. So, late last year, editors Deedle LaCour and James Rayburn, and Flame Artist Joey Waldrip became partners.

Deedle, James, and Joey will continue with their work responsibilities. Lola Lott has remained principal/CEO and Jack Waldrip will continue as senior editor/co-owner. During the two years remaining of the transitional phase, Lola Lott will retain majority ownership of charlieuniformtango – which will continue as a woman-owned company – and its current team of executive producers, producers and artists will remain in place. Watch below:

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“Deedle, Joey, and James have been with charlieuniformtango almost from the beginning: Deedle for 20 years, Joey for 19, and James for 18. Their exceptional work during what has been a very challenging year for our industry—and our country–proves to me that they’re the perfect leadership team to take tango forward,” Lola said.

Deedle LaCour adds, “Joey, James and I are committed to carrying on the legacy of integrity, excellence, and industry leadership that Lola and Jack have created and fostered. And we’re all looking forward to celebrating charlieuniformtango’s 50th anniversary!”

Here’s to 25 more years charlieuniformtango.


25 years of Tango:

Tango Band

  • David Hannah – Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Jake Kluge – Backing Vocals
  • Deedle LaCour – Rhythm Guitar – Backing Vocals
  • Nick Patronella – Piano – Cellos – Shakers
  • Matt Pittman – Bass
  • Russell Smith – Lead and Backing Vocals – 12 String Guitar – Tambourine
  • Chris Walker – Farfisa Organ – Sax
  • Tony Wann – Drums
  • Gray Wilcox – Rhythm Guitar – Violins – Backing Vocals
  • Justin Wilson – Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Additional Musicians for the Video:
  • Rodney DeMeglio – Drums
  • Brandon White – EVH Guitar and Mojo

The song “Walls” written by Tom Petty

25th Anniversary Montage credits:

  • Directed by: Ben Hoffman, Lan Freedman
  • Edited by: Rodney DeMeglio, Dean Pelton, Justin Wilson
  • Assistant Editor: Matt Pittman
  • Audio/Mix: Jake Kluge
  • Online/VFX: Allen Robbins
  • Music: “Time to Begin” by Imagine Dragons
  • Featuring: Eriq Hardiman-Rhone and David Wilgus’ VCR
  • Produced by: Marlee Cutbirth

Recorded Remotely and at charlieuniformtango Dallas & Austin
Mixed by RS4 at the Audio Alpha Remote Ranch, Farmers Branch, Texas

Video produced and directed by Deedle LaCour
Filmed by Daniel Jarvis and Lan Freedman on location at Arts Mission in Oak Cliff and by Justin Wilson at Tango Austin HQ.

Archival footage from the tango vault.

SOURCE:  charlieuniformtango