Fayette County Country Music Club
The Fayette County Country Music Club will host their monthly Opry on Monday, April 20, 2009 at the KC Hall in La Grange. The show starts at 7:30 P.M. and the doors will open at 5:30 P.M. The Opry is brought to you by the Fayette County Country Music Club, which is dedicated to the promotion of good country music. This month we are featuring:
ED KUSAK comes to us from the Shiner area and has been playing the fiddle and singing for over 50 years. In 1997 the Country Music Organizations of America named him the male entertainer of the year. He has also been featured in the Rural Texas Travel Guide.
SAVANNAH BERRY has really started performing on a regular basis over the past year and has already performed at numerous oprys around south Texas. Last year she won awards at the Fort Bend County Fair, Galveston County Fair and Needville Harvest Festival. She plays guitar and is working on writing some original songs and will be working in the studio this spring on a full length CD, mostly traditional country covers. She also sings as a member of the Sugar Land Express Singers, an elite vocal group. She was featured on the outdoor stage the Austin Rodeo for a full hour.
RONNIE CAYWOOD was raised in Rockdale Texas and has been singing since his early teens and continued while in College. His love of music, along with his talent and fantastic and powerful voice, led Ronnie back into music where he has developed his own unique country style. He has shared bills with country singers and Grand Ole Opry stars such as Claude Gray, Miss Norma Jean, Justin Trevino, and Dickey Overby former steel player for Ronnie Millsap.
KIMBERLYN KRAUSE - learned 12 cords with just a cheap plastic guitar when she started. She started playing in public at her grandparent's church in Giddings and her former guitar teacher was Mark Lehmann and her current teacher is Randy Bishop. She has played many times with her Dad's band CR114 of Giddings and has had the opportunity to meet and/ or play with artists such as Chris Brade, Deryl Dodd, Aaron Watson, Chris Rybak, Kevin Fowler and many others. She was named the "Lee County Idol" in 2006 at the Lee County Fair and Rodeo. She also won the 4-H District 13 Youth Division Instrumentalist in 2007. She formed her own band in September 2008 called Kim and The Boyz and plays regularly in the area. A member of her band is our own Mark Lehmann.
ALPINE AMERICA includes German, Austrian, Bavarian, County sing a-long, yodeling and more. Instrumentals include classical, polkas, waltzes, and old time favorites. Jason Keepers took his first accordion lesson at the Coffman Conservatory of Music at the age of 5. He started his pubat lic performances in 1989 at Hackemack's Hofbrauhaus in Frelsberg, Texas. Jason expanded his vocal talents to include yodeling. Jason has been labeled as one of the best accordionists in the state of Texas. Curtis Urban has been playing guitar for over 55 years and adds vocals and harmony to the band. They have made a number of television appearances in the Houston area.