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2009-10-15 / Community News

Fayette County Country Music

The Fayette County Country Music Club will host their monthly Opry on Monday, October 19, 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. Admission is $5. This Opry is being hosted by Jimmy Brosch and the brothers.

We talked Jimmy into doing another Opry show. He said that this is his last but we are not going to hold him to it. I am sure everyone is familiar with JIMMY BROSCH. He is from Katy, Texas and is a native of Praha, Texas and had his own band for 46 years.

He wrote the "Corn Cockle Polka" which was a real turning point of his career. The song was based on a slow Czech funeral march played as the procession went from the church to the cemetery. Jimmy liked the melody and changed the time to a polka beat, added lyrics and the song was born.

Playing with Jimmy will be his two sons JEFF AND BRUCE BROSCH. Jeff started playing the drums at an early age and played for Jimmy's band, The Happy Country Boy. He later moved to Austin and worked with Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox. Now Jeff plays with Mike Blakely, a Texas singer/songwriter. They have played in Europe, France, Switzerland and Germany.

BRUCE started playing the drums at the age of 12 and played with his Dad's band. He now plays with the Telstars, and has been for over 21 years.

GREG AND RONNIE MACHAC also started playing drums at the age of 12. They too are members of the Telstars. PAT AND CHRIS JANCA are locals from La Grange and sing at many places.

So be sure to be with us on Monday, October 19, for a toe tapping night to hear Jimmy Brosch and the brothers do some great music.

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