2011-10-13 / General Stories

Fayette County Country Music Club

The Fayette County Country Music Club will host their monthly Opry on Monday, October 17, 2011 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 only $5.00.

JIMMY BROSCH is from Katy Texas and is a native of Praha Texas. He had his own band for 46 years in the 70 & 80’s and had one of the top Polka bands. He is 88 years old and retired from S.P. railroad, but later retired from music about five times, and is still playing. He came out with 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. It is one of only two songs recognized by the Texas Polka Music Awards as “All Time Favorite Songs”. Jimmy has a CD entitled “Jimmy Brosch” and he recently wrote a book entitled “Jimmy Brosch Remembers”. It is a book about the legendary 20 Texas Czech Polka Bands and may be available at the Opry.

CHARLIE BARTOS and DENNIS TOUSEK both love to play the accordion. It was by pure accident that they decided to play their accordions for the Incredible Knockouts at the chili booth at Czhilispiel. This sparked the beginning of the Incredible Music Makers. Charlie is a native of Flatonia, Texas and learned to play the accordion when he was 11 years old. He is mostly self-taught with the exception of a few lessons from his dad, and learned to play by practicing every day. He loves to play polkas, waltzes, and country-western music. Dennis was born and raised in Moulton, Texas, in the vicinity of Cotton Grove. He was 9 years old when his parents purchased an accordion for him to play. He received lessons from the famous Charlie Tousek who had a band around the Moulton area. During his teenage years, Dennis only played for his family, and was even known to play all night long until the sun was coming up. Charlie and Dennis’ dream came true when the Incredible Music Makers band was formed.

TERRY LYNE MOORE is from Bastrop, Texas and has been singing and entertaining for many years. She started her career in South Arkansas singing with the Three Creeks Band. She has entertained at many hayrides, pageants and festivals across AR, LA, FL, and TX. She has opened for many well-known artists like Diamond Rio and Brooks and Dunn, and while in Florida, she was blessed when she had the opportunity to open for her lifelong favorite artist B.J. Thomas. In June 2009, Terry released her 1st CD, a bluegrass gospel titled “Because of His Grace”. In 2011, her second CD “ Patsy Remembered” was released. She will have both for sale at the Opry. Terry loves to sing and is very excited about appearing on the Fayette County Country Music Opry.

GENE HACKEMACK & ALLISON CROWSON - Gene was the founder, owner and operator of “ Hackemack’s HofbrÀuhaus” from 1986 to 1999. In July of 1995 Hackemack and Jason Keepers awoke the Space Shuttle crew with the “Beer Barrel Polka” and is credited by polka loving astronaut Don Thomas with the “First Polka in Space”. Retired from NASA, Gene is the accordionist for the Winedale German Singers and frequently helps out the Fayette Czech Singers from Fayetteville. He and Allison Crowson team up frequently for the Opry and Polka Services in various churches. ALLISON CROWSON has been singing and playing around the area for many years. She is also an Assistant Principal at Brenham High School. She started the Bluebonnet Opry in Brenham and is also the organist at Zion Lutheran Church.

So be sure to be with us on Monday, October 17, 2011 for a toe tapping night.

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