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2012-03-15 / Community News

FAYETTE COUNTY COUNTRY MUSIC OPRY - MONDAY

The Fayette County Country Music Club will host their monthly Opry on Monday, March 19, 2012 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. 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:

TWO AND AHALFANGELS - Diane Farley, Suzie Watts and Priscilla Speed are “The Two and A Half Angels” trio. All of these ladies have had the love of music most of their lives and sang in church and for family and friends before becoming acquainted with one another. For a number of years Diane and Suzie had sung at the jam sessions in the South Texas area. Priscilla was part of a country music band, but when a fire destroyed their practice studio and all their equipment, the band members decided it was time for change. Priscilla came to visit the Kingsbury Opry and was invited to try three part harmony with Diane and Suzie on the song “Seven Spanish Angels“. The blend of their voices is a pleasing mixture of three very different vocal styles.

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, let Ronnie back into music where he has developed his own unique country style. Ronnie has been showcased on various Songwriter Nights in Nashville, including the Bluebird CafĂ© and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. His crowd-pleasing tunes range from Country and Alt. Country to Blues and Rock ‘n Roll, with some Gospel music thrown in quite often. His strong vocal abilities and engaging stage presence, along with his distinctive performance style, allow him to entertain audiences with original tunes, as well as cover tunes. Ronnie has several recordings, some of which some of the members of the Ace In The Hole Band recorded with him. 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 steele player for Ronnie Millsap.

ARNOLD PARKER was born in Cuero, Texas and started trying to sing about the same time he was trying to talk. In the early 50’s he joined the band called “ The Southernaires” and he and the band recorded a rock and roll song entitled “Find A New Woman”. Also that same year, Arnold and the band made their first appearance on the “Louisiana Hayride”. After the band folded in 1973, Arnold retired. In early 1999 a friend sent Arnold a tape he had copied off a brand new rockabilly CD released in London, England entitled “Find a New Woman”, which was the original recording Arnold had recorded with the Southernaires. This rekindled a desire in Arnold to go back on the stage, and today he entertains on Country Opry stage shows all over Texas.

KIMBERLYN KRAUSE is 15 years old and has been playing piano since the age of 3, guitar since the age of 7 and the fiddle since the age of 13. The first guitar lesson she learned 12 chords with just a cheap plastic Walmart guitar (still has it!). Next day, PaaPooh Paskett went and bought her a “real” guitar to have lessons on. She has played many times with her Dad’s band, CR 114 of Giddings. She has also had the opportunity to meet and/or play with artists such as Chris Brade, Deryl Dodd, Aaron Watson, Sonny Burgess, Chris Rybak, Kevin Fowler, Pauline Reese, Eddie Raven and Susie McEntire. She was named the “Lee County Idol” (youth division) in 2006 at the Lee County Fair and Rodeo. She was featured on Sonny Burgess’ website with her performance. You can hear her perform music selections from gospel to country to rock and roll, all in one set. She enjoys performing at different opry’s all over Central Texas and has had the opportunity to share her talents with different churches, day care centers, nursing homes, senior citizens centers, restaurants, reunions, and her own school, church and family.

So be sure to be with us on Monday, March 19 for another great night of entertainment.

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