Opry Gold - The Greatest Music in the History of Country Music Comes to the Opera House!

Posted On Tuesday March 19, 2019
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March 19, 2019
 
Opry Gold a Toe-tappin’, Roof-raisin’ Salute to the History of Country Music
The Very Best of Classic and New Wave Country Coming to Opera House
 
Gravenhurst, ON - To share the Opry’s history is to share the story of Country Music.  What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live entertainmentphenomenon. The Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. You can see it live at the Gravenhurst Opera House on Saturday, March 30th at 7:30pm.
 
Canadian songbird Leisa Way and her phenomenally talented Wayward Wind Band have brought Canada many great shows, including Sweet Dreams (Patsy Cline), Rhinestone Cowgirl (Dolly Parton) and their acclaimed Canada 150 show that toured to 44 cities across the country. This latest concert, Opry Gold, raises the roof with the hottest country songs from the last few decades, highlighting artists that have played the Opry stage, with Way’s usual trademark that makes her shows so popular - telling
the stories of the songs.
 
Opry Gold takes the audience on a journey back through time when Nashville’s radio station WSM became the first all country music station, featuring stars like Uncle Jimmy Thompson and Grandpa Jones, through the rise of stars like Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, to today’s great country stars like Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, and Zac Brown Band.
 
Opry Gold clearly is a labour of love for show creator Leisa Way, who grew up in northern Ontario, and remembers tuning in to shows like Tommy Hunter and Ronnie Prophet growing up, shows that her musical arranger and pianist, Bruce Ley, happened to be the piano player on! Her multi-talented band includes Ley, Fred Smith on guitars/banjo (who has shared stages with Vince Gill, The Supremes and Chuck Berry), Broadway performer & bassist, Bobby Prochaska (The Buddy Holly Story), North Bay’s own fiddling sensation Nathan Smith (The Barrel Boys),and big band player John Collin on drums. When these fellas vocalize, the audience is treated to world-class harmonies and solos.
 
Leisa Way’s Opry Gold delivers to audiences some of the very best of classic and new wave country, with a heapin’ of good-natured fun!
 
Opry Gold is one of a kind entertainment experience for audiences of all ages/for the whole family!
Opry Gold plays at the Gravenhurst Opera House Saturday, March 30th at 7:30pm. Tickets are only $30.00 and can be purchased through the Box Office at 1-888-495-8888 or purchase Online at www.gravenhurstoperahouse.com
 
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For more information, please contact:
 
Krista Storey
Manager of Arts and Culture
705-687-5550 ext.27