MEDIA - AO2007-09

The Abita Springs Opry is a series of music concerts held six times a year and is produced by a nonprofit organization, Abita Opry Inc. The show has the mission of preserving and presenting Louisiana "Roots" music. Our music is played primarily acoustically, in its original form.

Our main thrust is old-time Country, Bluegrass, and traditional Southern Gospel music, but we often present other forms of traditional Louisiana music such as Cajun, Zydeco, Irish, or other types that reflect the many different groups of people who are part of our diverse culture.

Abita Strings

This home town bluegrass ensemble is one of the Opry's "House Band". Setting the pace for every show, the Abita Strings have taken Traditional to another level.


Hot Sauce Cajun Band

The Trusty's From Davo Crossing
Performing together since 1997, this duo consists of the husband and wife team of Danny and Linda Trusty. A guitar player for 55 years, Danny plays mandolin, claw-hammer banjo, fiddle, and several other instruments. He also has an artist endorsement from the Deering Banjo Company of California. Linda plays up-right bass, guitar, and autoharp. Both sing lead and harmony vocals and often switch parts on many of their songs.

They were recently honored at the Magnolia State Bluegrass Association’s Award Show, Danny as Guitar Player of the Year and Linda as Female Vocalist of the Year. They play acoustically in traditional styles of old-time, blues, bluegrass, gospel, and country. The Trustys create their own musical arrangements and have a unique style that is popular and well received at banquets, corporate gatherings, bluegrass festivals, fairs, churches, and various other venues in the Southeastern United States. They also perform numerous shows in prisons in Mississippi and Louisiana, and work with Freedom Ministries

The Tom Fisher Jazz Band
Tom Fisher was born and raised in the Chicago area. He received his formal training at Indiana University and his informal training playing with jazz bands in the Chicago area. He moved to New Orleans to join Banu Gibson's band in 1989. He was featured soloist with the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra in May of 1990. In 1992, he traveled on a State Department tour to the Middle East, Pakistan and India. Since his move to New Orleans, he has also worked with Al Hirt. Jazz Times Magazine says, "Fisher is one of the best of a top-notch group of young clarinetists now playing."