MEDIA - AO2008-03

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.

The Petty Bones

Featuring Jerry Crowell and Anne Langston Crowell performing backwoods roots music, from soulful blues to foot stompin bluegrass, from old time country to modern folk, they have it all covered. One of the Abita Opry "House Bands".

Acoustically based multi-instrumentalists, with emotionally charged songwriting and vocals, The Petty Bones continue to deliver a variety of rootsy original, traditional & cover tunes to an ever increasing group of loyal listeners from all ages and backgrounds.

Dirt Billy & Tom Marin

Timberland Drive

This is a group of young folks that have been playing bluegrass for quite some time. Heading up the band are Justin and Katie Nunez from Picayune, MS. Other members include Lucas Poole from Mountain View, AR on banjo, Jarrod Harris (me) on guitar from Picayune, MS.

New Orleans Jazz Vipers

The New Orleans Jazz Vipers are a seven-piece swing band from New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. The band's repertoire comes from the likes of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong as well as lesser-known artists.

Amplification is rarely used and they are part of a growing number of bands on the Frenchmen Street music scene who trust that the audience will eventually quiet down enough to enjoy the music.