MEDIA - AO2009-04

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 Steve Anderson Group

Steve Anderson and his group will get you going with some traditional country music. Steve performs in the tradition of greats like Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. Steve is supplemented by other accomplished vocalists like the group's leader, Bobby Belloni, and Jan Biggs who always pleases the audience with her trademark high-spirited energetic "Jan Songs."


Tony Green Trio

The archetype of the gypsy -- romantic, free spirited, colorful, vibrant, intense -- is reflected in the musical genre known as Gypsy Jazz. Django Reinhardt was its most famous proponent and Tony Green is one of the master's disciples. The New Orleanian is well known as both a musician and a painter. Green's luminous watercolors and oils grace many galleries and private collections. His murals can be seen from the home of classical music, the Orpheum Theater, to the zydeco mecca, Mid-City Bowling Lanes. Green brings the musical colors of the gypsy to life as well, performing with his trio in venues such as the French Quarter Festival, the stately Columns Hotel, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Amedee Frederick

Amedee Frederick comes from the countryside around Abita Springs in St. Tammany Parish. His Creole roots run deep and his family has been making music for five generations.

His fiery approach to the guitar — pulling out every soul-drenched note — has been compared to Albert Collins, among others, and is one outrageous Southern Louisiana musical gumbo.

When Amedee was a boy, he was exposed to a number of Delta musicians who jammed with his father. Amedee has shared stages with Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker and other famous bluesmen.


The Sweet Tea Bluegrass Band (coming soon)