MEDIA - AO2010-11

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 Pot Luck String Band
This is one of our regular house bands. Van Glynn, the band's leader, is an Opry veteran. He is very knowledgeable about the music they perform and he gives some very good historical information about the songs they perform. Vocalists include Mike Myhal , Barbara Ayme, and Steve Buckholz. They play a variety in the traditional string music style including bluegrass, gospel and country music.


We have been trying to get this artist to come to the Opry for some time. She is well-versed in different music styles, and will be performing some traditional blues music for this show. Olga is a very experienced musician who is now based in New Orleans and is involved in the growing film industry in Louisiana.

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
This is one of several groups of young musicians in New Orleans who began playing for tips on the streets of New Orleans. They are part of the tradition of many great musicians and music styles that grew from the streets like the tufts of grass that grow from the cracks in the sidewalks. They studied and performed traditional New Orleans music, and now are playing in clubs around town. Their style is very traditional and keeps one of the things that makes our area so very unique.

Kim Carson
If you like country music, you will love Kim. She is an Opry veteran who dates back to the old Piney Woods Opry. This will be her third performance on the Abita Springs Opry. She is a highly experienced and well-traveled performer. Kim is a perennial Jazz Fest performer, and regularly performs abroad. She is a crowd pleaser, and we are glad to see her back at the Opry.