MEDIA - AO2012-03

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 Steve Anderson Group
This is one of our house bands. Our house groups have done a wonderful job of setting the tone for each show. They always lead off to get things going. Steve is a local guy who has been playing around this area practically all of his life, and he has developed a healthy fan base who loves to hear his rich voice bringing back the music of greats like Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers.

The Abita Stumps
Dalton Lambert and his friends have been playing together at his house for years. They are go-to guys for a number of local events in our area. They have developed into a very tight group of musicians who really enjoy playing together, and that enjoyment comes through in their performances. They are newcomers to our stage and have a wide circle of friends in Abita who will be there to cheer them on. They have fun and are fun to listen to.

Leroy Troy
The presence of this very well-known musician from Nashville is a real coup for the Abita Springs Opry. He has a list of credentials that could fill a book. He currently appears as a regular on the Marty Stewart show on RFD TV, but that is only a small part of his career. He is a master banjo picker who performs in the style of the great Uncle Dave Macon or String Bean. He augments his expert picking with some great and entertaining antics with his instrument while playing. He has performed on some prestigious shows like the old TV series, Hee Haw. Also to his list of impressive credits are several appearances at the grandfather of them all, the Grand Old Opry.

The Crescent City Celtic Band
What else would you expect on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day? Jeff Shaw and his friends have been on our stage in the past and they are real crowd pleaser. Jeff can really work that fiddle and mandolin, and promises to provide some good ‘old foot stomping, hand clapping Celtic music to honor every Irishman’s favorite holiday.