MEDIA - AO2016-04

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 Three Rivers Cooperative
Chris Talley is a very versatile musician and accomplished in many genres. This group performs a very unique style of Bluegrass music with other styles bleeding in. That is a trait possessed by other musicians in this area. We are blessed with so much variety in our music in South Louisiana that musicians often fuse the various styles.

Tuba Skinny
This is another group of buskers who will close out the Busker Festival the following day. They have been performing very traditional Bluesy Jazz for several years. Their lead vocalist, Erica Lewis can really deliver a song while being backed by some amazing young musicians. They are very well known in the New Orleans music scene and have gained popularity in this area. They are well traveled, having performed in Europe, Australia and all over the U.S. They were the very first busker group to appear on our stage, and led us to understand the powerful spirit and skill buskers put into their music.

The Deslondes
They are one of the busker groups that will be performing at the Busker Festival on the day following this show. To say that they are unique is a gross understatement. Their music is original, and several members of the group are song writers. They manage to effectively fuse New Orleans Rhythm and Blues, Country, and a twist of Jazz. They also effectively fuse these styles without diminishing any of them.

Crispin Schroeder
Here is another local guy from right here in Abita Springs. Crispin is a very talented musician who also serves as minister in his church. However, that does not limit his repertoire. He is a very multi-leveled and talented musician and we are looking forward to his performance.