The Petty Bones: These are long-time Opry regulars and serve as our house band in the middle of each season. Anne Crowell has a great voice that can croon out some very sweet ballads and change gears to a great blues styling. Her husband, Jerry has a unique sound of his own and they can harmonize perfectly. Their acoustic mix can only be described as Americana. They always bring a surprise to the Opry stage.
The Storyville String Band: This group, named after a very famous, or infamous depending on your outlook, area of New Orleans. The locale was probably the greatest incubator for New Orleans Jazz during that red light district's heyday around the turn of the twentieth century. The name for this band is well chosen because they perform traditional New Orleans Jazz exclusively on acoustic string instruments reviving the way this great music form was performed as it developed into what it is today. This is truly roots music.
Double Date: Joel Savoy and Linzay Young are arguably two of the finest and most versatile young musicians in the State of Louisiana. They are both members of the famous Red Stick Ramblers and Joel is a member of one of the premier family of musicians in Louisiana. They have both appeared on the Opry stage numerous times in other configurations and can be seen all around the state and country performing at some major festivals. For this act, they are teaming up with two equally talented young ladies, Emma Jones and Emma Leahy to perform some traditional American music. This is a don't miss.
Bobby Lounge and the Recliners: Bobby is a very famous local Louisiana musician who is a regular at the Jazz Fest, and can rock the keyboard as well or better than many in a city where piano artistry is revered. For this act Bobby has teamed up with a Gospel singing group promising to offer some traditional gospel tunes. Bobby's virtuosity on the keyboard promised to provide a very unique twist to drive some old standards. This group will also be featured at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this season.