Light Crust Doughboys to play here next week

What would a Hood County Sesquicentennial celebration be without some authentic Texas music?

To fill the bill, the Light Crust Doughboys have been announced to play as part of the fun Nov. 4-5 at the Granbury Opera House.

Founded in 1931, the band is one of the most successful and longest-running bands in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Through time, change, wars and trends the band has gone through generations of talented musicians – but at its core has always been fantastic western swing.

Their popularity on radio had much to do with their early success in recording. By the 1940s the Doughboys broadcast more than 170 radio stations in the South and Southwest.

Named as Texas’ official music ambassadors by the 74th Texas State Legislature, the band has been named to the Texas Cowboy, Texas Western Swing, Rockabilly, Texas Music and Cowtown Society of Western Music Halls of Fame.

Led by Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Art Greenhaw on bass, guitar, piano, and vocals, the Light Crust Doughboys star virtuoso instrumentalists and singers: Dion Pride (the son of Charley Pride), vocals, guitar and keyboards; Western Swing Hall of Fame inductee violinist Jim Baker, who also sings and plays banjo; Marek Eneti Eastern European, electric violin virtuoso; and Randy Wills (a fifth-generation descendant of Bob Wills) on keyboards and bass.

Concert times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday Nov. 4, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.

Ticket prices run from $25-$35.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to the Granbury Theater Company website or call the GTC box office at 817-579-0952.

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