Zellie’s Opry House
Productions & Promotion
Charlotte Bluegrass Festival
Marshall Bluegrass Festival
Husband-wife duo Tony & Dara Wray have been a crowd favorite at Zellie's! When Tony isn't on the road touring with the Dan Tyminski Band, they'll be out and about as Blue Mafia!
They sing, they pick, and they always entertain! Great music blended with a little laughter and a whole lot of fun from the "good time guys!"
Looking for our Michigan banjo player Calder Baker? He's stepping out with one of our favorites--Nu-Blu. Check out their tour schedule--they'll be headlining the 2018 Memorial Day Tri-State Bluegrass Festival in Kendallville, Indiana!
Norwalk Music Festival
Zellie's Opry House Productions & Promotion is proud to represent the
Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry
Tri-State Bluegrass Festival
Musicians Brad & Lori Lambert (Zellie's "Old Fashioned Opry Show" cast members) host a variety of bluegrass events at their Wapakoneta, Ohio, venue. Zellie's Granddaughter--"Miss Minnie"-- is scheduled to appear!
Multi-Instrumentalist & Educator
--Denison University, B.A. in Music Performance
--New England Conservatory, Master’s Degree in
Contemporary Improvisation, studying privately under
the late, great John McGann.
Hayes currently resides in West Michigan is available for performances; in addition, he is a highly-acclaimed music instructor and currently has openings for private lessons.
Brown County Bluegrass Festival
Edgar Loudermilk’s signature voice, bass skills, and songwriting are a family tradition for
this Louvin Brothers’ descendant. Loudermilk’s distinctive and powerful vocals cut to the heart of a song, while also winning over audiences with his friendly, down-home style. Having experienced a long tenure of performing, including several industry awards, with IIIrd Tyme Out, Rhonda Vincent, and Marty Raybon, in 2015 he stepped out forming his own band with the highly-acclaimed guitarist, Jeff Autry. The Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autryrecently released their new single “It’s a Way of Life That Stands the Test of Time” from their upcoming CD on Pinecastle Records. This latest single, penned by Loudermilk and Wayne Benson has received fantastic audience response during the band’s live performances on their coast-to-coast tour. The newly completed CD—“The Test of Time”--is slated for full release in mid-summer, 2018.
While the band's vocal arrangements meld together like a tightly woven tapestry, the musicianship on this newest project is spot on. Guitarist Jeff Autry’s stellar innovation comes as no surprise. Jeff Autry toured 14 years internationally with the John Cowan Band. In addition, he’s performed and toured with Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan, the Lynn Morris Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, and the Travelin’ McCourys.
On mandolin is the highly accomplished Zack Autry, son of Jeff Autry. While the instrument may be different than what his father plays, Zack’s attention to detail and precision is evidence that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Zack picked up the mandolin when he was 8 years old and has since been lighting up stages with his musicianship.
Rounding out the group on banjo is the very talented and musically diverse, Curtis “Bum” Bumgarner, who recently joined the band’s live shows and cross country tour. Bumgarner’s banjo style easily adapts from hard-driving traditional bluegrass to the swing tunes the band showcases in their live performances. Curtis has quickly become a crowd favorite.
The Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry is a fan favorite and is available for booking. Visit www.edgarloudermilk.com for additional information or follow the band on their Facebook at Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry.