Ohio Valley Opry – 11/18/23 Next Show

Putting in the work! 27 new songs to bring together, to perform once. These people are special, and I am having so much fun doing the work and being part of it!

Sam Clark’s “Willie Nelson- A Tribute to the Life and Songs of a Living Legend”, brings a night of country hits from the red-headed stranger to the stage of the Ohio Valley Opry and the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville.
Backed by the OVO staff band whose reputation for attention to detail is wide-spread, the arrangements are consistently faithful to the original hits. You’ll hear a gospel-inspired tinkling piano, a lonesome acoustic, a meandering steel guitar, and even a hint of the haunting harmonica that make Nelson’s songs so recognizable. Add in Clark’s exacting vocals, and you’ll swear Willie Nelson is in the house!
You’ll hear hit songs from “Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain” to “City of New Orleans” and everything in between at the November 18th Ohio Valley Opry Show.
In addition, you’ll also hear songs from David Clark, Matt Coleman, Dylan Mayle, Britney Reeves, The Clarks, Jada Riley, Mike Morrison and Ellie Gault.
The OVO Staff band will feature Marvin Clark on lead guitar; Gary Sigler on the drums; Andrew Ruggles on the acoustic guitar; David Spires on the steel; and Bryant Sigler on the bass. Also fiddle great Ray Cossin from Mt. Alto will be back with the band for the November show.
The show starts at 6pm, with doors opening at 5pm. Purchase tickets online at www.OhioValleyOpry.com, by calling the box office at 740.525.9218, or at the door while they last.

Asher Lap Steels

Happy 8th Anniversary to my Asher Electro Hawaiian Jr lap steel! Bill Asher and his team do great work on these. I’ve put mine through pickup upgrades, tuner replacements (from being knocked off a stand in Switzerland), and road rash from a bus accident… His “belly bar” system, to be able to wear and play it like a Dobro is a must-have for show performance. Check out: https://asher-guitars-lap-steels-store.myshopify.com/

My New MSA Pedal Steel Guitar!

Pedal Steels are a rare commodity. I’ve spent 36 years playing them, had 3, but only bought one for myself – 21 years ago. I’m lucky to have a loving wife who indulged me this custom amazing instrument. I longed for an instrument of the finest craftsmanship, mechanical ability and repeatability, and capable of the tones I want to make. Art is subjective, but for this artist, I couldn’t be happier with my new brush. I can’t wait to get to know her better. Thank you Kyle, Mitchell, and the whole MSA Steel Guitars team. It was worth every penny and day waited.

MSA Steel Guitars Family

My Dad would never believe I would be here at MSA Steel Guitars ordering my first Steel Guitar in nearly 20 years, coming full circle to his 1977 Classic that I still enjoy.

The machining tolerances, the design work, and the passion they put in these guitars is incredible. It’s modern in the right ways, but also beautiful. I can’t wait to sit down to my own, and be inspired to create the music I want to make.

Thank you for making the time for me, Kyle!