Refugio Jamboree celebration starts tonight with performance
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Rick Faircloth and the Jamboree Bank will kick off tonight’s performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Expo Center at the fairgrounds.
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Rick Faircloth will kick off the February performance of the Refugio Jamboree tonight (Thursday, Feb. 24) at 7:30 p.m.

Faircloth and the Jamboree band will welcome a host of entertainers including Pat Grogan and Buddy White, both of Aransas Pass, JaAnne Hickman of Michigan, Glen and Carole Braden of Missouri, and Al Nelson of Corpus Christi will join the Jamboree Band for an evening of live entertainment.

Pat Grogan of Aransas Pass is well known in the music business. You can find him at Southern Cross Studio giving lessons in guitar, banjo, fiddle and other instruments. He also gives voice lessons.

At the age of 14, he played with Ray Price, “Honky-Tonk Hero” Webb Pierce and Dolly Parton.

He toured on the road with Willie Nelson for three years in the 1960s.

In 1952 he started business with KZTV Channel 10, and played with Elvis Presley in Corpus Christi in 1957.

Buddy White made a name for himself in the big time, playing drums for Hank Thompson’s Swing Band. He played all over Las Vegas and other venues in the USA.

Al sings the Ray Price style as well as the Big Band style and has been a musician for several years.

“Nelson’s a very good drummer as well as a very good singer; he is still entertaining, and is well known as a Ray Price style ballad singer,” Faircloth said. “Al can take a song and get the very most out of it. The last few years he has also grasped the Big Band style of singing. You’ll really enjoy this gentleman.”

Admission is $4 and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Expo Center.

For more information, contact Rick at 361-293-5887 or Refugio Chamber of Commerce at 526-2835.
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