Jamboree 18th anniversary show set for next Thursday
Mar 19, 2009 | 746 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Country music anniversary shows in Refugio County are noted for great entertainment and next Thursday night at the community center will be no exception.

The Refugio County Jamboree will celebrate its 18th year of providing live entertainment to fans on March 26, from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

The show’s guest performers are Ray Goodwin of Victoria, Al Nelson of Corpus Christi, Judy Chessir of Kingsville, and Karen Williams of Hope.

After all these years, admission to the show remains at $4 per person.

The show features the Jamboree Band, a seven piece group that is loaded with experience. The band leader and drummer, Rick Faircloth, of Yoakum and formerly of Victoria, has over 40 years in the music business. The last 30 years Faircloth served as leader of “The Whisky River Band.” The Jamboree Band also has other members of Whiskey River.

David Boyd of Victoria is the piano player, and has played with stars such as Mundo Earwood, Mickey Gilley and numerous others.

Aaron Migl of Victoria is the lead vocalist and has had his own band. He has played with Ed Junst, the Fiddlers’ Cajun.

Don Florus of Flatonia plays the fiddle and was the leader of the most popular band in Texas during the late 60s and all the 70s, “The Velvets.”

Walter Green grew up in San Antonio and played in several top local bands for 25 years. Although he plays several instruments, he plays bass guitar for the Jamboree.

Gary Carriger of Corpus Christi plays pedal steel guitar and has more than 35 years in the music business.

Johnny Mitchell of Corpus Christi, is one of the finest lead guitarists in the area. Having had his own band beginning in the late 50s. He is a great singer and all around entertainer.
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