THE LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS PLAY THREE BIG SHOWS AT THE MESQUITE ARENA!
FRIDAY NOV. 22, 2013
FRIDAY JAN. 3, 2014
FRIDAY FEB. 7, 2014.
In one of the most exciting announcements in Doughboys’ and eastern Dallas live music history, The Light Crust Doughboys will be performing live, on stage at the Mesquite Arena, home of the Mesquite Rodeo, as the nation’s longest-lived country show band anchors a thrilling concept of Arena Stage Shows combined with Consumer Shows and Trade Fairs. More info here!
The greatest gospel-big choir album in the history of Greenhaw Records is now available starring Ann-Margret with the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Choir.
ANN-MARGRET with PRESTON HOLLOW PRESBYTERIAN CHOIR: GOD IS LOVE: THE GOSPEL SESSIONS 2....$14.99
Ann-Margret joins Dallas, Texas' Preston Hollow Presbyterian Mass Choir for a music album that's been over a year in the making and celebrates Ann-Margret's 10 years on Grammy Award-Winning Greenhaw Records.
The new album, GOD IS LOVE: THE GOSPEL SESSIONS 2, stars the passionate and emotional voice and style of Ann-Margret with one of the nation's award-winning, large ensemble choruses with pipe organ, pianos, violin and bass. The music is an adventure in various choral styles including sacred, classical crossover, traditional gospel and contemporary gospel.
From "Operator" to "Battle Hymn of the Republic", Ann-Margret and Choir alternatingly rock then soothe --with each selection inspiring in a sacred-gospel songbook of classics ranging from music by Martin Luther to pop chart hits.
GOD IS LOVE: THE GOSPEL SESSIONS 2 is produced by Art Greenhaw, and the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Choir is under the direction of Terry Price.
The history of the Grammy Award-winning Light Crust Doughboys covers more than seventy years of American music. In 1929, Texas fiddler Bob Wills formed the "Wills Fiddle Band". By 1931, Wills, along with Milton Brown on vocals and Herman Arnspiger on guitar, landed a morning radio show sponsored by the makers of Light Crust Flour. The general manager of the flour company and soon-to-be announcer of the band was W. Lee "Pappy" O' Daniel. Although Pappy went on to become Governor of Texas, United States Senator from Texas, and the only person to ever defeat Lyndon B. Johnson in any political race, when asked what he was most famous for, he replied, "The Light Crust Doughboys!"
The original Light Crust Doughboys are credited with the creation of the western swing style of music, which blends a wide range of musical repertoire including country, blues, jazz, pop, gospel and more. By the 1940s, The Light Crust Doughboys' Show was broadcast on more than 170 radio stations throughout the south and southwest. The famous opening words, "The Light Crust Doughboys are on the air!", are still used to this day to open all concerts by the The Light Crust Doughboys. The band today enjoys a faithful worldwide following that spans four generations of music lovers.
Since 1993 alone, The Light Crust Doughboys have been featured artists on dozens of different projects now available in CDs, videos, songbooks with CDs, and vinyl albums. Since 1997, The Light Crust Doughboys have received multiple Grammy Nominations for best albums in their fields, winning The Grammy in 2003 for the album on Art Greenhaw Records, WE CALLED HIM MR. GOSPEL MUSIC: THE JAMES BLACKWOOD TRIBUTE ALBUM.
Led by Grammy Award-Winning musician and producer Art Greenhaw on bass guitar and vocals, The Light Crust Doughboys in various combinations include such virtuoso instrumentalists and singers as Jim Baker and Marek Eneti on twin violins, Dion Pride on vocals and guitar, Randy Wills on piano and Teresa Anderson on vocals. A Light Crust Doughboy brass and reed ensemble is even added for select events, concerts and balls. The Light Crust Doughboys have played prestigious festivals throughout the United States, have toured Austria, and make frequent television appearances. Current Light Crust Doughboys have over 150 years of combined experience playing in The Light Crust Doughboys band. The Light Crust Doughboys were named The State of Texas' Official Music Ambassadors by the 74th Texas Legislature, are Texas Commission on the Arts' official touring artists, and are inductees in the Texas Cowboy, Texas Western Swing, Rockabilly, Texas Music, and Cowtown Society of Western Music Halls of Fame. In every personal appearance by The Light Crust Doughboys, the band pays tribute to its legacy by honoring the musical contributions of Bob Wills, Milton Brown, and especially, Marvin "Smokey" Montgomery, a Light Crust Doughboy from 1935 until his passing in 2001.
The Light Crust Doughboys are considered the longest-running country and western band in the world and one of the top historical bands of all time. To quote THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, "The Light Crust Doughboys are to western swing what Bill Monroe is to bluegrass. When the ultimate western swing and Texas music book is written, The Light Crust Doughboys will be in Chapter 1, Page 1.
To book The Light Crust Doughboys for performances for all occasions contact Art Greenhaw: