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The Studebakers... Live at the Odeon Theater in Mason
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 • Posted April 20, 2011

On May 7 at 7:00 P.M. the Odeon Preservation Association in Mason, Texas will celebrate the first concert presented by the association at the Odeon Theater with the return of The Studebakers. While others came before them it was the Studebakers who played before a packed house in October of 1996 that kicked off the first fundraising event for the Odeon Preservation Association (OPA).The STUDEBAKERS have been harmonizing since 1993, when Jill Montgomery started the group. Her idea was to bring back the marvelous melodies and lyrics of the songs of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s and to deliver them with the clarity and close harmony that made them such big favorites in those years. Obvious influences of those years gone by are the Andrews Sisters, Boswell Sisters, Chenille Sisters, the McGuire Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald and even Louie Armstrong. First to join Jill in the trio was Becky Cavanaugh. Becky always loved to harmonize, so she was a natural fit. Jill and Becky were joined by Sharon Maner, who also had a natural gift for harmony. Randy Seybold, a virtuoso on the bass and jazz guitar, has been another powerful addition to the Studebakers. Their newest member, Marilyn Rucker, tickles the ivories and adds original songwriting to the mix.The OPA invites you to step back in time and celebrate with them. Reservations are $15 a person and may be made by calling Kay or Dennis Evans at 325 347 6781. For more information check the Odeon Theater website at . Concessions will also be open and you may bring your favorite beverage. The Odeon Preservation Association Concert Series is a fund raising event to renovate the Odeon Theater. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment.

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