Thursday, October 25
5:45 p.m. in Fleming Center
RSVP on the Wellness Reservation Form by October 15.
First, a homecooked barbecue supper of BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Sliced BBQ Brisket, Molasses Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Roasted Corn on the Cob, topped off with Carrot Cake. Then we’ll settle in for a world class performance by Jana Jae and Jim Paul Blair. Seating is limited. Cost
of this event including dinner is $11 charged to your OMM account.
Two Juilliard students for parents; a fiddle picker for a granddaddy–you can quickly see that Jana Jae inherited great musical genes. She made her television debut at age 5 performing Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, a Gypsy tune that she still plays. By age 7, young Jana was on the way to becoming Queen of the Country Fiddle. You’ll remember her as a star, along with Buck Owens and Roy Clark, on the long running HeeHaw television show that made her a household name. A member of the National Fiddler Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Jana brings the celebrity touch to everything she does, whether classical or country.
Born in Odessa, Texas, Jim Paul Blair spent most of his years growing up in Clayton, Oklahoma. As the son of former Texas Playboys member Ramona Reed, he was exposed to the music of Bob Wills at an early age. After playing in Oklahoma bands, Jim moved to Nashville where he became an original member of The Neverly Brothers. Since moving back to Oklahoma in 1998, Jim has been performing in various rock, country, and bluegrass bands. He has toured Europe with country band City Moon, which is now focusing on their Hank Williams tribute, “Hankerin’ 4 Hank”.