Event Date: 07/06/2013 - 07/06/2013
Event Time: 5:00 pm
Kinchafoonee Cowboys start at 6:00PM
Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles start at 8:00PM
Join OPAS at Lake Oconee Village for a fun filled evening celebrating our nation’s independence!
The Kinchafoonee Cowboys will kick off the night beginning at 6:00 PM with a high-energy performance that will surely get you dancing! At 8:00 PM, Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles will take the stage for a spectacular performance of all your favorite Eagles’ hits. Gates open at 5:00 PM.
For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.
This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.
The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music, is as powerful as it is captivating. So join us now on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience Grammy award winning sounds….. Relax it’s time to check into the HOTEL CALIFORNIA.
The Kinchafoonee Cowboys began in December, 1991 in a pecan orchard in Terrell County, GA. The original group consisted of Shane Cannon, Keith Cromartie, Brad Hallford, Chad McGrath, and Glenn Tennyson, who all grew up (and still reside) in the Albany/Leesburg area. The band's name comes from the Kinchafoonee Creek - a tributary of the Flint River that flows through Lee County and Albany.
The band's popularity soon spread to Athens, GA where several members were in college at UGA. The band currently holds records at the Georgia Theatre for most shows played, most sold-out shows, and thanks to the greatest fans in the world, highest bar sales!
Throughout almost 20 years of making music together, the band has had a few lineup changes: In 1998, guitarist Brad left the band and was replaced by "lefty" Chris Scarborough on lead guitar. Later that year, Jason Fuller joined the group adding vocal harmonies and honky-tonk piano. Keith Cromartie, our original drummer, songwriter, and great friend, finally decided to officially retire in 2010. Adam Funk took his place behind the kit.
The Cowboys are favorites around the state of Georgia and play all types of venues from small clubs to large outdoor festivals. The group has shared billing with entertainers such as Alabama, John Anderson, Trisha Yearwood, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Martina McBride, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band, and many others.
The Kinchafoonee Cowboys have released three studio albums and one live album. The first, Sowega, was recorded in Athens, GA in 1991 at Saturn Recording Studio. Their second album, Deep Dark Water, was recorded in Nashville, TN at the Home Place Studio in 1994. (These first two albums are now sold together as a compilation called 1991-1994). Their third "self-titled" album, Kinchafoonee, was recorded at Maxwell Sound in Athens, GA in 1998. In 2001, Sic 'em Dawgs was released as a single. In 2005, Cowboy Ways: Live at the Georgia Theatre was released and introduced the now infamous, “Smokey Beaver”. Although hard copies of many of these albums have sold out, individual songs are available on Itunes. The Kinchafoonee Cowboys continue to play music venues, festivals, weddings, county fairs, private parties, and honky-tonks throughout the state of Georgia.
WE CAME HERE TO HONKY TONK - http://vimeo.com/44122034
COWBOY WAYS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx91e90x
MOUNTAIN MUSIC - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE6pKeFDeKg
It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the afternoon Family Festival on July 6, 2013, from 11:00am until 5:30pm. Due to logistical issues beyond our control pertaining to parking and POA restrictions at Lake Oconee Village, we had no other option than to disband this anticipated component to our day.