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Tidewinders to headline Opry show

Local bluegrass band The Tidewinders will headline Saturday’s show for Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry. The show, at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium, begins at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30.

The Opry band and singers will open the show on the first half with music by JoDee Messina, Louis Armstrong, the Allman Brothers and many others, performed by William Earl Sadler, Richard Smith, David Shuber, Sam Hogge, Lynda Smith, Jeff Long, Mike Gregg, Tracy Hill, Ralph Motley, Susan Ripley, LeighAnn Abbott, A.J. McKeen, Harmony Smith and Adam Greve.

After a brief intermission, Opry fiddler, Mike Gregg and his local bluegrass group, the Tidewinders, will take the stage. The Tidewinders’ set will consist of hard-driving bluegrass, poignant ballads, and classic favorites.

Featuring traditional instrumentation with Chris Smith on dobro, Doug DeForge on acoustic guitar, Jim Roberts on mandolin, Pete Liljaberg on standup bass and Mike Gregg on fiddle, The Tidewinders’ sound is classic bluegrass with a m...

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