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As usual, the band kicked the show off with GORDON RILEY’S “Gordon’s Boogie #1″ and Lead Singer, LARRY DEAN jumped in immediately with an OLD “Grandma’s Featherbed” recorded by John Denver.  He followed that with Roy Acuff’s “Fireball Mail”.  Our outstanding Steel Guitar player, FRED UZZELL jumped right in with the beautiful “I Love You Because” before LARRY DEAN joined him with “Cold,Cold War With You”

“Marvelous” MARVIN BREDEMEIER stepped up to the microphone with a vocal “Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette” and the instrumental, “Milk Cow Blues”. GORDON RILEY moved to the microphone then with “Holding Things Together” and Buck Owens’ “Buckaroo”.  Our resident song writer, GARRY BICHELMEYER  was next with his own season appropriate “Demons” followed by his wife, Bass player, MARY BICHELMEYER and  Ray Price’s “Crazy Dreams”.  LARRY DEAN returned with a hit from the 50′s by the Platters called “Twilight Time”.

RON FINE was summoned to bring his amazing baritone voice to come front and center to sing “I Can’t Stop Loving You” followed with “If You Love Me Half As Much” to close the first half.

PAT UZZELL took over the second half playing Bass so MARY could take a break to mingle with the audience.

GARRY BICHELMEYER stepped up to open the second half with his popular “Northern Star” and a new song he has written “Make You Feel My Love”.  LARRY DEAN came up then with Ray Stephens’ “I Used To Be Crazy” and “I’m Goin’ Back To Louisiana”.  JEROME OBERLE was called up with his electric all-button accordion to play “Beer Barrel Polka”, “Cold, Cold Heart” and finished with “Pennsylvania Polka”. FRED UZZELL was next with “Beyond The Reef”.

MARVIN was next with”Take Me Back To Tulsa” before LARRY followed with Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B., Goode” and Don Williams’ “I Believe In You”. MARY returned with Han Williams’ “You Cheatin’ Heart”. LARRY DEAN stepped up to close the show with “The Light House”.

We hope to see everyone at the American Legion located at 6521 Nieman Rd in Shawnee this Friday night from 7:00 until 11:00 PM. Be back here at the BK Lounge located near 95th & Quivira next Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Everyone Be Safe Until We Meet Again!

Stranger Creek Opry

Those of you who made the trip to Tonganoxie, Kansas last night to see the STRANGER CREEK BAND perform at the new STRANGER CREEK OPRY saw a wonderful show. As usual they kicked off with the theme “Gordon’s Boogie #1″ written by the outstanding Lead Guitar player, GORDON RILEY.

Our great Lead Singer, LARRY DEAN followed immediately with a couple of Alan Jackson’s popular hits; “Summertime Blues” and “Living On Love”. Song-writer GARRY BICHELMEYER followed with “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antoine”, “Kansas City” and his own “Tonganoxie”.

“Marvelous” MARVIN BREDEMEIER brought his magic fiddle to the microphone then to play the lively “Ragtime Annie” before JEROME OBERLE was summoned with his Electric all-button accordion to play “Harbor Lights”, “Beer Barrel Polka” and “City Lights”.

Our featured Special Guest, LARRY SMITH came to the microphone then with Charlie Walker’s hit “My Shoes Keep Walkin’ Back To You”, Merle Haggard’s “Silver Wings”, Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison” and finishing that set with Eddy Arnold’s “Make The World Go Away”.

LARRY DEAN returned with “Goin Back To Louisiana” and Chuck Berry’s “Memphis”. GARRY and MARY BICHELMEYER with the help of MARY’S daughter ANGIE and Grandson whose name I do not know, closed the first half by holding a drawing from the admission ticket stubs to give away some door prizes.

I hate to admit that GORDON RILEY opened the second half with an instrumental and at the same time my cell phone rang. By the time I got the phone out of my pocket, I had missed the call AND GORDON’S song so I have no idea what it was he played. Sorry Gordon.

MARY BICHELMEYER followed with Jeanne Pruett’s “Satin Sheets” and LARRY DEAN came up next with Eddy Arnold’s “Two More Bottles of Wine”. GARRY came back to the microphone to answer a couple of requests for “One Room School House” and “Northern Lights”.

“Marvelous” MARVIN returned with the beautiful “I Overlooked an Orchid”. JEROME OBERLE was next with “Because Just Because”, “Tennessee Waltz” “Wooden Heart” and “In Heaven There Is No Beer”. LARRY SMITH would return then to sing “Pass Me By”, George Jones’ “Walk Thru This World With Me”, Merle Haggard’s “I’m always Here At Home Til Closing Time” Buck Owens’ “Together Again” Ernest Tubb’s Waltz Across Texas” and Bobby Helms’ “Fraulein”.

GORDON RILEY returned then to sing “:Bad News” followed with MARVIN’S “Orange Blossom Special” by request. LARRY DEAN and LARRY SMITH joined forces next to sing “The Keys In The Mailbox”. GARRY BICHELMEYER came back to sing “Nodaway River” and the entire group joined together to close the show with “I Saw The Light”.

We will return to the Stranger Creek Opry on Friday, November 9 with Special Guests to be announced. We also hope you all join us next Tuesday and Every Tuesday at the BK Lounge near 95th and Quivira.