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After Show Comments
The Grass Burrs
May 18, 2018
Our May 18, 2018 stage show featured the “Grass Burrs.” This band is quite different than what we normally expect from the usual country/bluegrass band. The Grass Burrs started over 20 years ago as a family group called “Island Texas” playing what they call “Texas music with a Caribbean flavor.” They play everything from Johnny Cash and Jimmy Buffet to ZZ Top. It is primarily a family group with the addition of their main singer, C.C. Lopez. It was said by someone in the audience, “How does such a loud voice come from such a small person, referring to C.C. Lopez. Every member of this band stands out in their own way which makes for a fantastic sounding band.
The group consists of Skip Brownlow (mandolin/guitar), Skip’s wife, Becky (standup bass), their son, Jeremy (J.B.) (vocals/banjo/dobro/guitar/fiddle), J.B.’s wife, Brandi (guitar), Brandi’s dad, Ken Burks (mandolin/vocals), and star of the group, C.C. Lopez (mandolin/vocals). Jeremy also plays what is often called the “Minipan Steel Drum”. This instrument adds a sound to their music that makes them a very unique band. Jeremy showed his many talents when he filled in for our house band drummer on a couple of songs.
1. Framed “Special Guest Appreciation Award” certificates were presented to C.C. Lopez, Brandi Brownlow, Jeremy Brownlow, Skip Brownlow, Becky Brownlow, and Ken Burks as performing members of the “Grass Burrs”.
2. A “Special Guest Plaque” with an inscription was presented to the band.
Again, thanks to the GCM Hall of Fame house band and technical staff in producing the show. Our band members were Louie Lee (lead guitar), Matlyn Webb (keyboard/vocals), Roger Vierse (MC/guitar), Ken West (bass guitar/vocals), John Nickell (rhythm guitar/vocals), Mike Prosser (drums), and Lynn Webb (sound technician). Richard Adams, our staff photographer, provides pictures for our website.
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