Batavia, New York —The Genesee Center for the Arts is delighted to be welcoming the first family of Western New York’s country music scene, the Ramblin’ Lou Family Band on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee Community College in Batavia. Those who love country western music should get their tickets soon for this one-show-only event will likely sell out!
Ramblin’ Lou Family Band has delivered a lifetime of good country music, family fun and entertainment across Western New York and the country to audiences of all ages. They have, in fact, become a mainstay at Erie County Fair playing for more the 45 consecutive years! They also draw loyal audiences to many other local events including Canal Fest, West Seneca Town Park, Cheektowaga Seniors, and uncounted festivals.
Self-taught Ramblin’ Lou sings and plays guitar; his lovely wife Joanie, a trained and accomplished musician sings and plays lead guitar, their son, Lou Jr. plays the drums, while daughter Linda Lou sings and plays the bass, Lynn Carol on keyboards, and special guest Canadian Polka King, Walter Ostanek. Together, their cheerful disposition, overt happiness and down-home friendliness spreads like wild fire. Through their many years of performing, audiences have consistently expressed how joy and happiness radiates from this fun-lovin’ family and friends.
Ramblin’ Lou (whose seldom heard last name is Schriver), grew up in Tonawanda, NY, and fell in love with beat and melody of country music when he was a boy. He and his ‘granddad’ would travel around Pennsylvania on Saturday nights entertaining the locals at fire halls with square dances. At the age of nine he got his first guitar. As a teenager he approached a local radio station about a live music show and his original 15-minute program eventually grew to three hours. He now owns and operates WXRL-AM (1300) radio and tours national country music events, including Genesee Community College on February 19, 2012. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Broadcasters Hall of Fame. In addition, he and his wife are members of the "Walkway of Stars" in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, and Lou is in the D.J. Broadcasters Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 seniors (55+), $5 for GCC staff and high school students and $3 for GCC students. Don’t wait too long, tickets are going fast!
For ticket information or reservations, contact the Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office at (585) 345-6814, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office accepts cash, checks only and credit cards. For door-to-door directions, sent via email, visit www.genesee.edu.
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