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Arts and Entertainment

March 8, 2013

SUNY Delhi to host Oak Ridge Boys

The current band features Duane Allen as lead vocal, tenor Joe Bonsall, bariton William Lee Golden and bass Richard Sterban.

Some of the groups well-known songs include “Elvira,” “ Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On,” “Thank God for Kids,” “Fancy Free” and “American Made.” The band has won Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, GMA Dove and Grammy awards.

New Music Magazine said: “The Oak Ridge Boys serve as a reminder for the entire industry on how to evolve as an act over the course of time. They have lost none of their drive, their ability to select material that the public can identity with, and their delight in bringing music to the masses in concert.”

On the group’s website, www.oakridgeboys.com, Allen said: “When I go on stage, I get the same feeling I had the first time I sang with the Oak Ridge Boys. This is the only job I ever wanted to have.”

Sterban said, “Like everyone else in the group, I was a fan of the Oaks before I became a member. I’m still a fan of the group today. Being in the Oak Ridge Boys is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.”

The band has appeared before five presidents and recorded with George Jones, Brenda Lee, Paul Simon, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers, Ray Charles and Shooter Jennings.

Admission is $35 reserved floor seating and $25 general admission bleacher seats. Tickets are on sale at 746-4565, www.brownpapertickets.com, and at Delhi Paint and Paper and the Barnes and Noble Campus Book Store in Delhi, Hayes Office Products in Norwich, Video Entertainment Plus in Sidney and at Eight Note Music in Oneonta.

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