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The Light Crust Doughboys

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Event:
The Light Crust Doughboys
Start:
Saturday, June 22, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Category:
Organizer:
Updated:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Venue:
Levitt Pavilion – Arlington, TX
Phone:
817-543-4308
Address:
100 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010 United States

A slice of Texas music history

Grammy winners and eight-time Grammy nominees, The Light Crust Doughboys, hold the longest track record of all the western swing bands in our area. In 1929, James Robert (Bob) Wills moved from West Texas to Fort Worth and formed the Wills Fiddle Band, made up of Bob as fiddler and Herman Arnspiger as guitarist. In 1930, Milton Brown joined the band as vocalist, and in 1931, the Wills Fiddle Band — Bob, Herman and Milton — became The Light Crust Doughboys, when Bob persuaded Burrus Mill and Elevator Co. to sponsor the band on a radio show by advertising the mill’s Light Crust Flour. People listened at noon each day for a couple of licks on Bob Wills’ fiddle and the  enthusiastic introduction, “The Light Crust Doughboys are on the air!” In 1933, the band’s most influential doughboy, Bob Wills, moved on to Waco, where he organized the Playboys, but The Light Crust Doughboys played on with a changing roster of artists. They were the first band to be inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame, and the Texas legislature declared them the “official music ambassadors of the Lone Star State” in 1995. The band has remained active in the 2000s. Their collaborative work on Southern Meets Soul: An American Gospel Jubilee earned a 2005 Grammy nomination for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Album. In December 2005, The Light Crust Doughboys Hall of Fame and Museum officially opened in Quitman with exhibits of historic memorabilia as well as hosted live performances. The Light Crust Doughboys were inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2006. This year marks 82 years of performances for the Light Crust Doughboys.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
www.lightcrustdoughboys.org

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Join us on the lawn!
This concert is free! Open seating is available on the lawn. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. You also can bring your own food and coolers with beverages, including alcohol, but no glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.

For your health and safety
The Levitt staff, crew and volunteers will be wearing masks. For your health and the health of others, we encourage you to be considerate and wear a mask on the Levitt lawn. The Levitt has taken health and safety precautions to help make your visit to the lawn as safe as possible. Antibacterial stations are located by the restrooms and throughout the concert area. A cleaning crew will sanitize the bathrooms before, during and after concerts. Please do not attend concerts if you are not feeling well, have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, or have been exposed to COVID-19.

 

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