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Ovid Stevens & Friends

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ovid Stevens and friends (the great Bubba Keith & More) perform all your favorite hits from Southwest FOB, Seals & Croft, Dan Ford Coley, and more! Don’t miss this chance to celebrate with Ovid (we’re celebrating his birthday with this special performance, but we won’t tell you which birthday this is). Come have fun! If you don’t know about Ovid, you need to read more about below the ticket button link… DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. We are expected to sell out, so please note the number of children that might be attending with you so we can make sure there is seating for everyone.




 

Welcome to Ovid Stevens’ Artist Biography!
I had piano lessons at age eight, got a Silvertone acoustic guitar (still have it, framed and on my wall) for Christmas at age twelve and that was the start of it. I got home from school one afternoon and there was a guy lying on our sofa. His boots were off and his feet were hanging off the end of the sofa, he was asleep. His name was “King” David Tate, from east Texas. King David was a musician friend of my father. David was a wild and woolly kind of musician type who played acoustic guitar (Martin D-18) and sang, sounded like Hank Williams senior. In fact, “King” David’s claim to fame, other than performing in every honky tonk in the U.S. and overseas (in the service) was that he and Hank Williams were put in jail for pissing behind a tonk in Nashville, TN. According to “King” David, they played and sang the night away in that cell. Anyway, at this point David started teaching me chords on the guitar. Got an electric guitar (Fender Broadcaster – wish I still had that) and that’s how this whole thing got started

In the 60’s I put together a group called Theze Few. After a few local records, Theze Few signed with Hip: Stax/Volt – Memphis, TN in 1968 and changed the name of the combo to Southwest FOB. We had a couple of medium hits (according to Billboard Magazine) called The Smell of Incense (reached 56 on Billboard, 54 on Cashbox & 48 on Record World Charts 1968) and Feelin’ Groovy which was the last single released under the Hip label on November 20, 1969 before the subsidiary label was dissolved

Now, for a glimpse of my Professional Musical career to date:
I was a member of these next groups:
Randy Meisner (bass guitar

Juniper (lead and slide guitar

Southern Rock Legends (lead and slide guitar

Hamilton, Stevens and Mix (producer, arranger, vocals, lead and slide guitar

Seals and Crofts (lead and slide guitar

England Dan and John Ford Coley (lead and slide guitar

The following is a list of groups and artists that I have been fortunate enough to have worked or toured with:
Bread
Elton John
Led Zeppelin
 (Southwest FOB opened for their first American tour 1969)
Paul Revere and the Raiders
Eagles
Molly Hatchett
The New Kings
Glen Campbell
Laura Branigan
Belinda Carlilse
Captain and Tennille
Vanilla Fudge
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Blackfoot
Larry Carlton
Chicago
Neil Sedaka
Jeff Porcoro
Mike Porcoro
Jack Lenz
David Paich
Steve Lukather
Tribal Tongue
Stet Howland
 (member of Wasp; currently with Leta Ford in NY)
Boyd Williams
The Osmonds
Toto
Alice Cooper
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Jimmy Griffin
The Platters
Percy Sledge
Etta James

Television Productions or Events that I have appeared in:
California Jam, Seals and Crofts (April 6, 1974

American Bandstand (1976 and 1977

The Tonight Show staring Johnny Carson (1976 and 1977

Mike Douglas (1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979

Merv Griffin (1976, 1977 and 1978

Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (1976

Midnight Special/Wolfman Jack (1976 and 1977

Glen Campbell Special (London)
Dinah! (1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979)&gt

The Captain and Tennille Show (1977

Lynn Anderson Special (1977

Tony Orlando and Dawn (1977

James at Fifteen (TV sitcom – 20th Century Fox) (1979

Ol Grey Whistle Stop (London)
The Larry Kane Show (1968

Phil Donahue Show
I also wrote the song “Mousekemania” used on the album “Splashdance” released under the Disneyland © label in 1983 by Disney Music Productions

“A few more things I’m sure, just can’t remember right now…, the 60’s ya know.

I had taken a long break from performing professionally full-time, but the music never stopped…it’s in my bones

I have been performing off and on now since 2005 in Fort Myers Beach, Florida with Tribal Tongue, The New Kings and as a Featured Guest Artist with various bands

I’ve been back in his studio for a while now working on the first solo CD of my own music. Got together with a couple of great friends and we are collaborating on putting together a new show. Currently rehearsing for the show, working on a couple of new projects with some other friends out of Dallas and Austin as well as continually recording and tweaking the music for my CD

Please check out my other artist pages (iLike, Facebook, MySpace, ReverbNation, i.e.) and “Have a nice day y’all!”
Ovid

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. We are expected to sell out, so please note the number of children that might be attending with you so we can make sure there is seating for everyone.

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Details

Date:
July 20
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Organizer

Big Sandy Music Hall
Phone:
903-345-4289

Venue

Big Sandy Music Hall
100 S. Tyler Street
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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Phone:
903-345-4289
Website:
http://bigsandymusichall.com/