Each year, Nashvillian Bill Ramsey hosts a birthday bash honoring Otha Turner and his music - this year's event will honor Otha Turner's lifetime of music and his legacy.

And, although Otha is no longer with us, his spirit and music live on in Shade Thomas, his granddaughter who continues the centuries-old fife and drum tradition along with other family members in the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band.

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Music Samples
  From Otha's 1997 CD release, "For the Time Beyond!"  
  "Shimmy She Wobble"  
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  "Station Blues"  
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  "Glory, Glory"  
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$30 donations at the door
Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank (Kids under 12 are free)

May 28th, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

1711 Sweetbriar Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee

This year's artists will be:

  • Blue Mother Tupelo
  • Bashful Mountain Broadcasters
  • Chip Greene
  • Kenny Brown

  • John Jackson and the Rhythm Rockers

  • Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band