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.

Although Otha is no longer with us, his spirit and music live on in Sharde 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"  
  Fat MP3 | QuickTime  
  "Station Blues"  
  Fat MP3 | QuickTime  
  "Glory, Glory"  
  Fat MP3 | QuickTime  


Order 2020 T-Shirt and Poster Here

May 30th, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Donations ---> https://bit.ly/2AKkA3x

This year's Ode to Otha will be online only. Thus the title, "Ode to Otha Online."

But, we have the best lineup ever:

  • John Jackson - Tip
  • Sharde Thomas - Tip
  • Luther Dickinson - Tip
  • Griffin Winton - Tip
  • Chip Greene - Tip
  • Blue Mother Tupelo - Tip
  • Lee Roy Parnell - Tip
  • Heidi Newfield - Tip
  • Etta and Bob Britt - Tip
  • Stacy Mitchhart - Tip
  • Juke Skywalker - Tip

You can access the stream from a link on this page, or from YouTube, or the Ode to Otha Facebook page. (Links coming soon!)

Please make a donation. - DONATE
Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank

Please tip the musicians online.

Please eat Martin's Barbecue and Yazoo beer while you enjoy.

It will be just like enjoying the show on Sweetbriar.

May 30th, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

For ADA accommodations, contact
Bill Ramsey - 615-244-1713