Saturday Night Reilly Springs Jamboree
Features Local Talent
by: Bobby McDonald
Magan Spatero Henderson, "belts out," Sugarland's "Stuck On You," as she is accompanied on the guitar by her
brother Jocko Spatero, to the delight of Saturday night's audience, at the Reilly Springs Jamboree.
Saturday night's Reilly Springs Jamboree featured a number of local talent segments, as well as square dance demonstration, and the regular house band, "Roger Reed and the Sunshine Band." The once monthly music presentation, in the historic Reilly Springs Schoolhouse, drew another large crowd of music fans and spotlighted some new talent, that represented some more "progressive" country music, on Saturday night.
One of the highlights was Hopkins County native, Magan Spatero Henderson, who was accompanied by her brother, Jocko Spatero, who made his "stage debute!" Jocko did an outstanding job, as he accompanied Magan on several "progressive" country tunes, including Stuck on You and If I Die Young.
Other Saturday night performers included J.D. Moss of the group Ace Deuce, Larry and Tracy Neal, Chase Berry, and a young nine year old, youth, who performed a couple of numbers.
Also featured this month, was the Good Times Square Dancers, who gave a demonstration of square dancing. "We try to add something new, as the occasion allows us to, so we decided that square dancing was very popular here in Hopkins County, about 25 years ago, so possibly folks would be interested in seeing the demonstration," allowed Reilly Springs Jamboree promoter, Enola Gay. "Who knows, this area was once home to one of the largest square dance clubs, so maybe we can get it started again!"
Gay allowed that she plans on hosting the regular monthly Reilly Springs Jamboree, on September 17th, despite it coinciding with the final events of the Hopkins County Fall Festival. "I plan on hosting 'The Springs' Singing Contest Finals, that night, and we already have Josh Davis and Jessie LaRae booked for the show," expressed Gay. "We hope everyone will plan on coming to Reilly Springs to enjoy the show, next month!"