The Malpass Brothers. Photo courtesy Facebook
The Malpass Brothers. Photo courtesy Facebook

Evans Opry heading to Hardin stage

It’s a night at the Evans Opry with two acts who’ve performed at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

Taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in Columbia County will be singer-songwriter Teea Goans  and The Malpass Brothers.

Teea Goans

“This was an idea that started after we went to the Grand Ole Opry,” said Mike Deas with Augusta Amusements, who wanted to replicate the feel that the Opry brings. There’s an excitement and sense of anticipation among country music audiences attending performances in that hallowed space.

Christopher and Taylor Malpass also known as the Malpass Brothers sing country music harkening back to earlier days of the genre. Their signature look even transports people back in time.

“The Malpass Brothers have been here before.  They are really one of the favorites,” said Deas. “People just love the traditional sound.”

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The duo opened for Merle Haggard and was one of the last acts to tour with the legendary singer, who died in 2016. The Malpass Brothers recorded on Haggard’s label, Hag Records.


 Teea Goans has performed country music for the past decade, but the pandemic turned out to be a pivotal time in her career.

“In 2020, when the world shut down, songwriting (a) became therapeutic outlet and ultimately changed her life. Teea self-released her very first, all-original album, All Over The Map, in 2021, according to her website.

Tickets to the Evans Opry are $48.95.

The next concert on the Augusta Amusement’s season also has a country music flavor

The Highwaymen is a tribute to Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. Two shows are scheduled for Feb. 18 – at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42.95.

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Good Shot Judy

 And on the heels of that one is Good Shot Judy, a band who got its moniker for the founders’ golfing mother and the phrase “Good Shot, Judy” that a friend often shouted to her on the course. The group will play at 7:30 p.m. March 4.

Good Shot Judy bills itself as “Williamsburg, Va.’s finest big amp jazz.” Founded by two brothers, who were once part of a punk band, Good Shot Judy plays jazz standards and brings a vibe reminiscent of an earlier era of jazz.

Tickets are $42.95.

For other concerts in the season, visit the website. For tickets call (706) 726-0366.

Charmain Z. Brackett is the publisher of Augusta Good News. Reach her at Subscribe to the newsletter here.

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