On Saturday night February 25th the Barren Hollow Boys played to a packed house and standing room only crowd at the Killebrew Theater – Ozark Heritage Arts Center, in Leslie, Arkansas.
This was the first sold out music show the Killebrew Theater has seen since it’s re-opening about 2 years ago, when the Chamber “brought it back from the brink” of closing. And now, thanks to the Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce, the Kimbrell Theater is again live and well with great entertainment 3-5 times per month.
With music from band members Adam Kyle, John Watts, David Watts, Jim Horton, Shawn Horton and Brandon Horton, and great comedy from Caleb Horton, the “boys” gave the crowd all they could handle for over 2 hours with great country and gospel music, and side splitting comedy.
The boys were introduced and immediately began with their rendition of Man of Constant Sorrow, which was a huge hit with the whole crowd, and set the tone for the evening. Their first hour consisted of some great country classics, like He Stopped Loving Her Today, Folsom Prison Blues, and Wipeout, with featured drummer, Adam Kyle, showing off his talents. After a short intermission the boys started right where they left off, and entertained the crowd with more great country and gospel music. There was lots of dancing, clapping, and some great songs to sing along and everyone had a great time.
Another of the evening highlights was when the group dedicated a song to Jack and Edna Jean Treat. Jack is the treasurer of the Chamber and on the Board of the Ozark Heritage Arts Center, and one of the persons who is most responsible for saving the theater.
If you missed this show, don’t worry, there are already plans being made to bring the Barren Hollow Boys back for another performance sometime in the late spring or early summer, so keep a watch on the website for dates and times in the future. With the packed house for this show, it may be necessary to sell advance tickets for the next show however because these guys are hot!!! Check out the pictures and videos of the show!!