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17 February 2013

The Light Crust Doughboys are on the Air

From their very first performance over 80 years ago, The Light Crust Doughboys have started their show with these now-icon words.  The longest-performing band in the world has brought the Texas swing sound they invented to audiences in person, as well as on radio, television, and in the movies.  In a return to their radio roots, Doughboys owner and front man Art Greenhaw was pleased to be a guest of KNON 89.3 FM and their Texas Renegade Radio block on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 30. 

David Besonen is the steward of the community airwaves during that time.  He was pleased to play a modern rendition of the The Light Crust Doughboys playing their classic song “Smoke Smoke Smoke”.  Greenhaw also shared with him “Turn Turn Turn” from their inspirational Gospel Cowboys CD.  This song features the vocals of the newest member of the Doughboys lineup, Dion Pride.  Dion is an accomplished singer/songwriter in his right.  He also happens to be the son of D/FW Metroplex music legend Charley Pride.

Greenhaw shared a brief history of The Light Crust Doughboys with the KNON audience.  This includes several decades of two different radio shows.  In addition to the usual Texas swing time, the Doughboys also had another show devoted to Gospel music as well.  They even created a spiritual rendition of their famous theme song for the opening of the Gospel show.
Greenhaw wanted to let KNON listeners and fans of Texas music everywhere know that The Light Crust Doughboys are still on the air.  In fact, he pointed out that they will be performing at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre on Mockingbird Lane (just east of US 75/Central Expressway) on the night of Tuesday, April 16.  Doors open for dinner at 6:15 PM, and the show starts at 7:30.  Call 214-821-1860 for details.

Johnny Baker Jr. is the announcer for The Light Crust Doughboys.  He is also a historian.