Boone Hall Plantation's summer concert series continues this week at 1235 Long Point Road in Mt. Pleasant with The Oak Ridge Boys on Sat. Aug. 8. All four original members of country/gospel vocal group The Oak Ridge Boys — Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban —will be on hand.
Their band's latest albums include Gospel Collection and The Boys are Back, which features renditions of Neil Young's "Beautiful Bluebird," the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army," and John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom."
Popular among traditional gospel and old-school country fans, the Oak Ridge Boys made their biggest splash on popular radio back in 1981 with "Elvira," a doo wop-style novelty song (with three key changes) from the' 60s that became a Grammy-winning crossover hit. The low-toned "oom-pop-a-mow-mow" bass vocal hook might be bass singer's finest pop radio moment.
Music starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available for $35, $29.50, and $20. (No coolers or pets allowed). The next event in the Boone Hall series features world-famous singer/mandolinist Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder with support from N.C. act The Carolina Chocolate Drops on Sun. Sept. 6. Visit boonehallplantation.com and City Paper's Music Board for more.