Jerry and Bobby performed as a duet for one show at Horse Pens 40 near Steel, AL in 1971. George Pruitt, a big band music veteran suggested they add a bass and thus Three on a String was born. Some personnel changes and lots of one-nighters eventually evolved into performances with symphony orchestras in several states including a nine city tour with the Alabama Symphony, opening for Bill Cosby, Red Skelton, Barbara Mandrel, Jeff Foxworthy, George Lindsey, Ray Stevens and many more top stars. Add in concerts for art councils, Chambers of Commerce, Landmark Theatres and city celebrations and you have a busy schedule for these veteran entertainers.
Jerry Ryan left a career as a teacher, coach, and high school principal to pursue the performing dream, as a guitar player, vocalist, and harmonica player and never looked back. Bobby Horton started taking trumpet lessons as a child and eventually became proficient at more than 20 instruments including the banjo, dobro, mandolin, guitar, violin/fiddle, and the Irish pipes. Brad watched Jerry and Bobby learn their way around the music business before becoming the regular bass player, added fiddle to the shows musical presentation, and eventually developed one of the funniest comedy bits in a collection of winners. Former member Andy Meginniss fits back in seemlessly after many years adding his unique talents to the already stellar show!
One show only at The Dothan Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9th, so get your tickets now to make sure you don't miss out! Ticket prices are as follows: General Admission seating (for those other that Patrons of Music South) Adult - $30 each. For discounted seating please contact the Dothan Civic Center box office. Discount prices are as follows: Seniors age 65+, Active Military, Student with ID - $20 each, Child (Age 12 year and younger) $10 each. Ticket prices do not include credit/debit card or handling/mailing fees. Please call our Box Office at (334) 615-3175 for Accessible Seating requests. To be a Patron of Music South with premium seating opportunities, please contact them at (334) 792-4822. Social distancing and masks worn that cover the mouth and nose of each individual will be required for entrance to the Civic Center for this show.