Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lovesick Blues

Marvin Short

Lovesick Blues

Little Dixie Records


From Keota, Oklahoma, the youngest of four, Marvin was raised on a steady diet of country and rock ‘n’ roll music. His dad worked for a US Army munitions plant that was a 6-hour drive away, but performed on nights and weekends with his Country/Western band, Ken Short and the Drifters.My Daddy made sure to call it Country AND Western,” Marvin said. As Marvin’s singing talent became more obvious, his dad put Marvin on the stage and let him front the band more and more.

By the time Marvin was 10 years old, his dad got him gigs on morning TV shows in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and introduced him to the recording studio where he cut his first track on a record. At the age of 12, he won several honors including “Under 16 Male Vocalist Award” and the “Under 16 Male Instrumentalist” from the Oklahoma Opry Association.

As a teenager, Marvin hit the road with Johnny Long, playing Country/Western music throughout the region. Then he played in Top-40 Country bands at nightclubs and on the Louisiana Hayride, a country music show broadcast from Shreveport, Louisiana.

Making Branson, Missouri his home since 1991, Marvin Short is still performing.  Since 2013, he performs hits of the ‘50s ‘60s and ‘70s in his show ‘Rock N Roll Dreams’ at Encore Theater Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek Outlet Mall, located at 6615 Hwy. 179, Sedona.

You’ve never seen hair like Marvin’s.
Long and pulled up into a very, very high pompadour.
On any show day, he uses a whole can of hairspray to keep it up that way

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