Therold's Little Opry
Gainesboro Tennessee is the home of Therold's Little Opry. For over sixty years Bluegrass music has grown and blossomed in this little middle Tennessee town. The Little Opry is more than an informal gathering of musicians. It is the heart and soul of Tennessee music. There is no large concert stadium or even tickets sold. Come early and get the best seat in the Fox Elementary School Cafeteria.
The 1920s and 30s were growth years for bluegrass. Jackson County and the town of Sugar Creek had more than its share of bluegrass talent. Frazier Moss, Otha Spivey and Therold Richardson were at the heart. Therold would walk down to the river at night. He then got in a canoe and paddle across. He walked to Otha Spivey’s house and took guitar lessons. The guitar was special. He earned it selling small packets of seed. Frazier, Otha and Therold got together and began to perform in the area. One name for the band included Cluster Plucker. Frazier Moss continued his award winning career until his death in 1998. Therold Richardson, known as the Singing Mayor, is the host of the Tuesday night Little Opry Band practice and is the Master of Ceramonies at the Little Opry.
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Gainesboro, TN 38562
Phone: (931) 268-0971
- Sher-A-Den Bed & Breakfast, 0.1 miles away
- Jackson County Museum, 0.2 miles away
- Bethany Cafe, 0.8 miles away
- Gainsboro Mexican Grill, 1 miles away
- Cordell Hull WMA, 2.2 miles away