Jun 15

The Brothers & Co. Variety Show at The Murphy Theatre June 16

WILMINGTON, OH – Music and variety entertainment returns once again to the stage of the historic Murphy Theatre in downtown Wilmington as they welcome The Brothers & Co. Vareity Show at 7:30PM, on Saturday June 16. The show is a joint fundraiser coordinated by The Murphy Theatre, WYSO/91.3 Public Radio and The Brothers & Co. Entertainers.

Formed in 1995 by two sets of brothers from Jamestown and Dayton, the history of The Brothers & Co. Entertainers actually dates back to 1919 when John Sutton and his brothers played in the Lawrence County band. Today, three of Sutton’s grandsons, Gery L. Deer, Gary Deer, Jr., and Ed Jones, continue the musical family traditions along with close family friend, Jim Karns, of Fairborn, performing a variety of music from country to oldies. The formal western costuming of the group is a tribute to their family and musical heritage.

Nicknamed, “The Boys in Black,” The Brothers & Co. are a favorite on stages all around the Midwest including The Paint Valley Jamboree in Bainbridge, Ohio. Their repertoire includes songs by The Statler Brothers, John Denver, the Everly Brothers and many original pieces.

In addition to rich, four-part harmonies, The Brothers & Co. Entertainers’ family-oriented show includes interactive variety and comedy routines. Award-winning classic magic by bass singer Jim Karns, of Fairborn will leave audiences speechless and the whip artistry of America’s Got Talent feature performer and pianist Gery L. Deer of Jamestown is internationally known. Guitarist and song writer Ed Jones and lead singer and drummer Gary Deer, Jr. complete the quartet’s unique instrumental and vocal sound.

“Our show is unique and has something for all ages and tastes,” said The Brothers & Co. Entertainers director and writer Gery L. Deer. “We have put a modern spin on an old style of entertainment.”

The regional popularity of The Brothers & Co. Entertainers and unusual adventures aboard their tour bus nicknamed, “Noah’s Ark,” have spawned a series of stories called “The Adventures of The Brothers & Co.” The internationally-known stories are available to read free online at the group’s website, www.thebrothersvarietyshow.com. Podcasts, videos and music samples are also downloadable. For more information on the group and the upcoming concert in Jamestown, visit the website or call (937) 902-4857.

The Murphy Theatre is located at 50 W. Main St. in Wilmington, Ohio. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will benefit the purchase of needed lighting equipment for the theatre. Tickets now on sale at the Murphy box office or online at http://themurphytheatre.org/events