From left to right; Craig Schmidt, John Dujka, Duane Wavra, Harris Kubos Sr, Terry Barnett, Doug Boggs, John Amelang
Harris Kubos Sr. – Fiddle and Vocals
Have been playing fiddle since 1971. Formed several different bands w/my brothers thru 70’s and 80’s. Performed w/Johnny Bush a short time in 80’s. Been blessed to perform w/Grand Ole Opry entertainers on our show and Texas traditional country artists for the past 13 years. Thank God for granting me the ability to make music and sing. Band leader, MC and booking contact for the Opry.
Gary Brock – Bass and Vocals
John Amelang – Sound
John Amelang has been playing music all of his life and has been performing and working professionally as an engineer, teacher and performer for over 15 years. Tena Rae Helm, Beau Hinze, David Gibbs, Jennifer Grassman, Thread Atlas, The Sideshow Tragedy, and a singing group from Texas A&M are among the many various artists and groups he has worked with. He attended San Jacinto College for audio production and was mentored for several years by Dan Workman in Houston. In addition to playing and performing he enjoys running live sound for events such as the Brenham Opry, or private functions, and also operates a recording studio in downtown Brenham (located at 104 S. St. Charles St.) where he teaches private lessons in guitar, drums, and electric bass. More information about the studio can be found at www.sirensoundproductions.com.
Wayne Turner – Guitar and Vocals
Craig Schmidt – Steel Guitar and Vocals
Craig Schmidt was born & raised In Cypress, TX Northwest of Houston. He started playing bass guitar in 1969 at age 13 with the Outlawed Four around the Cypress and Tomball area. In 1972 he started playing bass with the Outcast band in the Cypress, Tomball and west Houston area. In 1974 Craig moved to Speaks, TX, near Hallettsville, to farm and ranch. In 1976 he joined the Spurs of Country Music and began playing steel guitar around the greater Victoria area. In 1979 He joined the Bush Riders Band and played steel guitar around the Gonzales, TX area.
In 1983 he joined the Whiskey River Band from Victoria, and played the Gulf Coast area, Houston to Corpus Christi. In 1987 Craig retired from playing in dance bands to spend time with his wife and family. In 1997 Buddy Boehm from Halletsville, brought Craig out of retirement to play steel guitar for his new band The Country Knights. In 2003 Craig Started Playing Steel for the Bluebonnet Opry show in Brenham.
John Dujka – Piano and Vocals
John Dujka has been keyboardist and vocalist with the Bluebonnet Opry Band since its inception and adds a Czech flavor to each show with a good polka or waltz. He is a versatile musician, playing keyboards, organ, accordion, trumpet, trombone and tuba. Hailing from East Bernard, just southwest of Houston, John received his Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees from the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Mr. Dujka joined the faculty of Blinn College in Brenham in 1990 where he teaches piano, class piano, and music theory. When not in the classroom or concert hall, John keeps a busy schedule of teaching, recording, and performing as one half of the Dujka Brothers along with his brother Mark. Mr. Dujka also produces “Saturday Morning Dance Time”, a weekly polka/waltz variety show which airs on KULP 1390 in El Campo from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Most importantly, John considers his family to be his greatest blessing; his son William, and daughters Kalyn and Nadia.