Each year, Nashvillian Bill Ramsey hosts a birthday bash honoring Otha Turner and his music - this year's event will honor Otha Turner's lifetime of music and his legacy.

Although Otha is no longer with us, his spirit and music live on in Sharde Thomas, his granddaughter, who continues the centuries-old fife and drum tradition along with other family members in the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band.


This year, his grandson, ANDRÉ "OTHA" TURNER and the OTB Fife and Drum Band will be featured at Ode to Otha 2018.


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Music Samples
  From Otha's 1997 CD release, "For the Time Beyond!"  
  "Shimmy She Wobble"  
  Fat MP3 | QuickTime  
  "Station Blues"  
  Fat MP3 | QuickTime  
  "Glory, Glory"  
  Fat MP3 | QuickTime  



$30 donations at the door
Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank (Kids 12 and under free)

June 2nd, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

1711 Sweetbriar Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee

This year's artists will be:

  • Juke Skywalker
  • Blue Mother Tupelo
  • Stacy Mitchhart
  • OTB Fife and Drum Band
  • Bashful Mountain Broadcasters