Jivin’ Gene, Ken Marvel to perform at local benefit
Jivin’ Gene and Ken Marvel will be rocking Orange on April 27 for the The Fraternal Order of Eagles State Project, Battered Women Foundation which will be held at the VFW located on Highway 87.
The entry fee is $10. Jivin ‘Gene and Ken Marvel will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight.
However, the benefit will begin at 11 a.m.. The events will include a motorcycle show and everyone is welcome to enter their motorcycle into the show. There will also be an auction, cake walk, a 50-50 pot, door prizes and raffles along with other activities.
Shon Branham will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by Three Legged Dawg from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m..
Jivin’ Gene started recording music in 1958. His first hit was “Going Out With the Tide.” He continued to sing from 1958 to 1966 and came out with thirteen 45-records. With the sluggish market he was forced to give up on making records.
During his years as a singer, Jivin’ Gene Bourgeois and others created their own style known as “Gulf Coast Sound” and other things. But, in recent years, the name Swamp Pop has stuck and what a lot of people have come to love the unique sound.
For the past five years Bourgeois has been a part of a band with Ken Marvel. The band plays at various locations such as Larry’s French Market and other local clubs.
The Charity Fair hours are 11 a.m. to midnight. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 4019-719-7793.
Jiven Gene, a local favorite will be performing from 8 p.m. to midnight on April 27 at the VFW on Highway 87. He will be joined by Ken Marvel.