The Paxton Theatre will be the site of live recording for a future television program of the Richard Lynch Band’s performance this Saturday.
Lynch said “In Ohio Country Today,” a TV showed based out of Wapokaneta, will be recording for a program that will air on about 28 local cable channels in a month to six weeks.
The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 each. They can be ordered online or by calling the box office at 740-634-3333.
Lynch said he and his band have performed internationally and nationally and have been on “In Ohio Country Today” before. He said he struck up a friendship with Paxton Theatre owner Tim Koehl and the combination of those things is how the live film session developed.
“They are all about Ohio, so if there’s something in Ohio they can promote and fits their programming, they like to help people do that,” Lynch said. “They are coming to the Paxton because we are there. If we were someone else in Ohio, that’s where they’d be.”
Lynch is from the Waynesville area and said most of his band members are from Southwest Ohio. He said the band played at the Paxton last summer.
“We’ve been doing this a long time and this his how we make our living,” Lynch said. “We have brand new music, but it sounds like what you heard in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. It’s not like this new stuff they call country today.”
Koehl said the band has a good local following and that he is glad his theatre is getting the exposure.
“You’d be hard-pressed to find a musician as authentic as Richard Lynch, whose traditional country music fully embodies his hay-raising, farm-dwelling lifestyle,” the Paxton website says. “An All-American, blue collar country man, Lynch has poured his heart and soul into the countless chart-topping hits he and his band have produced. His music is 100 percent real country, evoking some of the great classics who influenced him like Keith Whitley, Conway Twitty and George Strait. For three decades and counting, Lynch has written, sung and performed his songs with passion and dedication, building himself up into an independent country music sensation. While his musical roots are grounded in pure country, his songs also showcase elements of western swing, rockabilly and outlaw country.”
The Paxton Theatre is located at 133 E. Main St. in Bainbridge.
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