Matthew Lord, Blake Davidson and Jonathon Frugé make up the 3 Redneck Tenors and will be coming to Fergus Falls on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. as the second concert in A Center for the Arts’ concert series.
You may be familiar with them from the second season of “America’s Got Talent” where they almost made it to the semifinals. Based out of Dallas, Texas the group boasts classically trained opera-veteran Lord, award-winning opera singer Davidson and stage theater performer and former New York City Chamber Orchestra member Frugé. Rather than continuing to pursue the lights of Carnegie Hall, the group has gone the musical comedy route with a performance unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Honing their particular niche since 2006, 3 Redneck Tenors combine their classical roots with Southern humor, tapping genres like gospel, country, Broadway, pop as well as their roots in classical and opera. Their vocal range is stunning, punctuated by comedy and absurdity that’s sure to tickle even the haughtiest of funny bones.
There’s costumes, singing, mullets, genre-bending medleys and some stand-up comedy that are delightful and hilarious. It might seem like a redneck parody of classical music but it’s not at all– all three men truly sing their hearts out beautifully, but they want to introduce audiences to music they might not be accustomed to in a fun way. Lord himself won a singing competition at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York when he was 18 and attended Julliard School of Music, singing opera for more than 25 years. But his passions also lay in comedy, so he found a way to put his love for music together for his love of comedy and 3 Redneck Tenors was born.
If you bought the season pass for the concert series then you’re all set to come see 3 Redneck Tenors; if you haven’t, tickets are $25 for adults and are somewhat limited, so make sure you check in advance.