Doug Kershaw and the Oriental
Esteemed Greeley musician Doug Kershaw narrowly avoided tragedy last Friday when
just after he finished his set at the Berkeley Oriental Theater, a 15′x20′ section of the
ceiling fell onto the stage.
Hopefully, it will not take them long to repair the roof of this historical theater, designed
in 1927 by Leo Desjardins.
Doug Kershaw has been a long time Colorado resident. Before living in
Greeley he lived up in Evergeen where he was a revered family friend of
my wife’s Stanbro Real Estate family (see Shannon Stanbro’s site:
Kershaw was born and raised in Louisiana surrounded by Cajun music and
has been playing music himself since he was five years old. He had his first
records out in the ’50s (with his brother under the name Rusty & Doug)
and is most famous for his song Louisiana Man, which was once even
broadcast back from outer space to earth by Apollo 12!
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