We began our story as
Oma and the Oompahs,
with Pearly Sowell at the head as Oma; accompanied by the Oompahs,
her son David Smith on the drums,
and friend Bobby Owens on the tuba.
For forty years, they have
entertained live audiences across Texas,
Oklahoma, and Louisiana;
and nationally and internationally via
radio and television cable channels
Newly retired at 92, Oma is passing on the baton to her son, David. The Oompahs have grown to a consortium of professional musicians playing together as The Oompahs
David Smith, leader, singer and percussionist
Eddie Brown, sousaphone
Jonathon Campbell, tuba
Shirley Johnson, accordion and singer
Maria Mullins, keyboard, xylophone and singer
The Oompahs are currently performing at Krauses Bier Garten in New Braunfels.
Our music is inspired by the beauty
of traditional German and eastern
European cultures. We provide a
unique blend of talent and excitement
in our waltzes, polkas, and schotisches
with a sprinkling of ballads that will have
you swaying in your seats, banging
on the tables, singing la-la-la
(good German) and dancing.
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