The Oompahs

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    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, Oma and the Oompahs
    entertained live audiences across Texas,
    Oklahoma, and Louisiana
    and nationally and internationally via
    radio and television cable channels.
    Recently retired at 92, Oma passed on the baton to her son, David. The Oompahs have grown into a consortium of professional musicians playing together as The Oompahs.