Good Ole' Boys

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History Of The GOB

  1.  If you enjoy square dancing, good harmony, and lots of fun, you would certainly enjoy the calling of the Good Ole' Boys, from Ohio.  The group's three members are:   Sam Dunn, Mike King, and Keith Zimmerman.  They call in three-part harmony, and can provide entertaining programs, complete with skits, games, and unexpected costumes.
  2. Sam, Mike, and Keith have been calling together as a group for the past nineteen years.   They all began calling in the early 1970's, and call basic through A2.  As a group, they have called festivals, dances, and specials in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
  3. The Good Ole' Boys were active in the Mid-Western Ohio Callers Association (Lima), and the Miami Valley Callers Association (Dayton).  They are all members of the American Callers Association.
  4. The idea for the Good Ole' Boys was conceived in 1981 as the three were kicking around theme suggestions for a special dance they were to do together.  As the date was set for rehearsal;  four hours and one song later, the Good Ole' Boys were a reality.
  5. After several months  of preparation, they called their first dance as a group in Lima, Ohio.  Twenty squares were on hand that 1982 Sunday afternoon.  So, armed with good reviews and loads of moral support, they began to accept engagements as a group.
  6. In 1984 the boys began planning a weekend festival of their own, at Kings Island Inn, near Cincinnati Ohio. The first Weekend Getaway was held in March of 1986, with 45 squares in attendance.  In the year 2000, due to all 3 of them going different directions will held their 15th annual get together at Kings Island Inn with 25 squares still in attendance.
  7. The Good Ole' Boys have been voted the Midwestern Ohio Square & Round Dance Council's "Caller Of The Year, for 2001.

Mike & Keith

 

  1. Mike and Bonnie King were the parents of two sons.  They are the grandparents of two boys.  Bonnie resides in Cairo, Ohio.
  2. Keith and Cindy Zimmerman make their home in Piqua, Ohio.   They are the parents of two sons.
  3. As their name suggests, the Good Ole' Boys are just that.....three callers who are good friends, that enjoy calling, singing, and having fun together, while providing excellent square dancing and an enjoyable "good ole' time" for everyone.

Michael Thomas King

(Rest In Peace My Friend)