Hello! Welcome to my home on the web. My name is Gene Operle, and I'm a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Sainte Genevieve, MO (in the U.S.A.). Since my teen years, I've played in bands, trios, a duo, and solo in Southeast Missouri and Southwest Illinois, covering other artist's songs.


Along the way I've been writing my own songs as well. In 2007, I released the first album of original tunes called "For What It's Worth". You can check out the songs by clicking on the "Gene Operle" guitar icon on the left side of this page or at the bottom, if you're using an iPad. I'm excited to announce that I've been working on another recording project. Release date is yet to be determined. Stay tuned!




As a SOLO cover song performer, I render a live acoustic showcase of radio hits that is centered on the folk-rock genre, with a smidgen of crooner-pop and country music sprinkled into the mix for added flavor. I also welcome requests. This showcase has proved to be ideal for wineries, pubs, and other small venues.


While songs from earlier and later years are mainstays in my repertoire, my primary focus is tunes by artists whose radio heydays were somewhere between the late 1960's and mid 1980's. I usually begin by featuring hits from the likes of....


Jim Croce, James Taylor, Bob Seger, Dan Fogelberg, Linda Rondstadt, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, The Eagles, Seals & Croft, America, Bread, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Buffett, and many more.


I don't follow a pre-determined set-list.  Instead, I cater to the audience, paying attention to what they're responding to and requesting. In musician-speak, that's called "reading an audience" and I've had lots of experience. My performance is live and in "real" time - nothing's been pre-recorded. I have nothing against "backing tracks" (pre-recorded music), but it's not my approach. You'll see and hear that I do have a couple of tricks up my sleeve though, so it sounds nice and full, without getting too loud.


Give me a call at 573-450-6078 or send me an email from my "contact" page if you think that my music would appeal to your venue's patrons or your event's guests.


I'm an independent artist, which means that a lot of folks have never heard of me or my music.  I'd appreciate it greatly if you would tell your friends about me and send them to this website.  Thanks for stopping by and come back again!


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