Tuesday, January 2, 2018

An Intimate Evening with Anna Tivel and Kayln Fay in Concert

Imagine an evening out, surrounded by friends and fellow music lovers, sharing good conversation, and a passion for music in a smoke-free environment.
 
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House Concerts Unlimited
Presents an Intimate Evening with
 Anna Tivel and Kayln Fay
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When:  Sunday, January 14th
Where: 1135 N. Denver Ave. Tulsa
Time:  Doors open 6pm for potluck.  I will provide Chili, anyone else attending can provide a side.  The show starts 7pm with potluck afterwards. 
Suggested Donation:  $15 advance through Paypal and $18 DOS.  Use "Donate Now" Button below to go to Paypal.
RSVP required, as seating is limited. Your payment through paypal serves as your RSVP or if you plan to pay at the door, then RSVP to scottaypoet@gmail.com 
BYOB

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The Rye Room Sessions - Anna Tivel "Illinois" LIVE

The Rye Room Sessions - Anna Tivel "Illinois" LIVE

Anna Tivel’s fourth studio album ‘Small Believer’ is a collection of patchwork stories drawn from conversations with strangers, on the road, in restaurants, bars, and rest stops. Produced by guitar mastermind Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell), the songs float on a raft of electric guitar, pump organ, and sparse bass and drums. ‘Small Believer’ is spacious and honest, a lyric-driven exploration of the things that move within us. Tivel takes great care with every syllable and every story, chipping away until what remains is blindingly true and deeply affecting. The album comes out September 29th on Fluff & Gravy Records. 

Anna Tivel's wide-eyed celestial folk songs belong in a similar ballpark with Anais Mitchell, Gregory Alan Isakov and Laura Veirs, where gentle picking plucks among occasionally 
unconventional sounds and a gorgeous voice tells stories of life in a world of natural wonders. The resulting music is incredibly honest, lyric-driven, and deeply affecting.

 

Kalyn Fay "Black and Blue" @ the Colony 6-11-16

Kalyn Fay "Black and Blue" @ the Colony 6-11-16

ALBUM PREMIERE: KALYN FAY – BIBLE BELT – BUCKET FULL OF NAILS

Capable of inducing tears with its harsh truths, Bible Belt, the debut album from Oklahoma singer/songwriter Kalyn Fay, will steal your heart.

There are no shades of gray on Bible Belt, just sanguine tales backed by sweeping pedal steel and strings. From the domestic upheaval of “The Fight” with its “All you held was the rug / And you pulled it out from under me” to the dumbstruck wanderer of “Middlegate Station” who’s treated to Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, Fay weaves fate and love’s stranglehold throughout the album’s ten songs.

Utterly sublime by any standard, Bible Belt marks the entrance of a powerful and wise voice in Americana music. 

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017


 
 

House Concerts Unlimited
Presents
Songwriters in the Round with Ben de la CourChris Blevins, and Scott Aycock 
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When:  Sunday, Nov. 12th.
Where: 1135 N. Denver Ave. Tulsa
Time:  Doors open 6pm for potluck and show starts at 7pm
Suggested Donation:  $15 advance through Paypal and $18 DOS.  Use "Donate Now" Button below to go to Paypal.
RSVP required, as seating is limited. Your payment through paypal serves as your RSVP or if you plan to pay at the door, then RSVP to scottaypoet@gmail.com 
BYOB

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Ben de la Cour - "Anybody Like You" | Concerts from Blue Rock LIVE

“Ben de la Cour’s songs are brimming with urgent authenticity. There is thematic hardness and vulnerability throughout, but what distinguishes him from lesser guitar-and-anguished-vocals hacks is the raw humanity of his delivery and the potency of his way with words.”

– No Depression

Courtyard Concert Series | Chris Blevins - "Better Than Alone"

Chris Blevins work is a wicked blend of Southern rock & country crooning, seasoned with a shuffle and maybe even a hint of small town gospel, this talented Okie artist writes with a folk singer’s clear-eyed view of the world around him with wry political commentary, heartbreaking tales of love, and a romantic’s sense of longing and regret.  Excerpt from Horton Records


About Scott-  An engaging voice, groove-laden melodies, and smart musicianship become the vehicle for delivering these character-driven songs about regular people, facing the everyday challenges of life with uncommon grace.

Monday, October 16, 2017

After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Stuart has cultivated a very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar "chops", 
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House Concerts Unlimited
Presents Mark Stuart in Concert
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When:  Thursday, October 26th
Where: 1135 N. Denver Ave. Tulsa
Time:  Doors open 6:30pm and show starts at 7pm
Suggested Donation:  $15 advance through Paypal and $18 DOS.  Use "Donate Now" Button below to go to Paypal.
RSVP required, as seating is limited. Your payment through paypal serves as your RSVP or if you plan to pay at the door, then RSVP to scottaypoet@gmail.com 
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FROM THE HOST:  I have had the pleasure of hosting Mark Stuart and his wife Stacey Earle numerous times over the year.  Mark is touring solo this time around and It has been awhile since he graced us with his extraordinary skills. 
Mark has that rare gift of being an excellent singer/songwriter and he is a musician's musician.  He will wow you with his acoustic guitar playing and his storytelling.  He is a true performer and there's not a dishonest note to be found, as he gives his all.

 

Mark Stuart boss is watchin on: a3 radio at: carrick house concerts recorded by: larry the sound guy

Mark Stuart- Boss Is Watchin'

Mark Stuart on: a3 radio at: carrick house concerts recorded by: larry the sound guy

Mark Stuart-  Instrumental

If you admire great acoustic guitar playing that spans, country, folk, rock, and blues and you love great songs and story-telling, and stage presence, then you won't want to miss this very intimate performance.  Mark and his wife Stacey Earle came and performed for us during the big ice storm in Tulsa, when we were without electricity or heat. Folks came out and it was one of our most memorable shows.

Mark Stuart tours full-time as a musical artist, bringing his years of experience to the stage.

Onstage, his focus is on the songs he has penned and recorded,
delivered with a soulful singing voice and highly memorable guitar playing.

After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Stuart has cultivated a very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar "chops", and songs that seem to draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk music roots. Mostly, this artist from Tennessee has toured solo or in a notable duo with his wife ("Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart"). There were stints along the way as a sideman, though (Steve Forbert, Freddy Fender, Steve
Earle, Joan Baez). If placed on the bill with a contemporary artist he is usually asked to play guitar on their portion of the show. Just ask Jason Ringenberg, Ray Wylie Hubbard, or Jimmy LaFave.

One can find Mark Stuart on any given night in a small theater,
coffeehouse, house concert, festival stage, club, church auditorium, etc. giving it his all. Aside from that, he could be instructing at a guitar clinic, songwriting workshop, or playing on someone's recording session. As co-owner of Gearle Records he has produced or co-produced many albums. Stuart's career has repeatedly taken him to all of the USA, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom, and, has spanned several decades.

Friday, September 22, 2017


House Concerts Unlimited
Presents Songwriters in The Round featuring Heather Styka, Carter Sampson and Scott Aycock
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When:  Friday September 22nd
Where: 1135 N. Denver Ave. Tulsa
Time:  Doors open 7pm and show starts at 7:30pm
Suggested Donation:  $15 advance through Paypal and $18 DOS.  Use "Donate Now" Button below to go to Paypal.
RSVP required, as seating is limited. Your payment through paypal serves as your RSVP or if you plan to pay at the door, then RSVP to scottaypoet@gmail.com
BYOB


I have returned from my traveling around Europe and excited to be back in the saddle sharing music with all of you. 
Both of our guest singer/songwriters are award winning artists.  Heather's 2011 release Lifeboats for Atlantis brought her to national attention, hitting #3 on the FOLK-DJ charts. In addition to being a 2015 New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Styka received first place in the Big Top Chautauqua Songwriting Competition (2009) and second place in the Great Lakes Songwriting Contest (2012).
Carter
was named a Top 12 Finalist in the 2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and performed at Lincoln Center in New York. This year, she won first place in the general category of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, N.C. – with her song “Wild Bird”, which was additionally released by Pinecastle Records.  
She also won fourth place in the Colorado-based Telluride Troubadour Contest at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and was a Top 10 Finalist in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival’s Songwriters Showcase in Lyons, Colo.  Also, Carter is a native Oklahoman.
I might add, I won first place in the Ozark Mountain Songwriting Contest and 3rd place in the International Billboard Songwriting Contest.  I feel honored to be playing with these two wonderful artists and looking forward to seeing all of you. 


"Contented" - Heather Styka
"Contented" Heather Styka

Carter Sampson - Wild Bird
Carter Sampson "Wild Bird"

Song for 911 " Old Roses in a Vase" Written and Performed by Scott Aycock
Scott Aycock "Old Roses In A Vase"

About:

“Intricate finger picking, perfect melodies, and heartbreakingly beautiful lyrics… The Bittersweet Tapes is a collection of 12 songs recorded on an old four track recorder, a method that allows her to convey a more raw and intimate feeling than previous releases… In this raw and intimate portrait of life, disguised as a collection of songs, Heather Styka has truly created a masterpiece… A writer with this kind of vision and ability doesn’t come along very often and it’s an honor to have her among us for this brief and fleeting moment in time.”
- Independent Melody, Chris Darby

February 29, 2016
Carter Sampson's fourth full-length album Wilder Side is a soulful and soft country masterpiece.  The Oklahoma City singer-songwriter has a penchant for penning songs that don't need bluster or bombast to tell a powerful story.  Focusing on themes of heartbreak and the open road, Wilder Side is the kind of pure country record that has far more in common with classic releases from the likes of Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris than it does with anything one will find on country radio.  Fellow Oklahoma artists Ali Harter and John Moreland made appearances on the record lending their distinctive voices, perfectly complementing Sampson's beautifully sorrowful vocals.  And that more than anything is what drives this record, Sampson's breathtaking voice.  This record is haunting and mesmerizing and simply beautiful.
 
Scott's engaging voice, groove-laden melodies, and smart musicianship become the vehicle for delivering these character-driven songs about regular people, facing the everyday challenges of life with uncommon grace.