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.



Monday, July 24, 2017

Day Two of Scott's Great Adventure

 So I'm leaving for London Tuesday at 9:55 PM, but until I leave I'm staying with friends Paully Carroll and Priss Yotter in Orlando, Florida.  They are two of three identical triplets.
This morning I'm having a cup of coffee and a bowl of flax cereal and looking out the window at the backyard of Priss's home.
 Have you ever eaten flax cereal? Well, if you have not you might just try cutting up some cardboard in milk.  After two bites I thought this needs something so I scoured the refrigerator and found a bag of organic pumpkin seeds and threw a handful in the cereal. That did add a little crunch, But now I just had crunchy cardboard. So then I looked up in the cabinet and found some cashew nuts and added them. Salt free, I might add. Now we're talking,  because I like cashew nuts,  so I added some more and ate a couple of bites and decided to add some more. Pretty soon the cashew nuts outnumbered the flax flakes, but it needed something sweet,  so I added half a banana and that seemed to do the trick, giving me the right combination of health and flavor.
Then while finishing my coffee I watched two lizards through the window sneaking up on a horsefly and finally attacking it. I thought for sure the horsefly was a goner,  but he held his own and got away.
I then settled in to read a book that my wife Marge recommended, the Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter. I can't believe I've never read this book. What a wonderful read.
Pauly came over around noon and we headed to Cape Canaveral to hang out on the beach and do some boogie board.   I was careful to lather myself with  enough suntan lotion to keep a vampire alive in the sun. However I discovered much too late that I forgot to put lotion on the top of my feet.  My feet are now as red as a baboons butt and almost as painful to look at.  The only thing I had to put on them was apple cider vinegar. I'm assuming vinegar is a cure for anything at least that's what my grandfather believed, so why not give it a try.
Tomorrow they are taking me to some alligator park where they have told me be prepared to step over some alligators. I think I will wear long pants.  I don't have any boots. Rick Steves told me to just bring comfortable walking shoes and sandals. Damn him!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

JENNY’S 3 + OCTAVE VOICE IS HARMONICALLY EVOLVED AND RICH IN OVERTONES AND LIGHTS UP A ROOM WHETHER SHE’S SINGING IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH.
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An Intimate Evening with Jenny Parrott Presented by House Concerts Unlimited
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When:  Thursday, July 13th
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
BYOB

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The Jenny Parrott Show March 10, 2016 w/ guest Kris Brown

Loves It - Wild (Official Music Video)

Loves It - Wild (Official Music Video)

Jenny Parrott and Meatloaf Spaceship   Little Baby Lou HD

Jenny Parrott and Meatloaf Spaceship Little Baby


ABOUT JENNY PARROTT-


KINKY FRIEDMAN SAYS HER COMPOSITIONS ARE THE “BEST SONGS I’VE HEARD SINCE CHRIST WAS A COWBOY.” JENNY HAS PLAYED MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISONS, A BLACK PANTHER REUNION PARTY, CHILDREN’S SHOWS, STREETS ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND EVERY BASEMENT FROM HERE TO NEW YORK. SHE HAS OPENED FOR JONATHAN RICHMAN, LAKE STREET DIVE, WAYNE HANCOCK, POKEY LAFARGE, AND DELBERT MCCLINTON. AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS OF KEEPING A LOW PROFILE, JENNY IS WORKING ON HER DEBUT SOLO ALBUM (WORKING TITLE “WHEN I COME DOWN”) OF POP AND RNB SONGS SHE PENNED ON GUITAR, KEYBOARD AND VIOLA.

 


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Travis Linville and The Grahms

An Intimate Evening with Travis Linville and The Grahams in Concert with House Concerts Unlimited
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When:  Friday, June 23rd
Where: 1135 N. Denver Ave. Tulsa
Time:  Doors open 7pm Show starts 7:30pm
Suggested Donation:  $15 advance through Paypal and $18 DOS. 
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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Travis Linville - Wishes

The Grahams - GLORY BOUND



It’s a quiet confidence, an air of authority limited to only the most studied artists, a commanding irreverence woven with a thread of vulnerability. There’s something inexplicably authentic about Oklahoma’s Travis Linville, and it’s carried him from dive bars and classrooms to “The Tonight Show” and esteemed theaters and festivals across the globe.


Alyssa and Doug Graham took the concept of living for their art to an extreme while writing for their latest release. The husband and wife duo spent a year traveling down the Mississippi in search of inspiration along “The Great River Road.” They played a variety of juke joints and dive bars to soak up the atmosphere along the way, ultimately moving into a houseboat in rural Louisiana to write the songs that make up the Riverman’s Daughter.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Amelia's previous album OLD POSTCARD was met with a slew of praise from outlets like USA Today, American Songwriter, the Bluegrass Situation and more.  No Depression said, "if Lucinda ever fronted Fleetwood Mac, this might be the outcome," with the Bluegrass Situation adding that "I think we're entering a great new era of alternative country music.  If you need an example, look no further than Amelia White."

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An Evening With Singer/Songwriter Amelia White and Guitar-Slinger Sergio Webb,
Hosted by House Concerts Unlimited and The Spotlight Theater.


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When:  Thursday, June 15th
Where:  The Spotlight Theater:  1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127
Time:  Doors open at 6:30pm and show starts 7pm.
Tickets:  Advanced through Paypal $18.  DOS $20
RSVP not required, but would be nice so we can get an idea of how many seats to put out.  RSVP to scottaypoet@gmail.com
Beverages, ie. wine coolers beer and pop available. 

Hey to all you patrons of House Concerts Unlimited.  There is a reason I have hosted Amelia White and Sergio Webb, probably more than any other artist since I began doing House Concerts; she takes country music to the level of poetry, her melodies are haunting, and her guitar player, Sergio Webb, brings edgy to the mix.  It's a deadly one/two punch.
Amelia's voice is a little Lucinda Williams, a little Eliza Gilkyson and a whole lot of raise the hair on the back of the neck good.  Sergio Webb should be an honorary Oklahoman because his guitar skills are straight out of the tradition of the great Oklahoma players like Terry "Buffalo" Ware, in that there is an economy of just the right notes and a tone that matches the mood of each song.  Sergio is like one of those mood rings from the 70's that Amelia slips on her finger before each song and we all know the color of the song. Scott Aycock, host of Folk Salad Radio and House Concerts Unlimited

Goodbye Today - Amelia White

'Old Postcard' - Amelia White w/ Sergio Webb - From The Extended Play Sessions

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AMELIA WHITE: HOME SWEET HOTEL (WHITE-WOLF RECORDS)

The touring life is the theme that runs through a strong album from Nashville's Amelia White. I liked the grungy strength of Right Back to My Arms, while the compelling guitar work complements the strong lyrics of the title song (“I’m like a riddle riding in the wind/Singing my songs for strangers in every town I’m in”). White can do traditional country well, too, as she shows on In My Blood. It's an individual album of depth, produced by Marco Giovino and featuring multi-instrumentalist Sergio Webb. ★★★★☆




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