When: Saturday, July 20th. Where: The Stone Church 4225 W. 5th St. Tulsa, 74127 Time: Doors open 7pm and show starts 7:30pm Suggested Donation: $15 at the door and DOS and $10 in advance and through paypal. Click button below to make donation through paypal. RSVP required, as seating is limited. Your paypal donation will serve as your RSVP. If you plan to pay at the door, please RSVP to email@example.com Food: We will provide some finger food and beverages for this event, but any food contribution from you would be much appreciated. Also, feel free to BYOB
Flagship Romance - Hit The Ground (Official Music Video)
Flagship Romance Bio: “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”– John Ruskin (1819-1900)
It may be that the famous English art critic Ruskin uttered these words well over a century ago, but they remain relevant today, perfectly describing the life of married couple Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. As the Truth or Consequences, NM-based ‘Harmonic Alternative Folk’ duo Flagship Romance they live, work, and annually travel tens of thousands of miles together, deeply in love with each other and the process of bringing their emotionally powerful music to the people. It is an inspiring union of hearts, minds and souls that entrances all who encounter them and their art.
Fluent, intense acoustic guitar playing; lyrics of life’s peaks, troughs, mysteries and wonders; soaring, yearning vocals; tender, though oft-anthemic melodies, and harmonies one could barely separate with a single human hair: this is the Flagship Romance sound. Live, sharing a custom-built dual microphone stand, they deliver their beautiful material with passionate abandon, living each song as if it will be the last they will ever perform. Such commitment to their music and stagecraft has, in just a few short years, seen the aptly-monikered Flagship Romance become huge favourites of the North American house concert circuit. This suits them just fine, as Shawn and Jordyn’s preferred performance scenario is an intimate venue where the audience is tucked up close enough to them that they can hear them breathe (and, unfailingly, gasp at Shawn and Jordyn’s chemistry and dynamics). Yet they have also appeared at festivals, clubs and concert halls, sharing stages with international acts including Half Moon Run, Iris DeMent, Mason Jennings and the Goo Goo Dolls.
Chris Blevins - "Black Top" - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK - 11/11/17
About Chris Blevins Music: 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.
When: Saturday, June 1st Where: The Stone Church 4225 W. 5th St. Tulsa, 74127 Time: Doors open 7pm and show starts 7:30pm Suggested Donation: $18 at the door and DOS and $15 in advance and through paypal. Click button below to make donation through paypal. RSVP required, as seating is limited. Your paypal donation will serve as your RSVP. If you plan to pay at the door, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Food: We will provide some finger food and beverages for this event, but any food contribution from you would be much appreciated. Also, feel free to BYOB
Note from Host: This will be my 65th Birthday and I can't think of a better way to celebrate this landmark than with my fellow lover's of great songs.
I have a request that you bring a canned food item or dried good or even dried milk to be distributed to an Hispanic family in need, if you feel so inclined.
My Church, Trinity Episcopal, also the home of Iron Gate Ministry, has started a separate ministry to deliver food to specific families that have come to our attention as in need of help, due to having their primary bread winner deported. These are families that have children and have been in the country awhile now. Their children speak fluent English and most were born here.
The mothers and grandmothers are fearful of leaving the house, except to go to their jobs. They are afraid, even to show up at Iron Gate ministry for food, due to the threat of deportation.
Greg Jacobs "A Little Rain Will Do" Live at the Blue Door
Some call Jacobs the red dirt crooner because of his easy goin’ style, and that just might be right. He is the smoothest of all the red dirt troubadours, laying down a solid Okie groove, on songs that are both historic and personal. As Thomas Conner wrote in the Tulsa World, “Jacobs is the sweet voice of Oklahoma “Red Dirt”-not quite the grievous angel, but maybe the mischievous angel”. Jacobs remains one of the more original of all singer/songwriters working in America today and more than most delivers on the promise of Woody Guthrie, who said ‘ all you can do is write what you see’.
John William Davis, Hamlet, Redux
John William Davis: "The first time I heard John William Davis it was his excellent CD Revelation Land. It's a collection of songs that range from the title cut, a Bruce Springsteen like rocker... to a clever, funny song about the south after the civil war called Yankee Town, that is reminiscent of Randy Newman's finest work. Then he writes a song like Brave New Christmas that sounds like it came out of New Orleans Rag/Jazz. Finally another one of my favorites off that record, Skeleton Man, is a story song with a smoky carnival like arrangement, that would be right at home next to a Tom Waits song.
He is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter, the kind of artist that, once you hear him, you are asking yourself, why is he not famous? Of course, on the up-side, if he were famous, I would not be able to present him to you in this intimate setting". :-) - Scott Aycock- Folk Salad Radio
When: Friday, May 24th Where: The Stone Church 4225 W. 5th St. Tulsa, 74127 Time: Doors open 7pm and show starts 7:30pm Suggested Donation: $20 at the door and DOS and $18 in advance and through paypal. Click button below to make donation through paypal. RSVP required, as seating is limited. Your paypal donation will serve as your RSVP. If you plan to pay at the door, please RSVP to email@example.com Food: We will provide some finger food and beverages for this event, but any food contribution from you would be much appreciated. Also, feel free to BYOB
“…songs that manage, with deft use of language, to cram a whole epic into three minutes. It’s astonishingly good writing.” – Pop Matters
“Peters’ ability to give voice to believable characters is unbeatable.” – The Mirror (UK)
“Stunning” – Rolling Stone Country “
…an album of incredible humanity and depth.” – No Depression
“Peters faces down her fears with strength and eloquence.” – USA Today
“50 minutes of exquisite-sounding emotional devastation, depression, murder and heartbreak” – The Tennessean
“Today’s most vivid, detailed songwriter. She is uncanny at transforming simple thoughts or images into song.” – Glide Magazine
“The natural successor to Lucinda Williams. – Uncut “Stunning
… Each song drips with vivid details, which her voice brings to life.” – John Platt, WFUV, New York City
"Lean and poetic, unafraid to tackle the deep, poignant stuff, yet strongly melodic too... affecting, beautifully measured, very grown-up."– Q Magazine
Has mastered (the craft) so completely, she can do anything she likes. – London Times
Expertly and sincerely free of cliches or false romantic notions about any subject it addresses, its large spiritual truths are revealed in the only way they matter: small, intimate experiences. -Thom Jurek, – AllMusic.com
The music has the sweet ache of 1970s Tom Waits while the lyrics pack an extraordinary amount of story-telling into five minutes. – Financial Times (UK)
“Peters' choir-girl voice has a seductive hint of late nights and cigarettes.” – Time Magazine
"If Peters never delivers another tune as achingly beautiful as "On a Bus to St. Cloud,"... she has already earned herself a spot among country's upper echelon of contemporary composers.” – People Magazine “
...Peters' songs about emotional thirsts that never get quenched have a quiet power all their own…" – Entertainment Weekly
This is not jukebox music - the stuff that exists to fill in the pauses in conversation. This IS the conversation. – Associated Press
Woody Guthrie's "Plane Wreck at Los Gatos" by Ken Pomeroy
Ken Pomeroy Bio:
Ken is a 16 year old singer/songwriter with a Folk Americana sound. Transcending her age, Ken has a unique vocal quality that blends smoothly with her heartfelt lyrics. Ken began singing, writing songs, and playing the Baritone ukulele at age 9. She quickly learned to play the Concert and Soprano Ukulele, and at age 10 began playing guitar. In 2018 Ken opened for the legendary Wanda Jackson at the Oklahoma Rodeo Centennial Opry. Just recently in 2018, Ken won the 1st Annual Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Willie's Saloon. She shared the stage with Stoney LaRue and Bo Phillips at the Bob Childers Gypsy Cafe Event benefiting the Red Dirt Relief Fund in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Every year she is a regular at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival playing Lou’s Rocky Road Tavern stage, and The Hen House at the festival. Fans can also catch Ken playing numerous venues around Oklahoma City and Norman on a regular basis. Sundays is a favorite to catch Ken and many other talented songwriters at JJ's Alley downtown OKC. She has played the Grand Stage at the Riverwind Casino, and she is also a regular at the Oklahoma Rodeo Opry. In January of 2018 she played the first Mile 0 Fest music festival in Key West, Florida and she will be returning to the Fest in January of 2019. Ken was also featured on The Oklahoma Room 2018 compilation CD and attended Folk Alliance International in February of 2018. You can purchase that CD or download the music on the album produced by Horton Records. Available on Bandcamp. In 2016, Ken received the Rising Star award from the Songwriters Association of Norman, and has attended the Rock & Roll Camp for Girls since it's inception in 2015. Ken released her debut EP “Minutes to Hours” in 2017. Ken has just completed her 2nd album "HALLWAYS". Ken's musical influences include such local talent as Kyle Reid, Carter Sampson and John Calvin Abney. She is also influenced by the music of John Moreland and by classic artists like John Denver & James Taylor.
When: Sunday, May 5th Where: The Stone Church 4225 W. 5th St. Tulsa, 74127 Time: Doors open 5:30pm for potluck and show starts 6:30pm Suggested Donation: $18 at the door and DOS, $15 in advance through paypal. Click button below to make donation through paypal. RSVP required, as seating is limited. Your paypal donation will serve as your RSVP. If you plan to pay at the door, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Food: We will provide some food and beverages for this event, but any food contribution from you would be much appreciated. Also, feel free to BYOB
Mark Stuart will spend 2018 doing what he has always done. He will tour 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.
Jeff Graham So if you go to Jeff Graham's website and his Bio it is quite modest and it begins with, "Born in Joplin, MO. Have lived and played music in Joplin, MO, Springfield, K.C., Columbia, MO, Austin, TX, Nashville, TN, finally coming to rest in Tulsa, OK. If there's melody, some drive, a little twang, and some backbeat, it generally catches my attention." Then it continues on with a list of all of the great bands with whom Jeff has played or recorded, including playing guitar on my record "Foxhole Radio."
What he's not telling you is that he's a "solid guy, one of the good ones." Jeff can take his telecaster and channel Dick Dale or Chuck Berry and then pick up his acoustic guitar sing a thoughtful and witty folk pop song ala-Elvis Costello. His original music has elements of country, rockabilly, folk, and pop, and he delivers it all with unassuming grace indicative of mid-westerners. Jeff knows how to write a great song, and he never forgets that all important groove. Scott Aycock- Folk Salad Radio
When: Friday, April 12th Where: The Stone Church 4225 W. 5th St. Tulsa, 74127 Time: Doors open 6:30pm and show starts 7pm. Suggested Donation: $18 at the door and DOS, $15 in advance through paypal. Click button below to make donation through paypal. RSVP required, as seating is limited. Your paypal donation will serve as your RSVP. If you plan to pay at the door, please RSVP to email@example.com Food: We will provide some food and beverages for this event, but any food contribution from you would be much appreciated. Also, feel free to BYOB.
WHAT IS SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND? For those that maybe haven't experienced a "Songwriters In The Round," it is three songwriters sitting in a row and taking turns sharing songs, and sometimes a story or an explanation of how a song came about. It is very intimate and often gives a glimpse behind the curtain to the songwriting process, which is a mystery in many respects, even to the songwriter.
"Elbow Grease" - Rod Picott
Seventeen years ago Rod Picott dropped his tool belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues. The acclaimed debut put a nail in the coffin of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-songwriter. With his new album, Out Past The Wires, that second career reveals itself in full flame.
The sprawling twenty-two song Out Past The Wires ranges from whispery ballads to guitar driven rockers and hits every musical spot between. Like much of Picott’s catalog, many of the songs on Out Past The Wires center around the lives of working people and the losses, defeats and small victories that can come hard won in a calloused world. It is here in the ordinary where Picott finds the gold he mines so beautifully on songs such as “Take Home Pay” – one of four songs written with longtime friend and co-writer Slaid Cleaves.
PRESS FOR ROD PICOTT “mesmerizing” - Rolling Stone.com “songs like Raymond Carver short stories” - Houston Chronicle “proves once again he’s a ringmaster at turning misery into art” - Boston Globe
ROTTEN TOOTH BROCK ZEMAN
When it comes to storytelling, Brock Zeman is a master craftsman. The Canada-based singer-songwriter has spent the past 12 years carving and chiseling Americana soundscapes, drawing from roots-rock and alternative country. But what separates Zeman from his contemporaries isn’t a willingness to speak truth – it’s his unwillingness to conform to the rules of Nashville and the traditional framework of genre. What gives Zeman’s stories force isn’t that he’s just singing a narrative – he’s living it.
Over the course of his career, Zeman has released 12 studio albums, one live record, toured North America extensively and received praise from numerous press outlets. “His songs have more depth than can be realized first time through, which only enhances with each listen,” wrote Penguin Eggs. Zeman has also won a slew of songwriting awards, including 2nd place at both 2016’s Unsigned Only Competition as well as the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) for his track “Pulling Your Sword Out Of The Devil’s Back.” In 2017 he returned to ISC as a finalist with his song “Dead Man’s Shoes.”
“I was inspired to write from the feeling I got when I listened to music,” Zeman recalls about his childhood. “I always hoped I could pass on the same overwhelming feeling to others.”
APRIL 12TH SONGWRITERS iN THE ROUND (Rod Picott, Brock Zeman, Scott Aycock)
May 5th Mark Stuart opener TBA
May 24th Gretchen Peters with Ken Pomeroy opening
June 1st SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND (John William Davis, others TBA)