When: Friday, July 20th 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 are going to donate at the door, please RSVP to email@example.com Food: We would appreciate any contribution of food for this show. Just finger foods. Thanks. It takes a village, right? BYOB
A self-described “tree-hugger that watches NASCAR, and Buddhist with a gun below the seat,” Grant Peeples is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor and heart-gigging ballads. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion and wisdom of his songs,” as well as their "unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.” He is a regular performer at The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Okemah OK. The 30A Songwriters Festival, and The Florida, Will McLean, & Gamble Rogers Folk Festivals. Grant spent over a decade living on a small island off the Miskito Coast of Nicaragua. During his US absence (1995-2006), while our country was surging ahead into lifestyle changes bordering on futuristic, Grant was installing the island’s first flushing toilet, digging his own well, and rescuing sea turtles on Little Corn Island. He returned in 2006 to a homeland going through economic, social, and political upheaval. Much of his writing is in response to what he found on his return.
Grant has made eight studio records. They include a trilogy produced by Gurf Morlix, and his latest, also produced by Morlix, Settling Scores Vol. II., released earlier this year.
What They Say About Grant Peeples He’s the Woody Guthrie of the New Millennium --- Larry Newman-WSCA, Portsmouth, NH The only songwriter I have ever called ‘ruthless’--- John Conquest-3rd Magazine, Austin TX A man of deeply held conviction….and cajones --- D.C. Bloom Lonestar Magazine, TX No performer holds a crowd like Grant Peeples --- Barry White- S. Florida Folk Network Comedic, acute, smart, intensely political --- Marc Stern WMBR Cambridge MA
When: Wednesday, July 25th When: Friday, July 20th Where: The Stone Church 4225 W. 5th St. Tulsa, 74127 Time: Doors open 6:30pm and show starts 7pm. Suggested Donation: $25 at the door and DOS, $20 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 are going to donate at the door, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Food: We would appreciate any contribution of food for this show. Just finger foods. Thanks. BYOB
“[Kim Richey] would rule the charts in a land where Marshall Crenshaw was king, Aimee Mann queen, and the The Beatles never put out another record after Revolver.” Steve Horowitz, popmatters.com
“Richey entices you with sad and unembellished music that reveals an original spirit - and then she ensnares you for keeps by making you consider all the noiseless sensations that no songs can ever contain.” Timothy White, Billboard Magazine
Those artists who find themselves stuck in the deepest of ruts two decades into their careers could learn a thing or two from veteran singer-songwriter Kim Richey. She’s never been afraid to go where the inspiration is.
Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there’s her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, they’d be streaming in rainbow colours from your iPod.
Early on, the Zanesville, Ohio native thrived on the progressive side of mainstream country, her albums (1995’s Kim Richey, 1997’s Bittersweet and 1999’s Glimmer, all on Mercury) showcasing twang-pop sensibilities, a rich, rounded vocal tone and effortlessly sophisticated songwriting that other discerning performers - Radney Foster, Trisha Yearwood and Pam Tillis to name a few - coveted for their own recordings.
In the years since, Kim has made her subtly psychedelic album Rise (Lost Highway) in Los Angeles with producer Bill Bottrell, flown to London to enlist the help of Giles Martin and emerging with the crisply orchestrated Chinese Boxes (Vanguard) and turned to her East Nashville-based bandleader and frequent co-writer Neilson Hubbard to conjure the earthy indie-pop feel of Wreck Your Wheels (Lojinx/Thirty Tigers) and to complete her latest masterpiece of smart, sensual understatement Thorn In My Heart (Lojinx/Yep Roc).
The array of top-tier guests on the album include Jason Isbell, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Will Kimbrough and Yearwood, who was, for the first time, returning the harmony-singing favor. And the dozen songs themselves show that Richey’s still dreaming up fetching melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways, and still discovering fresh angles from which to articulate matters of the heart.
Upcoming House Concerts: David Olney with Wink Burcham opening June 2nd Jon Dee Graham and The Fighting Cocks-confirmed for June 27th. Grant Peeples, July 20 Kim Richey July 25th. (This show is a partnership with between Vox Pop Tulsa and House Concerts Unlimited) Emily Elbert with TBA, Aug. 17th Sarah Jane Scouten, September 13th Ben Reel, on a co-bill with Tommy Womack, September 27th Details will come.