Kelly Hunt and Grazzhopper will perform a “house concert” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at The Stone Church, 4225 W. Fifth St., across from Mark Twain Elementary School.
House Concerts Unlimited was created by Scott Aycock 17 years ago after responding to a request from a traveling musician he crossed paths with because of his longtime radio show (Folk Salad) on Tulsa’s NPR/KWGS radio show.
He saw the need not only to provide a place for traveling singer-songwriters to share their craft, but also for Oklahoma’s rich supply of musicians and singer-songwriters to share theirs. He wanted to create a listening room rather than a bar atmosphere as the venture focuses on hosting artists whose lyrics are as important as their musicianship.
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Said a news release: “Presently, we have found a perfect place in which to share these great concerts, a once-abandoned church in west Tulsa, which is now home to several artist studios and, of course, our music series.”
Suggested donation is $18 at the door for the Sunday show. Tickets are $15 in advance through PayPal. Check houseconcertsunlimited.com. RSVP is required as seating is limited. A PayPal donation will serve as an RSVP. For those who want to donate at the door, RSVP through Facebook messenger at House Concerts Unlimited, which is presenting the show.
Hunt is a singer-songwriter of Americana/roots music, who was born and raised in Memphis but now is based out of Kansas City. Her primary instrument is her voice, which rings out with confidence and clarity of one who has been singing all her life, according to a news release.
Accompanied by her 1920s tenor banjo (“Ira”) and guitar (“Vernon”), Hunt’s songs meld traditions of folk, classic country and old-time music for a sound that is timeless and fresh. Her songwriting is poetic but approachable, full of feeling and alive with storytelling. With a new debut album (“Even the Sparrow”) in hand, Hunt embarks on her first national tour this fall and will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Stas Heaney.
Grazzhopper is a fusion of bluegrass and folk. Varying from an acoustic duo to a full five-piece band, the bluesy, bluegrassy, folksy sound gains momentum as the repertoire expands and the enthusiasm grows.
“Growing up in the country, I was heavily influenced by my surroundings and my family,” Grazzhopper frontman Cody Brewer said. “My father and grandfather instilled the basic building blocks of bluegrass and country and from that foundation, I have developed a more complex sound from my later musical influences in the jam, folk and jazz scenes.”