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 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
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 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
“…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.