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.
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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).
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"


“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.