Monday, June 11, 2018

John Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks

Imagine an evening out, surrounded by friends and fellow music lovers, sharing good conversation, and a passion for music in a smoke-free environment.
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House Concerts Unlimited is pleased to announce, John Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks in Concert!

House Concerts Unlimited 


When:  Wednesday, June 27th 
Where:  The Stone Church 4225 W. 5th St. Tulsa, 74127
Time:  Doors open 6:30pm and show starts 7pm.
Suggested Donation:  $20 at the door and DOS, $18 in advance through paypal.  Click button below to make donation through paypal.
RSVP required, as seating is limited
Food:  We would appreciate any contribution of food for this show.  Just finger foods.  Thanks.  It takes a village, right?

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Note from the Host:
Thanks to all who came out to support live music at our last show, and brought food to share.  You guys are the best.  I am really pumped to share with you this next artist, John Dee Graham and The Fighting Cocks.  The band will feature Geo Duron (John Wesley Harding, Alejandro, etc.) and Andrew Duplantis (Son Volt, Meat Puppets, etc.).  

"Jon Dee Graham is a guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. A former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times.

Jon Dee Graham is most well known for his solo work, including the critically acclaimed records "Escape from Monster Island", "Hooray For The Moon", and "Full". He is also well known for his tenure in The Skunks, Austin's very first punk band, and roots-rock pioneers The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. Jon Dee has also played guitar with acts such as John Doe (X, The Knitters), Exene Cervenka (X), Michelle Shocked, Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Willis, and The Gourds and has had his songs covered by many artists, including Patty Smythe, Patty Griffin and James McMurtry."

Laredo - Jon Dee Graham and the Fighting Cocks

I first laid eyes on Jon Dee Graham on April 16, 1984. He was 25. I was 23.

We were at the Ritz, a giant rock club in Manhattan’s East Village. Jon Dee was playing in a band from Austin, Tex., called the True Believers, who were opening for Los Lobos. I am impatient with opening acts, and I was prepared as always to dislike whatever this thing called the True Believers would turn out to be.

Then they came out on stage and blew my hair back. The Troobs, as their fans called them, were a roaring, three-guitar army like nothing I’d heard since Skynyrd’s plane went down. But these guys had done time in punk-rock bands. They united the Athens weirdness I had loved in college with the three-guitar stomp that stayed in my eight-track player all through high school.

What I remember liking about Jon Dee Graham was that even though he could clearly play like hell, he never showed off. His solos always served the song.  Story by Chuck Reece  If you want to read the whole story, go to:  The Bitter Southerner  


Jon Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks - Tie a Knot

John Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks - At the Dance

Upcoming House Concerts: 
David Olney with Wink Burcham opening June 2nd
John 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.