Thursday, May 29, 2008

No Justice

List of Events

No Justice & Johnny Cooper

Tickets are $8.00 advance &10.00 day of show Tickets will be available for pick up on the day of show at 7pm at Brewster Street Will Call Table. If purchaser is not picking up tickets please call Brewster Street at (361)884-2739 or put the person picking up tickets under shipping information. Doors will start at 7pm
Thursday, May 29th, 2008 8:00 PM


Thursday May 29th:

Brewster Street Ice House with Johnny Cooper
1724 N. Tancahua
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
(361) 884-BREW

Tickets only after 8pm, Music starts at 9pm
Tickets: $8 ADV / $10 DOS
All Ages Show

To purchase tickets go to:

Friday May 30th:

Nutty Brown Cafe
12225 Highway 290 West
Austin, Texas

Cover is $7.00

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tribute for the godfather

Tribute for the godfather

Bob Childers, the “godfather of Red Dirt Music,” died April 22 at age 61. A tribute is set for Friday at Willie’s Saloon

Jon Kocan - NewsPress

Sun, May 11 2008

The legacy has just begun for Red Dirt music legend Bob Childers.
The Red Dirt music scene and many around Stillwater are mourning the recent loss of Childers, a musician, friend and inspiration to many. Childers died April 22 at his home in Stillwater.
“Red Dirt music is definitely a family. He was the godfather.” said Brad Piccolo, singer and guitar player for the Red Dirt Rangers. “He was the physical embodiment of Red Dirt music.”
Like many who have passed though Stillwater, Piccolo met Childers through music — spending nights playing and writing music at a place known as “the farm.”
The list of musicians Childers influenced is as large as his 1,500 song catalogue. Piccolo described his band, The Red Dirt Rangers, as a Bob Childers cover band for 20 years.
It was not fame on the stage that will continue Childers’ legacy, but the many young musicians he spent time with an encouraged over the years. Piccolo said he was always open to talking with and helping out young musicians who were serious about their craft.
Childers accompanied the band on their first tour. He encouraged them to continue after their bus broke down, showing them that music came first. “We’ve kept that with us to this day,” Piccolo said.
Piccolo called the farm “a musical stopover for wayward musicians,” and said some stayed a little while and others stayed years.
Cody Canada, Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman, said Childers was one of the first people he was introduced to after getting the band together and moving to Stillwater.
“He was the glue out there,” said Canada of the farm, a six-person rent house west of Stillwater. Canada attributes Childers influence to being the first person to tell him, “just write it.”
Childers settled in Stillwater in the early 1970s and recorded his first album in 1979 with the help of Jimmy LaFave. Willie’s Saloon soon became a home to Stillwater musicians. Friday, a tribute will be held their to remember Childers and his music.
“The best days for Bob Childers are still ahead,” Piccolo said. “It’s time to celebrate his life.”
Piccolo and the Red Dirt Rangers will take the stage at 5 p.m., with Chuck Dunlap to follow at 6:30 p.m. Others influenced by Childers are expected to attend as well.
Piccolo said 20 to 30 songs co-written with Childers that have not been finished. He said without Childers there probably would have been no Red Dirt Rangers.
A tribute was recently held at the Blue Door in Oklahoma City and Canada said, “It was weird to see all those people from the Stillwater music scene and not see Bob.”
“I guess the only thing I can say is I miss him.”

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Friday, May 9, 2008

OKC rockers... Radial Angel @ the Limelight, Nashville...

From: Nick Gibson

Date: May 8, 2008 6:39 PM
Subject: Hey Ardmore! We're comin!
Body: We'll be playing this Saturday night at Tenbuck 2 in Ardmore, OK!

Come out and party with us!

Tenbuck 2
Ardmore, OK
10:00 - 1:30
18+ to enter 21+ to drink

See you guys there!
From: Max's Garage

Date: May 8, 2008 7:06 PM
Subject: Brandon Clark Tonight!
Body: Everything is groovy when Brandon Clark is in the house and that would be TONIGHT! Come hang out with the Olympic contender for coooool!

Friday night ~ Our genius guitarist amigo, Harley Hamm, is bringing his very funky family with him to rock the roof off Max's! Will be a rockin' show and fun night.

Saturday night ~ Who wants to see Pink Floyd in concert in an intimate setting surrounded by good friends and cool ppl? FEARLESS FLOYD is an acclaimed Pink Floyd Tribute band and will make all our Pink Floyd concert dreams a reality Saturday night.

This will be one of the coolest shows of the year and it's only $5!!!

From: Cory Morrow

Date: May 8, 2008 7:29 PM
Subject: Midland, TX, Albuquerque, NM, and El Paso
Body: We are in Midland tonight!!!! Come out and see us at the Ranch! Tomorrow we are at Cowboys in Albuquerque and Saturday at Take 2 in El Paso with Bleu Edmonson.

See yall soon
From: Dirty Friday's

Is Online

Date: May 9, 2008 8:01 AM
Subject: Dirty Friday's on tonight and longer than ever!!
Body: 100.1 KWFX 9 p.m.

to Midnight!!! More stuff to win tonight and live interviews from a couple of great artists!!!!!!! Plus big concert news happening right here in Woodward coming in June!!!!!

Randy Crouch ..... Fiddle Jam, Orange Possum


The Wolf sends this note.. thanks "me lady"

From: The Wolf

Date: May 8, 2008 9:05 PM
Subject: Words for the night! Great ones!
Body: Seek not to avoid all effort, for that would curse you with unbearable emptiness. Seek instead to fill your life with meaningful efforts that resonate with your deepest purpose.

Your ability to make a difference is one of your greatest blessings. The more often you put that ability into practice, the more fulfilling your life will be.

You have your own special gifts to give to all of life. The intense longing within you is a longing to make a positive difference in your own unique way.

The universe in which you live is so wonderfully diverse and abundant that there are countless ways for you to create new value. You know each time you find one of those ways because it feels so right.

Don't settle for the meaningless trinkets that will soon rust and fade away. Build your life upon those efforts and resulting accomplishments that express the true beauty of who you are.

The time you invest in meaningful effort will produce rewards that continue to grow more valuable. And you'll fill your life with a richness that can never be taken away.

-- Ralph Marston

Deuce Eleven

From: Deuce Eleven

Date: May 8, 2008 9:35 PM
Subject: Broken Arrow PeopLLLLLLLLLLLE!!!
Body: Come out to Rooster Days tomorrow night. We play at 8 p.m.

Hope to see you there!!!


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18th Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival


One of the nation’s greatest family friendly festivals is back at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The Museum will be celebrating the 18th Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival presented by Delta Air Lines, May 24 and 25, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Children can participate in numerous outdoor activities including pony rides, rope making, bandana designing, paper fan decorating, coloring and leather crafting. Stagecoach and covered wagon rides around the festival grounds are a family favorite. Photo opportunities are abundant and pictures taken with Oreo, a Texas Longhorn steer, are popular. Tammi Sauer, author of Cowboy Camp and other children’s books, and Hall F. Duncan Ph.D., “Dr. D” author of The Wild Adventure of Oklahoma Joe’s 10-Gallon Hat will share cowboy stories at the storyteller’s tent.

The food is fantastic! Ten chuck wagon crews cook such delicious fare as stew, brisket, sourdough biscuits, beans, cobblers and rice pudding for visitors to sample. Recipes are prepared hourly at a demonstration wagon by sisters Sue Cunningham and Jean Cates, award-winning cooks from the C Bar C Ranch, Hartley, Texas. The Cunningham wagon is still used during spring and fall roundups. Demonstration recipes are free to the audience and cookbooks are available for purchase at The Museum Store wagon.

Western musical entertainment is scheduled on two separate stages. Don Edwards will be on stage Saturday, May 24. Edwards’ career as a balladeer, guitarist and composer has spanned more than three decades, enriching audiences with his authentic Western music and his extensive knowledge of cowboy lore. He played the role of Smokey, Robert Redford’s best friend, in the motion picture “Horse Whisperer.”

Red Steagall, who will perform Sunday, May 25, has performed at the Chuck Wagon event since 1991. The official Cowboy Poet of Texas is a master songwriter, recording artist, author, actor, radio personality and rancher. His career spans more than 25 years of performances at rodeos, major fairs, poetry gatherings and worldwide tours. Steagall was inducted into the Museum’s prestigious Hall of Great Westerners during the 2003 Western Heritage Awards ceremonies. He has received seven Wrangler Awards throughout the years for outstanding Western albums. Brother Danny will be accompanying Steagall on guitar.

Rich O’Brien, well-known throughout the Western music world, will perform on Sunday with Steagall. O’Brien has been involved as a guitarist and producer on more than 150 recordings. He has received 12 Wrangler Awards, more than any other person in the history of the Museum’s Western Heritage Awards.

Chuck Milner, cowboy singer, poet and songwriter will entertain as well as introduce other performers on the platform stage at the south end of the festival grounds. Milner, who has performed at many Western events across the country, has entertained at the Museum’s gathering since its inception 18 years ago.

New to the entertainment stage this year is the Byron Berline Band. For traditional bluegrass and Western swing music, join three time national fiddle champion Byron Berline and some of his band; John Hickman, Jim Fish and Richard Sharp. Berline has recorded seven solo albums, including his highly acclaimed "FIDDLE & A SONG" with guest performances from Vince Gill, Mason Williams, Earl Scruggs and Bill Monroe. In 1996 the album was nominated for two Grammy awards, “Best Album of the Year” and “Best Song of the Year.”

Another addition to the entertainment this year is Oklahoma Stomp, an all-youth Western swing band. These nine talented boys range in age from 12 to 16 and have been individually recognized with several awards from music writing to instrumental and vocal music competitions. The director of Oklahoma Stomp believes one of the most important ways to keep traditional Western swing alive is to encourage young people to listen and play it. The boys enjoy the music and the opportunity to carry on the Western swing tradition of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.

Other festival entertainers include talented Oklahoma Flyin’ Fiddler Wayne Cantwell, who plays Celtic, old time and bluegrass; cowboy singer Jim Garling; and working cowboy Gary Pratt accompanied by bass player Doyle Ellis and Susanne Woolley, violin & harmonies. Pratt has performed for the RFD-TV series “Best of America by Horseback,” and has appeared in “The Black Marshall” and “Trail End” with actor Barry Corbin for which he wrote the title song.

Dr. H.P. Hedgethicket III, Esquire will hawk his many "remedies and cures" during a hilarious Old West Medicine Show. Gary Robinson will demonstrate blacksmithing techniques. Lisa Sorrell, Guthrie, Oklahoma, will demonstrate boot making. Also returning is Oklahoma City Blazers hockey coach Doug Sauter’s Express Clyde and Pony Show +1 featuring the Clydesdale Blazer, donkey Redhawk and miniature horse Taxi.

When it’s time to cool off, families can take kids up the hill to the Museum’s indoor Children’s Cowboy Corral which offers plenty of hands-on entertainment. "Please touch" is the mantra often heard in the children’s building where activities include mounting real saddles, dressing up in cowboy gear and pretending to cook at a real chuck wagon camp. From howling coyotes atop a 20-foot rock mountain to oversized puzzles of Museum paintings and interactive computer games, the Three C’s Ranch is a fun place to be.

One of the best bargains of the day is the chance to visit the Museum’s fascinating galleries that tell the story of the West. Not only do children love the activities at the festival and the Children’s Cowboy Corral, they love to step back in time and walk down the streets of the Museum’s turn of the century old Western town, Prosperity Junction. A popular gallery with the adults, the Western Performers Gallery, evokes fond memories of movie stars from the silent era to the present. One of the most charming components of the gallery is a 1930s replica theater where a short film, narrated by Sam Elliott, captures the eventful history of Hollywood Westerns.

Chuck wagon activities, along with a tasting bowl and Museum admission, are included in the price of festival admission: adults $14, students with student I.D. $12, seniors 62 and over $12, children 6-12 $5. Children five and under are admitted free, as are members of the Museum. Two-day passes are available for adults $21; seniors and students $18; children 6-12 $7.50. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum remains open until 5:00 p.m. No discounts or coupons will be redeemable during the festival.

The Memorial Day weekend event was recognized by the American Bus Association as a 2004 Top 100 Event in North America. The festival with its mouth-watering food, activities for children, musical entertainment for the entire family and opportunity to browse the nation’s premier Western heritage museum attracted the attention of the Food Network which featured the festival on its “Top Five: Summer Sensations” program.

Delta Air Lines presents the 2008 Chuck Wagon Gathering in cooperation with the Dogwood Foundation, The Oklahoman, KKNG 93.3 FM and Great Plains Coca-Cola, with support from Museum Partners Devon Energy Corporation, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation.

The National Cowboy Museum, America's Premier Western Heritage Museum™, is supported through memberships and private and corporate donations. The Museum offers annual memberships that include year-round admission for six people, including the Chuck Wagon Gathering, subscription to the award-winning, quarterly publication Persimmon Hill and discounts for events and at The Museum Store. Nationally accredited, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located in Oklahoma City’s Adventure District at the junction of I-44 and I-35. For more information about the Museum or for a calendar of events, visit or call (405) 478-2250.

Wayne Cantwell

Saturday Night Outdoor Concerts @ Linwood United Methodist Church, OKC

reed montgomery <> wrote:
Hi: I'm the pastor at Linwood United Methodist Church, and we are hoping to have some Saturday Night Outdoor Concerts (inside if the weather is bad) this summer. We'll set up in our Child Center Playground (paved) - have stage and sound equipment. Will also be serving food and drinks.

We'd like the music groups to perform on the second or third Saturday - 7:00 - 9:00 or 9:30 PM, June through August - September if the weather is good. Any kind of music is good ........ we like it all!

If you are interested, call me at 942-0844 or 609-0134 (cell) or reply to my e-mail. Thanks.

Reed Montgomery

Sorry - I forgot to tell you where we are - we are at 3034 NW 17th St - corner of 17th and Drexel, just west of May Ave. Our parking and primary entrance is on 16th stret. Reed.

The Oklahoma Celtic Music and Heritage Festival (June 21st & 22nd, 2008)

roger graham <> wrote: June 6th Big Celtic Fest Promo Show

Hats off to Organizer Dustin Cooper who has organized a Promo Extraordinaire for the Celtic Fest!! June 6th starts out at 6 P.M. at the Celtic Circle like one fast silver bullet!! Heading down the down the track we will have only a taste of the great performances at the Celtic Fest . Get there on time for this high speed train and stay all the way for 30 minute sets of some fantastic performers. Dustin Cooper opens the show at lightening speed on the Dulcimer and will stay on board to help On the Doss that grand band from Stillwater who won't let the pace slow as they dish up some rowdy tunes followed by the flying feet of the Jean Hill's Dancers. Suspicious Contra Band, Merry Sisters and Boru's Ghost will all have the fiddles flying!!! This many great performers packed in to one great evening for the Celtic Fest will be unbelievable!! We will pass the hat --yes the ones we took off to Dustin Cooper for putting this together. --and we will try to raise a
little money for the Celtic Fest-- and have a whole lot of fun doing it!!!.Get on board the Celtic Express at 6 P.M. on June 6th at the Full Circle Station(Bookstore) and head out on the Celtic Fast track!!
This free show is a promotional fundraiser concert to
The Oklahoma Celtic Music and Heritage Festival (June 21st & 22nd, 2008): Full Circle Bookstore
is located on the first floor of 50 Penn Place in Oklahoma City. For more information go to
or call (405) 842-2900.

Thursday, May 8, 2008



Aaron Newman Duo, Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse. ACOUSTIC
Adam Ray Funktet, UCO Jazz Lab, Edmond. JAZZ
Banana Seat, Red Rock Canyon Grill. ROCK
Big Smith and Buffalofitz, Sauced Annex. AMERICANA
OKGPick! The Black Crowes, Riverwind Casino, Norman. ROCK
Brian Odle, Wormy Dog Saloon. COUNTRY
Chain Gang, Triples Bar & Grill. ROCK
Charles-N-Charge, The Fat Boy Saloon. ROCK
The Clique featuring Speedy West, Friends. ROCK
Danny White and Gene Bell, The World Famous Hideaway. BLUES
DJ Chris Connelly, Paradise City. ELECTRONIC
DJ Diverse, Venu. ELECTRONIC
DJ J20, The Dugout. ELECTRONIC
DJ Jacob Jones and DJ Notice, Cafe Nova. ELECTRONIC
DJ PhD, Hawaiian Don’s, Edmond. ELECTRONIC
Gabriel Marshall, Lakeside Fish Grill. ACOUSTIC
Gregg Kennedy, Junior’s. PIANO
Jeff Rodgers, D’s Pub. ACOUSTIC
Josh Mercer, The Red Cup. SINGER/SONGWRITER
Jungle Vibrations with DJ Doctor Evil, Club Raw. ELECTRONIC
Kevin Watson and Adam McFarland, Nonna’s Purple Bar. ACOUSTIC
Michael Crossno Band, Windjammer Club. COUNTRY
Open Mic with Dyno, Galileo Bar & Grill. ROCK
Reverend Lumberjack and JV Squad, The Deli, Norman. ROCK
Rick Toops, Red Piano Lounge, Skirvin Hotel. JAZZ
The Strangers, The Biting Sow. BLUES
Time Machine, Baker Street Pub & Grill. ROCK


2AM, Lakeside Fish Grill. ROCK
OKGPick! Alesana, The Chariot, Skyeatsairplane, Lovehatehero and Our Last Night, Bricktown Ballroom. ROCK
Anita Russell and Friends, Clint’s, Yukon. COUNTRY
Apparatus, Belle Isle Brewery. ROCK
Ash and Rachel Iraqui, The Original Ole. ACOUSTIC
Big G, Riverwind Casino, Norman. BLUES
Black Swan and Enormous Friend, Sauced Annex. ROCK
The Blue Ryders, Sweetheart Bar. COUNTRY
The Bluecats, Couch Park. R&B

Borderline Band, Rhinestone Cowboy. COUNTRY
The Burton Band, Blue Fire Lounge, Waterford Marriott. R&B
Celtic Jam Session, Full Circle Bookstore. CELTIC
Charles Scott Band, Cheeseburger In Paradise. ACOUSTIC
OKGPick! Chris Knight and Back Porch Mary, Wormy Dog Saloon. COUNTRY
The Clique featuring Speedy West, Friends. ROCK
DJ Chris Connelly, Paradise City.
DJ PhD, Halftime Sports Grill. ELECTRONIC
DJ V and Ostara, Sidecar Cocktail Lounge. ELECTRONIC
Electric Avenue, Riverwind Casino, Norman. ROCK
OKGPick! Elevation: The U2 Tribute Band, SkkyBar. ROCK
The Ellington Project, The Ranch Steakhouse. JAZZ
Emelo, Galileo Bar & Grill. FOLK
Fear fo Self and Gust, Bora Bora. ROCK
OKGPick! Ghost of Monkshood, The Red Room. PSYCHEDELIC
Gregg Kennedy, Junior’s. PIANO
Hosty Duo, The Deli, Norman. ROCKABILLY
The InTrieri Theory with Danny White, Hogwash Cafe. BLUES
Jack Rowdy, Route 66 Roadhouse. COUNTRY
Jacob Becannen and Mark Vollertson, Nonna’s Purple Bar. ACOUSTIC
Kanaga, Drinkz. POP
Keith Daniel Trio, Dan McGuinness Pub, Moore. ROCK
Kerry Andrews and Brent Blount, Red Piano Lounge, Skirvin Hotel. JAZZ
Lemma, Louie’s, Edmond. ROCK
Martha Stallings, Maker’s. CONTEMPORARY
Miss Brown to You, UCO Jazz Lab, Edmond. JAZZ
No U Turn, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. COUNTRY
The Originals, D’s Pub. ACOUSTIC
The Plumbers, Baker Street Pub & Grill. ROCK
Radio Soul, Tapwerks. ROCK
OKGPick! The RIP Tides, Blue Note. ROCK
Rod Picott and Efron White, Blue Door. FOLK
Ron Pennington, Nancy’s 57th Street Lighthouse. R&B
Shiloh, Lucille’s, Mulhall. COUNTRY
Shortt Dogg, Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse. BLUES
Snap Dragon, Russell’s. ROCK
The Stave, Red Rock Canyon Grill. ROCK
Still Working on It, Rendezvous II Bar, Del City. BLUES
The Stinnett Brothers, The Fatboy Saloon. BLUES
The Suspects and Will Porter, Rock Lounge. ROCK
Sweet Thing, Mama’s Smokin’ Aces. ROCK
Terry Pursell and Phil Reimer, The Red Cup. ROCK
Unplugged with Jeff Criswell, The Biting Sow. BLUES


411 Band, Riverwind Casino, Norman. ROCK
OKGPick! Ace Frehley, Diamond Ballroom. METAL
Anita Russell and Friends, Clint’s, Yukon. COUNTRY
The Blue Ryders, Sweetheart Bar. COUNTRY
Boru’s Ghost, John Madison and Tom Crider, Norman Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Norman. CHRISTIAN
The Brothers Sarmiento, Galileo Bar & Grill. FOLK
The Burton Band, Blue Fire Lounge, Waterford Marriott. R&B
The Byron Berline Band, Leon Rausch and Smiley Weaver, Logan County Fairgrounds, Guthrie. BLUEGRASS
OKGPick! Citizen 5, Dan McGuinness Pub, Moore. ROCK
The Clique featuring Speedy West, Friends. ROCK
Colin Nance Band and Stonewater, Bora Bora. ROCK
Derek Goff, D’s Pub. ACOUSTIC
DJ Jason, Paradise City. ELECTRONIC
DJ PhD, Hawaiian Don’s, Edmond. ELECTRONIC
Doc Blue and The Blues Revue Band, The Biting Sow. BLUES
The Electric Primadonnas with Plaid Rabbit and Motwon Blood, Sauced Annex. ROCK
OKGPick! Electric Rag Band, Blue Note. AMERICANA
The Ellington Project, The Ranch Steakhouse. JAZZ
Enfuneration and Sins of the Earth, Big Papa’s Pour House. ROCK, Bossa Nova at the Top. ELECTRONIC
Grant Stevens, Red Piano Lounge, Skirvin Hotel.
Gregg Kennedy, Junior’s. PIANO
Heather on the Harp, Borders, Norman. ACOUSTIC
Hey Hollywood, Arbor Chase, The Mocha Band and Savant, Convergence. ROCK
Just Travelin’, Danny Bob’s Hideout, Edmond. ROCK
Kanaga, Drinkz. POP
Keith Daniel Trio, Belle Isle Brewery. ROCK
Kerry Wayne, Maker’s. R&B
Leon Harrell and the Neon Cowboys, Country Ballroom Dance. COUNTRY
Martha Stallings, Othello’s, Norman. CONTEMPORARY
Metal Shop, Route 66 Roadhouse. METAL
Pearl, Rhinestone Cowboy. COUNTRY
Philip Coggins, Nonna’s Purple Bar. ACOUSTIC
The Plumbers, Baker Street Pub & Grill. ROCK
Prairie Dawgs, Grape Ranch, Okemah. COUNTRY
Randy Clemons and the Resonators, The Red Cup. FOLK
Roland Bowling Band, Rendezvous II Bar, Del City. BLUES
Scott King and The Blue Collar Boys, Thunderbird Casino. COUNTRY
Shane Henry Band, Lakeside Fish Grill. ACOUSTIC
Shortt Dogg, Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse. BLUES
The Silver Tops, Ingrid’s. JAZZ
Snap Dragon, Russell’s. ROCK
The Stave, Tapwerks. ROCK
Steve Brack and Stage County, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. COUNTRY
Steve Crossley, Thunder Roadhouse. ROCK
The Stinnett Brothers, The Fatboy Saloon. BLUES
Sweet Thing, Mama’s Smokin’ Aces. ROCK
Syke, The Deli, Norman. ROCK
TJ McFarland, Wormy Dog Saloon. COUNTRY
Tweety, Jerm’s Bday and Violent Pride, Rock Lounge. ROCK
Who’s Joe Fazzio, Red Rock Canyon Grill. ROCK
The Wise Guys, UCO Jazz Lab, Edmond. ROCK


Amy Lavere, Blue Door. SOUL
Bryon White, D’s Pub. ACOUSTIC
DJ PhD, Fox and Hound. ELECTRONIC
Hosty Solo, The Deli, Norman. ROCKABILLY
Jam with Scott Keeton and Speedy West, Odie’s Blues Saloon. BLUES
Jason Shuck, D’s Pub. ACOUSTIC
Kalazh Band, On Broadway Club. R&B
Koffin Kats and The RIP Tides, Rock Lounge. ROCK
Leen Two Plus One, American Legion Post 12. COUNTRY
Plead the Fifth, Rendezvous II Bar, Del City. BLUES
OKGPick! REO Speedwagon and Night Ranger, Zoo Amphitheatre. ROCK
Susan Herndon, Grape Ranch, Okemah. FOLK


Carrie Webber and Charlie Rayl, Red Piano Lounge, Skirvin Hotel. JAZZ
Danny White and Gene Bell, The World Famous Hideaway. BLUES
Eddy Edsel Acoustic Jam, The Biting Sow. BLUES
OKGPick! Javelina, The Conservatory. ROCK
Justin Shipley and Justin Witte, Hawaiian Don’s, Edmond. ROCK
Ron Pennington, Nancy’s 57th Street Lighthouse. R&B
Time Machine, Riverwind Casino, Norman. ROCK


Derek Goff, D’s Pub. ACOUSTIC
Garcia Tarver and Frank Perkins, Red Piano Lounge, Skirvin Hotel. JAZZ
Guitar Hero, Baker Street Pub & Grill. ROCK
OKGPick! Hairy Apes BMX, The Deli, Norman. FUNK
Jayne Doe and Unmarked Cars, Hi-Lo Club. ROCK
Joe Mack, Galileo Bar & Grill. SINGER/SONGWRITER
Joe Wright featuring Cami Stinson, Kamp’s Deli. BIG BAND
Leapin’ Lannie Jam, The Biting Sow. BLUES
Leon Harrell and the Neon Cowboys, Country Ballroom Dance. COUNTRY
Open Mic with Space Bob, Hawaiian Don’s, Edmond. ROCK
Sherri Cook, The World Famous Hideaway. BLUES
Singing Bartender Ann Routon, Nancy’s 57th Street Lighthouse. ROCK


Aaron Newman Duo, Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse. ACOUSTIC
Boy and Battle Bend, Sauced Annex. FOLK
Camille Harp, Wormy Dog Saloon. FOLK
Chain Gang, Triples Bar & Grill. ROCK
OKGPick! Congress of a Crow, The Deli, Norman. ROCK
Denise Smith and After Hours Band, Junior’s. JAZZ
DJ Jason, Paradise City. ELECTRONIC
DJ PhD, Dan McGuinness Pub, Moore. ELECTRONIC
OKGPick! The Greencards and Travis Linville, Blue Door. AMERICANA
Jack Rowdy, D’s Pub. ACOUSTIC
Jamie Richards, Firelake Grand Casino, Shawnee. COUNTRY
Jose Luis Tono, Red Piano Lounge, Skirvin Hotel. JAZZ
Louis Lopez, Monterey Jack’s. ACOUSTIC
Michael Crossno Band, Windjammer Club. COUNTRY
Otis Watkins, The Biting Sow. BLUES
Piranha Brothers, Pearl’s North. ROCK
Randy Smith, Nancy’s 57th Street Lighthouse. R&B
Star Belly, Baker Street Pub & Grill. ROCK
Troy Hardin, Lakeside Fish Grill. ACOUSTIC

On Sale this Saturday, May 10th...

Nine Inch Nails
Friday, August 15, 2008 - 8:00 PM

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor has won 2 Grammy's for Best Metal Performance and has proven to be one of the more vital forces in popular music.

Get your tickets to see Nine Inch Nails live at the Ford Center when they go on sale this Saturday, May 10th @ 10:00 AM!

More Info. | Tickets

Current Pre-Sale Opportunities...

Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh
Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 12:30 PM

Join Winnie the Pooh (and his friends, too!) as they bring the classic charm of the Hundred Acre Wood to the stage in Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh. Children and their parents will join Pooh and his friends in this exciting interactive family theatrical experience where the audience will imitate Pooh's renowned "stoutness" exercises, learn Tigger's exuberant Whoop-de-Dooper Bounce, play along with Rabbit's super-sized garden vegetables as they bound through the audience and help recreate other memorable moments from the world of Winnie the Pooh.

You are invited to order your tickets before they
go on sale to the general public through this special,
internet-only presale.

Pre-sale Ends: Monday, May 12th @ 11:59 PM

For further information about this fun-filled performance, please visit the Ford Center website at
or visit

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
December 26-28, 2008

For three days only the world's biggest and most spectacular Christmas show will be appearing at Ford Center.

Groups of 10 or more can order tickets in advance!
Email your groups order or call 866-940-7469 today!

More Info. | Public On-Sale this September...Stay Tuned!

OKC Yard Dawgz
More Info. | Tickets

Tim McGraw
May 30th @ 8:00 PM
More Info. |Tickets

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
June 6th-8th
More Info. | Tickets

Red Earth Festival
June 6th-8th @ Cox Convention Center
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John Mellencamp
July 25th @ 8:00 PM
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American Idols Live!
August 28th @ 7:00 PM
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Neil Diamond
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ACM Names More Big Names For May 18th Show
Chesney & Strait Sing Shiftwork Live For The First Time

The Academy of Country Music has announced that Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and LeAnn Rimes will perform during the 43rd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards and that Kenny Chesney and George Strait will perform a special live duet for the first time ever.

The ceremony honoring country music’s top talent and the industry’s hottest emerging talent will be broadcast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas next Sunday (5/18) on CBS.

The Academy also announced that Criss Angel, Clint Black, Brooks & Dunn, Kaley Cuoco, Sara Evans, Jewel, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Mates of Emerson Drive, Dr. Phil & Robin McGraw, Randy Owen, John Rich, Carrie Underwood, Clay Walker and Trisha Yearwood will make special appearances.

As a special performance, superstars Kenny Chesney and George Strait will perform their duet Shiftwork from Chesney’s album Poets & Pirates. This will be the first time the pair have performed this song live.

Both Chesney and Strait are nominated for multiple Academy of Country Music awards, including Entertainer of the Year which fans can vote for by clicking here.

Tony Morreale Launches His Own Company
He'll Work With Universal South & The Eli Young Band

He told us he'd announce his plans soon...and now he has. Former ShowDog Nashville Director/National Promotion and BNA Records Promotion Rep Tony Morreale has launched his own company.

Morrealle's new company will be a boutique marketing and promotion firm focusing on select clientele. His first client is Republic/Universal South Records and the Eli Young Band.

Send your congrats to Tony Morreale or call him at 615.595.2523.

ACM Gives Its First Crystal Milestone Award To Garth
Has Won Every Award The Music Industry Has To Offer

The Academy Of Country Music has awarded its first Crystal Milestone Award to Garth Brooks during the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards next Sunday (5/18) on CBS. Garth will also perform a special medley of his greatest hits.

The Academy of Country Music Crystal Milestone Award is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement. This award was originally acknowledged during a presentation in Hollywood last fall celebrating the Record Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) special recognition of Brooks’ 123 million in unit sales.

As the only solo artist in RIAA history to have six albums top the 10 million sales mark, Brooks has been certified the top-selling solo artist in U.S. history.

His most recent release, The Ultimate Hits, has been certified 5 times platinum.

“The Academy wanted to more formally recognize Garth’s career achievements and success,” said Bob Romeo, Executive Director of the Academy of Country Music. “We felt the only way to underline his unmatched contribution to the genre of country music was to recognize him on our Awards show.”

“The ACM has always taken care of me and my music,” said Garth Brooks. “From Gene Weed to Bill and Fran Boyd, the ACM family has been a frontrunner in my career. I am flattered and humbled by what this award means. The fact that they have never awarded it before makes me feel the respect and the faith they have in me as an artist, and I will continue to work my butt off to make sure they are happy with their choice.”

Garth Brooks has won a total of eighteen Academy of Country Music Awards throughout his career, including Artist of The Decade in 1998. He has received every accolade the industry can bestow on an artist, including 2 Grammys, 17 American Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 5 World Music Awards, 12 People’s Choice Awards and 36 Billboard Music Awards, among many others.

Eddy Arnold Dies At 89—GAC Honors Him Tonight

Country Legend Eddy Arnold Dies At 89
Eddy Arnold, who known as the “Tennessee Plowboy,” moved Country music forward with elegance, sophistication to millions of fans to Country music. Eddy Arnold, who is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, passed away at 4:40 a.m. today (5/8) at NHC Place in Cool Springs at the age of 89.

Arnold’s hits include “Make The World Go Away,” “I Want To Go With You,” “Turn The World Around,” “I Really Don’t Want To Know” and “You Don’t Know Me.” These songs an others helped to move Country music forward into the mass market.

Arnold sold more than 85 million records, with 37 singles charting on the pop charts and many more impacting the Country charts. He ranks as Billboard magazine’s single most popular Country artist of all time. He was a star of stage and screen, and the Nashville music scene for decades. However, his music was not often embraced by traditionalists; Arnold was one of the leaders of Nashville music. His songs always told a story.

Arnold began in the business poor and somewhat backward, however he ended up a multi-millionaire who loved to spend time with friends 8th Avenue South in Nashville. He became a real estate magnate who loved green spaces and fresh air. He was proud to be that Country boy who struggled to make southern music touch the urban centers of America.

He was born Richard Edward Arnold on May 15, 1918, on a farm in Chester County, Tennessee, about 20 miles south of Jackson. His father died when he was 11. Arnold’s teenage time was hard times. Living through the Great Depression, he never forgot those hard days. After he became wealthy, he was still always known as a frugal man.

Arnold started his singing career in Jackson on the radio while still a teenager. He was known as “Smiling Eddy Arnold.” He left the farm, drove a hearse, slept at a funeral home until January 1938, when he and another performer, Speedy McNatt headed to St. Louis and began doing radio and clubs gigs.

In 1940, Arnold got an audition at WSM and he became a member of Pee Wee King’s Golden West Cowboys. A job that allowed him to tour, impress audiences with his smooth voice of sincerity. Working with King helped him grow in popularity around the Grand Ole Opry. In 1942 he decided to pursue a solo career.

Arnold married the former Sally Gayhart on Nov. 28, 1941 and then in Nashville around 1943, he formed a band, The Tennessee Plowboys, and got a manager , Colonel Tom Parker, who managed Elvis Presley’s career later.

In 1944, he signed with RCA. Then in December of 1944, Arnold entered WSM’s Studio B and recorded a four-song session that included “Cattle Call,” a song that would become one of Mr. Arnold’s signatures. That was the first major label recording session in Nashville.

During the late 1940s, he dominated Country music charts and then in the 1950s, he began to reach-out beyond Country. He began appearing on television shows including Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts and The Perry Como Show, and found that thousands of people who didn’t otherwise care for “western music” would sit and smile at his performances. He split with his manager Col. Parker over personality conflicts.

Music historian and WSM-AM air personality Eddie Stubbs said, “He brought country uptown.” 1965, the lush “What’s He Doing In My World” was a smash hit, and he followed that with the classic “Make The World Go Away.” Arnold told a UPI reporter, “I wanted to broaden my appeal, I never wanted to desert the Country field, and I will not. I wanted my style and my image to be enjoyed and accepted by a broader segment of the people.” His 1960s’ successes, which continued unabated until the decade’s end, kept most of his Country-loving fans while bring along the suburban crowd. In 1966, he played Carnegie Hall and was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The following year, he was named the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year. He was touring with orchestral accompaniment, and he was a regular on national programs such as The Tonight Show.

Throughout the 80s and ’90s, Arnold would remain a popular concert draw and a regular guest on television shows. He continued to record as well. His 100th album, After All This Time, was released in 2005 on RCA.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sally Gayhart Arnold, who died March 11, 2008. He is survived by their children, Richard Edward Jr., of Nashville, and Jo Ann Pollard, of Brentwood, Tenn. He is also survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.