Thursday, December 31, 2009

Monica Taylor

Happy Holidays to all of you!

I put together a Journal entry for you about my recent trip to the Northwest part of this country... the music and friends and food and travel was so great! 

And it was all a 'Leap of faith.' 
Thought you might like to read about the first part of my 3 week adventure. I will put this story and the Journal entry for my Week in Montana and the Amtrak ride home from MT on my website this week.

I have a few January concert listings for myself and for Patrick. I have included them at the top of the attached Journal entry, but I will go ahead and tell you a little about the one I'm especially excited about:

Saturday, January 9th, The Blue Door Music Hall in Oklahoma City, OK at 8pm  $10
THIS will be my CD Release Concert for "Cotton Shirt" in OKC!  I will have Uncle Don on bass, Steve Pryor on steel, and Kentucky white on Mandolin and guitar... plus a lovely surprise!  You have to open the attached letter to find out who else will be here this evening!  

Other things:
The Grape Ranch south of Okemah, OK this Sunday, 1-5pm
The Hideaway, Jan. 8th in Stillwater, OK 7-8:30pm
Patrick Williams' New Year's Eve show at Marietta's in Cushing, OK!

You'll enjoy the Journal letter about my travels, I promise!

love from Monica Taylor... a ramblin’, red dirt girl

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Nick Gibson New Years Newsletter!

Howdy all!

Well its the week of New Years Eve, and let me tell ya...I am STOKED about 2010! We got alot of stuff going on right now and I'm really excited to see where 2010 takes us! :)

I hope everyone had a great holiday season! I got to see my mom and spend a few days with the family! It was a great Christmas for us and it was a good few days off...well wait a second...I didn't actually have any days off to speak of! I played a few acoustic shows in Tulsa over the break! I got to play a show with a bunch of friends from back in my MWK days and it was a blast! I got to play with my good friend Andy Skib and he even got up and sang "I Go Crazy" with me! It was a blast! There are some videos on YouTube of the performances! Here's a quick link to a YouTube search for the videos!

This week we've got a few shows!

Wednesday, December 30th I'll be playing my normal acoustic show in Tulsa, OK at Crow Creek Tavern! Show starts at 9:00pm! No cover, so c'mon out and party with us!

Thursday, December 31st we will be playing our New Year's Eve 2009 show in Mulvane, KS at RD's County Line! It'll be our first time playing at RD's on New Year's Eve! We're super stoked to play there and see all of our friends!

Saturday, January 2nd we'll be playing our After New Year's Eve After Party show at RD's County Line in Mulvane, KS! We're gonna give everyone a day to recover on the 1st, then we'll fire it back up again on Saturday the get your game faces on and lets get partying!

Let's bring in 2010 with a bang! 2009 has been a great year, hate to see it go, but I'm super stoked for 2010!

Wednesday, December 30th
Crow Creek Tavern
36th & Peoria - Tulsa, OK
Solo Acoustic
9:00pm - 12:00am

Thursday, December 31st
RD's County Line
108 N. 2nd Ave - Mulvane, KS
9:30pm - 1:00am

Saturday, January 2nd
RD's County Line
108 N. 2nd Ave - Mulvane, KS
9:30pm - 1:00am

See you guys this week! Have a great New Years!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The passing of Redbone's Anthony Bellamy


New York, NY – The Native American Music Awards (N.A.M.A.) organization is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Redbone's Anthony Bellamy, who has died on Christmas morning, December 25th, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada with his family by his side. Anthony, or Tony "T-Bone" Bellamy, who attended the 10th Annual Native American Music Awards and was inducted into the N.A.M.A. Hall of Fame with Redbone in 2008, was a Mexican-American Yaqui Indian who became the lead guitarist, pianist and vocalist for the Native American band.. He was a beloved and endearing friend of the "Nammys" since its inception, and will be greatly missed. 

Redbone became established as a Native American rock group in the 1970s. They reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1974 with the hit song, "Come and Get Your Love."

Originally formed in 1969 in Los Angeles, California by brothers Patrick Vasquez (bass and vocals) and Lolly Vasquez (guitar and vocals), the name Redbone started as a joking reference to a Cajun term for a mixed-race person ("half-breed"). The band's members were of mixed blood ancestry.

According to Patrick Vasquez aka Pat Vegas, it was Jimi Hendrix who talked the musicians into forming an all-Native American rock group and so they signed as the band Redbone to Epic Records in 1969. The band consisted of Patrick Vasquez, Lolly Vasquez, drummer Pete DePoe and Anthony "Tony" Bellamy. Their debut album Redbone was released in 1970.

Redbone played primarily rock music with R&B, Cajun, Jazz, tribal and Latin roots. Their first commercial success was with the single, "Maggie" from their second album, Potlatch, in 1970.  Two other hit singles would follow; "The Witch Queen of New Orleans" in 1971, which went to #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, and their greatest hit song to date, "Come and Get Your Love" in 1974, which went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Come and Get Your Love", stayed in the Billboard charts for 24 weeks, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. on April 22, 1974.

Tony Bellamy grew up in a family of dancers and musicians and learned to play the flamenco guitar as part of his musical education. Before joining the band Redbone, Tony Bellamy had performed with Dobie Gray, and a was a member of the San Francisco band, Peter and the Wolves, that evolved into the psychedelic band Moby Grape.

In 1998, Tony Bellamy and Patrick Vasquez performed as Redbone at the First Native American Music Awards held at the Foxwoods Casino in Conneticut. 

On October 4, 2008, Tony Bellamy and Patrick Vasquez attended the 10th Annual Native American Music Awards at the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino in Niagara Falls, NY as special guests to accept Redbone's induction into the N.A.M.A. Hall of Fame.

Born as Anthony Avila, Tony Bellamy died at age 69.

N.A.M.A. and its Advisory Board contingency would like extend their condolences to the Bellamy family. N.A.M.A. will forever honor this legendary performer who has been both a leading force in the mainstream music industry and an inspiration to the Native American community. 

Visit for more information.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Nick Gibson rocks Tulsa tonight

4x4 Tahoe rawks! Show STILL ON tonight at Crow Creek in Tulsa, OK! 36th & Peoria! Show at 9pm! Be there!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and yours!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nick Gibson

Gigs this week: 23rd and 25th at Crow Creek in Tulsa, OK at 9pm both nights! 26th at Flytrap in Tulsa, OK and doors are at 6pm! :)

Merry Gigs!

Hello my merry friends!  I've got some great holiday gigs this week and when you're soooo over the Christmas thing...come join me at The Deli or Libby's! ;)

Christmas night I will be at The Deli slingin' songs with Ryan Engleman and the boys from Mama Sweet, Aron, Daniel and Boyd.  Last time this happened, I couldn't stop grinnin' all night!  Hope you can come join us.

If not Christmas night, how about Saturday the 26th...I'll be playing solo at Libby's Cafe in Goldsby.  Come enjoy some great food, great atmosphere and great service from the lovely ladies of Libby's!..oh and don't forget live lullabies! Alliteration aside, I'll kick it off about 9pm.

Joy to you and yours!
Camille Harp

Nick Gibson

Howdy guys!

Well, things have been super hectic around here! I've been super busy writing songs, trying to get enough material ready to be able to start thinking about working on a new album! I know alot of you guys have been asking when we're gonna come out with a new one...and all I can say is...I don't know! Haha! The writing process for this next album is going to be different from the first one...I wanna make sure the next album is very much "me" and so I'm being picky about it! :) Just bare with me guys!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving last month! It's always good to get together with the family and have a few days to just hang out!

Christmas is this week! Yay! :) I know everyone is excited about that! The band is off this weekend, however I am playing a few acoustic gigs this week, so I wanted to let everyone know!

Wednesday, December 23rd I'll be playing a solo acoustic show at Crow Creek Tavern in Tulsa, OK starting at 9pm! Crow Creek is a regular acoustic gig for me, so if you guys are in the Tulsa area on the 23rd, c'mon out and hang with me! Crow Creek is at 36th and Peoria, so I hope to see some of you guys there!

Then Friday, December 25th I'll be playing a solo acoustic show at...Crow Creek Tavern! Haha! They asked me if I wanted to play a Christmas show and so I said heck yeah! If you guys are gonna be around and done with the family stuff, then come out and have some fun with me! :) I'll start at 9pm again! See you guys on Christmas!

And lastly, but certainly not leastly, on Saturday, December 26th I'm playing with a bunch of friends from back in the day at the Flytrap Music Hall in Tulsa, OK for the Family Reunion Show 2009! I'm playing solo acoustic along with Andy Skib, Bryan Jewett, Josh Center, Robby Merrick, and a whole bunch more! So definitely come out to that show! I believe the show starts at 7pm, so get there early and come see a bunch of friends pickin' and grinnin'!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and hopefully I'll see some of you at one (or all) of the shows this week!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Taddy Porter Song on Monday Night Football

Taddy Porter Song on Monday Night Football

December 21st, 2009
Taddy Porter
Taddy Porter’s new single “Shake Me” will be featured tonight onMonday Night Football (ESPN, 9:30pm CST).

Sunday, December 20, 2009

No Justice

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Upcoming shows this week!


Thursday, December 17th at the Levee located at  111 Joplin Drive in Longview, Texas. Showtime is 9:00 PM. 

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Susan Herndon - Calistoga TONIGHT! the Ambassador for NEW YEAR'S EVE!

Susan Herndon
playing TONIGHT
Friday, 18 December, 2009
on the RiverWalk Crossing
in Jenks, Oklahoma
8 pm
with her band, the CherryPickers
in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1324 S. Main St
9 pm

New Years Eve in Tulsa | West Coast in February & Europe in March | New LP in Spring

"...the group has matured into one of the finest and most exciting jazz groups around." -Billboard

Hi Friends,

     We just wrapped up an incredible 36 city North American tour in support of our new EP 'One Day in Brooklyn'!  The new album, lineup, and tour have been met with rave reviews from Billboard and Downbeat to The New York Times and the LA Weekly.  Thanks to everyone out there who helped make this the best album release tour ever.  With sold out shows in San Francisco, Eureka, & Portland we can't wait to get back out West in February.  See below for our tour dates as well as recent quotes about the band and EP.  If you are interested in helping us spread the word about a show in exchange for a free ticket please email us for more information.

     We're thrilled to be back in Tulsa to record our 20th album!  Yesterday we moved into Natura Digital Recording Studio to begin creating the best JFJO studio album ever.  Owned by Grammy Award winning, legendary Tulsa drummer and producer David Teegarden, the studio has been used in classic recordings like JJ Cale's To Tulsa and Back amongst others.  Stay tuned to facebook and twitter for more information and an inside look into the session and LP we expect to release in Spring 2010.

yodajazz          darth

Catch up with us online and check the Jazz Millions we've made over the past couple months.  Bounce over to our Flickr page and Facebook for a brief visual rundown of September & October including trips to both coasts, Canada,  Mike Gordon tour, Halloween, and much more.  Speaking of Halloween, some recordings from our Halloween show are now on a free live sampler available when you order a copy of the new CD 'One Day in Brooklyn '.  If you've already purchased a copy of ODIB, just send us a picture of yourself holding the album and we'll email you the download link!  Email us if you bought the album in digital format and we'll work something out.  Everyone can catch a sneak peak of these incredible live tracks by clicking here to download one of the sampler's tracks, Hamby's Window as heard on Halloween in Kansas City.  To hear the epic Halloween show in it's entirety check out Cool Music Network for the recording of the whole evening.  To get your hands on an additional mp3 sample track, SMS text us with your full name, email address, as well as the city and state in which you live in to phone number 918.850.6905.  

     Once again it's Tulsa for our second consecutive hometown New Year's Eve celebration on December 31st.  This year we invite you to enter a time warp and take a step back to the mid-90's for an old school freak out at The Eclipse.  Once the regular haunt of early Odyssey's, the band hasn't played the club since 1996!  For one night only we will return to destroy The Eclipse once and for all.  This will undoubtedly be the last time to ever see us play at such an historic and intimate part of JFJO lore as The Eclipse, so catch it while you can.  Special guests are expected.  Panda Resistance
opens the evening's festivities.  Tickets are $20, and with limited space a sell-out is imminent.  Also, we're happy to say that we will be supplying the Champagne for the New Year's toast.  Can't wait to ring in the new year in Tulsa with all of you (some, in spirit).  2010 is shaping up to be the best year ever.  Have a safe and happy holiday season everyone!

     Love & Light,



Thur. Dec. 31st - Tulsa,OK - The Eclipse - Facebook Event
Tue. Feb. 2nd - Norman,OK - The Deli
Thurs. Feb 4th - San Diego,CA - Winston's - special free show!
Sat. Feb. 6th - LA, CA - The Mint -
Facebook Event
Wed. Feb. 10th - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe's Alley - Facebook Event
Thurs. Feb. 11th - Sacramento, CA - Beatnik Studios - Facebook Event
Fri. Feb. 12th - San Francisco, CA - Coda - Facebook Event
Sat. Feb. 13th - Sebastopol, CA - Hopmonk - Facebook Event
Sat. Feb. 14th - Eureka, CA - Red Fox (2nd Annual World Famous Pajama Jam!)
Wed. Feb. 17th - Seattle, WA - High Dive -
Facebook Event
Thur. Feb. 18th - Olympia,WA - Eastside Club w/Yamn - Facebook Event
Fri. Feb. 19th - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios - Facebook Event
Sat. Feb. 20th - Humboldt, CA - special World Famous Presents event
Wed. March 3rd - Berlin, Germany - A-Trane - Facebook Event
Sat. March 6th - Helsinki, Finland - Ekman Jazz Club
Tues. March 9th - Västerås, Sweden - Nya Perspektiv

Fri. March 12th - Stockholm, Sweden - Fasching Jazz Club - Facebook Event
Sat. March 13th - Turku, Finland - Turku Jazz Festival - Facebook Page
Mon. March 15th - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Cafe Wilhelmina
Fri. March 19th - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Cafe Alto - Facebook Event
Wed. March 31st - Edinburgh, Scotland - The Jazz Bar
Thur. April 1st - London, England - Vortex
Sat. June 12th - Bartlesville,OK - OK Mozart Festival - Facebook Event
(World Debut of Ludwig w/44 piece orchestra!  JFJO's reinterpretations of Beethoven's 3rd & 6th!)

What people have been saying:

"One Day In Brooklyn, the group's new EP, documents a two-pronged shift: toward countrified timbres and post-bop exposition." -New York Times

"Haas is busy with lots of potent ideas...climactic dynamics, anthemic melodrama and impulsive, erudite pianism...3.5 stars"  -Downbeat

"Born in Tulsa and raised up on the road, this adventurous piano trio plus lap steel guitar get alternately scrappy and pastoral on their new EP, One Day in Brooklyn."   -Village Voice

"On 'One Day in'll hear how creative and adventurous Tulsans, lap steel and all, are redirecting the future of jazz "  -Kansas City Star

"They do Monk (a gorgeous "Four in One"), Abdullah Ibrahim, Roland Kirk (a crazier "Black & Crazy Blues" that weaves and darts and cooks), and some Beatles. Their own "Country Girl" is just lovely, a little off the track, languid here, hurried there....Recommended."  -LA Weekly

JFJO hits the mark with a tribute to the late producer Joel Dorn on the Rahsaan Roland Kirk medley "A Laugh for Rory / Black & Crazy Blues," a reading of The Beatles "Julia," a stab at Thelonious Monk's "Four in One," and a pair of originals - including a clever mashup of Dr.Dre and Beethoven.  JFJO ain't dead, just reborn"   -Relix Magazine

"...sonically fascinating take on "Four in One," not unlike the streamlined approach you might expect from Bill Frisell. Rating:9/10"

"The long notes of Combs' sliding lap steel guitar mix with the emotion that Haas can draw from the deepest corners of his piano, while likely the best rhythm section the Fred has ever unleashed in Raymer and Hayes give a text-book jazz lesson in keeping the parading jam on this universe."  -Honest Tune

"JFJO distill the best of 1970s jazz-rock: up-tempo bashing drums, a little bit of funk, and crafty licks..."   -The Stranger

"The Tulsa, OK-based Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey further cements its status as one of the most forward-thinking units in jazz with its new EP, One Day in Brooklyn."  -Popmatters


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tumbleweed December Newsletter

Tumbleweed December Newsletter

December Newsletter  RED DIRT For Red Cross Last weekend, the Payne County Chapter of the Red Cross held a new annual fundraiser at the Tumbleweed- Red Dirt for Red Cross.  The musicians came together and put on a terrific show for Red Cross supporters.  Being lead by our own Bo Phillips, the event helped raise over $7,000.00 in cash donations for the local disaster relief agency…THANK YOU for all of those who attended, participated with donations and for the musicians for donating their talents for their worthy cause. Tumbleweed supporters please take NOTE: a young family suffered a house fire on Monday, 12-7-2009 and lost everything…Our Red Cross responded immediately.  The funds raised Saturday night will help this family endure the holidays with temporary housing, clothes, and vouchers for food and essentials. It made the fundraiser that more special - Neighbors helping neighbors…New Year Eve with Jason Boland and the StragglerAs 2009 enters the final weeks of the year, the Tumbleweed is making plans for New Year Eve with Jason Boland and the Stragglers. 

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Austyn and his guitar teacher... Jessie T.

Arts Market & McMichael Benefit!

Arts Market & McMichael Benefit!

Hello friends! Saturday afternoon, at 3pm, I'll be playing at The Old Town Plaza for the Norman Downtown Arts Market. Come enjoy some great music and do some shopping for unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. Here's what you'll get in addition to some great finds!....

Saturday, December 12
10am - PVA Rock Clinic Band
11am - Suga Free Allstars
12pm – The Gregg Standridge Band
1pm - Travis Linville
2pm - Susan Gibson
3pm - Camille Harp
4pm - Mike Hosty

Also, a VERY important fundraiser is going on this Sunday at Coach's Brewhouse in Norman. McMichael Music was robbed several weeks ago. About $7000 in guitars, recording equipment and amps were stolen. They're having a fundraiser to help recoup some losses. Here's the skinny. If you can help, please come! I won't be playing but I'll be there!

Sunday, Dec. 13, 5:00 p.m.
Coach's, 102 W. Main, Norman, OK
Featuring: The Shambles, The Hosty Duo, Gregg Standridge, Mama Sweet, Dylan Hammett and Rainbows Are Free

Thanks in Advance for your support!


Monday, December 7, 2009

Monica Taylor

Howdee friends & neighbors!

Cotton Shirt CD Release Concert Tuesday, Dec. 8th at The Blue Dome Diner, 7:30pm.

I am also playing at:

Joseppi’s with Don Morris this Saturday, Dec. 5th at 8pm Stillwater, OK

The Hideaway Pizza with Patrick Williams, Dec. 11th 7pm Stillwater, OK

The Cain’s Ballroom and The Red Dirt Family Christmas party, Dec. 12th … 7pm, doors

The Blue Door Music Hall in Oklahoma City, OK Jan. 9th, 8pm

*Tonight, Dec. 3rd, my friend Suzie Ragsdale is in from Nashville, TN and is playing songs from her new CD at The Blue Door, 8pm What an amazing songwriter and one of favorite singers! My dear ’ brother’ Jared Tyler will be playing dobro and singing with her! He just played and sang with Malcom Holcomb there last night… it was amazing! Suzie put some gorgeous vocals alongside Malcom’s great growling storytelling voice, too! Be there tonight for her show… I will be!

Photos by Donna Meier

The Blue Dome Diner Concert Hall in Tulsa, OK * December 8th, Tuesday * 7:30pm

I am so happy to invite you all to The Blue Dome Diner in downtown Tulsa on Tuesday, December 8th for my CD Release Concert! Brian has offered the Blue Dome Diner’s big backroom for this evening, and guess what? He’s serving dinner! There will be a waitress in the backroom to take your orders all evening long. Isn’t that great? You feel free to eat during the concert… I am going to play the entire first set of songs in the order that they appear on the cd - with all of the Tulsa pickers you’ll hear on Cotton Shirt… plus Jesse Aycock! We’ll take an intermission and then we’ll do a second set, featuring the amazing artists who are playing with me this evening! I hope you can come… forward this on to friends, bring some friends…we’ll have a great night!! will give you a ‘taster’ of the new tunes and the photos from the CD artwork. You can always order thru the webpage via the Pay Pal button, or by downloading an order form and mailing a check to my address. I also have download cards available!

CD’s will be $15 - I will make a $2 donation to the following charities- maybe you’d like to do this, too.

*$7 at the door… for the darling pickers who are coming out this evening!

Food drives: We will have a barrel for canned foods for Tulsa’s John 3:16 Mission- AND I will have a barrel for bagged or canned food for dogs and cats as donation for the Perkins (OK) Animal Shelter… I will try to have a person from the mission there in case you would like to make a cash or check donation. I am thankful for the blessings in my life… and this is one way we can all help out others… both humans and critters. (smile) Great info on the CD at bottom of letter!!

All of this Farmgirl’s journal is being written on train #28… somewhere in western Minnesota (grin)

Today is Monday, Dec. 1st~ I’m coming home on Amtrak from a month of singing in the NW!

I’ve been playing the songs from my new recording for most of this month out in Oregon, Washington, and Montana… absolutely a wonderful time! The Dustbowl Refugees in Portland, Dean Patrick Luce in Washington… other wonderful pickers played with me! They were awesome! Thank you! All over Oregon and Washington I saw so many friends from my college days at OSU who have migrated out to that part of the country- we got caught up on lost pickin’ & grinnin’ time, I promise!!

My dear red dirt ‘brother’ Chuck Dunlap joined me for two shows, and then hosted a house concert for me in the cabin that he and his lovely wife Vic built about 20 years in the mountains above Lake Roosevelt- part of the Grand Coulee Dam system in eastern Washington.

I will never pester any of these friends again with “Why don’t you come home more often?”

I’m writing this from an Amtrak train that just pulled out of St. Paul, MN… I’m gonna get back to the scenery now, and Enjoy the Ride!

Ya’ll be sure and read the following for info on the CD~ lots of love from this ramblin’ red dirt girl!

Monica Taylor

Cotton Shirt… “I will wipe your brow with my cotton shirt, feel the warmth of your breath and skin on mine…

If I feel you, if I’m ever in your arms again.” ~from the lyrics of the title cut.

This t-shirt was given to me by Zach Childers in memory of his father and Red Dirt music’s godfather~ Bob Childers… a dear friend.

The musicians who are going to be at the CD party all played on the recording this August in Tulsa at Soul Tree Recording Studios!

Here’s a little info on the cd and the musicians:

The CD, Cotton Shirt, was produced by Jared Tyler & Monica Taylor.

We recorded eight songs in Tulsa at Soul Tree Recording Studios owned by Jared Tyler & Travis Fite.

Three songs were recorded at Cedar Creek Studios in Austin, TX with Fred Remmert engineering this session, Jared Tyler assisting.

All recording was done the month of August, 2009.

All of the songs were mixed by Jared Tyler… a little ‘backseat steering’ by myself.

Mastering was done by Chuck Zwicky of NYC, NY. Fabulous job by Chuck and Jared!

Artwork design was done by Dianna Burrup at Caslon Productions, and the photographs were taken by Donna Meier of Tulsa. Thank you, ladies!

Tulsa session musicians: Engineered by Jared Tyler at Soul Tree Studios

Jared Tyler on banjo, dobro, gut string guitar, and harmony vocals.

Don Morris on bass and harmony vocals.

Steve Pryor on pedal steel, electric guitar, vocals.

Shelby Eicher on mandolin and fiddles. Doug Wehmeyer on drums.

John Fullbright on accordion, Hammond B-3, and harmony vocals. Dylan Field on rhythm stuffins.

The Red Dirt Rangers on harmony vocals.

Austin, TX session: *Engineered by Fred Remmert at Cedar Creek Studios, with Jared Tyler assisting.

Jimmy Lafave- vocals, coordinator of these sessions… and pizza delivery guy (grin.)

John Inmon- acoustic and electric guitars Miss Cindy Cashdollar- steel and Weissenborn guitars

Radoslav Lorkavich- accoridan and grand piano Mark Patterson- drums Uncle Don Morris- bass

Songs on the Cotton Shirt CD:

Cotton Shirt- by Monica Taylor

My Little Diner Gig- Monica Taylor

The Distance- Monica Taylor

Rosalie- Randy Pease Where Could I Find You Tonight- Greg Jacobs

Young Mother- Monica Taylor & Patrick Williams The Price of Love- Jimmy Lafave (duet with Jimmy)

Enjoy the Ride- Bob Childers, Brad Piccalo, Greg Jacobs (FULL of guest artists!!)

Hello, Goodbye, I’m Gone- Monica Taylor & Patrick Williams (with Cindy Cashdollar on steel…)

She- Gram Parsons & Chris Ethridge

My Last Name is Williams- Monica Taylor, Patrick Williams, & Bill Erickson

*ghost track… H. Williams

See you Dec. 8th at The Blue Dome Diner in downtown Tulsa, OK… please visit my website to hear the songs and to purchase a cd or digital download card thru the Pay Pal button or an order form.

Do sign up on the email list and say “Howdee!” with a little note!

Love from Monica

Friday, December 4, 2009

David Castro Band

Upcoming Gigs:

January 9th: Scooter's Music Tavern - Tahlequah, OK
January 16th: Gypsy Coffehouse - Tulsa, OK
January 22nd: Squid & Whale Pub - Eureka Springs, AR
January 23rd: Squid & Whale Pub - Eureka Springs, AR
Feb 6th: Scooter's Music Tavern - Tahlequah, OK
Feb 20th: The Marquee - David Castro Band, Steve Liddel, William Joseph Band, and Dante & the Hawks. HUGE show. Tickets on sale now, $8 advance, $10 at the door. Tickets available at and at Starship Records & tapes in Tulsa!!!
David Castro
The David Castro Band
33349 E 697 Rd.
Wagoner, OK 74467

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

TJ McFarland - Crazy if you want to go.... AWESOME OKLAHOMA TALENT

TJ McFarland - "Crazy If You Wanna Go" music video from Austin Tolin on Vimeo.

To realize the value of a sister/brother,

                  Ask someone who doesn't have one.

To realize the value of ten years:

                  Ask a newly divorced couple.

To realize the value of four years:

                   Ask a graduate.

To realize the value of one year:

                    Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

To realize the value of nine months:

                    Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize the value of two months:

                    Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of one week:

                    Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

 To realize the value of one minute:

                    Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.

 To realize the value of one-second:

  Ask a person who has survived an accident.

 To realize the value of a day:

 Try missing one!

To realize the value of a friend or family member:

                    LOSE ONE.


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Upcoming Performances:

12/02/2009      8pm   -The Blue Door  

                                   w/ Malcolm Holcombe  OKC, OK

12/03/2009      8pm   -The Blue Door  w/ SUZI RAGSDALE OKC, OK

12/04/2009      6:30pm   -House Concert  w/ Suzi Ragsdale 

                                       RSVP for address and reservations        Tulsa,OK

12/08/2010      7pm   -The Blue Dome Diner 

                                   CD Release Party for Monica Taylor,OK

01/08/2010      7pm   -All Souls Soulful Sundown  Tulsa, OK


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Nick Gibson

What's going on out there in the wonderful land of the Internet!

Hey guys first off, I've heard from a few people you haven't been getting the I think that's been fixed so I'm gonna put a disclaimer here. I know if you don't get this then that means it still is not working, and you won't even be able to read this disclaimer! Ha! I hope this makes it to you all though!

I'm writing you all from North Carolina right now! I'm hanging out with my good friends and surprised them on their last shows out on tour! Always love a good surprise! Ha!

I've been super busy working on writing songs and recording music all over the country! I've been in Nashville and Austin and all places in between! Wouldn't trade it for anything though! Thank you all for letting me and the guys do what we do. We sure do appreciate the chance, and I want you all to know that!

This weekend we've got shows in Pocola, OK (right outside of Ft. Smith, AR) at the Choctaw Casino! It's ALWAYS a blast there and we can't wait to get down there! We play there both Friday and Saturday night and both nights we start at8pm! Come out and see us and let's make the party even bigger than it was last time!

Friday, December 4th
Choctaw Casino
Pocola, OK

Saturday, December 5th
Choctaw Casino
Pocola, OK

See ya guys this weekend!

Mama Sweet

Hello friends,

I hope you all had a good holiday.  I prepared a 24lb turkey for the "Friendsgiving" I had at my house and ate way too much of the beautiful bird.  So, I am excited about getting back to the grind.  Maybe by Christmas, I'll be able to work off all the food I ate at Thanksgiving.

On Friday (December 4th), we will be playing at The Deli in Norman, OK.  It is our last Deli show before the end of the school semester and first of the post-football season (My Soonbums sure lived up to their nickname this season).  So, I think it is going to be a fun-filled night and hope that you all take the opportunity to join us!  We'll get the festivities kicked off sometime around 10:30pm.

On Saturday (December 5th), we get to play a new place.  We are heading off to Diamond, Missouri to play Lucky Maggies!  You all know how I feel about our first time at a new place.  I get nervous that no one will be there or like us and yet I'm giddy too.  So, it is really important to me that as many of you come out to see us as is humanly possible.  I've heard great things about Lucky Maggies and am excited to finally play there.  I hope that you will join us.

Also, I will be back at Libby's in Goldsby, OK this Wednesday (and pretty much every Wednesday).  The patio where we play gets enclosed and heated during the winter.  So, its really a nice place to come out and enjoy some great songs.  Plus, the catfish is AWESOME!

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Monday, November 30, 2009

listen up

ChadSullins: Me and Gib Stones acoustic tonight at willies! $2 dos equis all night, so don't be lame and come hang out with us!! ;)

Madison Soccer Game

Just a little reminder:

Tuesday, December 1 @ 5:30 Madison has a soccer game at the YMCA. She has two left after this one, this is the only one that is on a week night..
Heather & Madison

Friday, November 27, 2009





In observance of Native American Heritage Day on Friday, November 27, 2009, and as part of National Native American Month as proclaimed by the President of the United States each year, the Native American Music Awards & Association has published a photo gallery entitled, "Did You Know They Are Native American ?" on their website to raise awareness of the contributions made by leading figures of Native American descent in the music, entertainment, and sports industries. Featured individuals range from performers Tina Turner and The Jacksons to NY Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain and actor James Earl Jones among others.

Originally a featured segment which debuted at the First Native American Music Awards in 1998, "Did You Know?" highlights nationally recognized  and critically acclaimed musicians, actors and athletes with confirmed or reported Native American heritage.  Tribal enrollment status is not included.

The Native American Music Awards continues to be an extraordinary and unprecedented celebration of today's best contemporary and traditional musical performances and recordings by artists with Native American heritage.  The Eleventh Annual Native American Music Awards was recently held at the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino in Niagara Falls, NY.  

As the largest single resource for Native American music initiatives in the world, the Native American Music Awards continues to remain "devoted to bringing indigenous music to the world's consciousness" NY Times

To view the full photo gallery of musicians, athletes and actors, please visit the "DID YOU KNOW?" page at
Giving Thanks and Sending our Best wishes to all this Thanksgiving Weekend.

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