Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bait in National Battle of the Bands Competition!

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AFFF BOB 41810 Stan Bait will be live at The Flytrap Music Hall (514 East 2nd Street Tulsa, OK 74120) April 18th. This a Fight For Fame National Battle of the Bands so we need your support. The venue is now 18+. Doors at 7pm $10 ADV. Tickets by phone at 918.694.6223 Come cheer us into the finals (to be held at The Hard Rock in Las Vegas) and thank you for supporting local original music!
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Susan Herndon

Spring has Sprung~
...or so it seems...
and it is glorious!
Everything new and green.
There's start on a new album in the works this month
and also a venturing out to lots of great places to play.
We sure appreciate your love and support.
Happy Passover, Happy Easter, Happy Spring!
Thank you, and much love to YOU!


Herndon gigs for April and beyond are as follows:

(all locations Tulsa unless otherwise noted...)
Thursday, 1 April:
  Crow Creek Tavern/with the CherryPickers
Friday, 2 April:
  The Price Tower/Bartlesville
Saturday, 3 April:
  French Hen
Sunday 4 April:  Elwood's
Tuesday, 6 April:  Rick's Cafe Americain
Tuesday, 6 April:  Crow Creek Tavern
Thursday, 8 April:  Anderson Fair/Houston, Texas
Saturday, 10 April:
  Fred's Texas Cafe/Ft Worth, Texas
Tuesday, 13 April:
  Botticelli's/Austin, Texas
Friday, 16 April:
  The Cove/San Antonio Texas
Saturday, 17 April:
  There's Something in the Water Festival/Regency, Texas
Friday, 23 April:
  Poodie's Hilltop Cafe/Spicewood, Texas
Sunday, 25 April:
  The Grape Ranch/Okemah
Tuesday, 27 April:
  Rick's Cafe Americain
Tuesday, 27 April:  Crow Creek Tavern
Friday, 30 April:  Elwood's/with the CherryPickers
Saturday, 1 May:
  Frank & Lola's/with the CherryPickers/Bartlesville
Sunday, 2 May:
  Bodeans/with the CherryPickers
Crow Creek Tavern.  (
3534 S. Peoria, Tulsa.)  Thursday, 1 April, Tuesday, 6 & 27 April, 8:30 pm.  Playing here tomorrow night with my new 10-piece band-- strings and horns and a fireworks display too...  April Fools!  But seriously, playing here tomorrow night with the CherryPickers!  And that's the truth.  Also hosting the first and last Tuesday of this month for the ever popular Singer-Songwriter Night.  Come on out!

The Price Tower.  (510 S. Dewey, Bartlesville.)  Friday, 2 April, 7 pm.  
This is the first evening of a new concert series here at Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper.   You won't be disappointed in this setting.  Truly.  And we're having a slumber party afterwards... bring your pjs and your toothbrush... (toothpaste is provided :-)  

French Hen.  (71st & Yale, Tulsa.)  Saturday, 3 April, 7 pm.   Guess i'll just say it again:
Si speciale, La Poule Francaise!  I may never move to Texas, if they keep inviting me to play here...

Elwood's.  (1924 Riverside Drive, Tulsa.)  Sunday, 4 April, 3 pm, Friday, 30 April, 8 pm.  It's a resurrection of the old River's Edge!  Yes, and it's Easter Sunday!  How many years has it been since we played down there regularly?  Happy Happy Spring!  This is the satellite location of Tom Dittus' Blue Rose Cafe.  And then, we'll be back down there again the last night of the month, on Friday w/ the CherryPickers!  You come, too!  

Rick's Cafe Americain.  (31st & Harvard, Tulsa.)  Tuesday, 6 & 27 April, 6:30 pm.
We've been having a really nice time back here at Rick's.  The coziest place in town.  Now the weather is nice, and the patio is open and... the world will always welcome lovers... as time goes by... 

Anderson Fair.  (2007 Grant, Houston, Texas.)  Thursday, 8 April.
One of the oldest folk/original music venues in continuous operation in the US, says their website, they've been hosting the troubadours of the genre since the 1960's.  This will be a songwriter showcase.  
Fred's Texas Cafe.  (915 Currie Street, Ft Worth, Texas.)  Saturday, 10 April, 3 pm.
Not Bob's not Ralph's not Hootie's, but Fred's... and not Oklahoma, not Arkansas, not Hawaii, but Texas.  First time at this club, so you know the drill:  come one, come all, but be on your best behaviour.

Botticelli's.  (1321 S. Congress Ave, Austin, Texas.)  Tuesday, 13 April, 7:30 pm.  
Spero quindi che uscirà a botticelli in austin bella!  è la mia prima volta ci, in modo da sapere: essere sul tuo comportamento migliore!

The Cove.  (
606 West Cypress St, San Antonio, Texas.)  Friday, 16 April, 8 pm. 
It's a car wash!  A laundry mat!  An ice cream parlor!  A taco stand!  AND a really cool place to hear live music!  With a nice stage, a full bar, a big room and a dance floor, wine tastings, beer tastings, and the best burger in Texas.  They've got Veggie Burger's too! 

There's Something in the Water Festival.  (
Wooden Suspension Bridge, Regency, Texas.)  Saturday, 17 April.  I am honoured to be invited to play this 3rd Annual Festival in rustic Regency, home of this cool festival and this cool bridge.  There're a number of people going down en masse for this so we'll hook you up with a caravan if you want.  For more info,
go to:

Poodie's Hilltop Cafe.  (22308 State HW 71 West, Spicewood, Texas.)  Friday, 23 April, 9:30 pm.  Randall 'Poodie' Locke was Willie Nelson's stage manager and part of Willie's Family.  He passed away last year, but they have kept this, Poodie's Bar and Grill, open and continuing on.  I'm working in Austin on my new album all of this week of April,
and will finish off the week here in celebration and opening for Lost Gonzo Cosmic Cowboy, Bob Livingston.  

The Grape Ranch.  (6 miles south of Okemah.)  Sunday, 25 April, 2 pm. 
What a great gift the Grape Ranch folks provide for Oklahoma each Saturday and Sunday, and every weekend with their Singer-Songwriter series.   And in such a beautiful setting.  If you've never been-- what are you waiting for?!

Monica Taylor

Here's a couple of things going on this week that I'll be playing at and hosting! I'll send out a newsletter next week with a Farmgirl Journal story about springtime - 
and some additional concerts for this April... promise!  
The Farm Couple hosts their monthly
Hootenanny at The Hideaway Pizza Place, April 2nd in Stillwater, OK
This Friday (April 2nd) at 7pm, Monica Taylor & Patrick Williams will host their monthly Hootenanny at The Hideaway with great old country, bluegrass, western-swing, and their own original tunes.  The supper-concert is held in The Daily Grind Coffeehouse part of the 53 year old pizza place.  At 8:30 pm they push back the tables and make a big circle where they host an open jam session for any pickers!  So bring your instruments to the show, bring your hunger for pizza and a good friday night social!

The Hideaway Pizza Place (University & Knoblock) is one of Stillwater's most popular places for visitors. SO many parents and grandparents bring their kids back to town to walk the OSU campus or come to a game... and they always have Hideaway pizza on their list of things to do.  Usually, it's the very first place visitors hit when they get to town!
Two more Hootenanny's:   April 2nd & April 30
"We've enjoyed playing for the Stillwater folks- and people who come from other parts of Payne county- at our monthly Hootenanny's the last 2 or 3 years,"  says Monica. 'Hootenanny' is the word used by folks back in the 40's thru the 60's for a gathering of folks- usually country folks- to play the old bluegrass, country, folk ballads and such together.  Everyone singing along or just tapping a toe.  As usual these two songwriters are going to have to take the summer off because they each travel out of Oklahoma to play during these months.  So they are doing two more shows- BOTH in April- and hope to see all ya'll out for these...
"We'll miss your smilin' faces over the summer, but we'll start 'er back up again in the fall!  Thank you very much for coming out each month!   We hope to see you this friday and then again on friday, April 30th!"  smiles Monica.
Cimarron Valley Barn Concert
this Saturday, April 3rd at 7:30pm with Audrey Auld! 
Gathering for potluck at 7pm.
Audrey Auld is one of Nashville's best new songwriters.  She moved up to Tennessee a couple of years ago from Tazmania, Australia... where the 'dirt is red' she proudly says... she's a Red Dirt girl, too.  She has become known to many Oklahomans for her wonderful concerts at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival the last couple of years.
She writes about the same kind of life we live here in Oklahoma- rural, family, downhome, love, dirt roads with that 'real' country rasp in her voice.  She also writes about the ocean and her homeland so vividly, you feel like you are there.
It's all from her heart- she is a country girl writing and singing songs with the lovely folk roots sound that will make you think about The Carter Family in one moment and then of the old Nicolette Larson & Emmylou Harris roots folk sounds in the next.  Monica will be joining her on a couple of songs, too.  Her website has her biography, clips of her songs, and her busy touring schedule-  check it out!   Beautiful songwriter, singer, and woman!
Terry "Buffalo" Ware will be joing her for the evening on guitar.  Terry has been one of Oklahoma's best and sought after guitarists for four decades.  He's played with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jimmy Lafave, Michael Fricasso, The Cowboy Twinkies, The Shambles, The Red Dirt Rangers... he is the band leader for the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival house band every year. This means that Terry has played with everyone from Joe Ely to Arlo Guthrie to Susan Gibson, too.   "I am so excited about having these two artists and friends in my home for a concert!  There's nothing like sitting in your living room and listening to people who are known all over the country- and in both these people's cases, other continents!" Monica says happily. 
Please call Monica to make reservations for this evening of great songs, music, food, friends!   405-547-2730 or 405-612-3183 You may email Monica thru her website or email her at
Her Perkins, OK home is just a half a mile north of The Sonic Drive In on Highway 33, on the right in a two story silver barnhouse in the pecan trees.  The address is 11007 S. Jardot, Perkins (OK)  Suggested donations for the concert are $10-15 a person AND it's a potluck... so bring a dish, if you'd like!  We gather and eat about 7pm and the concert will begin about 7:30pm. 
Give me a call if you would like attend, thank you!
Yippeee!   Springtime is here, friends and neighbors!
 Monica Taylor~ a Red Dirt Girl

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mama Sweet

Hello Friends, I want to invite you all out to The Deli this Friday night (April 2). It will be a grand time & it will be the last time the full band plays together until April 17th. So, if your Sweet tooth needs a fix (corny I know) join us @ 301 White Street in Norman, OK this Saturday! Thanks!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
OklaFilm & OklaMusic
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Indie Feature Film from Tulsa Lands World Premiere

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher is set to have its world premiere in Los Angeles at the 2010 Method Fest on March 27. The film chronicles the life of Duncan Christopher, the awkward son of a rock star who works through the suicide of his father in the brutal underground world of Oklahoma karaoke.

Hearth Studios, a collective of artists and social entrepreneurs whose mission is to create a new world now for a better tomorrow, is proud to present its first feature film, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher, co-produced with Tandem Arts, a Hollywood-based production company. Hearth Studios worked to make The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher a sustainable, eco-friendly production by securing bio-diesel fuel for generators, recycling on set, and offsetting the entire production to be carbon neutral. The community was also involved as the film employed Oklahoma actors, writers, producers, musicians, and crew.

Now in its 12th year, the Method Fest is an annual festival dedicated to supporting the work of those who produce, make and work in independent film. The festival provides educational opportunities in independent filmmaking and is the only festival whose primary focus is on the unique craft of acting. Details on the film’s premiere are as follows:

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams Of Duncan Christopher
Saturday, March 27 and Monday, March 29 at 9:15 p.m.
Regency Agoura Hills 829045 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA (818) 707-9966
$10 / $7 for students through

Producers are working with festivals and theatres across the state to schedule Oklahoma screenings in Summer/Fall 2010. For more information on The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher, please or become a fan of the film on Facebook.  

Friday, March 19, 2010

Calffry 2010 tickets are on sale!!

Calf Fry 2010 Update 

The Calf Fry 2010 is setting itself up to be the biggest one yet.  We thank our loyal customers for that support and hope that you plan to come and have a terrific time.  PLEASE - make arrangements if you plan to drink...We want everyone to be safe and still have a good time. 

It has been a great pleasure delivering the annual Calf Fry to all of our customers over the 19+ years.  We look forward to it again this year.  We encourage all of you to tell your friends about one of the greatest party's in Stillwater. It will be one to remember.

Check out for full details or call 405.377.0067 to order tickets by phone.  All shows at the  TUMBLEWEED are 18 to enter 21 to drink. Please remember while at the TUMBLEWEED drink responsibly and don't drink and drive. 

 See Ya at the 'WEED

We look forward to seeing all of you at Calf Fry 2010!

Tumbleweed Concerts
8:00pm - 2:00am

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Upcoming Concert you might be interested in...

Madison Ave. House Concerts


Joel Melton CD release

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With special guest

Alton and Sue Watson 

April 2, 2010

Show starts @ 8 o'clock,  Suggested donation $10.00, byol

Rsvp to or andy@918-760-7756

1609 S. Madison Ave.

Tulsa, Ok.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

OklaFilm & OklaMusic
Thursday, March 11, 2010 - Sunday, March 14, 2010

Prepare yourself, This Week in Film & Music is whisking you off to a fantasyland full of action, mystery and excitement. The weekend kicks off with Colourmusic, who add whimsical charm to rock and folk music. Pedro Almodovar's Broken Embraces follows a blind writer who relives his passionate and dark past. It's not a dream, you really can be among the first to pick up Ali Harter's exhilarating new album, No Bees, No Honey at her album release show. This weekend, don't be afraid to let your imagination run wild.
 Thursday, March 11 
Creation Partly biographical and partly fictionalized, Creation follows 
English naturalist Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany) struggling between revolutionary theories on evolution and the relationship with his religious wife (Jennifer Connelly). Darwin must also deal with his daughter's untimely death, which in turn provides motivation to continue his controversial and world renowned work. 
Tulsa, Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, (918) 592-3456, 2:30 p.m., $6-$8 For more information:

 Thursday, March 11 
Dustin Prinz A sound that is wistful yet uplifting may seem contradictory, but the paradox could not be more fitting for singer/songwriter Dustin Prinz. The continual strumming of his acoustic guitar paired with his undulating vocals creates beautiful sounds that are comparable to Aqualung or Beck. Prinz's latest album, Learning to Love Yourself, only furthers his ongoing message of love.Norman, The Brewhouse, 110 W. Main St., (405) 321-2739, 8 p.m., $5 For more information:

 Thursday, March 11 
Colourmusic This quintet from Stillwater has been praised for their whimsy and vaguely psych-folk styling's. Ryan Hendrix, Nick Turner, Cory Suter, Nick Ley and Colin Fleishacker make up the group. Colourmusicpride themselves on their live shows, utilizing themes throughout the entire set. Special guests The Non will also make an appearance.Oklahoma City, VZD's, 4200 N. Western Ave., (405) 524-4200, 9 p.m., $8 For more information: 

 Thursday, March 11 
Jason Castro After coming in fourth place on the 7th season of American Idol, acoustic folk and pop singer Jason Castro signed to Atlantic Records and began making music full time. His debut EP, The Love Uncompromised, charted on several Billboard lists, and is the stepping stone to his first album,Jason Castro, to be released in the spring of 2010. Tulsa, Flytrap Music Hall, 514 E. 2nd St., (918) 794-3592, 9 p.m., $22 For more information: 

 Friday, March 12 
Flaming Eddy Enid locals Flaming Eddy play a mix of rock, reggae and funk that's sure to offer something to everyone. The band is comprised of Philip Wilson on lead vocals and guitar, John Gilbert on the bass, and Nick Eubanks on drums. Their album, Fire It Up, has been drawing a following around the state.Enid, The Underground, 315 W. Cherokee, (580) 402-0874, 8 p.m., $10 For more information:

 Friday, March 12 
The Josh Abbott Band Following in the footsteps of country rockers like The Randy Rogers Band or Pat Green, TheJosh Abbott Band has a sound that is southern air steeped in layers of rock and roll. The band, comprised of lead vocalist Josh Abbott, fiddler Preston Wait, guitarist Gabe Hanson, bassist Daniel Almodova, and drummer Edward Villanueva, recently released their debut full length album entitled She's Like Texas.Miami, Buffalo Run Casino, 1000 Buffalo Run Blvd., (918) 542-7140, 8 p.m., $10 For more information:

 Friday, March 12 - Sunday, March 14 
Broken Embraces Pedro Almodovar's Spanish film Broken Embraces follows Mateo Blanco as he writes, lives and loves in darkness. Fourteen years before, he was in a brutal car crash which lost him not only his sight, but also the love of his life, Lena (Penelope Cruz). The story of Mateo and Lena is one dominated by fatality, jealousy, the abuse of power, treachery and a guilt complex.Oklahoma City, Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., (405) 236-3100, Fri. & Sat. 5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., $8 For more information:

 Friday, March 12 
Disciple After more than 15 years of playing together, Disciple doesn't just rock harder than most Christian rock bands, they work harder than most of them too. Southern Hospitality, the band's third album, finds the Tennessee natives adding more country flair to their sound, particularly in recent singles like "3-2-1" and "Whatever Reason."Shawnee, Praise Assembly of God, 2301 E. Highland, (405) 273-6122, 7 p.m., $12 For more information:

 Saturday, March 13 
The Zach Walther Band As part of the Arbuckle Ballroom's Young Guns in the Arbuckles St. Patty's Day PartyTheZach Walther Band will be performing their signature country rock. With their debut album Ambition, the band is following in the footsteps of other Texas musicians such as GeorgeStrait, Lyle Lovett, and Hal Ketchum by playing music that is true to their southern roots.Davis, Arbuckle Ballroom, 12201 Hwy 7 W., (580) 369-3870, 9 p.m., $15 For more information:

 Saturday, March 13 
The Bo Phillips Band Bo Phillips, the brother of fellow red dirt and southern rock artist Stoney Larue, formed TheBo Phillips Band not out of sibling rivalry, but rather out of a deep love for the high-energy, fun country music he has set out to make. The concert will also celebrate the release of the band's debut album, Dirt Road, which features their new single "Perfect Girl."Duncan, Wall Street, 23 N. 7th, (580) 255-7780, 8 p.m., FREE! For more information:

 Saturday, March 13 
Fresh The creators of the documentary, FRESH, aim to help grow fresh food ideas, and become active participants in an exciting, vibrant, and fast-growing movement of healthier living. In a grassroots campaign to make sustainable food more readily available outside the niche market, this film is sure to get people thinking about their lifestyle and health.Lawton , Public Library, 110 S.W. 4th St., (580) 581-3450, 7 p.m., FREE! For more information:

 Saturday, March 13 
Ali Harter Acoustic artist Ali Harter has been performing for over 12 years. Her debut album, Worry The Bone, received rave reviews, and she's followed that success by having several of her songs recently featured on Grey's Anatomy. Her sophomore effort, No Bees, No Honey, combines more of the folk rock music she's been so busy working on. The release show celebration will have Harter performing the new album in its entirety, and give listeners a chance to buy it before anyone else.Oklahoma City, The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western Ave., (405) 607-4805, 9 p.m., $5 For more information:

 Sunday, March 14 
Donald Ryan and Trio Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame inductee Donald Ryan brings his supremely talented trio center stage to the Jazz Depot. Ryan is a masterful artist in classical music, jazz, ragtime, blues and pop. Come enjoy this fabulous pianist along with Arthur Thompson on drums and Jim Bates on bass.Tulsa, Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. 1st St., (918) 281-8600, 5 p.m., $10-$20 For more information:

 Sunday, March 14 
Dennis Borycki (featuring Glen Sorestad) Described by one student as both a musical director and a "garden variety madly skilled piano scientist," Dennis Borycki insists he performs to ease the mind and soothe the soul. Poetry read by Glen Sorestad will accompany Borycki's entrancing tunes.Norman, Performing Arts Studio, 200 S. Jones Ave., (405) 307-9320, 7:30 p.m., FREE! For more information:

 Sunday, March 14 
Hot Club of Cowtown The eccentric trio of performers that make up Hot Club of Cowtown skillfully intertwine jazz and swing for a lively and energetic sound. Bassist Jake Erwin, fiddler Elana James and guitarist Whit Smith form a group that has found fans across the globe as they light up the stage and impress wherever they go.Oklahoma City, The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley Ave., (405) 524-0738, 8 p.m., $20 For more information:

Friday, March 5, 2010

Gretchen Wilson at the Tumbleweed. Tickets are only available at the door. Doors around 8

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monica Taylor

Howdee, folks!
A little shot of Country Fever festival last year!

Monica Taylor... your singer-songwriter and farmgirl from the Cimarron Valley of Oklahoma ... here!
Well, isn't this beautiful weather we're having now? 
Last week was tough for folks in diffferent parts of the country, but I think Oklahoma has broken thru the ice and snow. I am not holding my breath, though.    But I am enjoying short sleeves with a light sweatshirt this week while working outside.  Picked up branches and brush in the pecan orchard yesterday, this week it's garden cleanup and pruning of numerous plants, maybe window washing, and burning a few things. 
Need to clean out the van from my trip to Memphis, TN and AR the last two weeks where I played at Folk Alliance and then hiked in the Ozarks.  I'll load 'er back up with my guitar, song lists, and electronics... and drive to these places to play this month:
 Friday, March 5th
The Farm Couple's monthly Hootenanny at The Hideaway!
in Stillwater, OK  7pm   *This monthly show held in the north room of this great 53 year old pizza place in Stillwater at University & Knoblock is really a fun night!  I enjoy getting to spend the evening playing and singing with Patrick Williams- my Farm Couple music partner for 10 years...  and with so many folks who come out from across the north central part of Oklahoma! 
I'll tell ya what, we've had some really great jam sessions afterwards with about 6 or 7 dear friends who play bluegrass and folk music!  We play our old mountain and country, gospel and bluegrass... and originals from 7-8:30pm, then we push back a few tables and gather 'round for a pickin' till 11pm!  The audience just stays there and claps and sings along... and visits with one another.  You can't beat this evening-  eat great pizza or pasta, etc... listen to great old time music, and be with good folks and family.  Ya'll come!
 Saturday, March 13th at 7pm!  
Cimarron Valley Barn Concert with Travis Linville,
here in my home north of Perkins, OK...
$10-15 suggested donation... oh, and it's pot luck dinner.  *Please read at the bottom of this newsletter for much more info on this show... the attached letter has good information about this and other Barn Concerts, too!
March 20th, Saturday evening, 7pm
I will be performing at 
The Crescent Valley Jamboree near Ft. Gibson, OK!  
This wonderful barn is full of some of the best musicians in eastern Oklahoma every 1st and 3rd saturday nights.   Doyle Beaver has invited me to come and be his special guest artist for the evening and I am looking forward to it!   The costs to get in is $10, I believe and you will get to hear all the old country, western swing, and gospel songs you can stand for one evening!  
I have a good set list ready and I think you'll approve of these great, old songs... let's see:  Old Fashioned Love in My Heart, Maiden's Prayer, Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain, Ain't Misbehavin, Coat of Many Colors, Together Again, Wings of a Dove... and many, many more.  Here's their phone number for more information:  918-456-6550 for a nice look at this great concert hall!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Jim Halsey

Industry Legend Shares Secrets of Music Stardom; Agent behind The Oak Ridge Boys, Reba McEntire, The Judds, Merle Haggard, Roy Clark, Tammy Wynette releases book

Halsey set to appear on Fox & Friends, Fox Business Network, and SiriusXM all on March 4th

OKLAHOMA CITY  - After building the number one country-music agency in the world, Halsey eventually sold it to found the Jim Halsey Institute, which focuses on helping others pursue their dreams in the music industry. In his new book released nationwide this month, titled “Starmaker,” he continues that mission by sharing the secrets he learned while shepherding the careers of entertainment giants. 

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book digs deep into the fundamentals: how to develop an act, how to get an agent, how to use the press to build your audience, how to play the biggest and best forums. His incisive advice will help readers find their place on the team—the position that provides the most successful and most fulfilling career.
Whether you dream of seeing your name in lights or prefer a powerful position behind the scenes, Halsey can tell you how to achieve your dream.
The book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or
Throughout his career, Halsey has worked with The Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Clark, Hank Thompson, Reba McEntire, Wanda Jackson, Tammy Wynette, Rick Nelson, Roy Orbison, Dwight Yoakam, Clint Black, the Judds, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Lee Greenwood, and a host of others. Since 1990, The Jim Halsey Institute has been helping artists’ dreams come true everyday. Halsey continues his active management of the supergroup, The Oak Ridge Boys. When he is not traveling, teaching, or writing, he lives near Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his wife, Minisa.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Redneck Woman at Tumbleweed this Friday, March 5
Live it up at Tumbleweed this Friday night with Gretchen Wilson!  Get your $20 tickets today. 

Tumbleweed Concerts
Th,Fr,Sa 8:00pm - 2:00am

Monday, March 1, 2010


Hi Friends,

     We're writing this from our favorite little hotel in Amsterdam.  It feels great to be back in Europe forthis tour that begins on Wednesday in Berlin.  This show marks the start of a month that will find us crisscrossing the continent, visiting seven countries. Check out all of the European March tour dates below; we will be back in Europe for two weeks in July.
More Than One Day in Europe Tour: 
Wed. March 3 | Berlin, Germany | A-Trane
Sat. March 6 | Prague, Czech Republic | 
Jazz Dock
Tues. March 9 | Västerås, Sweden | 
Nya Perspektiv
Thurs. March 11 | 
Stockholm, Sweden | Fasching Jazz Club
Sat. March 13 | 
Turku, Finland | Turku Jazz Festival
Mon. March 15 | 
Eindhoven, Netherlands | Cafe Wilhelmina
Fri. March 19 | 
Amsterdam, Netherlands | Cafe Alto
Mon. March 22 | 
Cagliari, Sardinia Italy | Teatro Alfieri
Thurs. March 25 | Barcelona, Spain | 
El Paraigua

    This year we are celebrating  Record Store Day by releasing a special, limited-pressing 7" vinyl single, The Sensation of Seeing Light.  The seven-inch will be the first chance to take a listen to our latest studio work and will feature the full length song "The Sensation of Seeing Light" on Side A, and a remixed version of the track from our friend Dylan Golden on Side B.  This single will be available from Kinnara Records for Record Store Day on April 17th.  The song "The Sensation of Seeing Light" will also appear on the next full length release, JFJO's 20th album "Stay Gold", due out June 22nd onKinnara Records on both CD and double LP.

    Stay Gold,


Summer Tour Dates...
Sat. June 12 | Bartlesville,OK | OK Mozart Festival*
*World Debut of "
Ludwig " w/ 44 piece orchestra!

Sat. June 19
 | New York,NY | 

Fri. July 9
 | Maribor, Slovenia | 
Festival Lent