Thursday, May 27, 2010

Camille Harp - Short and sweet...

Hey y'all!  I'll be playing a solo show at JJ's Alley in Bricktown on this Friday, May 28th.  I'll start at 10pm upstairs.

Also,it's nearing time for the "Big show" with Tanya Tucker and Travis Tritt.  Visit for tickets and join us!  It's going to be sooooo much fun!

Til we meet again,

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Myers Studio Fine Art gallery

Summer Arts Invitational

Art Show and Sale

Art Show Featuring Many Local Artists Date Set 

Tahlequah, Oklahoma, June 2010 – Having dozens successful art events in the last four years, Myers Studio Fine Art gallery is in the midst of planning the most recent art show to feature the talents of local artists. The show entitled "Summer Arts Invitational" is scheduled to open Friday, June 11th is an invitational that will showcase the works of such locally and nationally known artists. The show will take place during the newest festival for Tahlequah, The Art of Living Festival. During that Friday night, June 11th in additional to this show opening 3 others art shows will be opening as well. Together the galleries are hosting a "Gallery Hop" in downtown.

The art show idea is a revival of a show created by local talents in 2006. The original concept of the founding artists was to create shows and activities to "revive the arts in Tahleuquah". Being on board with that idea and noticing the lack of visual art venues in town studio owner Kelie Myers wants to offer the community a new opportunity to see and enjoy the work of local artists. "We have a thriving community of artists of all kinds in Tahlequah including visual artists. I hope through hosting art shows at my new larger location more of the residents here will get the chance to take in, enjoy and possibly purchase works from our local treasures."

At the opening reception art patrons can expect a diverse collection of art work, plenty of food & drinks as well as a live acoustic performance by local musicians TBA. There is no admission.

The gallery is located in downtown Tahlequah at 215 N. Muskogee St., almost directly across from Downtown Family Dentistry. Shows runs June 11th – 20th additional Gallery Hours during the Show Dates are as follows: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm.

For additional information visit Myers Studio & Fine Art Gallery on the web; or  


Kelie Myers 
Summer Arts Invitational Show Manager 

Monday, May 24, 2010

DFest Goes Silent For 2010

Dead Sea Choir at DFest
Photo: Jeremy Charles
DFest announced this morning they will be “on hiatus” for 2010.
Citing a tough economy, rising production costs and a decline in lower level corporate sponsorships and support, organizers Tom and Angie Green decided it was best to postpone this year’s festival.
“These factors have made us unable to produce the kind of event we are known for, so we are unable to move forward with the festival this year. At the point we knew that we had exhausted any and all options and head into July 2010 with full steam, we decided to postpone the event on our own terms. The integrity and quality of Dfest is of the utmost importance to us as the creators of the event.”
Rumors had been rampant on Facebook and Twitter about DFest’s demise, while organizers stayed mum. Unfortunately, these rumors have proved to be true. We hope DFest will be able to return in 2011.

The eclectic, independent two-day music festival and conference was founded in 2002, focusing on emerging artists and featuring some national acts.
Past artists playing DFest include The Flaming Lips, Cake, The Roots, Leon Russell, The Black Crowes, Ghostland Observatory, Clutch, Helmet, The All-American Rejects, Apples in Stereo, Starlight Mints, Paramore, Shiny Toy Guns, Phantom Planet, Gogol Bordello, Blue October, Delta Spirit, Mates of State and Rooney.

May 21, 2010 CONTACT
Tom Green
TULSA, OKLA. – For the past eight years, we have tirelessly promoted and produced Dfest Music Conference & Festival. We have experienced some amazing performances, made friendships that will last a lifetime, and created a special event that made Tulsa a very exciting place each July.† Those of you who truly know us understand we do this out of sheer passion, our unending love of music and to empower and create a better place for hardworking, independent musicians.†
In 2010, we have to make the difficult decision to put Dfest on hiatus.† A tough economy, rising production costs and a decline in lower level corporate sponsorships and support have caused us to take pause. These factors have made us unable to produce the kind of event we are known for, so we are unable to move forward with the festival this year.† At the point we knew that we had exhausted any and all options and head into July 2010 with full steam, we decided to postpone the event on our own terms. The integrity and quality of Dfest is of the utmost importance to us as the creators of the event.
We know that Dfest is a very special event and so much more than just a festival. We are not willing to compromise the quality of the event in any way that might cause it to be less of a festival than the people of Tulsa and our fans have come to know and love. In light of these events, we would like to give a very special thanks to the fans who have bought tickets to Dfest in the past, told your friends, Facebooked, tweeted, blogged and let everyone you knew know about how much you love Dfest. We would also like to thank our loyal sponsors, media partners, team members, emerging artists, and volunteers who have supported Dfest year after year.† A very special thanks and appreciation goes to State Farm, who shared our vision for this event and stood by our side throughout this difficult decision.
With love and respect,
Tom and Angie Green and the Dfest Team
The two-day multi-genre music festival fused with a music industry conference was established in 2002 to help emerging artists gain exposure and connect with the music industry. The conference consisted of music panels, a tradeshow, music clinics and artist mentoring. Each night, national recording artists performed on large outdoor festival stages while top local, regional and national emerging artists performed on a multitude of outdoor stages, indoor venues and club stages. Dfest has quickly become one of the top independent music conferences in the nation as well as the Midwest’s largest music festival of its type, and a hot bed for showcasing exciting new diverse music talent.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sugar Free Allstars current events

Hi friends, I wanted to drop everyone a line to let you know what's been going on with the Sugar Free Allstars.  We released our newest kid's album "Funky Fresh and Sugar Free" at the end of April and it has been getting RAVE reviews!   

"Funky Fresh and Sugar Free, certainly lives up to its name."
-Time Out New York Kids

"Funky Fresh and Sugar Free is unquestionably one of the tastiest bits of kindie rock to be released in 2010."
-Out With The Kids

"With a sound that is a bit like gospel, disco, funk, rock and soul thrown into a blender and served up icy cool, this is one sugar-free musical treat we can all enjoy without having to fudge the lyrics."
-Cool Mom Picks

A few weeks ago we were in Brooklyn, NY to play an industry showcase set at the Kindiefest Family Music Conference for many of the genre's top DJ's, writers, bloggers, promoters, etc.  Here is a link to a review of our set on a kid's music blog called Zooglobble:

But maybe the most exciting news is we were just featured on Time Magazine's website as one of the Kindie Rock genres "top stars". 

In addition we now have six different songs getting airplay on XM/Sirius Kid's Place Live, and one of them, "Tiger In My Backyard", is currently #7 on their top 13 charts and is moving up (it was #9 last week)!

Thanks for your continued support, we look forward to working with you in the future.

Chris Wiser

Chad Sullins Tonight

Chad Sullins Band - Tonight at the Wormy Dog in OKC with Mr. Brandon
Jenkins.. Show around 9:30pm or so.. Like to see some friendly faces

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Scott Aycock Releases New Album Tonight

Scott Aycock - Foxhole Radio
Scott Aycock releases his sophomore album, Foxhole Radio, tonight at Blue Dome Diner in Tulsa.
Purchase: CD Baby
More than 25 Oklahoma musicians join Aycock on the album, including Jesse Aycock, Don Geesling, Travis Fite, Jared Tyler, Steve Pryor, Randy Crouch, Rocky Frisco, Dustin Pittsley, Tom Skinner, David Bernson, Ron McRorey, Jeff Graham, Sharla Pember, Monica Taylor and Rich Fisher.
“I didn’t have a band of my own, so I did something I had been wanting to do for awhile and brought in some of my favorite Oklahoma musicians, spanning generations and musical genres to help me flesh out these songs. We are trying to make folks aware of the rich diversity of great musical talent we have right here in our own state.” - Scott Aycock
Aycock is also the co-host of “Folk Salad”, a weekly americana and folk radio show that broadcasted on KWGS in Tulsa, KOSU in Stillwater, KOSN in Bartlesville and KOSU in Okmulgee.
• Where: Blue Dome Diner, 313 E. 2nd St., in Tulsa
• Under 12: FREE | Students: $5 | Adults: $10
• 8pm | All Ages
Tracklisting and an article from Urban Tulsa Weekly after the jump.
1. Thousand Headlights
2. Poor Boy’s Dream
3. We’re All In This Together
4. The River Runs
5. Lay Me Down
6. Love Among The Ruins
7. Delta Deals In Dreams
8. Discount Rate
9. Mabel And Jo Eddie
10. Wondering What Tomorrow Will Bring
11. Louisiana Stomp
12. Circus Love
Sense of Community
Several artists from Tulsa’s music scene comes together behind Scott Aycock’s Foxhole Radio
The first thing that struck me listening to Scott Aycock’s sophomore release, Foxhole Radio, was a feeling of community and inclusiveness. Granted, that could have been a preconceived notion as I had already scanned the liner notes to find a who’s who of the local music scene making guest appearances, but the songs immediately felt more like a sit-in jam session rather than an all-star project.
Aycock paused to reflect on that, not only on the recording of the disc, but of the local music scene as a whole. Intertwined with local music for more than three decades, Aycock said, “I feel like in the last 10 years, the music scene in Tulsa seems stronger than ever. It’s a crossroads where all these styles come together. It was that way in the ’70s, but it just seems more cooperative now. There’s definitely more inclusivity between musicians and bands.”
Aycock has witnessed a more nurturing scene as of late, taking particular note of older, established musicians encouraging young new artists to step up and perform. Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising, then, to have that camaraderie and come across on his new disc.
When discussing how Foxhole Radio came together, Aycock explained that when he recorded his first disc in 2000, he had a band and recorded as Scott Aycock and the Empty Pockets. By the time the latest disc came to be, however, he no longer had a band and pondered the decision of how he should approach the music. Should it be a solo disc, or should he record with a leaner, more stripped back backing band? After discussing it with Don Geesling, who produced the previous disc, he decided he would really like to record with a number of local artists that he admired.
“On Folk Salad,” he said, referring to the weekly radio show he hosts on KWGS (89.5 FM) and KOSU, “our mission statement is to promote the rich musical heritage and talent we have here in Oklahoma. I decided I really wanted to extend that to the CD.”
With 25 musicians featured throughout the course of a dozen songs, Aycock has made a valiant effort toward doing just that. “There are a hundred more (artists) that I would like to work with, but I had to start somewhere,” he said with a chuckle of the disc’s guest list.
“My thing is, I wanted to bring in a lot of the musicians that I personally admire,” he said. “And of course, play with my sons, Jesse and Dylan.” Ironically, when editing the disc, the track that Dylan Aycock played drums on was left off, to perhaps be used at another juncture. Even so, a sense of family and community is exactly what Foxhole Radio is truly about.
Much like what we are currently seeing in Tulsa’s music scene (or at least in certain segments), the collaborations on Aycock’s disc bridges a generation gap, pairing younger players like Jesse Aycock, Dustin Pittsley and Sharla Pember with Tulsa’s old guard players like Steve Pryor, Randy Crouch and Rocky Frisco. The disc also provides a blend of genres, touching on blues, country and even a bit of New Orleans jazz, all anchored by Aycock’s keen folk sensibilities.
When putting together his wish list and roster, Aycock sat down with Geesling and started going through the songs he had compiled to decide which instrumentation was most appropriate. From there, he started calling some of his favorite musicians to fill those roles.
For the most part, it was just a matter of asking as each guest jumped at the opportunity to record with Aycock. While some of the artists were paid for their performances, many were happy to play for free even when offered payment. “Everybody, whether they were paid or not, was worth way more than I could have offered,” he said. “It was really just an outpouring of generosity and love — and love of music, from each of them.”
Although the performances center on Aycock’s songs, ultimately, he admitted, “it became a celebration of all the artists.” Even so, it’s the consistency of his writing that ties any loose ends together, regardless of the style or players.
Initially, tracks like “Thousand Headlights,” “Poor Boy’s Dream” and “We’re All In This Together” hint that Aycock’s forte lay in lazy, shuffling roadhouse blues. Once you work your way through the disc and hear flourishes of country throughout and even a touch of Dixieland on “Louisiana Stomp,” you realize that’s not necessarily the case.
Ultimately, it should come as no surprise to find that the co-host of Folk Salad is exactly that at heart: a folk singer. His true gift is in storytelling, and he does that in each song with a manner informed by Guthrie and Steinbeck. You might miss it upon first listen, as the warmth of the recordings draw attention to the arrangements (Steve Pryor nearly steals “Wondering What Tomorrow Might Bring” with his pedal steel work), but the stories themselves come to the forefront after repeated listens as the disc has a very natural and organic flow and feel.
Even more than the cooperative effort of the musicians, it’s the universal nature of folk songwriting that creates the inclusiveness and sense of community that first struck me with this disc and that comes through loud and clear with this set of stories.
You’ll be able to experience that sense of community first-hand when Scott Aycock celebrates the release of Foxhole Radio Thursday night, May 20, at the Blue Dome Diner and Roadhouse. Admission is $10 ($5 for students) and dinner will be available throughout the evening at this all-ages, non-smoking event.
Not all of the musicians on the disc will be able to appear, but you can expect many to be on hand as Aycock performs the majority of his new material with a core band of Don Morris on bass, Dylan Layton on guitar, Ron McRorey on drums and Don Geesling on Hammond B3 (organ). Anyone else who shows up will be able to slide in and out of the set throughout the evening and confirmed guests include Jared Tyler, Jesse Aycock, Jeff Graham and Randy Crouch. You can expect even more to appear during the course of the evening, however, as the concert will likely end with an open jam session spotlighting those who stop in.
Of course, Foxhole Radio will be available at the show, and a portion of the proceeds from CD sales will go toward “Musicians for Smoke Free Oklahoma,” a grass roots organization which Aycock’s wife, Margee, established a few years ago.
The disc can also be purchased online via CD Baby or at If you really want to grasp what the disc is about, however, the CD release party is undoubtedly the way to go as the local music community gathers around one of its biggest supporters.

Greyson Chance Signs With Interscope Records

Greyson Chance
Last week, Greyson Chance, a 12-year-old from Edmond, turned a YouTube video into an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”.
This week, he’s turned that exposure into a record deal with Interscope Records, according to Crazed Hits. Chance’s sister and father confirmed to The New York Post that a deal had been made, but declined to discuss details.
The Post also reports that Chance is being managed by Guy Oseary, Madonna’s manager. Meanwhile, the Toronto Sun claims that Lady Gaga had a hand in getting Chance signed to Interscope.
On April 28, Chance posted a video performing Lady Gaga’s song “Paparazzi” on the piano at Cheyenne Middle School’s “Chorus Performance Night” in Edmond. To date, the video has received more than 18 million views.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Stillwater (OK) Musicians Reunion. Mid-June 2010, near Stillwater. Dates are June 11 and 12, for sure!!!! We will have jam sessions and bands playing (or parts of bands remaining, can fill in for missing players) Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday night. It will be at the Stables parking lot, or in the Stables if it rains. So, RSPV, tell the boss you need off, get your AAA maps back to Stillwater and get ready for a great time!!!!

Drive By Truckers


We just wrapped up the latest leg of The Big To-Do Tour and it's been a great experience for us. We played several shows with The Henry Clay People and it's always great to have a new band to love. They were fantastic every night and I hope we can play with them again soon. Here is a sample of what they do .

This past weekend we released our new video for "This Fucking Job" ("Working This Job" for the censored version). I hate to call it a video, as I generally hate videos and this is more like a very short film made by real life filmmakers. Scott Teems, who made the award winning movie That Evening Sun (starring Hal Holbrook and Ray McKinnon) directed it. Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, The Blind Side, Chrystal) stars in it. I think it's fantastic and hope that you'll check it out at this link . Both versions are well worth checking out and have different endings, so decide yourself how it ends.

Watch the video via the links below:

Working This Job (clean version)

Here is what Ray McKinnon has to say about the video:

"A friend turned me on the DBT's over a decade ago. I went mad for what they were doing. Not long after someone turned them on to my film, THE ACCOUNTANT, of which they claim to still like. And so, we were mutually admiring without knowing each other. Eventually that changed and I have had their music in three of my succeeding films including THAT EVENING SUN which I produced. Patterson particularly, has become a good friend and when I was approached to be a part of the collaboration in the making of the video, I could not refuse. They have all been such champions of my films so more than anything, I (and Scott Teems) wanted to do something that they would dig... Drunk or sober. They seem to like it. The video shoot was a fair amount of shooting from the hip. We were making some crucial decisions on the fly. Damned exhilarating, it was. But nervy too. Lunch was brought in but I couldn't get "Burger World" out of my mind after seeing the video cop enjoy his burger so much after shooting me (or arresting me). So that's where I went. A last meal of sorts. A damn fine burger, too."

Also, check out our latest two webisodes:

You Got Another

Drag The Lake Charlie

We just announced another show on the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers "Mojo Tour" this summer. We will be playing in St. Louis MO at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Sunday July 18, tickets go on sale this Friday, May 21. We also are finally playing a DC show at our beloved 9:30 Club on July 23rd. I promise to be healthy and in rare form.

Don't forget we are playing at Mountain Jam on June 5th. On June 6th, Mountain Jam will be hosting an All Star Celebration of Levon Helm's 70th Birthday. I will be playing on that along with my Dad (David Hood) who is Levon's old friend and has played with him in the past. Other guests include Steve Earle, Warren Haynes, Ray LaMontagne, Donald Fagen and Jackie Greene.

On a similar note, Dad's band The Decoys, will be opening for us at our make up Nashville Cannery show next month. Don't forget to keep Nashville's recent flooding and tragedy in your thoughts and help if you can.

Click here to see all of our upcoming summer dates and purchase tickets.

Thanks again for everyone who has come out and supported the band these last couple of months. This has been my favorite tour of the last twenty five years or so and has been a great way to celebrate Mine and Cooley's Silver Jubilee. This tour is only beginning so stay tuned for many more announcements coming soon.

See You at The Big To-Do.
Patterson Hood
Drive-By Truckers

Monty Harper

I've posted another new MontyNews in video format. This one is fairly hilarious as Evalyn tries to help me watch my "um"s. Please let us know what you think.
Here's where you can watch it:

Lisa and I are giving away a free song every week for a year! This week's free song is "Diving in the Deep Blue Sea," in honor of the summer reading theme, "Make a Splash."
Lisa has a new Kids Music Planet podcast out with more watery songs librarians can use this summer.
Born to Do Science (this Thursday!) and Summer library shows are coming up!
Is your school near one of my library programs?
Request a postcard invitation for a discount on a 2010/2011 school program.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bait @ Bikelahoma W/ Jackyl


Bait @ Bikelahoma W/ Jackyl Saturday May 22nd 7PM (Pryor Oklhahoma).

Tickets available at

Marshall Tucker Band, Foghat + 16 Regional Acts. Wall of Death, Bikini Bull Riding, Wet T-Shirt Contest, Tattoo Competition, Poker Runs, Biker Games and more!

Bait will have 5 new t-shirt designs including one that is a limited edition Bikelahoma only T-Shirt. Also available; Limited Edition CD's & DVD's. You'll wanna get there early before they're gone. Besides, we want to see your smilin' faces at the merch table for pics! :>)


Much Love & Peace




Randy Crouch
Rock / Red Dirt / Americana / Bluegrass / Jamband
Members: Randy Crouch on fiddle, guitars, pedal steel and and keys. Flying Horse band is Dan Hoffstatter bass & Dave Teegarden Jr drums

Monday May 17th at Eclipse 1336 E 6th St Tulsa, OK 74120

Join us in celebration of

Red Dirt: Songs From The Dust is a film following European songwriter  Lata Gouveia as he ventures into rural Oklahoma in search of the essence of the  great American music tradition.

8 pm

Randy members of the Red Dirt Rangers, Rocky Frisco and many more --a veritable host of other Red Dirt and Tulsa area allstars.  Blues, folk, rock, bluegrass, jambands and country, they'll all be there!




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ZZ TOP at the Tumbleweed.

As we head into the summer months, we are making MORE improvements and plans to host our first annual Rockin' Tailgate Party. 
This summer event promises to be outstanding 2 nights of entertainment at the TUMBLEWEED. Both ZZ TOP and SAWYER BROWN will headline this summer music fest. A true mixture of old rock and country together for a summer weekend of great music. Others performers are still be arranged.
ZZ TOP is Coming to the "WEED"
However, due to the major headliner of ZZ TOP being ours for this event, we are offering a 4 day early bird special for the single night (SATURDAY)admission only. SHOW DATE is SATURDAY, JULY 31st, 2010
NOTE: SAWYER BROWN headlines Friday night.  Support acts are still being worked on.
Full two night ticket buying specials will be announced end of next week...
On Sale immediately:
6 pack ZZ TOP special ticket purchase $215.00.  Price good until Midnight Sunday May 16th, 2010, then ticket prices will rise. Tickets will not be offered any lower than what they are with this 4 day early bird special.
Limited NO WAIT EXPESS LINE TICKETS FOR ZZ TOP will be available at $75.00 per ticket.  Your  NO WAIT EXPRESS LINE concert tickets will be sent to you, by ceretified mail, ten days prior to the event for you to have "in hand" and be able to just walk up-surrender your ticket-and walk right in and enjoy the festival.

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

Friday, May 14, 2010

Camille - Othello's Friday Night!

Hey friends!  So sorry for the last minute notice but I will be performing solo at Othello's in Norman this Friday night (May 14th) from 9pm until midnight.  No Cover Charge!

Also, this is my daddy's birthday so we'll be celebrating that as well!  Happy Birthday to one of my heroes!

Next week:  Thursday, May 20th..Happy Hour at Bourbon Street in Bricktown.  Music from 6-9pm.    Friday, May 21st..The Deli in Norman (FULL BAND SHOW!)  10:30pm-1:30am

'Til we meet again,
Camille Harp

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Greyson Michael Chance on ‘Ellen’ Today

Greyson Michael Chance, a 12-year-old from Edmond, has turned a YouTube video into a guest appearance today on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (ABC, 9am CST).
Chance posted a video performing Lady Gaga’s song “Paparazzi” on the piano at an Edmond middle school’s “Chorus Performance Night.” Since posting the video on April 28, the video has received more than 8.1 million views.

DeGeneres herself is really excited about her 12-year-old guest:
“Never been more excited to have someone on my show.”
Chance’s video has also earned mentions from The New York Daily News, FOXNews, The Huffington Post, The Toronto Star, PopEater, TV Guide, UK’s Daily Mirror,
Rob Lowe and Common will also be guests on today’s ‘Ellen’.
Check out two of Chance’s original songs after the jump.

“Broken Hearts”:


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nick Gibson

Nick Gibson and Tony Pearce are playing in Shawnee, OK tonight at
Firelake Grand Casino from 7pm-10pm! Come honk the tonk with us! No
cover! See ya there!

Listen to Stay Gold - Remix Contest for The Sensation of Seeing Light - Ludwig premier 6/12

     Hi everyone, click here to listen to the title track of our 20th album Stay Gold , out June 22nd on Kinnara Records as both CD & Vinyl.  Recently we've been having some great rehearsals here in Tulsa with Jeff Harshbarger.  If you weren't lucky enough to catch him live at one of our Record Store Day performances click herehere, and here to watch video of the new evolution of JFJO.

    Our last remix contest went so well we feel compelled to hand over some more music for all of you geniuses out there. This time we'd like you to work your magic on our latest single, 'The Sensation of Seeing Light', which was released April 17th as a 7" vinyl single with a B-side remix from our friend Dylan Golden. Click here to enter your email and download the six 'stem' tracks that make up 'The Sensation of Seeing Light'.  Then you can get started on creating your own remix

     We're currently hard at work rehearsing the Noam Faingold & JFJO arrangements of Beethoven's 3rd & 6th Symphonies in preparation for the world premier of Ludwig  with 50 piece orchestra on June 12th. The event kicks off the 26th annual OK Mozart Festival  at the breathtaking performing arts center at the Bartlesville Community Center . Click here  to purchase your tickets while they are still available.  Haas describes the project as "Ellington's Far East Suite meets the Flaming Lips," complete with intricate arrangements, in-the-moment improvisations, and big rock breakdowns. 

     This special performance will be extensively recorded in its entirety for a full CD & DVD release on our own Tulsa-based record label  Kinnara Records. We are currently offering advertising based sponsorship of the official DVD release.  For more information on how you can be a part of this historic and uniquely Okie opportunity, please email us .

     Just a few days after the Ludwig premier, we hit the road for the only East Coast run of the year. This Stay Gold  album release tour of 9 shows in 11 days includes plays at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, 92YTribeca, & MASS MoCA amongst others. We'll see you in a month.  Until then, Stay Gold.


Jacob Fred

Sat. June 12th - Bartlesville, OK
OK Mozart Festival*
*World Premier of 'Ludwig' w/ 50 piece orchestra!

Wed. June 16th - Cleveland, OH
Grog Shop

Thurs. June 17th - Rochester, NY
Rochester International Jazz Festival

Fri. June 18th - Philadelphia, PA
Chris' Jazz Cafe 

Sat. June 19th - NYC, NY

Tues. June 22nd - Trenton, NJ
Mill Hill Saloon

Wed. June 23rd - Burlington, VT
Parima Acoustic Lounge

Thurs. June 24th - Cambridge, MA
Outpost 186

Fri. June 25th - Cambridge, MA
Outpost 186

Sat. June 26th - North Adams, MA

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Engaged!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Static: Cami Stinson

George Lang and recently unveiled another episode of the music performance and interview series, “Static”.
This past week’s guest was Cami Stinson .
Purchase In the Morning on iTunes.
Cami talks about her country music background and her switch to jazz music.

“In the Morning”:

“When You’re Out Tonight”:


Sugar Free Allstars Featured on

May 7th, 2010
Sugar Free Allstars
Sugar Free Allstars are currently featured on Time Magazine’s web site in a photo essay featuring some of Kindie Rock’s top musicians!
Another favorite of XM-Sirius’ Kids Place Live, the witty duo of Chris Wiser and Rob Martin blend blues, New Orleans funk and gospel to create an original, high energy sound. The title of their newest CD, Funky Fresh and Sugar Free, says it all. Of its humorous-yet-jammin’ lead song, “Rock Awesome!” Chris Wiser says, only half jokingly: “We figured the genre needed its own anthem song.”
Purchase Funky Fresh and Sugar Free on iTunes.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Musicians lose millions in gear in Nashville flood
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brad Paisley's H2O Tour is all wet. Really, really wet.
Paisley is one of hundreds of Nashville's top stars, working musicians and tour support company owners who lost what will likely be millions of dollars in gear due the historic floods in Music City. Paisley was poised to start rehearsals for the water-themed tour when record rains inundated the area.
His staging and props are under water, most of his guitars, amps and equipment are destroyed — though his favorite guitar was spared — and he's scrambling to find replacements and suitable rehearsal space with the first stop on the tour at Virginia Beach, Va., just two weeks away.
"I sent a Tweet the other day that basically told people that when they come to the show just know that what you're seeing has been fully tested under water," Paisley joked in a phone interview Wednesday with The Associated Press. "You're talking about total cred. This is the H2O Tour. This isn't posers acting like we know about it. We've done it, buddy."
Paisley is one of an estimated 1,000 musicians and business owners who house gear at Soundcheck Nashville, a storage rental hub in an industrial park down by the Cumberland River. Owner Ben Jumper said the 160,000 square feet of space he rents out is all flooded and the losses will be in the tens of millions. The storage facility is full of classroom-sized "lockers" used to store gear.
Keith Urban lost his gear. Friends say Vince Gill may have lost most of his entire guitar collection, including irreplaceable vintage pieces with historic value. A tractor-trailer full of LeAnn Rimes' road gear is also probably under 3 1/2 to 8 feet of water, her guitarist Ryan Wariner said.
Musicians — like most Tennessee residents — had little warning the deadly storms that swept the state would be so violent. It mostly affected outlying areas around Tennessee's capital city, initially sparing some of the nation's most important music landmarks.
All that water eventually flowed into the Cumberland River, though, and it caught everyone by surprise when it flooded downtown and northeast Nashville, two important areas for musicians. Along with Soundcheck, the Grand Ole Opry House has flood damage and several music-themed businesses downtown took water as did the mechanical room at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Wariner is trying to be optimistic, but there's not a lot of reason for hope.
"Everything that I use but two guitars is in there — pedals, amps, speakers, mics, front house consoles, everything was in there," said Wariner, son of Grammy-winning country artist Steve Wariner.
All Scott Scovill could do by Tuesday night was laugh about his losses. The owner of MooTV, a video production company that supplies those large video screens and other high-tech gear for large concert tours, was taking a philosophical approach, considering dozens of people were killed in the floods and thousands of homes were damaged.
"Compared to losing someone you care about or your home, all of this can be replaced," he said.
He was stunned when he heard floodwaters were several feet deep and wasn't waiting around for someone to tell him it was OK to go look.
"I snuck in," Scovill said. "I went around to an area where the police weren't watching and I called a friend who had a dinghy."
What he saw shocking. There was 8 feet of water in his warehouse. He figures everything is a loss since motherboards and high-def screens don't take kindly to water.
"All my competitors are calling to help," Scovill said. "I took them up on it. I said I need an LED screen this weekend and they said come get it."
Jumper couldn't stay away either. What he saw moved him to tears.
"I was overwhelmed and my heart broke," he said. "It's a huge loss for the Nashville music entertainment industry and nationally because of all the national talent that operates in Nashville and out of our facilities."
Paisley is deadset on starting his tour on time. He said the fans deserve it and the logistics of a postponement would actually be harder than grinding through a quick recovery.
"My guitar tech is spending like a broker on the stock exchange floor," Paisley said.
Much of the tour staging is made from aluminum and will need to be dried off and cleaned up with just a little plywood and carpet to be replaced. And luckily the "brain" of his video production gear was not at Soundcheck.
But the locker that stored all of his guitars and personal equipment has been flooded, though.
"Things like this make you really take stock in what you're given. And this is going to mean so much more than some normal tour that we're embarking on," Paisley said.
Associated Press Writer Caitlin R. King contributed to this report from Nashville.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

MontyNews - Video Edition! 5/5/10

I'm trying something a little different. I've put my MontyNews into a video format. Please take a look and let me know what you think!
Here's where you can watch it:
Lisa and I are giving away a free song every week for a year!
Born to Do Science and Summer library shows are coming up!

My song is a finalist in the USA Science Festival song contest!
Please vote for it!
Shout Outs
To the fifth graders at Geronimo Elementary, who I wrote songs with on Monday!
To my friend Jackson Gillman, who is using my Wind Energy Song in his programs!
To my friend Mr. Billy, who recorded a keyboard part on my USASEF song entry!
Other Video Features
Tour of the new website
Me singing the USA Science Festival song
Me singing at the OKC Festival of the Arts


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