Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stillwater, Oklahoma's NO JUSTICE Release Label Debut!

After sharing the stage with Dierks Bentley and Pat Green, two #1 hits and seven Top 10 singles in Texas, acclaimed hit-makers debut new album!

Nashville, TN-June 29, 2010-After dominating the Texas and Oklahoma music scenes—from live shows to radio hits—No Justice will release its Carved Records debut, 2ND AVENUE, on July 6th.  The first single "Love Song" is already on the Texas Music Chart's Top 30. 
Since 2005, No Justice has conquered Texas stages and radio waves with two #1 hits and seven Top 10 singles. A rigorous touring schedule, which takes the band across the United States for more than 200 dates a year, has created a national swell leading into the summer release.
VP of Operations at Dallas-based Carved Records, Phil Thomas, says, "These guys have enjoyed great success regionally with multiple No. 1s, and we can't think of a better act to introduce to rest of the nation than Carved Records' newest addition, No Justice."
No Justice wanted to travel outside of Texas and into Nashville to record 2ND AVENUE, produced by Dexter Green (Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Collective Soul). But even with big-city success, the band returned to their small-town roots during the writing process.
"Almost all of our members have grown up in small towns throughout Oklahoma," explained Rice. "I grew up farming and in small towns where country roots grew really strong. It's definitely a part of my lifestyle and shines through my songwriting; I write about my relationships and what I know. I write about small-town Oklahoma."
Rice describes the album's lead single, "Love Song," not as a fairytale, but as a story of love lost. "It's written from a small-town perspective—having missed out on a special opportunity with someone and wanting it back."
"Love Song" balances melancholy lyrics—"How about one more dance / A second chance / To ease my mind … Come on and take my hand"—with an upbeat musical backdrop: rhythmic drums and blazing Red Dirt riffs. The contrast both excites and tugs at the heartstrings, exemplifying the proven radio-ready quality of the band's songwriting.
Rip-roaring album opener, "Going Nowhere," tells the tale of young summer nights, with Rice recounting the nostalgia of a simpler age brimming emotion and void of responsibility: "Lost in the moment, but we didn't care / We were running wild and going nowhere."
"Heart on a Chain" slows down the tempo, and closes out the record on a romantic tone. Rebecca Lynn Howard and Johnny Cooper also make guest appearances on the album.
2ND AVENUE is out Tuesday, July 6, 2010 on Carved Records.  Catch No Justice in their first national television performance on Chicago's WGN on Wednesday, July 21st! 

Camille Harp

Hey friends!  Just wanted to let ya know of the weeks shows!

Last night I added one to the schedule....This Thursday July 1st...LIBBY'S CAFE in Goldsby.  Full band.  We'll kick it off about 9pm.

Friday night, July 2nd, I'll be solo at JJ's Alley in Bricktown.  This will be an EARLY SHOW for those of you who love your beauty sleep!  6:30p-9:30p. Downstairs.  This is a new thing for me so come out and help me pack the place! :)

Thanks to everyone who keeps up with me and comes to shows.  YOU are the reason I keep doing this!  Thanks a million!

Til we meet again!


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Shane Henry Releases New Album

Shane Henry - Beauty in the Struggle
Shane Henry releases his newest album, Beauty in the Struggle, tonight at The Blue Door in Oklahoma City.
Purchase: PayPal
“Much like that of John Mayer or James Morrison, Henry’s sound has swelled into a blend of rock, pop, soul and, of course, blues.” - Joshua Boydston (Oklahoma Gazette)
• Where: The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley Ave., in OKC
• Show: 8pm, Tickets: $10
• Opener: Marcy Priest

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monica Taylor, red dirt singer and songwriter from Oklahoma

Howdy, friends! 
Monica Taylor, red dirt singer and songwriter from Oklahoma here again with a few places to enjoy music with me!
June 24th, Thursday *Songs in the 'Ville with Effron White, Carl Jackson, and Jerry Salle!  Fayetteville, AR   A concert with 4 songwriters in the round... so excited because Carl and Jerry are two songwriters from nashville that I have admired for years!!  Effron... well, you all know how much I love his songs.  (grin) 

On Dickson Street UARK Ballroom 7pm $10
www.effronwhite.com  for more information.

June 25th, Friday *The New Dehli Cafe, Eureka Springs (AR) 6:30-9:30pm with Randy Pease, songwriter show 
*Randy has written someof the best songs sung 'round these parts- and HE lives in Indianna? What?  
He used to live in eastern OK, in the Cherokee nation's capital area, and he also lived in Stillwater, OK... where and others forged the way for Red Dirt Music to grow.
The New Dehli has fabulous Indian and American food... I am ready for it!

June 26th, Saturday *Joseppi's Italian Restaurant, Stillwater (OK) 8-10pm
with Terry "Buffalo" Ware on electric guitar!  Golly~ I am so blessed to call this talented man a friend.  You may have heard him play the likes of Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jimmy Lafave, Michael Fricasso... the list TRULY goes on and on.  Ya'll come out for some great Italian food and home grown music!

June 27th, Sunday *The Grape Ranch Vineyards just approx. 7 miles south of Okemah, OK.  www.thegraperanch.com   Uncle Don Morris and I will be swappin' tunes from 2-6pm!  Love Don's orginals and the songs that he does by other folks, too!  He is also one of my favorite people!

June 27th, Sunday  
I will be hitting the highway for Oklahoma City, OK and The Blue Door to hear my dear friend Jared Tyler perform at 8pm with Luke Bulla and Jeff Autry!!  Both of the Nashville musicians have International Bluegrass Music Assosciation awards adn honors out the wa-zoo!   I am so excited about his show...  by the way, check Jared's website because they are doing a house concert tonight in Bartlesville, OK and a concert at one MY favorite venues in Tulsa- The Blue Dome Diner on 2nd & Elgin, downtown. 

Here's Jared website: www.jaredtyler.com
July 10th, Saturday *Ft. Gibson, OK area... at The Crescent Valley Jamboree!  7pm
I will performing with this great house band!  I know this will be a fun night- ALL old country and western songs!! 

July 15th, Thursday Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Okemah (OK) 4pm The Brickstreet Cafe with Don Morris, Jared Tyler, Nancy Kamm, and Terry Ware in 'da band!    & on July 17th, Saturday, 2pm as part my western swing trio- The Cherokee Maidens, with Robin Macy, Jennifer Pettersen, & me!

Love from the Cimarron valley and this red dirt girl, Monica Taylor

I am also on 'Facebook'... say 'Howdy!' there, too!

June 25-27

Hey my friends!  This weekend is a busy one! No complaints here! :)

Friday night 6/25, Othello's in Norman from 9-midnight.

Saturday night 6/26, Bourbon Street in Bricktown 7-10pm.

Sunday night 6/27, House Concert at the Feurerborn's with the super-talented Travis Linville.  If you have interest in this, email me at camilleharp@cox.net and I'll get you the information that you need.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Camille Harp

Monday, June 21, 2010

Music business badly needs Eminem's "Recovery"

(Reuters) - "Recovery," the new album from rapper Eminem, could not be more aptly named for a music business facing an alarming fall in sales so far this year. The Detroit star's seventh studio album hits shelves on Monday, a day earlier than planned after tracks leaked on to the Internet. It comes about a week after the release of Canadian artist Drake's debut "Thank Me Later," which is also expected to perform strongly.
But the duo are unlikely to lift the gloom hanging over the music business for long, with year-to-date U.S. physical and digital album sales by early June down 11 percent year-on-year to 130.6 million, extending a decade-long decline.
To make matters worse, the recent boom in touring, which labels and bands sought to exploit as recorded music faded, is showing signs of weakness caused by high ticket prices and economic uncertainty, and digital download growth is slowing.
Official figures for the key U.S. market as it approaches mid-year show how tough conditions are for music companies and acts who blame illegal file sharing for their woes.
According to Nielsen Soundscan, which tracks sales, 4.98 million albums were sold in the week ending May 30, possibly the lowest figure since the early 1970s. By comparison, the record one-week tally set in December 2000 was 45.4 million.
Analysts put the low figure down to a weak lineup during that particular week, and Drake's record is forecast to be one of the largest launches of the year so far while Eminem, another "tentpole" album, follows hot on its heels.
Yet while major and independent labels are pinning their future on digital music, whether it is access models or actual ownership, they can ill afford to abandon physical sales which account for somewhere in the region of 70 percent of revenues.
"The physical format is in decline, but I don't think it will go away completely," said Ed Christman, who tracks music sales for industry publication Billboard.
"What you want to do, since the digital 'magical bullet' hasn't appeared, is to sustain your revenue from CD sales for as long as you can."
Although relatively small in terms of a label's revenues, digital streaming, downloading, online subscriptions and advertising are seen as key to the industry's future.
"The revenue is still small, but at least it's revenue," said one major label executive. "Don't forget, some 95 percent of the digital market is illegal. If we can grow that five percent significantly, we've got a future."
That task is proving slow going, and while a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that the music industry will return to growth in 2013, some analysts are less sure.
"Given the incredible number of ways a person can now listen to music for free or near free, that gap between interest and willingness to pay is the biggest hurdle in record labels' quest to grow digital revenues," Billboard said of the report.
In the short term, all eyes will be on Eminem, one of the world's best-selling artists of the last decade who has said in interviews to promote Recovery that he is over his prescription drug addiction, is sober and more tolerant than he used to be.
Whether the "nice guy" image appeals to fans is unclear.
Early reaction to the album, out on Universal Music Group's Interscope label, has been mixed.
London's Evening Standard was among the most positive with a four-star review that concluded: "After seven albums, Eminem is so far ahead of the pack he only has himself to compete with. Even by that measurement, he's winning."
The Independent was less glowing, stating: "If we're being brutally frank, I think we already know far more about Eminem's private life and his alleged mental torment than is probably healthy for us, let alone the rapper himself."
(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Another new low for Obubba...

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Lynyrd Skynyrd Honored by U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Honored by U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. 

Lynyrd SkynyrdWASHINGTON, DC – Lynyrd Skynyrd was honored this week by the U.S. Congress by Florida Congressman Connie Mack, and Alabama Congressman Spencer Bachus along with recognizing the achievements of the band during a reception at the U.S. Capitol.
The congressional honor for the group, who are performing in Birmingham tonight, came during a visit to Washington including stops at both the Capitol and the White House.
“The Lynyrd Skynyrd band is a true voice of the South and a legend in the music world.  ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is one of the best advertisements for my state and we now even proudly display the words on our license plates.  We deeply appreciate the fact that the band does a lot to entertain our troops and support military families.  They bring enjoyment to their many fans and it’s a pleasure to welcome them to our nation’s capital,” said Bachus, who is dean of the Alabama House delegation.
After a hosted tour of the Capitol by Bachus’ staff, Representatives Bachus and Mack presented a Congressional Record tribute to the band members, including Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and Rickey Medlocke, recognizing the band’s career and successes.

The Congressional Record tribute follows.


In the music world, it is challenging enough for a band to record one hit song, much less become a voice for an entire region and a true icon.  That is why Congressman Connie Mack and I are pleased to jointly recognize the accomplishments and patriotic spirit of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd. 
From humble beginnings, Lynyrd Skynyrd has become one of the most revered and accomplished bands in the history of music, having sold nearly 30 million records worldwide in the  last four decades.  Through their live performances and the music and songs still played on radio stations around the world every day, the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd have established themselves as timeless artists who transcend any one musical era or generation. 
As validated by their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, Lynyrd Skynyrd has had a seminal impact on the development of rock and country music and a profound influence on the career development of many artists who followed in their creative footsteps. 
Through their collective voices, the band has become a beacon for regional identity and pride in the American South.  This is perhaps best epitomized by the song “Sweet Home Alabama,” an anthem so universally identified with the state of Alabama that it is the official motto displayed on license plates.
Since their start in Jacksonville, Florida in the late 1960s, Lynyrd Skynyrd has been a spokesman for the everyday working man and woman, the friends and neighbors of their formative years.  Their ability to capture a unique part of the American spirit has given their music emotional meaning to many fans and built a legacy that continues to grow year after year. 
Amid triumph and loss, these sons of the south have evolved from band to close-knit family.  A tragic airplane crash in 1977 claimed original members Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, but Ronnie’s brother Johnny carried on the tradition as the new vocalist.   Devoted fans also remember and cherish the contributions of Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson, Billy Powell, and Ean Evans.  Today, led by core members Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlock, and Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to share an unbreakable bond with the fans they count as family as well. 
Lynyrd Skynyrd has been a generous supporter of our men and women in the armed forces for many years.  The band has long understood that our military personnel bravely and unselfishly stand guard over our everyday security and freedom.  They have enthusiastically raised money for military families and played countless shows for our service members in uniform.  Their song “Red, White, and Blue” was written as a tribute to the men and women who serve in the defense of freedom. 
As representatives of timeless American values and champions of working class heroes, Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to entertain and inspire millions of fans across the world.  Along with Congressman Mack, I find it highly appropriate that the people’s House takes time to recognize this classic band for lasting contributions not just to the world of music, but to American popular culture as a whole.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Indie Rockers Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers coming to Tulsa

Sugar Free AllStars

Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that the song "Tiger In My Backyard"  from our latest kid's/family album "Funky Fresh and Sugar Free" has made it to #1 on the Sirius/XM Kid's Place Live top 13 charts!  This is our second #1 song on the station ("Bathtub Boy" from our first kid's/family album "Dos Ninos" was the other).  "Funky Fresh and Sugar Free" continues to get great reviews and recently got a mention in the July issue of Parents Magazine.  Here is a link to the song and a live performance from our DVD "Gettin' Funky with the Sugar Free Allstars".


Live Video:

Thanks so much!

Chris Wiser

This Week in Film & Music: June 17-27, 2010

OklaFilm & OklaMusic
Thursday, June 17, 2010 - Sunday, June 27, 2010


There is nothing like a good mystery to solve, and This Week in Film & Music is playing detective while unraveling the events for the next two weeks.  Search for clues and gather evidence with Exit Through the Gift Shop, a documentary about the anonymous graffiti artist "Banksy" and the pursuit to unveil the person behind the art.  A break in the investigation allows you to crack the case with The Secret in Their Eyes, the story of a novelist looking for more information on a cold case murder that continues to haunt him.  Celebrate the mystery intrinsic to great music with An Evening of Gershwin, the concluding event of the OK Mozart Festival.  With a double dose of This Week in Film & Music, there's always a surprising twist of film and music events for curious minds to uncover.


This Week in Film & Music will take a summer hiatus as we prepare our new format. For a complete list of events, please visit the new www.oklahomafilm.org


Thursday, June 17, 2010 - Sunday, June 20, 2010 Thursday, June 17
America featuring Leon Russell
The English-American folk rock musical band America is composed of members Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek. The band became a musical sensation during 1972, scoring #1 hits and winning a Grammy. Some of the band's best known songs are "A Horse with No Name," "Sister Golden Hair," "Ventura Highway," "Daisy Jane," and "Lonely People." In January 2007, America released Here & Now, the band's first major label studio album in over twenty years. This performance will feature Oklahoma music icon Leon Russell.

El Reno, Lucky Star Casino, 7771 N. Hwy. 81, (405) 321-2739, 8 p.m., $35
For more information: http://www.luckystarcasino.org/, June 17
With shades of early Bob Dylan, Oklahoma City folksters O'fidelis look to spread their indie and bluegrass sound.  Utilizing a variety of instruments, the band crafts memorable sounds backed with strong lyrics.  Featuring the acoustic guitar and vocal talents of both Brian Gililland and Laney Croker alongside band mates and instrumentalists Leky, Saihai, and Mas, they are quickly climbing the ranks of the Oklahoma folk-rock scene.

Norman, The Brewhouse, 110 W. Main St., (405) 321-2739, 9 p.m., $5
For more information: http://brewhousemusic.com/, June 18
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Banksy, an anonymous graffiti artist, has garnered a global reputation through works on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible, true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary filmmaker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner.

Tulsa, Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, (918) 592-3456, Fri: 8:15 p.m., Sat: 5:15 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., Sun: 5:15 p.m., $5-$8.50
For more information: http://www.circlecinema.com/, June 18
Brandon Jenkins and the Bobby Dale Band
With a voice as big as Texas and guitar chops that would make Billy Gibbons proud, Brandon Jenkins takes his rightful place as one of the shining stars of Red Dirt music. Jenkins' new album, Brothers Of The Dirt, carries on his established tradition with a wide variety of style and influence.  Jenkins is artistically collaborative, bringing in artists at the forefront of the new charge and mixing them in with others that helped to influence the genre. The Bobby Dale Band will open for Brandon Jenkins with their southern rockabilly sound.

Lawton, Cadillac Ranch, 1924 S. Hwy. 277, (580) 248-4300, 21+, 8 p.m., $5

For more information: http://www.facebook.com/cadillacranchllc, June 19
Drive-By Truckers
An alternative-rock band from Georgia, Drive-By Truckers are known for their "three axe attack" in which they utilize three guitars alongside bass and drums. Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, John Neff and Shonna Tucker each master their guitar of choice while Brad Morgan and Jay Gonzalez play the drums and keys, respectively. The group recently released their hit album, The Big To Do, performed impressively on the charts.
Tulsa, Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., (918) 584-2306, 7 p.m., $25

For more information: http://www.cainsballroom.com/, June 19
The Byron Berline Band
As a three-time National Fiddle Champion, Byron Berline has been touted as one of the nation's most inventive fiddlers. His skill, versatility, and artistry continue to be recognized both critically and commercially. Byron Berline's Double Stop Fiddle Shop is proud to host this special event showcasing their bluegrass dexterity. Join the Byron Berline Band as they perform a number of standard and original compositions for this fun-filled family event. Guthrie, Double Stop Fiddle Shop, 121 E. Oklahoma Ave., (405) 282-6646, 7:30 p.m., $10

For more information: http://www.doublestop.com/musichall.php, June 19
An Evening of Gershwin
Join the OK MOZART's world-class resident artists of the Amici New York Orchestra, with guest conductor JoAnn Falletta, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, and soprano Susanna Phillips for an evening of music from one of the greatest American composers of all time: George Gershwin. Gershwin's fame resonates in classical, Broadway, and jazz music, making him a timeless figure among lovers of each genre.

Bartlesville, Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd., (918) 336-9900, 8 p.m., $20-$55

For more information: http://okmozart.com/listings.php?view=C&cat=6, June 20
An Afternoon with Pianist Barron Ryan
As a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and one half of the exquisite Ryan and Ryan piano duo, Barron Ryan takes center stage to showcase his amazing talent.  The son of Jazz Hall inductee Donald Ryan, Barron is a very talented young artist who will serenade audiences with a variety of standard and original classical compositions.

Tulsa, Jazz Depot, 111 E. 1st St., (918) 281-8600, 5 p.m., $10-$20

For more information: http://www.okjazz.org, June 20
Summer Breeze Series: Danny O'Keefe
In the 1970's, Danny O'Keefe put out a string of albums that cemented his reputation as being among the best songwriters of his generation. He further garnered recognition with such hits as "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues" and Jackson Browne's version of "The Road" from the classic album Running On Empty. O'Keefe also co-wrote the environmental movement anthem, "Well Well Well," with Bob Dylan. In 2008, he released his first solo album in nine years, In Time.

Norman, Lions Park, 450 S. Flood, (405) 307-9320, 7:30 p.m., FREE!
For more information: http://www.thepas.org/content/blogcategory/18/74/



Thursday, June 24, 2010 - Sunday, June 27, 2010, June 24
With the release of 2008's War Without End, Warbringer established themselves as one the most ferocious young bands on the heavy metal music scene. With the guitar riffs of John Laux and Adam Carroll accompanied by the vocals of John Kevill, the band established a rabid, hardcore fan base. The band is touring in support of their latest album Waking into Nightmares and will be preceded by local opening acts.

Tulsa, The Marquee, 222 N. Main St., 6 p.m., $8

For more information: http://www.myspace.com/themarqueetulsa, June 24
Death on the Nile
The weekly Sketch to Screen Film Festival, which focuses on iconic films that exemplify the art of Hollywood costume design, continues with the 1978 film Death on the Nile. This murder mystery takes place on a Nile cruise liner, where everyone has a reason to want famous heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. Can sleuth Hercule Poirot sift through the evidence to find a culprit? A pink beaded gown and accessories worn by Bette Davis will be on display as part of the Sketch to Screen Exhibit.

Oklahoma City, Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., (405) 278-8237, 7:30 p.m., $5-$8

For more information: http://www.okcmoa.com/film, June 25
The Secret in Their Eyes
The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos) has been hailed as a critical and commercial success. Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamin decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five year old unresolved murder case that still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene, a beautiful judge, Benjamin's initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks. Benjamin's search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare as the mystery of the crime continues to unfold.  This film will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles. 

Tulsa, Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, (910) 592-3456, Fri: 7 p.m., $5-$8.25

For more information: http://www.circlecinema.com, June 25
Red Dirt Rangers
Since the late 1980s, The Red Dirt Rangers have become an integral part of the genre's musical brotherhood. Consisting of Ben Han, John Cooper, and Brad Piccolo, the band has traded songs and licks with the likes of Jimmy LaFave, Tom Skinner, and Bob Childers. More recently, they have worked with Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, and Stoney LaRue. Their new album, Ranger Motel, channels their roots, while adding a new twist to the red dirt music they helped establish.

Tahlequah, Roxie's Roost, 16471 Hwy. 10, (918) 822-1530, 8 p.m., 21+, Cover Charge May Apply

For more information: http://www.myspace.com/roxies_roost, June 25
Camille Harp
Priding herself on her musical talents and love for songwriting, Camille Harp has a voice in her soul that sings the words of her heart. Harp's style crosses musical borders from folk to rock to country-based pop. Though her genre is hard to define, it's easy to get enveloped in her sincere lyrics and graceful melodies.

Norman, Othello's, 434 Buchanan, (405) 360-2353, 9 p.m., Cover Charge May Apply

For more information: http://www.othellosmusic.com, June 26
Luke Robinson and the Bad Luck Band
Slowly carving a name for himself in the country music world, Luke Robinson's strong work ethic and country music voice make his newest album, Bad Luck, a country music success. Robinson is backed by The Bad Luck Band which is composed of Brady Owen on lead and rhythm guitar, Andrew McCoy on drums, and Adam Smithwick on bass.

Lawton, Cadillac Ranch, 1924 S. Hwy 277, (580) 248-4300, 21+, 8 p.m., $5

For more information: http://www.facebook.com/cadillacranchllc, June 26

Bluegrass will be resonating in the Joe Dome with the Stillwater duo Steelwind. Members Blake Parks and Michael Henneberry come equipped with a fiddle, guitar, upright bass, banjo and mandolin for a full traditional bluegrass experience.  The duo will spend the evening playing their original bluegrass tunes.

Stillwater, Eskimo Joe's, 501 W. Elm Ave., (405) 372-8896, 10 p.m., FREE!

For more information: http://www.eskimojoes.com/events, June 27
The Fray
An American four-piece piano-rock band, The Fray achieved mainstream success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double-platinum by the RIAA, and platinum by Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. The Fray achieved national success with their first single, "Over My Head (Cable Car)." The release of their second single, "How to Save a Life," brought the band worldwide fame.

Thackerville, Winstar World Casino, I-35 Exit 1, (800) 622-6317, 8 p.m., $40-$60

For more information: http://www.winstarworldcasino.com/entertainment, June 27
Luke Bulla
Having been singing and playing music most of his life, Luke Bulla started touring and singing with his family band at the age of four and took up the fiddle at seven. Bulla also now plays guitar, sings and writes songs, and is currently working on material for a solo project. Bulla's folk sound mixes his early raising with his current interests, creating a blend that mixes his bluegrass and folk roots.

Oklahoma City, The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley, (405) 524-0738, 8 p.m., $15

For more information: http://www.bluedoorokc.com



Camille Harp

Hey friends!...Picked up a gig tonight at Ft. Thunder Harley-Davidson in Moore. Me and The Boys Next Door will start at 6:15 and go til 8:45.  Good food, Cold beer, Cool bikes and Live music!..What more could ya need?  Come join us if you can.

OR...This Saturday June 12, I will performing solo at The Mantel in Bricktown from 8-11.  This place has GREAT food and a very nice patio.

Check the website for something that fits your schedule if these don't work for ya!

Til we meet again,

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Luke Bulla/Jared Tyler/Jeff Autry Oklahoma Shows



To All Music Lovers ~


We are so blessed to have Luke Bulla and Jeff Autry come to Oklahoma this June to share their musical gifts.

I am completely honored and awed to share the stage with these master musicians, singers, and songwriters!


We are all three from diverse backgrounds, and our musicians' pedigrees include performing, writing, and/or recording with such musical greats as EmmyLou Harris, Keb' Mo', Lyle Lovett, Malcolm Holcombe, John Cowan, Jerry Douglas, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and many others.


This collaboration will include original songs, a variety of bluegrass standards, instrumentals, and three part harmonies of the highest order. We have performed together in various configurations before and the audience can expect to enjoy a strong depth of musical prowess as well as a very entertaining experience. Please join us at the following performances!



Upcoming Shows:


Thursday, June 24th:   Bartlesville Downtown House Concert – 7 pm           

  115 S.E, Frank Phillips Blvd. 

                                         Bartlesville, OK   74003

                                  $15 - Suggested Donation



Friday, June 25th:       Blue Dome Diner - 8:30 pm

                                       311 E. 2nd St.

                                       Downtown Tulsa, OK

                                (918) 382-7866




Saturday, June 26th:   Tulsa Strings - 3 pm

 Fiddle Workshop w/Luke Bulla

                                        4631 E. 31st St.

                                        Tulsa, OK

 (918) 794-8440





Sunday, June 27th:      Tulsa Strings – 1 pm

                                 Guitar Workshop w/Jeff Autry

                                        4631 E. 31st St.

                                        Tulsa, OK

                                  (918) 794-8440




Sunday, June 27th:      The Blue Door – 8 pm

                                 2805 N. McKinley

                                        Oklahoma City, OK

                                 (405) 524-0738




More info about Luke Bulla:

Luke Bulla has been singing and playing music most of his life. Touring with and singing in his family band from age four, Luke took up the fiddle at seven. Over the course of the next few years, he won the National Fiddle Contest (in Weiser, Idaho) six times in his respective age categories. His seventh win came in the Grand Champion division at age sixteen, making him the youngest to have earned the title at the time. Entering Nashville's Grand Masters fiddle contest at age ten, Luke distinguished himself by being the youngest person to have made the top ten. Spring of 1999 found Luke moving to Nashville to establish himself as a full time musician. He spent his early years in Tennessee playing fiddle in Ricky Skaggs' band, Kentucky Thunder. Following the Skaggs stint, he became a member of the John Cowan Band. More recently Luke has performed and/or recorded with Jim Lauderdale, Darrell Scott, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Lyle Lovett, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Bryan Sutton, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Russ Barenberg Trio, Sean Watkins, Sara Watkins, Tony Rice, Chris Thile, Peter Rowan, Glen Phillips, Rodney Crowell, and Earl Scruggs, to name a few. Luke is a perennial instructor at Mark O'Connor's fiddle camps. With long-time friend, Casey Driessen, Luke founded the band, Wisechild. The band toured briefly with John Mayer and Counting Crows. In addition to violin, Luke plays guitar, sings and writes songs. His newest band collaboration, W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration), includes members Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek, Fiction Family), Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket), Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello and the Imposters, The Attractions, Los Lobos), Greg Leisz (Joni Mitchell, Wilco, Sheryl Crow, Beck), and Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Cracker). In the spring of '09, Lyle Lovett asked Luke to join his Large Band, and Luke now tours full time in that configuration. He is also working on material for a solo record slated for release later this year.


More info about Jeff Autry:

Born July 4, 1965 in Decatur, GA, Jeff Autry began playing guitar at age 12 and grew up playing bluegrass in a musical family.  In his teenage years, he performed with various local bluegrass bands in the Atlanta area and began to the tour bluegrass festival circuits in the Southeast.  At age 20, Jeff helped form the new acoustic/bluegrass band Clearwater with banjoist Frank Lee (Freight Hoppers) and mandolinist, Matt Mundy (Aquarium Rescue Unit).  He later performed with The Generics, an all original instrumental fusion band with Mundy and banjo guru Scott Vestal.  At age 25, he recorded on Vestal's new acoustic solo project, In Pursuit Of Happiness, and at age 26, took a 6 month tour of Japan with Vestal.  After returning to the U.S., Jeff played with various touring bluegrass bands including, The Lynn Morris Band and The Bluegrass Cardinals. Throughout his career, Jeff has performed on stage and recorded with some of America's premier musicians, including John Cowan, Sam Bush, Ricky Skaggs, Darrell Scott, Jim Lauderdale, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, Vassar Clements, Tim O'Brien and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin).  Jeff's prowess on guitar and vocals has, for the last eleven years, anchored the ever-changing, always challenging guitarist spot in the multi-genre John Cowan Band.


For more information on these events please visit  www.jaredtyler.com


Hope to have your presence at one or all of these performances ~


Many Thanks!













Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Black Ribbons by Shooter Jennings... review by jmomojo

Man, I was just taking a quick break to hit iTunes and get a song or two from Shooter Jennings. Not sure why, just had an itch to do so.

But I had no clue that he has apparently changed genres!!! He is now taken up rock. He even played on the Warp Tour last year with his new band, Hierophant.

So, since I am always up for weird music, and I noticed that one website referred to it as the Alman Brothers meets Nine Inch Nails, I had to buy it.

I have made it through about 4 out of the 20 tracks, and so far it is pretty cool. In between some of the songs, Stephen King plays the role of a DJ on radio station that is being shut down because the end of free speech, and end of the world. Pretty trippy stuff, but pretty neat in its own right.

iTunes has it at 4.5 out of 5 stars, and the reviews have been really great for it. Anyway, thought I would share.

The band is Shooter Jennings & Hierophant, and the CD is Black Ribbons, just in case you wanted to know

Monday, June 14, 2010

Travis Linville

Hey Friends,  


We are excitedly awaiting the arrival of Hollis Gray!  Unless he decides to show up this weekend I will be playing at Arnie's Bar in Tulsa Friday night and on to Woody's in Fort Worth Saturday night.  If you have friends in Tulsa or Fort Worth you can help us out by letting them know about the show!  


Tickets for this year's Illinois River Jam are on sale now.  We are having the jam at Peyton's Place resort on the Illinois River just outside Tahlequah, Ok this September 24 and 25.  Peyton's Place has a beautiful campground and the weather should be cooling off a bit by late September.  The capacity is a little smaller than previous years so if your plan to come get your tickets early!  I'm really excited about this years lineup and hope you will make plans to join us at the river this September!  TRAVIS LINVILLE, RANDY CROUCH, MAMA SWEET, PENNY HILL, JOE MACK, ADAM CARROLL, OWEN TEMPLE, RESIDENT FUNK, FLATLAND TRAVELERS, CAMILLE HARP, BUFFALO FAMILY, ALI HARTER, CARTER SAMPSON!


Tickets and more concert dates available at www.travislinvillmusic.com 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Downtown Gallery Hop

Art Show and Sale Opening Night

Art Show Details and Participating Artists Announced

Tahlequah, Oklahoma, June 11th 2010 –Friday June 11th will be a "Hopping Night" in downtown Tahlequah. In addition to Myers Studio opening its new location with a group art show, the Summer Arts Invitational four other art opening will be taking place as well. In all there will be five art openings in Downtown Tahlequah for the evening. It's sure to be a night of not just great art but fun, food, drinks and live music. You need not to be an artist to enjoy the "Art Happens" of the evening.

You can begin your "Hop" at one end of the main street in downtown and make your way through four blocks of stunning art on display.


Split Personality at NDN Art Gallery is another fun concept featuring the artwork of Mickel Yantz. This show will have works from both Mickel's recent body of sculpture work and work from his online comic series NUT Cracks. NDN Art Gallery & Custom Framing is located at 415 N. Muskogee Street, Downtown Tahlequah. Next door to Sam & Ella's Restaurant.


Perceptions of Being will be showing at the NSU Gallery featuring recent work from Tony Tiger and Bobby C. Martin. Both are nationally recognized artists from who you can expect artwork that is modern yet deeply rooted in the artist's native culture. NSU Gallery is located at 325 N. Muskogee St. in Downtown Tahlequah.


Also on the same block as the NSU Gallery, the Cherokee Artist Association will be hosting a 12 X 12 artwork show and sale to benefit the organization. Various artists will have work in this show.


The Summer Arts Invitational at Myers Studio will feature the artwork of Kelie Myers, Robert Lewis, Christie Duschel, Bobby C. Martin, Tom Baker, Angela Castro, Mike Brown, JT DeShong, Toni Bailey, Linda Reeves, Renee K Lyons, Karen Parsons, Vanessa Somerville and Marjorie Bontemps. "It's a fun eclectic mix of artwork with a twist of whimsy, "says studio owner Kelie Myers.


Myers Studio 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.


The Nature of Beauty Art Show will feature original artwork and photography from Lesa Cordle and Sharon Irla. This show will take place in the Photography by Lesa Studio & Gallery located at 108 S. Muskogee St. Across from the Cherokee Court House Square.

All the Art shows will be open 6-8pm and Myers Studio will be open until 9pm.



Kelie Myers
Summer Arts Invitational Show Manager
keliemy@yahoo.com , kelie@kelie.net

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Please share with your friends.... go VOTE NOW....  JASON BOLAND AND THE STRAGGLERS..is a band that is so deserving to be heard and seen!  This is serious!






JFJO - Ludwig World Premier 6/12 - Stay Gold release tour 6/16

     We're less than a week away from the world premier of Ludwig, our project reinterpreting Beethoven's 3rd & 6th Symphonies using arrangements by Noam Faingold & JFJO.  The project premiers with the 50 piece Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra on June 12th, kicking off the 26th annual  OK Mozart Festival in the gorgeous PAC at the Bartlesville Community Center.  Tickets are still available and can be purchased by  clicking here.  Watch a great video preview of the Ludwig premier by  clicking here, and catch a glimpse of our first full orchestra rehearsal by clicking here.

     This special performance will be extensively recorded in its entirety for a full release on our own Tulsa-based record label  Kinnara Records.  We've partnered with Kickstarter  to help raise funds for the video production of the event.  Please click here for more information on how you can help make the documentation of this historic evening possible.

     A few days after the Ludwig premier marks the start of our album release tour in support of our 20th album, Stay Gold, available from Kinnara Records as CD & double gatefold vinyl on June 22nd.  Click here to watch a video featuring the title track and  click here to pre-order the album.  Be sure to visit our Facebook page  for details on how to earn a free CD by simply replacing your profile picture & inviting your friends to the upcoming summer shows.  Plus, there is still time to enter our remix contest for the song The Sensation of Seeing Light, which also appears on Stay Gold.

     We'll see you in a week or two. 



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

Sun. August 1st - Chicago, IL

Fri. Sept. 10th - Austin, TX