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April 2019

PREZIDENT BROWN
Jamaican reggae @ Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Prezident Brown, who will cap Tulsa's Earth Day Celebration with a performance of positive-vibes roots reggae, is a champion of the new roots and reality consciousness reggae movement that entertains, informs, and inspires. Born Fitz Cotterell in the hills of Jamaica, his mother called him Junior Ranking because he would grab the microphone and chant at schoolyard and country dances. He was first known as Slim Brown because of his resemblance and similarity of style to DJ, U Brown. The most…

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Tulsa’s biggest Earth Day celebration
Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Sierra Club Exec. Director MICHAEL BRUNE & Jamaican roots reggae artist PREZIDENT BROWN slated for Tulsa's biggest Earth Day Celebration. TULSA’S EARTH DAY CELEBRATION features nationally prominent environmental speakers, an Electric Vehicle Village, educational booths & demos, regional & nationally touring musical artists, environmental art, family activities, local cuisine and more. The event takes place at Guthrie Green, an internationally recognized urban park utilizing geothermal wells and solar panels, with satellite programming at Philbrook Downtown and the Woody Guthrie Center.…

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KATIE THIROUX
top jazz bassist @ 6th Global BASH

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Duet, 108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A triple threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing and compelling compositions. Her most recent album, Off Beat, garnered rave reviews and was awarded a “Best Album Of 2017” by Downbeat Magazine. With the release of her 2015 debut, Introducing Katie Thiroux, her substantial gifts as a bandleader and recording artist came center stage, as the release received many awards including "Debut Record of the Year" from the Huffington Post, All About…

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THE WAILERS
classic Jamaican Reggae @ 6th Global BASH

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO CAIN’S BALLROOM - FREE, ALL AGES WELCOME. One hundred million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings have sold worldwide, including 1977’s Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century by Time Magazine, and “One Love,” named Song of the Millennium by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the 50 Greatest Bands of All Times, while The New York Times named Marley the most significant musician of the 20th century.…

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BETSAYDA MACHADO
Venezuelan tambor @ 6th Global BASH

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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THIS SHOW HAS MOVED TO CAIN’S BALLROOM. FREE, ALL-AGES WELCOME. Betsayda Machado was raised in a small village El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, in coastal Venezuela. Her recent rural recordings with lifelong friends in the ensemble Parranda El Clavo brought new attention to the infectiously percussive and danceable Venezuelan Afro-soul music and dance known as "tambor."  The New York Times calls Betsayda and Parranda "vital, accomplished, unplugged, deeply rooted." SATURDAY, APRIL 13 PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL GUTHRIE GREEN EVENTS FOR…

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NIGHTINGALE
American soul @ 6th Global BASH

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO CAIN'S BALLROOM - FREE, ALL-AGES WELCOME. Nightingale's signature blend of folk, indie, and soul put the band in front of big crowds when it earned a spot at the Hanson Brothers' high-profile Hop Jam festival. The Tulsa outfit continues to draw crowds with electric performances, most notably recent high-energy sets at MISfest and SXSW. Expect the arrival of Nightingale's much-anticipated first album sometime in the coming months. The project will showcase the…

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CHANGUI MAJADERO
infectiously danceable Cuban roots music @ 6th Global BASH

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 9:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Duet, 108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Changüí is the predecessor of Son Cubano & Salsa, a style of music specifically from the region of Guantanamo, Cuba. Its origins can be traced back to the 1800s, during the days of slavery. Changüí is to Cuba & Latin America what the blues & early jazz is to American music: the roots, the foundation of the popular Latin music we hear today.

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Sustainable Wine Tasting & Cuban Music
@ 6th Global BASH

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Duet, 108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Join us for an evening of top-shelf, sustainably produced wines and great Cuban music. OK Roots Music is teaming with Duet and Provisions Fine Beverage Purveyors for a wine tasting featuring a fleet of superb wines that have connections to Cuba & world music, followed by a concert with one of today's best Cuban bands. It's all part of the 6th Global BASH. WINE TASTING: 9:00-9:45  CHANGUI MAJADERO CONCERT: 10:00-11:30 Tickets Here FEATURED WINES Rafael Tirado Laberinto Sauvignon Blanc Broc…

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NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS
Hill Country Jamrock @ 6th Global BASH

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS pay homage to crunchy country blues while simultaneously pushing it into contemporary relevance with fatback funk, electronic innovation, slippery soul, and unadulterated rock & roll. Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), the brothers have been making music together all their lives. The now venerable band is entering its third decade with a nearly perfected synthesis of Luther’s raw, organic aesthetic (brought into play as…

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THE WAILERS headline 6th annual Global music fest
Global BASH

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019
OK United States
FREE

ALL GUTHRIE GREEN EVENTS FOR SATURDAY HAVE MOVED TO CAIN’S BALLROOM. FREE, ALL-AGES WELCOME. THE WAILERS, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS & many more play this free multi-day swirl of sights, sounds, smells and tastes from around the world. Our 6th annual BASH has expanded to two days and features music, circus acts, bellydancing, African drumming, kids’ arts activities, community booths, local cuisine, Oklahoma craft brews and fine wines.  THE WAILERS classic Jamaican reggae NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS - Mississippi hill country blues rock CHANGUI MAJADERO -…

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November 2018

Paul Benjaman Band

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm
American Theatre Company, 308 S Lansing
Tulsa, OK 74120 United States
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Tulsa Roots Music celebrates 5 years of free music programming with a free party featuring the Paul Benjaman Band, a beer and wine bar, and gourmet pizza service by Bohemian Wood Fired Pizza. Tulsa is a finalist in a national competition for $25,000 to expand our free music programming on Guthrie Green in 2018. So please VOTE FOR TULSA TO BE A TOP-15 LIVE MUSIC CITY! VOTE HERE. Building on the classic groove-based Tulsa Sound, the Paul Benjaman Band embraces…

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October 2018

1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
Combsy

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Duet, 108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Chris Combs is a Tulsa-based composer, guitarist and producer and a member of the jazz/experimental ensemble, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. He has worked in various session and production roles for studios around the country, as well as collaborating with a diverse array of musicians from Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) to Brad Walker (Sturgill Simpson) to Dan Oestreicher (Trombone Shorty). Combs’ first solo release, Combsy, was released last year on Horton Records. Purchase tickets here

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1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Duet, 108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Delfeayo Marsalis is one of today’s top jazz trombonists, composers and producers. He shares with his father, Ellis, and brothers (Branford, Wynton and Jason) the nation’s highest jazz honor: National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Masters Award. Delfeayo is perhaps the most traditionally New Orleans of the Crescent City’s first family of jazz, known for his technical excellence, imagination and humor. Born in New Orleans in 1965, as a kid Marsalis gravitated towards the trombone, which he calls “an extension…

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1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
Reflejos Flamencos

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Reflejos Flamencos has performed Spanish music and dance for over 20 years with many of Spain’s top artists. Guitarist Johnny Beard has been playing for four decades. He studied with well known musicians such as René Heredia, Roberto Castellón, Pedro Cuadra, and Chuscales, and he has performed at many flamenco festivals. He has entertained countless children with lecture demonstrations in schools around the state through the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa’s Artists in the Schools program. An expert craftsman,…

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1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
Rio Mira

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Duet, 108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A marimba supergroup consisting of some of the most respected musicians from Colombia and Ecuador, Rio Mira’s music is the sonic rejoining of the region known as El Pacífico Sur, one connected by history, ecology and culture and divided by the national borders of Ecuador and Colombia. The people throughout this area have similar music, food, speech, fashion, and background, and it is no coincidence that the band takes its name from the Mira River that flows across these borders,…

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1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
Mike Cameron Collective

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Mike Cameron is a Tulsa-based saxophonist, composer and woodwind instructor specializing in improvisation that spans many musical genres. He leads and writes original music for the Mike Cameron Collective, an ever-changing ensemble of some of Oklahoma's most exciting musicians. Cameron has performed professionally with the Count Basie Orchestra, The Temptations, The O'Jays, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Bartlesville Symphony, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and others. He traveled to New York City in 2012 to perform with the…

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1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
Inspyral

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Inspyral’s Jeremy and Kelsey Philo bring spectacular roving atmospheric entertainment to this year’s FETE. All day long and into the night, audiences will be wowed with stilt walking, juggling, hula hooping, LED glow dancing, and children’s entertainment, including interactive juggling and plate-spinning for kids. Jeremy and Kelsey met at a park in Norman, Oklahoma on a warm, spring day in 2012. Kelsey had been hula hooping in solitude when a friend told her about the group of unicyclists and jugglers…

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1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
The Bad Plus

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 9:45 pm - 11:59 pm
Duet, 108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“One of the great, true groups in jazz of the past 25 years.”—Joshua Redman. The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Consisting of founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums), and new member Orrin Evans (piano), the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break…

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1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
Wine Tasting and Duet Jazz Club Sneak Peek

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Duet, 108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This weekend is all about top-shelf wines and world-class jazz. Join Tulsa Roots Music, Duet, and Provisions Fine Beverage Purveyors for a jazz-themed wine tasting featuring superb wines that have lyrical connections to jazz and/or New Orleans. Guests arrive at 9pm and are greeted with a glass of Robert Moncuit Blanc de Blancs Champagne. WINE #1 - Teutonic Wine Co. 'Jazz Odyssey' - White Wine, Oregon. WINE #2 - Catherine and Pierre Breton 'La Ritournelle' Rosé, Loire Valley, France. WINE…

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1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
Yemen Blues

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“Quite simply, one of the most exciting bands in world...” —Time Out Chicago. In 2010, singer and composer Ravid Kahalani gathered top musicians from NYC, Uruguay and Tel Aviv, who mixed Yemenite, West African and jazz influences. Mambo and North African rhythms create a joyful and deep foundation, while the vocals evoke ancient Arabic chants mixed with funk and blues. Swirling with the traditions of Yemenite Muslims, Christians and Jews, with contemporary overlays of rock, jazz, and blues, Yemen Blues…

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1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
BTW Jazz Combo

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Booker T. Washington High School is a place of learning steeped in a musical heritage that dates back 100 years. The BTW Jazz Combo consists of the most accomplished members of BTW's Jazz Ensemble.

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1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:00 pm
Duet, 108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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It's finally here: Tulsa's world-class jazz club! Join us for the grand opening, featuring two shows by New Orleans native Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, a two-time Edison Award winning and Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer and producer. His musical tutelage began under the direction of his uncle, legendary sax innovator Donald Harrison, Jr., at age 13. After graduating from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 2001, Scott received a full scholarship to Berklee…

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1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Duet, 108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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It's finally here: Tulsa's world-class jazz club! Join us for the grand opening, featuring two shows by New Orleans native Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, a two-time Edison Award winning and Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer and producer. His musical tutelage began under the direction of his uncle, legendary sax innovator Donald Harrison, Jr., at age 13. After graduating from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 2001, Scott received a full scholarship to Berklee…

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1st annual
Wine, Jazz, and World FETE

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm - Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Duet, 108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The greatest jazz and world artists, fine wines, delicious culinary offerings, performance art, kids and family activities. Join us for the inaugural celebration FREE on Guthrie Green and at Tulsa's new Duet jazz club. There's music everywhere...enjoy.The engagement of Rio Mira is funded through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Big thanks to the Jewish Federation of Tulsa for supporting Yemen Blues' performance.THURSDAY,…

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September 2018

7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Son Volt

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Jay Farrar, the creative force behind Son Volt, is still not as old as his voice, an ageless gift which sounds something like old timber looks: simple, durable, weathered, unplanned. The band’s Notes of Blue, much heavier on fingerpicking that previous albums, is the 20th studio album to which Farrar has lent his voice and songwriting. His first band, the influential Uncle Tupelo, recorded a punked-up version of the topical Carter Family song “No Depression” and named their debut album…

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance, began taking classes, and since then has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt and Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars. A RAWartists 2012 Performance Artist of the Year, she has performed in throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2013, Perizad founded Elysium Belly Dance in Tulsa, which offers lessons to students of all ages.

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
The Plateros

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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If Santana and Los Lonely Boys had a child, they would name it The Plateros. This three-piece power blues-rock trio hails from the eastern Navajo Nation. A family band, they formed in 2004 and made their mark the following year with an explosive 20-minute set on the “Reach The Rez” stage at Gathering of Nations, the world’s largest Powwow. Lead guitarist Levi Platero was just 12 at the time, screaming blues notes from the stage. Little did they realize that…

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance, began taking classes, and since then has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt and Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars. A RAWartists 2012 Performance Artist of the Year, she has performed in throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2013, Perizad founded Elysium Belly Dance in Tulsa, which offers lessons to students of all ages.

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Paul Thorn

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Paul Thorn’s muscular, joyous roots music is bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, “full of heart and humor and surprises and street-wise details of trailer parks and turnip greens and love and lust that have the unmistakable ring of truth,” in the words of fan Kris Kristofferson. Born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, Thorn worked in a furniture factory, jumped out of airplanes, and was a boxer (he once went 7 rounds with Roberto Duran) before embracing music full time, topping…

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Weston Horn and The Hush

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The heartchild of Weston Horn and his culmination of 15 years of playing and writing music, The Hush is an 8-piece ensemble, half of which is a thick-and-juicy horn section. Fan's have lovingly nicknamed the band "The Foo's Brothers" because The Hush brings the same raw rock-n-roll energy as The Foo Fighters, but tempered with funky, soulful, old-school horn arrangements. Super fun, eminently danceable.

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Golden Dragon Taekwondo

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Master Seo, a former Korean National Taekwondo athlete,is the owner and head trainer at Golden Dragon Taekwondo. The Golden Dragon Demonstration Team will showcase a variety of taekwondo techniques on the Guthrie Green lawn and Master Seo’s athletes will also be available to answer questions and talk to kids and adults interested in learning more about this martial art.

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“When you see us live or listen to our records, we’re all going to have a good time,” says frontman “Big Sam” Williams. “That’s what funk is all about. That’s what New Orleans is all about. That’s what Big Sam’s Funky Nation is all about. If you come to a show, you’re going to party. That’s what we’re here for.” A NOLA treasure, the band is known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, hip-hop and a whole lot…

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Curley Taylor and his band, Zydeco Trouble, hail from the heart of Creole country in Louisiana. Taylor’s soulful vocals and the band’s hard-driving zydeco dance beats are the product of musicians who have been deeply immersed in the unique, deeply authentic music of Central Louisiana all their lives. Taylor began his professional career at 16 by playing drums in his father’s popular band, followed by stints on drums with many Louisiana legends: Steve Riley, L’il Buck Senegal, Geno Delafose and…

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Monhollon Bros.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This trio from Tulsa focuses on djembe and dunun rhythms from Guinea and Mali. They will lead a West African drumming circle on the grass prior to Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble’s performance.

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Bob Schneider

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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One of Austin’s most celebrated musicians, Bob Schneider is one of the most versatile, inventive, and engaging songwriters working today. With little national press or major label support, he has managed to become one of the biggest acts in Texas, with a fiercely loyal and fast growing following. Schneider has won more Austin Music Awards than any other musician, including Best Songwriter, Best Musician, and Best Male Vocals, clocking in at 54 awards to date. Raised in Texas and Germany,…

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Dylan Wagman

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Dylan Wagman, a sophomore at Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School has been drumming for seven years. Performing solo this Sunday, Dylan will be back with members of the BTW HS Jazz Ensemble on Friday, Oct. 5 For our Wine, Jazz and World Fete.

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Levi Parham

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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”Perhaps it's something in the water—the same iron-heavy tap drink that Woody Guthrie sipped on as a young man—that leads to an inherited sense of melody. Whatever it is, Levi Parham has it." —The Bluegrass Situation A native of McAlester, Oklahoma, Parham's music draws on the rich songwriting traditions of his home state, with varying shades of blues, folk, soul, rock and country. Parham's soulful, gritty voice brings it all together into a sound that CMT described as "enticing" with…

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7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Calliope Youth Circus

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Calliope Youth Circus is back with a program of exciting aerials and acrobatics on the lawn. Calliope offers a unique and challenging program in which Tulsa’s youth push themselves above and beyond their own expectations by immersing themselves in the circus arts. In a play-based, non-competitive environment, kids develop self-discipline, body respect and confidence. Calliope has provided programming for the Greater Tulsa YMCA, Tulsa Public Schools, Portico Dans and Cam Shalom, among others.

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7th annual
Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm - Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Each Sunday is a festival! We are proud to present a month of FREE Sunday concerts on Guthrie Green, in the heart of the Tulsa Arts District. Enjoy internationally touring rock, Latin, blues, folk, and world music. Plus performance arts, OK craft brews, local cuisine, and more. Bring the kids for great family activities and splashing in the fountains. There's music everywhere...enjoy!SUNDAY, SEPT. 93:00-4:00 - Calliope Youth Circus4:00-5:00 - Levi Parham - Americana5:30-6:45 - Bob Schneider - Texas roadhouseOn the…

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April 2018

Monte Montgomery

Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Named one of the “Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitar Players” by Guitar Player Magazine, Monte Montgomery has resisted the temptation to be just a guitar slinger from Austin, in large part by honing his chops as a triple threat: songwriter, singer and master musician. The virtuoso guitar licks and trademark arrangements fans expect are there, but the emphasis is increasingly on creating a rich and colorful aural backdrop for insightful songwriting and nuanced singing. Monte grew up in Birmingham, learning…

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5th annual Global BASH
Michael Franti

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Michael Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change. He is revered for his high-energy live shows: a potent blend of rock, folk, reggae and hip-hop that fulfills his mission of making impassioned music you can dance to. Franti channels frustration into music that’s both thought-provoking and triumphantly hopeful. Once an outlier in his message of positivity-minded political consciousness, Franti has found that message gaining momentum in the mainstream in recent years: "My goal is to make…

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5th annual Global BASH
Monhollon Bros.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This trio from Tulsa focuses on djembe and dunun rhythms from Guinea and Mali. They will lead a West African drumming circle on the grass prior to Michael Franti’s headline performance.

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5th annual Global BASH
Henry Zoellner

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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We first cottoned onto Henry Zoellner during an elementary school talent show in which the young singer/multi-instrumentalist gave a stunning performance more evocative of a professional touring artist than a young, aspiring musician from Tulsa. He was given his first full-size acoustic drum set at age 5 and has since learned to play keys, ukulele, bass, electric and acoustic guitars. As a 5th grader at Lee Elementary School, Zoellner is a member of the choir and bike clubs. If Henry…

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5th annual Global BASH
Felix y Los Gatos

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Formed in 2004, New Mexico's Felix Y Los Gatos swims in a danceable musical stew of zydeco, Tex-Mex, blues, and Django Reinhardt-esque gypsy jazz. Founding members Felix Peralta (vocals, guitar) and D.B. Gomez (button accordion) came together by way of open mics in the Albuquerque University area. Peralta spent his childhood watching his family play traditional New Mexican rancheras. Likewise, Gomez, who grew up in Santa Fe, was exposed to traditional Southwest sounds and switched from piano to accordion once…

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Golden Dragon Taekwondo

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Master Seo,a former Korean National Taekwondo athlete,is the owner and head trainer at Golden Dragon Taekwondo. The Golden Dragon Demonstration Team will showcase a variety of taekwondo techniques on the Guthrie Green lawn as part of this year's Global BASH. Master Seo's athletes will also be available to answer questions and talk to kids and adults interested in learning more about this martial art.

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Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A seasoned entertainer, Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance and began taking classes at the Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa. Since then, she has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt, Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars, Princess Farhana, and Amanda Rose. Perizad was voted RAWartists 2012 Performance Artist of the Year, she has performed in both the US and Canada, and she…

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Local Hero

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This long-time Tulsa-based reggae band (23 years and counting), led by vocalist-bassist Doc James, started in 1985 when Doc, a Virgin Islander who relocated to Tulsa, met Rich Brown, who was drumming for the Streetpeople, a pioneer Oklahoma reggae outfit. The two cut some studio tracks, were soon gigging, and released their first album, Crossover, in 1986. The band has been at it ever since. Local Hero’s original compositions have appeared on Saturday Night Live, HBO’s Sex and the City,…

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Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A seasoned entertainer, Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance and began taking classes at the Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa. Since then, she has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt, Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars, Princess Farhana, and Amanda Rose. Perizad was voted RAWartists 2012 Performance Artist of the Year, she has performed in both the US and Canada, and she…

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Engine Room Boxing

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The Engine Room fight team and trainers will be demonstrating boxing fundamentals at the BASH, providing younger audience members the opportunity to safely learn and practice basic boxing skills. Aaron Sloan opened the Engine Room Boxing Gym in Tulsa’s Pearl District in 2015, offering both competition and fitness training. Sloan is a registered cardiac nurse, president of the Oklahoma Local Boxing Committee, vice president of the Kansas-Oklahoma Golden Gloves franchise, a USA Boxing certified coach, judge and referee, and a…

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Inspyral

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Inspyral’s Jeremy and Kelsey Philo bring spectacular roving atmospheric entertainment to this year’s Global BASH. All day long and into the night, audiences will be wowed with stilt walking, juggling, hula hooping, LED glow dancing, and children's entertainment, including interactive juggling and plate-spinning for kids. Jeremy and Kelsey met at a park in Norman, Oklahoma on a warm, spring day in 2012. Kelsey had been hula hooping in solitude when a friend told her about the group of unicyclists and…

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Calliope Youth Circus

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Calliope Youth Circus is back with a program of exciting aerials and acrobatics on the lawn. Calliope offers a unique and challenging program in which Tulsa’s youth push themselves above and beyond their own expectations by immersing themselves in the circus arts. In a play-based, non-competitive environment, kids develop self-discipline, body respect and confidence. Calliope has provided programming for the Greater Tulsa YMCA, Tulsa Public Schools, Portico Dans and Cam Shalom, among others.

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Global BASH

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Tulsa’s truly global, FREE, all-day, eclectic roots music festival featuring internationally touring artists on the main stage, the best local acts, performance artists, kids’ activities, community booths, and local cuisine, craft brews and wines. See you on the Green!FeaturingMICHAEL FRANTIFELIX Y LOS GATOSLOCAL HEROINSPYRALMONHOLLON BROS. AFRICAN DRUMMINGPERIZAD and ELYSIUM BELLYDANCEENGINE ROOM BOXINGGOLDEN DRAGON TAEKWONDOHENRY ZOELLNERCALLIOPE YOUTH CIRCUSKIDS ARTS ACTIVITIES - all day longGLOBAL CUISINE and LOCAL CRAFT BREWS (Keep it local!)2018 Tulsa Roots Music Global BASH Schedule3:30-4:30 - Calliope Youth…

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October 2017

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm
American Theatre Company, 308 S Lansing
Tulsa, OK 74120 United States
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The country blues is a gift of 20th century American music, and it’s awesome to see a band tap into its legacy with so much gusto and original vision. – Music City Roots. The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band—embraced equally by traditional country-blues, indie rock, and punk audiences—plays an infectious, updated version of the sound created by country blues legends Son House and Furry Lewis. "We end up playing with a lot of punk rock bands and any kind of…

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Indigenous

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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As one of today’s premier guitarists, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji has captivated audiences with his Hendrix-like prowess ever since coming on the scene with his family band’s award-winning 1998 debut Things We Do. The blues world immediately took notice of the young native musicians from the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. A prestigious spot on B.B. King’s Blues Tour followed. Their sophomore release was produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan’s co-songwriter Doyle Bramhall. The band earned a much-coveted spot…

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Joan Soriano

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Born in the rural countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano fashioned his first guitar from a tin can and fishing line and has never looked back. Soriano plays steel string bachata with equal parts romance and grit. The Afro-infused rhythm that permeates his music has made him a favorite among dancers. As a boy Soriano received little formal education. The seventh of 15 children, he left school to help his father farm the family's land. But…

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Tulsa Touch

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A local dance team that promotes Latin dance, Tulsa Touch is an official performing team of the global Island Touch dance family, which boasts 130 teams around the globe and 1500+ members. Island Touch was created by the world-famous bachata dance couple Jorge "Ataca" Burgos and Tanja "La Alemana" Kensinger. The dancers of Tulsa Touch will lead a free bachata workshop on the main stage prior to Joan Soriano's set. Learn to dance to the music of the Dominican Republic…

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September 2017

6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Black Joe Lewis

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears celebrate groove-oriented soul and punked-up RandB. The Austin-based band's music is bombastic and joyful, using gritty guitar tones and a Stax-style horn section to create intricate, danceable arrangements. Lewis grew up on the classic soul his father loved and the hip hop his friends played. Soul grounded him and hip hop is a genre that even today lends his music and lyrics an edgy sensibility. Lewis learned to play guitar during his teen years…

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Ninet Tayeb

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Singer-songwriter, actress, model and DJ Ninet Tayeb is among the biggest entertainment figures in Israel, with a reputation for visceral, dynamic and potentially messy live performances. As incongruent as it seems today, Ninet first found success by winning Israeli Idol, launching her to instant fame. Her debut album went platinum in a day and yielded five #1 singles, not to mention a long-running TV series (which she starred in) based on her life. She delivered an electrifying performance in the…

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Lightnin’ Malcolm

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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I saw Lightnin’ Malcolm with Kimbrough’s grandson, playing hip-hop drums against this grinding, excessive guitar thing. It was really good, fire baskets blazing and the stars over the Mississippi. Suddenly, I thought, Wow, how did I get here? —Robert Plant on how he found his “big voice” again. A charismatic and energetic guitarslinger with a deep, soulful voice, Malcolm has taken his relentless, hypnotic Mississippi Hill Country dance grooves from southern juke joints to international stages opening for the likes…

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Pokey LaFarge

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Pokey LaFarge and his band thoroughly embrace and embody old-time country, blues and folk music. Born Andrew Heissler in Bloomington in 1983, LaFarge developed an early interest in all things American roots, especially music. By his teens he was adept at guitar, mandolin and banjo. After high school he adopted the nickname Pokey and hit the American road performing on street corners and trading licks with like-minded artists, eventually forming his own combo the South City Three and releasing several…

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Leyla McCalla

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A Haitian-American who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, McCalla plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy and elegant, soulful and witty, vibrating with three centuries of history. Offbeat calls her songs “ambitious, deep and gorgeous,” while the Boston Globe describes her sound as “at once varnished and sparse, like field recordings in high definition.” Born in…

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Riverfield Rocks

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Big thanks to Riverfield Country Day School for sponsoring the day’s activities and for showcasing its many talented student ensembles from Riverfield’s well regarded rock band program (which has earned accolades as one of the best in the country), its younger Blue Raven Singers, and its celebrated Drum Line. We are happy to present Riverfield’s talented musical students at Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green.

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Fantastic Negrito

Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Fantastic Negrito is a man’s struggle and redemption told in the form of black roots music. Each song the true story of a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal, the lows of a near-fatal car accident that put him in a coma, and now a creative rebirth. Negrito’s music emphasizes rawness and space. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Rather than update the Delta Blues, Fantastic Negrito leaves the original sounds of Lead Belly and…

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Spoonfed Tribe

Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Spoonfed Tribe's live shows combine walls of percussion, psychedelic sonics and mind-expanding visuals. Ambidextrous players, a vibrant stage presence, and a rich, kaleidoscopic sound that consistently defies categorization are the band’s enduring hallmarks. This group of musicians and visual artists came together in the Ft. Worth area in 1999 and has since performed at major music fests including Lollapalooza, Highberry, Voodoo Music Experience, and Wakarusa. The band has released 8 albums, including 2013’s Enjoy the Ride, their most dynamic and…

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Carter Sampson

Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Oklahoma City-based singer-songwriter Carter Sampson is a soulful country singer with a penchant for penning songs about heartbreak and the open road. Her fourth and latest album, Wilder Side, hearkens to the classic country of Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris and features fellow Okies Ali Harter and John Moreland, who beautifully complement Sampson's big and breathtakingly sorrowful vocals. Sampson averages about 220 regional shows a year, but her red boots are happiest when they’re on her home turf. She was…

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Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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In collaboration with George Kaiser Family Foundation, we are proud to present 4 consecutive Sundays of FREE concerts on Guthrie Green, in the heart of Tulsa’s thriving arts district. Enjoy world-class reggae, rock, Latin, blues, folk, world music, and performance arts. Plus OK craft brews, gourmet food trucks, Mr. Nice Guys tacos on the Dock, and community booths. Bring the kids for great arts activities at the kids tent from 2:30-5:30. There's music everywhere. Enjoy!SUNDAY, SEPT. 102:30-3:00 - CARTER SAMPSON…

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May 2017

Ruthie Foster

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Gilcrease Museum Auditorium, 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
Tulsa, OK 74127 United States
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Tulsa Roots Music and Gilcrease Museum conclude this year's Music on Exhibit series with a special Mother's Day concert featuring soul-blueswoman Ruthie Foster. Music on Exhibit is a series of Sunday concerts featuring internationally recognized artists at the museum’s Tom Gilcrease, Jr. Auditorium. The concerts are free with museum admission. Ruthie Foster was born in rural Texas and raised in a family of gospel singers. With a chapel-bred bravado inspired by powerful African-American women such as Mavis Staples and Aretha…

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April 2017

4th annual Global BASH
Los Lobos

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“We’re a Mexican-American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way,” says Louie Perez, the primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, who headline this year's GLOBAL BASH. “We live out loud most of the time and share our life this way, but then there are more intrinsic things that happen, and our songs are part of the way we react…

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Arthur Thompson Drums

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Arthur Thompson started drumming when he was four years old. He has performed and recorded with bassist Marcus Miller, singer-songwriter Toby Keith, and saxophonist Tom Braxton, but he's best known as the drummer for Tulsa's own much-loved and sorely-missed Wayman Tisdale. Arthur uses his music to teach and heal - helping at-risk students learn mathematical concepts through musical notes and scales with his Math and Music curriculum and teaching children how to play Djembes, Tubanos and other African instruments. Arthur…

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Young Dubliners

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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”There are no gimmicky drinking songs. This is like a pint of honest rock music with a shot of Irish flair dropped in for extra kick." Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called “Celtic Rock,” that label is somewhat misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it's not the only influence—after all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. "That was always the idea,” says lead singer Keith Roberts. ”The sound was…

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City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums has been performing since 1976. Under the direction of Pipe Major Bill Tetrick (a former Pipe Major for the 7th US Calvary Pipes and Drums), the ensemble has competed throughout the region, acquiring numerous honors and awards for both group and individual piping and drumming. COTPD regularly performs at diverse events and venues throughout the region, playing traditional and contemporary piping arrangements while sharing Scottish Highland culture.

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Sister Carol

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Reggae’s reigning queen, for nearly three decades, Sister Carol has been a trailblazer for women in reggae. She is a Grammy-nominated singer, DJ, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, educator and humanitarian whose work is infused with social consciousness and rich with Jamaican cultural heritage—so much so that she is often referred to by fans and peers as "Mother Culture." Born Carol Theresa East in 1959 in Kingston, Jamaica's Denham Town ghetto, in the midst of the exploding Jamaican music scene, her father…

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Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A seasoned entertainer, Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance and began taking classes at the Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa. Since then, she has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt, Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars, Princess Farhana, and Amanda Rose. Perizad was voted RAWartists 2012 Performance Artist of the Year, she has performed in both the US and Canada, and she…

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Reflejos Flamencos

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Reflejos Flamencos has performed Spanish music and dance for over 20 years with many of Spain’s top artists. Guitarist Johnny Beard has been playing for four decades. He studied with well known musicians such as René Heredia, Roberto Castellón, Pedro Cuadra, and Chuscales, and he has performed at many flamenco festivals. He has entertained countless children with lecture demonstrations in schools around the state through the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa’s Artists in the Schools program. An expert craftsman,…

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Engine Room Live Boxing

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Live sparring on Guthrie Green with professional and amateur boxers presented by Tulsa's The Engine Room Boxing Gym. Participants include Tulsa's Mayra Hernandez, undefeated women's pro boxer and current NAMA (North American Midwest Association) Belt Holder, and 2015 Ringside World Champion, Andre "Slim" Brown.

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Global BASH

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Oklahoma’s truly global, FREE, all-day, eclectic roots music festival kicking off the Guthrie Green concert season and featuring major internationally touring artists on the main stage, the best local acts, performance artists, a kids' tent with arts activities, community, sustainability and OK-made booths, and local food, craft brews and wines. There’s music everywhere…see you on the Green!2017 Tulsa Roots Music GLOBAL BASH Schedule2:30-3:30 - Engine Room Boxing - live sparring - on the grass3:30-4:00 - REFLEJOS FLAMENCOS - flamenco -…

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Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Gilcrease Museum Auditorium, 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
Tulsa, OK 74127 United States
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Tulsa Roots Music and Gilcrease are proud to present Music on Exhibit, a series of Sunday concerts featuring internationally recognized artists at the museum’s Tom Gilcrease, Jr. Auditorium. The concerts are free with museum admission. Curley Taylor and his band, Zydeco Trouble, hail from the heart of Creole country in Louisiana. Taylor's soulful vocals and the band's hard-driving zydeco dance beats are the product of musicians who have been deeply immersed in the unique, deeply authentic music of Central Louisiana…

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March 2017

John Fullbright

Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Gilcrease Museum Auditorium, 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
Tulsa, OK 74127 United States
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Mr. Fullbright joins the lineage of terse Southwestern songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, sticking to a few folky chords and reaching for unassailable clarity.—New York Times. Tulsa Roots Music and Gilcrease are proud to present Music on Exhibit, a series of Sunday concerts featuring internationally recognized artists at the museum’s Tom Gilcrease, Jr. Auditorium. The concerts are free with museum admission. The series continues with singer-songwriter John Fullbright. A plainspoken approach is a big part of what’s…

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Monte Montgomery

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Named one of the “Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitar Players” by Guitar Player Magazine, Monte Montgomery has resisted the temptation to be just a guitar slinger from Austin, in large part by honing his chops as a triple threat: songwriter, singer and master musician. The virtuoso guitar licks and trademark arrangements fans expect are there, but the emphasis is increasingly on creating a rich and colorful aural backdrop for insightful songwriting and nuanced singing. Monte grew up in Birmingham, learning…

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February 2017

Band of Heathens

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm
American Theatre Company, 308 S Lansing
Tulsa, OK 74120 United States
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Taking their inspiration from classic American rock groups like Drive-By Truckers and the Allman Brothers, BOH’s style blends classic rock, folk, country and soul music together. BOH has been honored as “Best New Band” at the Austin Music Awards, and has been nominated in various categories at the “Americana Music Awards” over the past several years. The Wall Street Journal called theirs the best set at South By Southwest 2009 festival. The Dallas Morning News say's BOH is “a must-see…

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Byron Berline Band

Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Gilcrease Museum Auditorium, 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
Tulsa, OK 74127 United States
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Tulsa Roots Music and Gilcrease are proud to present Music on Exhibit, a series of Sunday concerts featuring internationally recognized artists at the museum's Tom Gilcrease, Jr. Auditorium. The concerts are free with museum admission. We kick off the series with Byron Berline, perhaps the most accomplished bluegrass and Western swing fiddle player in the world. Born in Kansas, he picked up the fiddle at age five. As a young man in the ‘60s he recorded with the Dillards and…

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Billy Strings

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm
American Theatre Company, 308 S Lansing
Tulsa, OK 74120 United States
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Imagine taking a hardcore heavy metal band like Pantera and cramming all that energy into the body of a 23-year-old bluegrass guitarist. That’s Billy Strings, who will take the stage in Tulsa with a full band. He tears up the stage during his set, grimacing, growling, head-banging and tearing the holy sh*t out of a set of super-charged Americana. Kid can pick! DAMN can he pick! It’s acoustic music with a punk edge and a lot of youthful enthusiasm and,…

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October 2016

5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Count Tutu

Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Count Tutu is a fun-fun-fun 11-piece funking horn outfit from Tulsa led by Nathan Wright and Mike Cameron. Its high energy dance music draws from Fela Kuti, James Brown and Rage Against the Machine. Since their first show in July 2015, Count Tutu has packed houses in Tulsa, booked the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba, and played the Tulsa Roots Music GLOBAL BASH with Fishbone and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Big thanks to Riverfield Country Day School for…

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Knox Hamilton

Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Fueled by the similar staples within their collective musical taste, the members of Little Rock-based Knox Hamilton blend laid-back guitar riffs and catchy bass lines with rhythmic drum beats and soaring vocals to produce a pop soundscape that’s as likely to make you want to visit the beach as it is to move your feet. The Great Hall EP is a culmination of the band's eclectic musical sensibilities, as individuals, and their combined infatuation with indie pop rock, as a…

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Riverfield Rocks

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Big thanks to Riverfield Country Day School for sponsoring the day’s activities and for showcasing its many talented student ensembles from Riverfield’s well regarded rock band program, which has earned accolades as one of the best in the country. We are happy to present an expanded palette of Riverfield’s most talented students at Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green.

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September 2016

5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
James McMurtry

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Fuses wry, literate observations about the world with the snarl of barroom rock. —NPR. Widely considered one of the finest songwriters of his generation, James McMurtry's song stories teem with workingman's angst. His colorful characters—painted with deep sensitivity for the human condition—are usually downtrodden and lovelorn, sometimes funny, and often violent. His band pounds out highly melodic Texas-flavored roots rock that is at times tender and meandering, sometimes bold and scorching. His reputation as a great lyricist—vibrant vignettes packed with…

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Herencia de Timbiqui

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A mouthwatering pot of flavors and sounds.—Sounds and Colours Magazine. In a big-band-like orchestra of instruments, influences of salsa, jazz and even funk meet folkloric roots. Colombia’s Herencia de Timbiquí works to preserve the ancestral roots of the marimba de chonta, and traditional instruments such as the bombo, cununos and guasá, combining them with a energetic vocals, brass, keyboards, and guitar. The currulao ensemble features exceptional hand percussion on drums that resemble West African djembes, beautifully honoring traditional regional music…

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Grazzhopper

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“Growing up in the country, I was heavily influenced by my surroundings and my family,” says Grazzhopper frontman Cody Brewer, who hails from Leonard, Oklahoma. “My father and grandfather instilled the basic building blocks of bluegrass and country and from that foundation, I have developed a more complex sound from my later musical influences in the jam, folk and jazz scenes.” Fluctuating as needed from an acoustic duo to a five-piece band, Grazzhopper's live shows are festive, danceable affairs. Brewer’s…

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Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang

Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Sly Dunbar (drums) and Robbie Shakespeare (bass) are the premiere architects of modern Jamaican music. Widely acknowledged as reggae's greatest rhythm section, the pair has arranged, produced, or played with every prominent Jamaican artist from Beenie Man to Gregory Isaacs, and with many artists outside reggae including Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Santana, Alicia Keys, the Fugees, and Michael Franti, among many others. The “Riddim Twins,” as they are widely known, were a driving force behind the fabled…

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The 1491s

Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A collective of American Indian writers, filmmakers, visual and traditional artists, the 1491s’ distinctly indigenous brand of satire has drawn a sizable following, with a YouTube channel viewership of more than two million. In their own words: “The 1491s are a sketch comedy group based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma. They are a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigenous satire. They coined the term “All…

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Kalyn Fay

Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Capable of inducing tears with its harsh truths….Kalyn Fay will steal your heart. --Bucket Full of Nails. This young Cherokee songstress grew up neck-deep in the Bible Belt, but found her unique voice after venturing beyond worship music. While finishing her undergrad degree in 2012, she began writing her own music, and by the following year was performing and touring. Simultaneously working on her master’s degree while writing and recording her debut, Horton Records released Bible Belt this year. Questions…

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Hayes Carll

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Carll has a voice as tough and relentless as a late-night Lone Star brawl and a lyric sensibility worthy of an M.F.A. creative-writing seminar. --The New Yorker. "Hayes Carll is an inheritor of the Texas songwriting tradition that includes Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle. He's highly romantic and highly literary and sometimes, it seems, just plain high. But he lives up to his lofty antecedents, singing in a drawl that's as sexy as it is smart, and writing songs…

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Green Corn Rebellion

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Green Corn Rebellion weaves through genres and styles past and present: from swampy backwoods grooves, lush choral harmonies and jazz-infused chords couched within ragged, dirt road Okie tunes, to experimental indie rock shot through with Stax-inspired soul…with an easygoing accessibility and tunefulness. --Tulsa People. Green Corn's expansive roots rock is the brainchild of songwriter-picker-pianist Chris Foster (formerly of indie outfit The Mantras and various Tulsa combos). Foster told Tulsa People magazine that a few years ago, he got a hankering…

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Travis Linville

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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There’s something inexplicably authentic about Oklahoma’s Travis Linville that has carried him from dive bars and classrooms to The Tonight Show and esteemed theaters and festivals across the globe. Linville is legendary regionally for his work in the now-defunct Burtschi Brothers and for his behind-the-scenes influence—including producing John Fullbright’s first album and teaching guitar lessons to a then nine-year-old Parker Millsap. The Oklahoma Gazette rightly called him a “godfather of modern Oklahoma folk” and noted that his success opened doors…

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Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm - Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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We are proud to present 4 consecutive Sundays of free concerts on Guthrie Green, in the heart of Tulsa’s thriving Arts District, featuring 3-5 acts per day. Enjoy world-class reggae, ska, rock, Latin, blues, folk, world music, and performance arts. Plus OK craft brews, local cuisine, and community booths. Thanks to Zarrow Center for providing great arts activities from 2:30-5:00 for kids.SUNDAY, SEPT. 11: BOK Center DayPart of the MOTHER ROAD REVIVAL WEEKEND. Saturday is a big night at BOK…

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May 2016

David Lindley

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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What he played did as much to form my music as my writing those songs...one of the great slide players of all time. —Jackson Browne. David Lindley is a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist who redefines the word "eclectic." His instrument rack is packed with exotic string instruments, including the acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, electric lap steel guitar, Weissenborn, mandolin, fiddle, saz baglama, bouzouki, and oud. Known for his 40-plus years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne and as the leader…

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April 2016

3rd annual Global BASH
Fishbone

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Fishbone has been trailblazing its way through ska, funk, punk, and rock fusion for 25 groundbreaking, horn-laden years. The band sprouted in Los Angeles’ burgeoning, alt-rock scene in the mid-‘80s, their sound often imitated, but never duplicated. Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary with Fishbone’s frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) calls the band…

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges,…

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Arlene Gould

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A multinational mix of Caribbean and Israeli Roots by origin, Arlene Gould spent years honing her craft in the Israeli music scene, where she took off as a musician-songwriter and left a footprint on the popular music of the region, appearing on Israeli television and performing with her band throughout the country. A vocalist of uncommon strength, she eventually moved to New York City to immerse herself in the Big Apple’s pulsing Afro-pop scene, playing in diverse ensembles including her…

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Count Tutu

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Count Tutu is an eleven-piece funking horn outfit from Tulsa led by Nathan Wright and Mike Cameron. Its high energy dance music draws from Fela Kuti, James Brown and Rage Against the Machine. Since their first show in July 2015, Count Tutu has packed houses in Tulsa, booked the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba, and will open for John Popper of Blues Traveler in Copper Mountain, CO. In addition to their Mainstage set, the band will participate in a…

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Global BASH

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Tulsa Roots Music and Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in partnership with George Kaiser Family Foundation, present Global BASH 2016. Last year 3,500 happy people turned up at the second installment of Tulsa’s truly global, FREE, all-day, eclectic roots music festival kicking off the Guthrie Green concert season and featuring major internationally touring artists on the main stage, the best local acts, performance artists, a children’s/family area with arts activities, community, sustainability and OK-made booths, and local food, craft brews…

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Tony Furtado

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt. He has his black-belt in voice and bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me.” – David Lindley, musical adventurer. Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and…

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February 2016

Monte Montgomery

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Named one of the “Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitar Players” by Guitar Player Magazine, Monte Montgomery has resisted the temptation to be just a guitar slinger from Austin, in large part by honing his chops as a triple threat: songwriter, singer and master musician. The virtuoso guitar licks and trademark arrangements fans expect are there, but the emphasis is increasingly on creating a rich and colorful aural backdrop for insightful songwriting and nuanced singing. Monte grew up in Birmingham, learning…

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November 2015

Tim O’Brien

Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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A master of American folk music, Irish music, Scottish music—it doesn't matter. A fine songwriter and one of my favorite singers.—Mark Knopfler. Tim O’Brien’s uncanny intersection of traditional and contemporary songwriting, dedication to a vast and ever-expanding array of instruments, and ongoing commitment to unique and challenging musical scenarios has earned him a key place in today’s thriving roots music scene. As a songwriter, O’Brien has a gift for finding the profound hiding within the mundane, and bringing it out…

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October 2015

Rory Block

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm
American Theatre Company, 308 S Lansing
Tulsa, OK 74120 United States
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Some of the most singular and affecting country blues anyone—man or woman, black or white, old or young—has cut in recent years. —Rolling Stone. After a fantastic first show at the warm and intimate American Theatre Company with Old Crow Medicine Show's Willie Watson, we are jazzed to return to this great venue with blueswoman extraordinaire Rory Block, who has dedicated her life to preserving and innovating the Delta blues tradition. Block grew up in a family with Bohemian leanings,…

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John Fullbright Band

Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Mr. Fullbright joins the lineage of terse Southwestern songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, sticking to a few folky chords and reaching for unassailable clarity. —New York Times. From the Ground Up, this Bearden, OK native's 2012 debut studio album, garnered a Grammy nomination for "Americana Album of the Year." A Tulsa favorite, Fullbright has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, Prairie Home Companion, and NPR, among others. Big thanks to Bank of Oklahoma for sponsoring…

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Tulsa Latin Style

Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Tulsa Latin Style is a traditional 12-piece Latin jazz and salsa ensemble under the direction of bandleader Ramon Rivera Serrano and conguero Phillip Poitras. Members hail from Puerto Rico, Peru, Cuba, Mexico and the US, and the ensemble explores many regions and styles, including salsa, samba and bossa nova. Thanks to Bank of Oklahoma for sponsoring the day's activities.

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Grupo Cimarrón

Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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From the cattle rearing, Llanos Orientales region of Colombia, Grupo Cimarron performs the festive dance music of "joropo," a fiercely virtuoso display of rippling melodies and powerful rhythms combining Andalusia, Indigenous, and African roots. Led by harpist Carlos Rojas, these musicians seek to explore and experiment with their rich heritage while retaining the essence of tradition. In addition to its Tulsa Roots Rock the Green performance, Cimarron will join students from San Miguel Middle School for an interactive performance and…

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Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A seasoned entertainer, Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance and began taking classes at the Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa. Since then, she has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt, Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars, Princess Farhana, and Amanda Rose. Perizad was voted RAWartists 2012 Performance Artist of the Year, she has performed in both the US and Canada, and she…

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Tulsa Latin Style

Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Tulsa Latin Style is a traditional 12-piece Latin jazz and salsa ensemble under the direction of bandleader Ramon Rivera Serrano and conguero Phillip Poitras. Members hail from Puerto Rico, Peru, Cuba, Mexico and the US, and the ensemble explores many regions and styles, including salsa, samba and bossa nova. Thanks to Bank of Oklahoma for sponsoring the day's activities.

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September 2015

4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Shinyribs

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Former Gourds frontman Kevin Russell’s musical journey began in Beaumont,Texas at age 14, when he found a guitar, a sewing machine, a billy club and a box of comic books under his father’s bed. Luckily he chose the guitar. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path, he landed in Shreveport, where he formed the Picket Line Coyotes, a Husker Du meets Elvis Costello hybrid that lived and died between the “Arklatexabamassippi” borders. Next came Austin, where The Gourds…

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American Aquarium

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Raleigh, NC's American Aquarium brings a distinctly Southern perspective to its brand of rock and roll. A road-tested, hard touring outfit, AA's live shows are full of Springsteen-esque bravado, old-school country lyrical heartbreak, and indie-rock introspection. Burn. Flicker. Die., the band's 2012 release, was supposed to be its last. Powered by frontman BJ Barham's skillfully crafted songs of boozing, losing and hard-living, it had the opposite effect, propelling AA into the national spotlight. Named one of Rolling Stone's "10 New…

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Mykal Rose

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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For more than a quarter century, Mykal Rose has been performing his original brand of hardcore Jamaican music, both as the lead singer for Black Uhuru and as a solo artist. Rose has consistently remained one of reggae’s top internationally touring artists, even as different Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity. Perhaps the highest profile recognition came in 1984, when Rose and his cohorts in Black Uhuru (including Sly and Robbie) won reggae's first Grammy for…

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Leopold and His Fiction

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Leopold and His Fiction, featuring Daniel James, is a high-energy, soul-drenched, bare bones, rock and roll outfit. Hook-filled, RandB-tinged party rock, Leopold and His Fiction draw favorable comparisons to Jack White.

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Riverfield Rocks

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Big thanks to Riverfield Country Day School for sponsoring the day's activities and for showcasing its many talented student ensembles from Riverfield's well regarded rock band program, which has earned accolades as one of the best in the country. We are happy to present an expanded palette of Riverfield's most talented students at Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green.

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Indigenous

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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As one of today’s premier guitarists, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji has captivated audiences with his Hendrix-like prowess ever since coming on the scene with his family band’s award-winning 1998 debut Things We Do. The blues world immediately took notice of the young native musicians from the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. A prestigious spot on B.B. King’s Blues Tour followed. Their sophomore release was produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan’s co-songwriter Doyle Bramhall. The band earned a much-coveted spot…

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Cherokee Nation Singers and Storytellers

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This Sunday is CHEROKEE NATION DAY on Guthrie Green. In addition to Mali’s Vieux Farka Touré and Native American blues-rockers Indigenous, featured performers will include artists from the Cherokee Nation. Tulsa Roots Music is so pleased to be collaborating with the Cherokee Nation on this special event. We are honored to be sharing our traditional Cherokee customs with people in the revitalized Guthrie Green area in downtown Tulsa,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “This is a unique…

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Vieux Farka Toure w Julia Easterlin

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The son of the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré inherited his dad’s dazzlingly fluid phrasing but clearly also digs the fiery African blues rock of bands like Tinariwen…a crossover that slays. —Rolling Stone. The son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, Vieux is known for dazzling speed, dexterity and melodic intricacy on the guitar. Initially a drummer-calabash player at Mali’s Institut National des Arts, Vieux took up the guitar in 2001. Six years later he recorded his…

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Cherokee Nation Singers and Storytellers

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This Sunday is CHEROKEE NATION DAY on Guthrie Green. In addition to Mali’s Vieux Farka Touré and Native American blues-rockers Indigenous, featured performers will include artists from the Cherokee Nation. Tulsa Roots Music is so pleased to be collaborating with the Cherokee Nation on this special event. We are honored to be sharing our traditional Cherokee customs with people in the revitalized Guthrie Green area in downtown Tulsa,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “This is a unique…

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Ben Miller Band

Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Since its formation in 2004, this Joplin, Missouri trio has been channeling a century's worth of wide-ranging influences (ages-old echoes of bluegrass, delta blues, Appalachian mountain music, barnburners and ballads ) into music that's wholly contemporary, melodically catchy, and lyrically resonant—a singular stew they lovingly call “ozark stomp.” The band's homespun, self-reliant approach extends to their lo-tech, largely self-built instruments: singer-songwriter Ben Miller’s thrift-shop guitars and banjos, bassist Scott Leeper's one-string washtub bass (basically a Weedeater string attached to a…

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The London Souls

Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Singer/guitarist Tash Neal and drummer Chris St. Hilaire are New York City duo The London Souls. Their music is raucous, road-tested, psychedelic-kissed rock and roll. This young band has shared the stage with everyone from The Roots and Trombone Shorty to Taj Mahal. After a summer tour of Italy and Spain in support of Lenny Kravitz, this fall, LS will hit the States with Billy Idol. According to The Wall Street Journal, London Soul's debut album Stand Up,showcased the band's…

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Engine Room Live Boxing

Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The Engine Room, Tulsa's premier boxing gym, presents live boxing on the lawn.

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Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm - Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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SEPT 62:30-3:30 - ENGINE ROOM - live boxing3:30-4:30 - LONDON SOULS - rock/soul5:00-6:30 - BEN MILLER BAND - americana/rockOn the Grass: Engine Room live boxing 2:30-3:30 and 4:30-5:00SEPT 13 (Cherokee Nation Day on Guthrie Green)2:30-3:00 - CHEROKEE PERFORMERS Tommy Wildcat (flute), Cherokee National Youth Choir3:00-4:15 - VIEUX FARKA TOURE w/ JULIA EASTERLIN - afro-pop4:45-6:30 - INDIGENOUS – native rockOn the Grass: Robert Lewis (storyteller) and Clans Dance Group 4:15-4:45SEPT 20 (Riverfield Day on Guthrie Green)2:30-3:15 - RIVERFIELD ROCKS – youth…

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August 2015

Willie Watson

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm
American Theatre Company, 308 S Lansing
Tulsa, OK 74120 United States
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Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson steps on stage with a quiet gravitas. But, when he opens his mouth and lets out that high lonesome vocal, you can hear him loud and clear. His debut solo album, Folk Singer Vol. 1, was produced by David Rawlings at Woodland Sound Studios, the studio he co-owns with associate producer Gillian Welch in Nashville, TN, over the course of a pair of two-day sessions, for their own Acony…

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Paul Thorn

Friday, August 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Paul Thorn’s muscular, joyous roots music is bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, “full of heart and humor and surprises and street-wise details of trailer parks and turnip greens and love and lust that have the unmistakable ring of truth,” in the words of fan Kris Kristofferson. Born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, Thorn worked in a furniture factory, jumped out of airplanes, and was a boxer (he once went 7 rounds with Roberto Duran) before embracing music full time, topping…

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June 2015

Awna Teixeira House Hootenanny and Chili Feed

Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Private residence, 1792 E 14th Pl
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Join us for Tulsa Roots Music’s first ever House Hootenanny, featuring Awna Teixeira, of Po’ Girl fame. Awna sings and plays a mix of old time mountain music and accordion-driven, old-world, Eastern European folk. Teixeira is best known for her work with Po’ Girl, one of Vancouver’s most impressive roots bands. They began touring internationally, with Teixeira initially on electric and gutbucket bass, then stretching out on guitar, banjo, ukulele, keys, accordion, glockenspiel, harmonica and percussion, in addition to songwriting,…

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April 2015

2nd annual Global BASH
Los Lonely Boys

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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While maintaining the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock ’n’ roll and rootsy soul that’s long endeared the three brothers who make up Los Lonely Boys to their fiercely loyal fan base, the band’s latest outing, Revelation (2014), adds an expansive range of new sonic elements—including conjunto and reggae. It's the band's first recording since Henry Garza (vocals, guitar) sustained serious injuries in a fall from the stage in 2013, necessitating a lengthy recovery. “The whole experience was a wake-up…

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Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:15 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A boundary-trampling high-octane hybrid in which the lightning fast electrified licks of Kouyate are matched by the explosive energy of Driscoll's rapidfire rhyming. —Songlines UK. US-born, England-based Joe Driscoll knows no French. Sekou Kouyate, who hails from the West African country of Guinea, speaks little English. But it turns out they have a whole lot to "talk" about. Together, Driscoll and Kouyate blend hip-hop, spoken word, funk, and soulful, accessible rock with Afrobeat, the positive vibes of reggae and irrepressible…

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The English Beat

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Along with their contemporaries The Specials, The Selecter, and Madness, the English Beat stands as one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Two Tone Ska movement, scoring iconic hits such as “Mirror in the Bathroom” and “Save it for Later” and touring with the likes of Talking Heads, The Pretenders, The Clash and The Police. Hailing from working class, industrial Birmingham, England in the late ‘70s, a time of social, political and musical upheaval, The Beat…

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Perizad of Elysium Bellydance

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A seasoned entertainer, Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance and began taking classes at the Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa. Since then, she has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt, Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars, Princess Farhana, and Amanda Rose. Perizad was voted RAWartists 2012 Performance Artist of the Year, she has performed in both the US and Canada, and she…

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Rocky Dawuni

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Named one of Africa's Top 10 global stars by CNN, Ghana-raised recording artist and humanitarian Rocky Dawuni straddles the boundaries among Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. with a progressive fusion of reggae, soul and traditional African sounds. Dawuni's infectious grooves, dance-inducing anthems, humanitarian efforts and galvanizing performances have boosted him to the stages of the biggest reggae and world music events, where he has shared the stage with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Sharon Jones, Jason Mraz, and John…

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Calliope Youth Circus

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Calliope Youth Circus offers a unique and challenging program in which Tulsa's youth push themselves above and beyond their own expectations by immersing themselves in the circus arts. In a play-based, non-competitive environment, kids develop self-discipline, body respect and confidence. Calliope has provided programming for the Greater Tulsa YMCA, Tulsa Public Schools, Portico Dans and Cam Shalom, among others.

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Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A boundary-trampling high-octane hybrid in which the lightning fast electrified licks of Kouyate are matched by the explosive energy of Driscoll's rapidfire rhyming. —Songlines UK. US-born, England-based Joe Driscoll knows no French. Sekou Kouyate, who hails from the West African country of Guinea, speaks little English. But it turns out they have a whole lot to "talk" about. Together, Driscoll and Kouyate blend hip-hop, spoken word, funk, and soulful, accessible rock with Afrobeat, the positive vibes of reggae and irrepressible…

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2nd annual Global BASH
Calliope Youth Circus

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Calliope Youth Circus offers a unique and challenging program in which Tulsa's youth push themselves above and beyond their own expectations by immersing themselves in the circus arts. In a play-based, non-competitive environment, kids develop self-discipline, body respect and confidence. Calliope has provided programming for the Greater Tulsa YMCA, Tulsa Public Schools, Portico Dans and Cam Shalom, among others.

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2nd annual
Global BASH

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT….3500 happy people turned up throughout the day at the second installment of Tulsa’s truly global, FREE, all-day, eclectic roots music festival kicking off the Guthrie Green concert season and featuring major internationally touring artists on the main stage, the best local acts, performance artists, a children’s/family area with arts activities, community, sustainability and OK-made booths, and local food, craft brews and wines.LOS LONELY BOYS - latin rockTHE ENGLISH BEAT - british skaROCKY DAWUNI - African…

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November 2014

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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We highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance. Ray's last concert at Tulsa Little Theatre sold out. Ray Wylie Hubbard may be a Texas music icon, but he started out in Red River, NM in the mid-1960s playing folk music and writing left-field songs like “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother,” made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1973. Hubbard likes to rhyme words like “mescaline” with “gasoline,” so it’s perhaps not astonishing that his raw mix of outlaw country,…

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Darrell Scott

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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”He ranks as the most outstanding and underrated songwriters and performers in the United States today," says Vintage Guitar of songwriter, in-demand instrumentalist, and acclaimed performer Darrell Scott. Born on a tobacco farm in Kentucky in 1959 and raised in California, Scott's father was a steelworker by trade but a songwriter at heart. Soon Darrell and his four brothers were experiencing on-the-job training as part of their dad's band in roadhouses and taverns as far north as Alaska. Darrell eventually…

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October 2014

3rd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Nosotros

Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Nosotros is a nine-piece, horn-drenched Latin music powerhouse that seamlessly combines rock, salsa, jazz and cumbia. The Santa Fe-based ensemble, easily one of the most popular bands in New Mexico, has recorded a handful of smoking records, including 2006's Llena La Alma, engineered by Grammy-winning engineer Doug Geist. The song "Hermosa" was named as a finalist in the prestigious John Lennon Song Writing Competition. For their self-titled 2003 release, they teamed with percussionist/producer Chris Trujillo (Tom Petty, Black Crowes, Rod…

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The Band of Heathens

Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Taking their inspiration from classic American rock groups like Drive-By Truckers and the Allman Brothers, BOH's style blends classic rock, folk, country and soul music together. BOH has been honored as "Best New Band" at the Austin Music Awards, and has been nominated in various categories at the "Americana Music Awards" over the past several years. The Wall Street Journal’s Jim Fusilli called theirs the best set at South By Southwest 2009 festival. The Dallas Morning News called them “a…

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Jones Family Singers

Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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More than just a joyful noise. The three-generation gospel collective's high-energy performances are the living embodiment of the indelible connection between the black church and its rock and soul offspring. —Austin Chronicle. "When a gospel band blows away the heathens at SXSW time after time, the rest of us should take notice," says the Midwest Record of The Jones Family Singers, modern practitioners of a long musical tradition that fuses reverent, old-time gospel with elements of vintage soul and RandB,…

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September 2014

3rd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
The Suffers

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The Suffers are a ten-piece phenomenon from Houston who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul, intertwining elements of classic soul with rock and roll, packing each position of the rhythm and big horn sections with talent, taste, and punch. Singer Kam Franklin has a, well, massive voice—a must for such a deliberately “horny” outfit. In a short time, the Suffers have progressed from packing Houston venues to rocking the Austin Reggae Festival, Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest, and…

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Little Freddie King

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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We first cottoned onto Fread Martin, a.k.a. Little Freddie King, a some years back when he released his great You Don't Know What I Know disc for Fat Possum, the great Mississippi label dedicated to overlooked older bluesmen who play gutsy, lo-fi blues. A hard-living character who has been playing the rural electric blues of his native Mississippi in the lowest bowels of New Orleans' Katrina-devastated Ninth Ward for years, King and his band have a penchant for hard-hitting, minimalist…

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Cody Brewer

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Banjoman Cody Brewer's solo project stands between bluegrass, western swing, folk and jazz. Brewer hails from Leonard, Oklahoma, just south of Bixby, and you can hear his small town spirit in the music. A founding member of electronic/rock group The Moai Broadcast, he currently leads Tulsa-based bluegrass/folk outfit Grazzhopper and is finishing his first Grazzhopper record, due this winter.

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Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Spearheading the emerging generation of Cajun and Creole musicians, Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter of enormous talent and potential. Injecting a healthy dose of his own personality and ingenuity, Cedric has been exciting an ever-broadening audience with his unique take on traditional Creole music, and with his new compositions that expand the genre while still respecting its roots. In the few years since he assumed the role of bandleader, all three of his albums have been…

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Tulsa Roots Jam w/ Paul Benjaman, Wink Burcham, and Beau Roberson

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Paul Benjaman, Wink Burcham, and Beau Roberson, musicians at the forefront of the New Tulsa Sound movement, lead a jam, full band in tow, that includes many of Tulsa’s notable musicians sharing, song swapping, jamming, and generally mixing it up on stage. Benjaman’s groove-based mix of rock, jazz, funk, be-bop, and swing—punctuated throughout by tasty guitar licks—melds beautifully with Burcham’s old-soul vocals, heartfelt story-based lyrics, and bluesy playing. Benjaman and Burcham (a semi-finalist at the 2013 International Blues Competition in…

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Nahko and Medicine for the People

Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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An Oregon native born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family, Nahko suffered an identity crisis from an early age. When he took up the piano at age six, the unifying power of music brought harmony, and he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche. He began producing a musical journal of personal, spiritual, and communal healing, and thus Medicine for the People was born—a group of like-minded…

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Nikki Hill

Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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”The fast-rising, hard-charging, 20-something, North Carolina born-and-bred singer Nikki Hill has more than earned her evocative ‘Southern Fireball’ moniker.” — LA Weekly. Vocal powerhouse Nikki Hill can deliver it sweet and luscious or raw and gritty. Her band, dubbed The Pirate Crew, play a no-holds-barred blend of American roots music—Stax soul, bent rockabilly, bop, southern gospel, even punk—with tight, driving rhythms. Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Nikki began singing in church as a child. A stint living in nearby college…

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Arthur Thompson’s Taste of Africa

Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Arthur Thompson is the creative heart of African Dance Troupe, which melds dance and the traditional rhythms of West Africa with a jazzman’s gift of expression. He produces and records with the group, as well as with many other artists. Thompson’s polyrhythms have contributed to numerous music genres—jazz, rock, funk--for more than 20 years, including stints with Tom Braxton, Wayman Tisdale, and Toby Keith. The Tulsa-based musician has influenced generations through his teaching and mentoring. He works with children in…

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The Mowgli’s

Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A joyous mix of rock n' roll, danceable indie-folk, and heartfelt protest ballad, The Mowglis are four childhood friends from the San Fernando Valley augmented by three Midwest transplants. Part '60s Laurel Canyon, part '70s Venice Beach and part '10s Silverlake, the band’s infectious, uplifting melodies veer from indie pop to Americana. Camped in the same musical sphere as Fun., Grouplove and Edward Sharpe And the Magnetic Zeros, their songs are a walk through their life thus far: Meeting each…

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Justin Roberts Band

Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“Hands down, the best songwriter in the genre.” – USA Today. Attention families with kids: Last year, we teamed with Tulsa Children’s Museum and Tulsa City-County Library to bring Dan Zanes to Tulsa, and broke a record for most kids on Guthrie Green. This year we’re proud to team up again to bring Justin Roberts, truly one of the all-stars of the indie family music scene. He logs thousands of miles on the road each year, leading some to call…

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Cherokee National Youth Choir

Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The success of the Cherokee National Youth Choir has helped spark a cultural renaissance among the Cherokee people. Made up of 30-40 K6-12 Cherokees from northeastern Oklahoma, this renowned group performs traditional Cherokee songs in the Cherokee language. Founded in 2000 and based on rigorous auditions, the choir has released 11 recordings (including Voices of the Creator’s Children, featuring Grammy winner Rita Coolidge), garnered numerous Native American Music Awards, and appeared at many prestigious venues including the National Cathedral in…

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Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm - Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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In collaboration with George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa Roots Music and the University of Tulsa are proud to present one of Tulsa's favorite cultural events: five consecutive Sundays of free concerts on Guthrie Green, in the heart of the Arts District, featuring 3-5 bands per day. Enjoy world-class reggae, ska, rock, Latin, blues, folk and world music. Every week there will be arts activities for families with kids, nonprofit and educational booths, the best local bands as openers, local arts…

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May 2014

Savor the Sounds
The Tontons

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:40 pm
The Vanguard, 222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Tulsa Roots Music is proud to be a part of SAVOR THE SOUNDS. Our contribution is a very hot Houston-based indie rock band, The Tontons. Driven by Asli Omar’s butter-melting, old-soul vocals, which propel her lyrics with sultry and emotional force, this up-and-coming outfit is out to prove it can create music that both pop fans and hipsters adore. Flanking Omar is bassist Tom Nguyen, armed with a nimble rumble that forms the sturdy dermis of the band, and brothers…

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Savor the Sounds
All About a Bubble

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm - 9:40 pm
The Vanguard, 222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Opening for The Tontons, Tulsa-based All About a Bubble is singer and guitarist Dustin Storm, guitarist Luke Chronister, bassist Clinton Summers, and drummer Fabian Robles. The band won "Song of the Year" and "Best Indie Rock Band" at the ABoT awards in 2013, and they continue to build their fan base at coffee shops, biker bars, tattoo shops, and venues around the region. Our contribution to Savor the Sounds.

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Savor the Sounds
The FM Pilots

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The FM PILOTS, “one of the city's most promising young pop rock bands” (Urban Tulsa), is Tulsa-based pop-rock quartet that formed in 2010. A debut self-titled EP soon followed. An immediate and quickly mushrooming buzz landed the band spots at the Vans Warped Tour, SxSW, and Center of the Universe Festival. They also won Urban Tulsa’s 2013 Absolute Best Rock/Pop honors. In 2012, the band released the full-length We Belong. Please note that The FM Pilots have replaced Dante and…

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Savor the Sounds

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The first annual Savor the Sounds is a FREE event in the Brady Arts District—a celebration of food and music. You can sample various "dinner bands" at 7-9 pm and "dessert bands" at 9-11 pm. Tulsa Roots Music is proud to be part of this event. Our contribution is Houston up-and-comers The Tontons, All About a Bubble, and The FM Pilots

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April 2014

1st annual Global BASH
Don Carlos

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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One of reggae's great iconic frontmen, sweet-voiced vocalist and composer Don Carlos (born Euvin Spencer) started his career in 1973 as a founding member of Black Uhuru. Within a year he left the group to pursue a solo career, developing his song writing, grooming his distinctive vocal style, and releasing a string of classic reggae albums during the height of dance hall mania, including 1981's Suffering, a massive success in Africa (Carlos remains very popular on that continent, boasting crowds…

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Cody ChesnuTT

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Cody ChesnuTT is a wide-eyed, intense soul brother in a crazy-fly get-up, a raw storyteller wearing a guitar and a smirk, a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of how modern soul music can look and sound. The Atlanta-based ChesnuTT blasted onto the scene a decade ago with his universally lauded debut, The Headphone Masterpiece. Armed with a drum machine, an array of instruments, a dusty four-track cassette recorder and a giant…

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Bombino

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach pairs up with monster Tuareg guitarist Bombino for a dream-team album. Nomad is a seductive album that manages to bring a distant Islamic culture unexpectedly close through the universal language of rock 'n' roll. —NPR. Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of Nomad last year. Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Nomad debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music album chart and iTunes World…

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1st annual Global BASH
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are a group of musicians who escaped the horrific violence of Sierra Leone's civil war, landed in a refugee camp, and formed a band that has grown into an international sensation. Near the turn of the 21st Century, when Sierra Leone's war-ravaged capital was burning, thousands fled to neighboring countries. Among them were Reuben Koroma and Francis Lamgba, who began making music for fellow refugees in a camp in Guinea with a rusted-out PA and…

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1st annual Global BASH
Matuto

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A decade ago South Carolina native Clay Ross, a New York-based jazz musician, found himself in Brazil studying its folk music at about the same time he was rediscovering the songs of his native South. The guitarist and singer titled his debut disc Matuto, Brazilian slang for backcountry bumpkin. Described as “weird and wonderful, unorthodox and delightful” by Jazz Times, the set allowed Ross and his band of NYC musicians to perform North American folk and blues songs over South…

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Global BASH

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Bombino filled Guthrie Green with swirling Saharan guitars, Don Carlos chilled the evening crowd with cool reggae music, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars got everyone on their feet and dancing. The weather was perfect, kids were hula hooping their hearts out, not a weak moment on stage, OK craft brews were the preferred beverage. Thanks to everyone who made the inaugural BASH such a success!Tulsa's newest musical extravaganza, a truly global, FREE, all-day, eclectic roots music festival kicking off the…

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November 2013

Robbie Fulks Trio

Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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ROBBIE FULKS plays by nobody's rules except the ones he hears in his head. He is widely regarded by the music press and fans as one of the most gifted songwriters of his generation. Fulks is one of the more heralded talents in the alternative country movement, displaying an offbeat, sometimes dark sense of humor in many of his best moments. As time has passed, Fulks has moved away from the country twang of his early work and into a…

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October 2013

David Lindley

Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word eclectic. Well known as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne and a session player with the likes of Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Warren Zevon, and many others, Lindley has long championed the concept of world music, combining folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and…

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2nd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Frightened Rabbit

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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An enormous buzz has built up around Scotland's hottest indie rock band, who formed in 2003, tromping the highlands and lowlands playing a thoroughly modern form of indie rock that stands out for its quirky lyrics, overlapping melodies, intertwining racing guitar lines, unique and unexpected beats, and emotive vocals well drenched in Scottish accent. The Glasgow-based outfit is adored on native soil, but their songs seem to take on greater resonance the further from home they travel, including packed stints…

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2nd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Arthur Thompson: A Taste of Africa

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The incredible rhythms of Arthur Thompson have not only contributed to numerous music genres for over twenty years, but have influenced generations through his teaching, mentoring and creative genius. Arthur's passion for drums and music brings energy to every soul he touches. As a professional musician, he tours, plays and records. A member of Tom Braxton's and formerly Wayman Tisdale's bands, he has also played or recorded with artists such as Marcus Miller, Eldredge Jackson, and Toby Keith. He produces…

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2nd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Taj Weekes and Adowa

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Taj Weekes and Adowa blend elements of reggae, acoustic roots rock, and Afro-folk. Armed with a hauntingly beautiful falsetto, Weekes sings about love, peace, truth, triumph, hope.and social justice that transcends race, class, gender, age, and nationality. The seeds of his values and sense of his place in the world were sown on the quiet Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The youngest of ten children, music was everywhere: at home, in church, at local talent shows in which he participated,…

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2nd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Arthur Thompson: A Taste of Africa

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 3:15 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The incredible rhythms of Arthur Thompson have not only contributed to numerous music genres for over twenty years, but have influenced generations through his teaching, mentoring and creative genius. Arthur's passion for drums and music brings energy to every soul he touches. As a professional musician, he tours, plays and records. A member of Tom Braxton's and formerly Wayman Tisdale's bands, he has also played or recorded with artists such as Marcus Miller, Eldredge Jackson, and Toby Keith. He produces…

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2nd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
The Tandems

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The Tandems are Tulsans Josh Beasley, Andrew Eaton-Clark, Aaron Hockett and Andrew Beasley. Taking their musical cues from indie rock bands like The Lumineers and The Head and The Heart, The Tandems went to Nashville this summer to record their new EP, The Long Vacation. Local music at its best - come see what all the buzz is about.

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September 2013

2nd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
The Skatalites

Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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In Jamaica in the mid-1950s, artists like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Jimmy Cliff began fusing a hopped-up island brew of boogie-woogie, RandB, jazz, calypso and African rhythms to create the first truly Jamaican music: ska. Eventually the beat slowed down into rocksteady, and then reggae, and spread like wildfire around the global. Jamaica's own Skatalites, top island musicians who backed everyone from Marley to Toots Hibbert, are widely considered the first family of ska, taking the horn-driven form further…

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Lincoln Durham

Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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With his gritty vocals and swampy Mississippi Delta sound, young Austin-based musician Lincoln Durham harbors the soul of an old bluesman. This one-man band is a roots music revival. Fiddle, percussion, harp and guitar, Durham plays them all, with intensity and a driving beat. If you like Son House mixed with some Townes Van Zandt, this show’s for you.

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Riverfield Children’s Chorus

Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Riverfield Children's Chorus is composed of after-school choruses for elementary-age children at Riverfield Country Day School. The children sang at Gilcrease Museum last year during the “Woody at 100” exhibition and celebration, and at Guthrie Green opening ceremonies last year. Many joined the chorus in the spring of their kindergarten year at Riverfield, where their director, Caroline Johnson, is in her 27th year as music teacher. Tulsa folk singer Guy Logsdon, a widely recognized authority on Guthrie, will perform with…

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Indigenous

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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One of blues-rock's most exciting talents, Mato Nanji's warm, dusty voice and soaring guitar have always provided the heartbeat of this hard-rocking band from South Dakota's Nakota Nation. Indigenous, with Nanji at its core, formed in the late '90s and quickly transcended it's regional roots to stake out a national rep. The music is teeming with Nanji's ringing, sustained notes, artfully bent strings, and controlled bottleneck guitar. In the past few years, Nanji's RandB-inflected vocal prowess has caught up to…

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Leogun

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A young British power rock trio, Leogun has been described as “an even more unhinged Led Zeppelin.” Full of brash rock ‘n roll bravado and swagger, the band’s blues and soul-soaked sound is reminiscent of classic rockers Humble Pie and Thin Lizzy while drawing comparisons to Queens of the Stone Age and the Raconteurs. Yamaha Entertainment Group signed Leogun as the first act on the company’s new label, releasing the band’s Nashville-recorded debut album By the Reins in June to…

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Little Joe McLerran and His Band

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Little Joe McLerran plays the Piedmont Blues like he was born with a guitar in his hand. A first place winner in the 25th Annual Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge held in Memphis in 2009, Joe has taken his blues across the world. In 2010 Little Joe and his band toured the Middle East on behalf of Jazz at Lincoln Center and the US State Department. When Joe is not playing festival and club dates around the US and Europe,…

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KONGOS

Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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KONGOS is a rock band of four brothers, sons of 70s progressive pop artist John Kongos. Currently based in Phoenix, the brothers grew up in London and South Africa. Their music features a unique blend of driving rhythms, accordion and group vocals. Their songs continue to top the South African music charts, and ESPN used their single “Come with Me Now” to promote its coverage of the 2013 Bowl Championship Series. In 2012, the band was support for both of…

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Max Gomez

Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This young singer-songwriter from Taos, NM has a penchant for writing catchy folk-rock songs that are spare, enigmatic, and a touch bluesy. The son of a furniture craftsman, Gomez grew up learning the tools of the trade while simultaneously learning his way around the frets of his guitar. The workmanlike quality of his songwriting carries over from his days spent in the woodshed. Through an economy of words, phrase and narrative, Gomez’s storytelling oscillates between everyman poetics and enigma. His…

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Dan Zanes

Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Dan Zanes, the former frontman for 80s garage-rock band The Del Fuegos, sets the bar high for contemporary family music. This Grammy Award winner has collaborated with everyone from Sheryl Crow and Bob Weir to Debbie Harry and Lou Reed. Zanes has received several Parents Choice Awards, and music videos have been featured on The Noggin Network, Sesame Street, The Disney Channel and Sprout. Zane’s shows are a rootsy rock jam, a dance party for the whole family.

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Grupo Fantasma

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Latin funk masters Grupo Fantasma, an 11-piece Grammy-winning ensemble from Austin, collectively form one of the most unique musical voices of the past decade. The band’s vibrant fusions—funk, rock, soul, world music—transcend easy classification, boasting a universal appeal beyond just Latin or world music fans. Their incendiary live shows have earned them spots on major festivals and venues internationally including Bonnaroo, the Kennedy Center, London’s O2 Arena, and Montreal Jazz Festival. Their music has been featured in Breaking Bad, Weeds,…

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The Plateros

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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If Santana and Los Lonely Boys had a child, they would name it Plateros. This three-piece power blues-rock trio hails from the eastern Navajo Nation. A family band, they formed in 2004 and made their mark the following year with an explosive 20-minute set on the “Reach The Rez” stage at Gathering of Nations, the world’s largest Powwow. Lead guitarist Levi Platero was just 12 at the time, screaming blues notes from the stage. Little did they realize that this…

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Earl and Them

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Earl and Them's leader is legendary guitar player Earl Cate, who was listed in Steve Cropper's "Top Ten Guitar Players of All Time". Cate gained fame with his twin brother Ernie as the Cate Brothers' Band. Earl Cate has played and toured with Levon Helm and The Band, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bo Diddley, Little Feat and many others. Cate is joined by Jason Davis on guitar and vocals, Terry Cagle on drums and vocals and John Davies on bass…

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Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm - Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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December 2012

Ian Moore

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Blue Dome Diner, 402 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK 74120 United States
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“Moore has created a brand of challenging yet highly melodic new-millennium pop-rock that establishes him as an audacious songwriter and player. He has struck that rare balance between astute complexity and utter pop appeal.” —All Music Guide. Ian Moore's blues-centered rock guitar prowess took 1990s Austin scene by storm. A teenage guitar prodigy, he quickly evolved into an adult virtuoso whose nuanced chops led to a stint as Joe Ely's lead guitar player, opening slots for The Stones and ZZ…

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November 2012

Eliza Gilkyson with Gretchen Peters

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson's deeply personal, often political songs have wowed both critics and audiences, earned the admiration of peers such as Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams, and garnered deep respect in folk and Americana circles. The Austin-based musician has always reflected on everyday joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle and triumph in a world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.” Her latest release, Roses at the End…

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October 2012

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Rose Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys

Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Like so many French kids raised in rural Louisiana, accordionist, singer and songwriter Mary Roszela Bellard "Rosie" Ledet (pronounced led-dett), paid no particular attention to the zydeco music that was all around her. But, at age 16, she heard Boozoo Chavis at a zydeco dance, and her fate was sealed. Ledet, who is now widely considered the reigning queen of zydeco, provides a unique female presence in the male-dominated zydeco world. Her self-penned tunes, sung beautifully in Creole French and…

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Richard Johnston

Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Embracing the one-chord, deep-trance blues of the Mississippi Hill Country, Richard Johnston appeared as a street musician on the Memphis blues scene in 1997, and three years later recorded his rollicking self-produced debut, Foot Hill Stomp. Featuring guest appearances by Jessie Mae Hemphill and Cedric Burnside, it was nominated for a Handy Award, and the CD release party on Beale Street was broadcast to 20 million radio listeners. Armed with one-of-a-kind instruments (home-made cigar box guitars, among them) and a…

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Samantha Crain

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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With a blow-your-hair-back vocal presence that occasionally yields to whisper-soft vulnerability, Crain's folksy arrangements, both gorgeous and eerie, coexist with a knack for narrative storytelling and lyrics that are as likely to detail disaster and despair as they are community and reconciliation. A Choctaw from Oklahoma, Crain's sound manages to simultaneously evoke the deeply rural and southern, but also the itinerant and urban. Crain's latest disc, You (Understand), features a heavier emphasis on electric guitars and drums.

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Shannon McNally

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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She has the voice: bruised, smoky and ornery, right at home where country and soul meet.. She has the melodies and the timing.. she’s irresistible.—New York Times. This singer-rocker-songwriter has toured with Stevie Nicks, Ryan Adams, John Mellencamp and Sun Volt. Admired by blues musicians, adored by the Americana crowd and increasingly appreciated by rockers, McNally’s gift for writing great songs is outdone only by her killer live shows.

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Shemekia Copeland

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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When an 18-year-old Shemekia Copeland first appeared on the scene in 1997, everyone agreed that an unstoppable new talent had arrived. In the short period of time that followed, she amassed Blues Music Awards, Grammy nominations, Living Blues and DownBeat Critics' Poll Awards, and invitations to tour with legends such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Dr. John. Born and raised in the tough, urban streets of Harlem, Shemekia was always encouraged to sing by her father, the late Texas…

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Slaid Cleaves

Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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When Slaid Cleaves moved from Portland, Maine, to Austin in 1991, he landed a few blocks from the legendary, seedy Horseshoe Lounge. But as he points out on his new live album, “It was many years of drivin’ by before I worked up the courage to come in through the door.” Curiosity and the lure of stories contained within eventually won out, and the rest, as they say, is history. In 2000, Cleaves released "Horseshoe Lounge," an ode to the…

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Uncle Lucius

Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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One of the most promising young bands out of Texas, this Austin-based indie outfit takes rock from its deep roots (think Doors and early Black Crowes), pushes it forward with contemporary sounds and elements of RandB and blues, and finds its deepest expression in highly energetic live shows. For the past three years, the band has crisscrossed the continent bringing rock and roll back to its heyday sound. The band's brand-new disc, And You Are Me, has just been released.

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Stomp and Holler

Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Body percussion youth choir from Tulsa.

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Paul Thorn Band

Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Muscular, joyous roots music that is bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern. The Tupelo, Mississippi native worked in a furniture factory, jumped out of airplanes, and was a boxer before embracing music full time, topping the Americana charts and breaking the Billboard Top 100. Thorn's father is a Church of God Pentecostal Minister and his uncle was a pimp. Thorn was influenced by both men, and his music is rife with vigorous, witty "saint and sinner" scenarios, mining the juxtapositions that…

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Three Bad Jacks

Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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One of Los Angeles’ biggest club draws, Three Bad Jacks’ hard hitting hybrid of soul, rock and rockabilly is most often described as psychobilly. Anchored by a throbbing gutbucket bottom end and topped off with bandleader Elvis Suissa’s passionate vocals and sizzling guitar, the trio delivers high-impact, soul-deep, thoroughly original, uncut rock and roll that belies a mastery of the underground American big beat heritage. Three Bad Jacks’ original mix of the sensitive and savage, and its ability to navigate…

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BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Over the past three decades BeauSoleil has made 30 albums, won Grammys and evolved into the most esteemed Cajun group on the planet. Fiddler-vocalist Michael Doucet is well known for his mission to keep the unique southern Louisiana culture and music from extinction, but that hasn't stopped his band from innovating and spicing its Cajun gumbo with elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country and blues. Formed in 1975, BeauSoleil literally means "good sun," a reference to a fertile…

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September 2012

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Flycatcher

Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Tulsa's own progressive indie acoustic outfit.

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Robbie Fulks and Nora O’Connor

Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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If country music has an Elvis Costello, it's Robbie Fulks, who marries Ivy League cleverness to an appreciation of hillbilly music that actual hillbillies could only envy.—Entertainment Weekly One of the great unsung honky-tonk singers of his generation, Chicago based alt-country rocker and brilliant flat picker Robbie Fulks, whom Rolling Stone describes as the "wiseass bastard son of Roger Miller," teams up with the lovely versatile vocals of O'Connor, who has recorded and performed with Andrew Bird, Neko Case, The…

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Elephant Revival

Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The five souls in this Colorado acoustic quintet all share vocals and write songs. Banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, fiddle, washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox and even footsteps on plywood make for a groove-oriented Americana that contains elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk. Some call it “progressive edge,” still others "jam band" music. We just call it good old American music played by great young musicians.

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Felix y Los Gatos

Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The band came to life a few years back when keyboardist Dave Barclay brought a button accordion to a blues jam. Fusing zydeco, New Mexican rancheras and outlaw country with the improvisation of jazz and swing, Felix y Gatos is made up of some of the best session musicians from the New Mexico blues and jazz scenes.

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The Claptet

Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 12:00 am
Guthrie Green, 111 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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