John Moreland, right, performs at The Birchmere on Oct. 1, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
With talented sideman and fellow Tulsa resident John Calvin Abney accompanying him, Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Moreland delivered his trademark Americana ballads at The Birchmere recently. Opener Darrin Bradbury remarked that the previous night in Baltimore, he’d seen a grown man on the edge of tears during John’s set. “I’ve got to write me some of those,” he joked.
The Flaming Lips perform at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, New Jersey, on July 28, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
The Flaming Lips have embarked on a short psychedelic summer tour with The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and I was able to obtain a photo pass and attend their show at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, New Jersey, recently. A long drive, but well worth it! This band never disappoints.
The Turnpike Troubadours perform at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic on July 4, 2017. (Photo by Do512)
Hard-rocking country band the Turnpike Troubadours played to a sold-out house at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. The East Oklahoma quintet had the fans, packed up into the rafters, singing along, stomping, and hollering with their Red Dirt music.
Turnpike Troubadours (Photo by David McClister)
The Turnpike Troubadours released A Long Way from Your Heart, their fourth studio album, on Bossier City Records last year. The country sextet are on tour with a stop at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Ben Rector performs at the Warner Theatre on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Ben Rector brought his 28-stop Magic: The Tour to Warner Theatre in downtown DC recently, and fans filled the 1,847-seat historic venue and stayed on their feet dancing during much of the performance.
Ray Wylie Hubbard performs at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic on July 4, 2017. (Photo by Maggie Boyd)
Outlaw country musician Ray Wylie Hubbard delivered an evening of great music and stories to a full house at DC’s City Winery on Saturday. “I was not expecting this,” the Oklahoma-born, Texas-based singer-songwriter told the crowd, seeming genuinely pleased at the turnout. Playing mostly crowd-pleasing favorites spiced up with delightful stories and anecdotes from a life on the road, Ray had the crowd at rapt attention.
Parker Millsap performs live. (Photo by Scott Newton)
Babyfaced and blessed with movie-star good looks, small-town Oklahoma boy Parker Millsap played to a diverse crowd at the Black Cat on Wednesday evening.