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OKG Newsletter

Topic: bluegrass

Got milk?

It's a milkshake of bluegrass, classical and jazz.


Chris Parker
More chamber quartet than string band, alt-folk act MilkDrive takes gallons of influence from bluegrass.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Soundcheck: The Okee Dokee Brothers

Award-winning 'kindie' singers to play eight metro library shows


Matt Carney
Whether it’s playing bluegrass in homeless shelters or kids’ music in public libraries, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing are going to do their darndest to get their audiences’ hands clapping and feet stomping.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Parade’s route

Bluegrass act David Mayfield Parade offers its leader his long-deserved moment in the spotlight.


Chris Parker
The David Mayfield Parade
10:30 p.m. Wednesday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Union labors

Bluegrass giants Alison Krauss and Union Station continue to pick and pluck their way to popular brilliance.


Matt Carney
Alison Krauss and Union Station
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Vesper recipe

Mix folk with pop, sprinkle a dash of the divine, and you have The Vespers, a Nashvillle quartet that’ll convert your ears.


Matt Carney
The Vespers with Brianna Gaither and Zach Winters
6:30 p.m. Wednesday
The Backroom at Bridgeway Church
228 W. Hefner
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mountain Smoke — Roads Well Traveled


Louis Fowler
As I plopped Mountain Smoke’s Roads Well Traveled into the CD player, I dreaded the worst, having been burnt out by a glut of third-rate bluegrass (with jam bands running a close second). I was surprised how much I liked — nay, loved — this album.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Straying from the norm

Americana trio The Stray Birds are nestling in as a uniquely collaborative touring act.


Louis Fowler

The Stray Birds

8 P.M. Saturday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Washita River Bottom Bluegrass Jubilee

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

What’s better than camping? Camping and seeing live bluegrass music, of course! The Washita River Bottom Bluegrass Jubilee features big-time acts like The Byron Berline Band, The Red Dirt Rangers and several others just itching to pluck a banjo. Reserve your campsite for the three-day fest Friday–Sunday at the illustrious Reding Farms in Chickasha (pictured). Tickets are $15-$40. Visit


Wednesday, May 7, 2014