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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Folk

Yo ho ho and a flagon of rum

English folk/party band Skinny Lister joins Dropkick Murphys for a rowdy St. Patrick’s Day tour of the Midwest.


Music

Devon Green
A few years ago, Skinny Lister was enjoying mild success in its home country before being discovered in a hotel parking lot at SXSW. Already the darlings of the festival set in Europe, the band was discovered by the Dropkick Murphys’ manager, who witnessed the rowdy 5-piece in what lead singer Lorna Thomas described as “the world’s only mandolin solo in a glass lift.” The band was notorious for setting up anywhere and everywhere and playing to anyone who would listen. This approach, especially at SXSW, proved to be an effective one.
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Horse Thief — Little Dust

Local indie-folk band debuted a new single from its highly anticipated forthcoming album.

 
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss


Indie

Zach Hale
Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

For the sake of the song

Okemah native John Fullbright started writing music with his listeners in mind. Two albums and a Grammy nomination later, he is finally connecting with them — a lot of them.


Music

Joshua Boydston

John Fullbright with Tom Skinner and Michael Fracasso

7:30 p.m. Saturday

UCO Mitchell Hall Theater 

100 N. University Drive, Edmond

ticketstorm.com

974-2000

$15-$25

 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

John Fullbright - "High Road"


Folk

Zach Hale
Like many of the artists his supporters have likened him to, John Fullbright is a storyteller at heart.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sheriff Woody

Red Dirt icon Jimmy LaFave has become synonymous with the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
 
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