American Troubadour In 1977, twenty-six-year-old vagabond singer Larry Long wrote Pope County Blues in support of farmers fighting a high voltage power line in Minnesota. A year later he organized Tennessee farmers to form what we would now call a farmers market. Following that, Long accompanied the first “Tractorcade,” a procession of family farmers traveling to Washington, D.C., to… Read More …
years ago I published a story about the 5K zombie race in Guthrie, Oklahoma. At the time I shared only a portion of the photos I shot during the race, relegating the remainder to Flickr. Since then Flickr have changed their terms of service. I’m currently moving many of my photos from the platform to this blog. The zombie run… Read More …
A pair of Oklahoma’s premier songwriters sharing a stage should draw a crowd. But if it’s Monday night the week before finals in a university town, maybe not.
My first encounter with the music of My Brightest Diamond was a track on a RED + HOT compilation. During the summer break, my neighbor’s teenage daughter and her friend used to hang out in my living room and spin CDs on my hi-fi. One day she brought over Dark Was the Night, the fifteenth entry in the RED + HOT series.
It’s been years since the Dollyrots played Oklahoma City. But fortune finally favored the city’s denizens: last April they opened for Bowling for Soup
Here are the previously unpublished black and white photos from electronic world fusion group Beats Antique playing the Diamond Ballroom in 2012. You can view the color images here.
I’m moving the bulk of my Flickr photos to their new permanent home. Back in 2012 I posted some pictures of electronic world fusion group Beats Antique at the Diamond Ballroom. Here are the remaining color photos from the show. I’ve posted the remaining black and white images as well.
As part of my cleanup of my Flickr account, here are some photos of LYNX I took at the Diamond Ballroom in 2012. LYNX opened for Beats Antique during their Animal Mechanique tour.
This writer had only one official assignment (covering gritty soul-singer Opal Agafia) at the big outdoor stage on festival Saturday. Red Dirt legend Randy Crouch preceded her. Unfortunately, his set coincided with my only chance to eat dinner before I had to be back
The biggest musical influence in Opal Agafia’s life is her mom. Agafia characterizes herself as a “lifelong serious shower singer,” saying that she grew up singing with her mother, DeAnna Smith.