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Sonoran Trance: The Myrrors at Dope Chapel

Sonoran Trance Form­ing in 2007 while its mem­bers were in high school, The Myrrors play a sun-​​baked, mys­ti­cal form of psy­che­delia informed by desert blues, Krautrock, free jazz, and Terry Riley-​style min­i­mal­ism. The band’s lineup has changed sev­eral times through­out the years, but always retained a nucleus con­sist­ing of co-​​founders Nik Rayne (gui­tar and other many other… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Annie Guthrie (Featuring Arlo & Cathy)

Self-​​described “folk-​​punk” singer-​​songwriter Annie Guthrie per­formed a set on the Crystal Theatre stage on fes­ti­val Friday. Guthrie is the mid­dle daugh­ter of Arlo Guthrie and the grand­daugh­ter of Woody Guthrie. She was joined by Arlo and also her sis­ter Cathy Guthrie. Cathy is one-​​half of the folk duo Folk Uke, which also per­formed at the fes­ti­val… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Grown Up Anger with Author Daniel Wolff

Calumet, Guthrie, & Dylan As part of Woodyfest’s con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tional out­reach, author Daniel Wolff gave a short talk about his book, Grown Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913, dur­ing the last year’s fes­ti­val. In alter­nat­ing chap­ters, the book weaves biogra­phies of the two men with the story… Read More …

Woodyfest 2013: The Deslondes

The Deslondes When they appeared on the Brick Café stage dur­ing Woodyfest 2013, The Deslondes were still billing them­selves as Sam Doores + Riley Downing & the Tumbleweeds. The moniker was not only long and awk­ward; it also con­flicted with the dozens of other musi­cal acts call­ing them­selves “The Tumbleweeds.” When I saw the New Orleans-​​based quin­tet… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Pushing Chain

Pushing Chain Self-​​described “folky-​​tonk” duo Pushing Chain made their Woodyfest debut on the Bound for Glory stage on fes­ti­val Friday. The pair, con­sist­ing of Boyd “Bump” Blomberg and Adam Moe, hail from north­ern Minnessota. Boyd plays gui­tar while Moe fid­dles. Both write the songs and sing them. The two have been play­ing together since 2012.… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Kids’ Harmonica Class

Kids’ Harmonica Class For the sec­ond straight year, Woodyfest hosted an expanded children’s out­reach, fea­tur­ing sev­eral youth con­certs and work­shops. These included a children’s har­mon­ica class taught by fes­ti­val reg­u­lars Joe Baxter and John Williams. The pair were assisted by East Texas singer-​​songwriter and multi-​​instrumentalist Steve Fisher. The Friday class was held at Saint Paul’s United… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Carolann Solebello

Carolann Solebello Red Molly cofounder Carolann Solebello per­formed an inti­mate solo set on the Crystal Theatre Stage dur­ing Woodyfest 2019. The small audi­ence attend­ing the mid-​​morning per­for­mance were treated to songs that blended rural folk tra­di­tions with Solebello’s dis­tinctly urban rhyth­mic sen­si­bil­ity, pep­pered in between with pithy, humor­ous anecec­dotes. Since the dis­so­lu­tion of Red Molly,… Read More …

Woodyfest 2013: Woody Guthrie Poets with David Amram

Woody Guthrie Poets As of this writ­ing the Woody Guthrie Poets have pre­sented read­ings at fif­teen con­sec­u­tive Woody Guthrie Folk Fesivals. They gave their first fes­ti­val read­ing in 2005 at the Okfuskee County Historical Society and Museum, but as their audi­ence grew, they moved to the Okemah Methodist Church. In 2019 they read selec­tions from… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Jamie Lin Wilson

Jamie Lin Wilson By some stan­dards, Jamie Lin Wilson is a late bloomer. She was nine­teen when she heard Natlie Maines per­form­ing a solo dur­ing a Dixie Chicks con­cert. After she dropped a few casual remarks to her mother and a cousin she found her­self unwrap­ping an acoustic gui­tar on Christmas morn­ing. Before long she began attend­ing open-​​mic per­for­mances in… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Jacob Tovar

Jacob Tovar Jacob Tovar didn’t set out to be a musi­cian. The Tulsa-​​based musi­cian grew up with a deep, abid­ing love of clas­sic coun­try music, par­tic­u­larly from the ’50s and ’60s. In an inter­view in the Tulsa World he name-​​checked Marty Robbins, Hank Thompson, Hank Williams, and Merle Haggard as exam­ples of “roots” coun­try musi­cians he admires.… Read More …

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