Visual artists and musicians pooled their talents last Saturday to raise money for the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Hosted by music venue and bar The Root [Sidenote: The Root is located at 3012 N Walker Avenue in Oklahoma City’s Paseo District.] , the event featured artwork donated by Oklahoma artists Sharra Beard, Nora Bisher, April Holder, Susan Yback and others. Mary Katherine Long donated several prints by her late husband, photographer Tom Lee.
Additionally, a number of festival alumni provided musical entertainment for what festival organizers hope will be an annual fundraiser:
Luke Mullinex accompanied both Buffalo Rogers and Nellie Clay on upright bass, and Scott Hunt joined Clay on fiddle and mandolin. Michael Lander generously provided stage management and sound mixing.
The benefit raised over $1200 USD for the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. This year’s festival is 11 – 15 July in Okemah, Oklahoma.
Missed the show? Despair not! We’ve got pictures!
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