Woodyfest Community Outreach We’ve written about Gypsy Twang before, so we’ll keep this short. The Tulsa band appeared at Woodyfest for the second time in 2019. In addition to their Thursday performance on the new Bound for Glory stage, the trio donated their talents to one of the festival’s community outreach shows. Five of Woodyfest’s… Read More …
Today we present candid images from my first year as a volunteer photographer for the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. I was still learning to use my newly-acquired Leica digital rangefinder camera when I shot the 2012 festival from the audience. A year later I had shot numerous musical performances and festivals, so I was feeling much more confident as I documented the… 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.
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
I first met singer-songwriter Ken Pomeroy on New Year’s Eve, 2015. Her father, Skippy, builds racing motorcycles in the large shop behind the family home and occasionally hosts concerts on the small stage inside.
Despite the band name, And Then There Were Two does not comprise two members. The band numbers three: singer Amy Carlin Lee, singer and guitarist Austin K. Haworth, and percussionist Chad Varnell.
Ellis Paul loves Woody. Of the Woody Guthrie tattoo on his right shoulder, he says it’s the only thing he could put on his body that would be like a badge of who he was.
Sam Baker has told the story of barely surviving a train bombing many times. The stark outline: some three decades ago, the thirty-two-year-old white-water rafting guide […]
Your humble author first met musician Kalyn Fay in early 2016 when journalist Nathan Poppe brought her to the Bureau’s studio. She had come to sit as one of the earliest
The first time this writer heard Brad Fielder was in 2013. I was at the Bluebonnet Bar to see Alex Culbreth, whom I’d met at that year’s Woodyfest;