I met “Princess of Twang” Nancy Apple in 2013, my first year volunteering to document the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. I had photographed her earlier in the day and happened to sit next to her at the communal dinner held backstage at the Pastures of Plenty.
Dan Weber is the only songwriter in the history of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival to have pulled off the hat trick of winning the first-, second-, and third-place prizes in the Woody Guthrie Songwriting contest.
Anna Larson, Dan Weber Take 2nd & 1st Place Saturday night at Woodyfest 2019 kicked off, as in past years, with a showcase for the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest winners. The showcase lead with second-place winner Anna Larson performing her winning song “Acting Alone” accompanied by guitarist Jon-Michael Rogers. The Austin-based pianist and singer appeared on NPR’s All… Read More …
By some standards, Jamie Lin Wilson is a late bloomer. She was nineteen when she heard Natlie Maines performing a
Jacob Tovar didn’t set out to be a musician. The Tulsa-based musician grew up with a deep, abiding love of
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.
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.
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;
Festival Friday proved to be uncomfortably hot in the beer garden attached to Lou’s Rocky Road Tavern. The previous day’s patio performances
This year’s Woodyfest continued a long-standing tradition of providing accessible entertainment throughout the host-town of Okemah. On festival Friday