Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Bert Seabourn, Abstract Expressionist

Through October 29, 2017 @ The Depot

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Bert Seabourn

"BERT SEABOURN, Abstract Expressionist," an exhibit of the work of Oklahoma City painter, print maker, sculptor and teacher Bert Seabourn, will open in The Depot Gallery on September 8 with a reception from 6 to 9 pm in association with Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk. Seabourn, an internationally acclaimed American Expressionist, is known for his stylized and nonrepresentational neo-expressionist art. The exhibit will remain in the gallery through October 29. There is no admission fee.

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Painting Workshop - Bert Seabourn

September 21-22, 2017, 9:30am - 4:00pm @ The Depot

 
Bert Seabourn Workshop

Explore the bridge between realism and abstraction while painting alongside renowned artist Bert Seabourn in an Acrylic Painting Workshop offered by the artist at The Depot. This workshop focuses on creating exciting fresh works through the fusion of design, color, form and composition. In addition to painting techniques, an introduction to transfers and collage will be tailored to fit works of your choice. All students receive individual attention. Tuition is $120. Contact The Depot at 405-307-9320 to enroll.

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Winter Wind Concert - Ari Hest

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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The 2017-18 Winter Wind Concert series opens with Ari Hest, who just released Natural, his ninth LP. A recent duets album with Judy Collins, Silver Skies Blue, was nominated for a Grammy award for "Best Folk Album" of 2017. Hest's music has been heard on TV and movies The Path, The Lincoln Lawyer, Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. He also scored music for Dreamriders, a documentary film which won several independent film awards. Hest has been making music and touring the planet for about 15 years.

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2nd Sunday Poetry Reading - Larry Bierman

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 2:00pm @ The Depot

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Larry Bierman

The October 8 Second Sunday Poetry will feature Larry Bierman reading from his recently published collection titled Unexpectation. The free reading begins at 2:00 PM in The Depot, 200 South Jones Avenue, Norman. Light refreshments will be served.

Larry Bierman is a native of Oklahoma who began writing poetry in high school and published his first chapbook in 1971. Since then he has published five full-length collections of poetry and eight chapbooks. He is included in the 2014 anthology Oklahoma Poems and Their Poets, edited by former Oklahoma Poet Laureate Nathan Brown. He writes imaginative lyric poetry, sometimes with a sarcastic edge.

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Winter Wind & Jazz in June Concert - Barron Ryan

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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As the son of two musicians, Barron Ryan grew up in a house filled with the sounds of artists ranging from Chopin to James Brown. Not content to draw on just one influence in finding his own artistic voice, Barron combines them all into a musical adventure that is vintage yet fresh, historical yet hip. His discovery of the joy of jazz and ragtime-inspired concert music can be found on his debut album, Classical with Attitude, and his learning from great jazz pianists is found on his new album, The Master's Apprentice. Classic meets cool with OU graduate and solo pianist Barron Ryan.

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Winter Wind Concert - Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Grammy winner Terri Hendrix, joined by Lloyd Maines, will bring her genre-jumping music and charismatic stage presence to the intimate Winter Wind setting. A classically trained vocalist and deft multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin and harmonica), Hendrix is a firm believer in the theory that “life’s too short for one genre,” dodging musical pigeonholes alongside legendary producer Lloyd Maines (guitar, dobro, pedal steel), in an eclectic style all her own. “ ... She is the consummate triple threat, excelling as a songwriter, performer and recording artist... she seems equally comfortable with blues, folk, story songs, ballads, folk-rock, country and a surprisingly fresh take on New Orleans-style jazz and jazz swing” says Jim Lipson in Tucson Weekly.

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Winter Wind Concert - Beppe Gambetta

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Beppe Gambetta has an open and disarming smile that invites you into a musical journey which reveals the innermost feelings of a brilliant, playful mind that is always exploring and innovating. While continually composing a mosaic of sounds and flavors drawn from his unique background as an Italian musician in love with American roots music and the music of Italy, Beppe still stays firmly rooted in tradition. He has released eleven CD's, and has collaborated with many top-flight musicians and heroes of the folk scene, played in prestigious festivals and rooms, and has toured the world to charm music enthusiasts everywhere. Beppe is one of the true master innovators of the acoustic guitar.

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Winter Wind Concert - Goodnight Moonshine

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Goodnight Moonshine is Molly Venter's latest musical project, a collaboration with her husband Eben Pariser. Co-writing often, Eben and Molly explore what it means to be in an authentic relationship, singing of joy and grief in equal measure. Molly's voice bends from a sweet moan to a gritty shout and back into a playful run in the space of a few bars and "it all goes down like silk," writes American Songwriter Magazine; "few singers turn first time listeners into eternal fanatics as effortlessly as Molly Venter." The emotional potency of her voice is surrounded and supported by a lush landscape of harmonies and minimalist orchestrations conceived by Eben on vocals and electric guitar.

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Winter Wind & Jazz in June Concert - Davis Coen

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Davis Coen characterizes his style as ‘contemporary country-blues’…a modern culmination of the hodgepodge of musical influences absorbed from living in the Mid-Southern U.S. and continual touring. His recordings are strongly rooted in blues, country and religious-based music. He has played festivals, clubs, and bars throughout the U.S. for over twenty years and has enjoyed a dozen blues circuit tours of Europe, sharing bills with R.L. Burnside, Koko Taylor, Big Jack Johnson, David “Honeyboy” Edwards & Bo Diddley. Coen has also headlined on festival bills with Wynton Marsalis, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Tito Puente, Toots & the Maytals, and Richie Havens. Come hear Coen's 'Memphis Country Blues.'

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Winter Wind Concert - Harpeth Rising

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique. These are three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Harpeth Rising’s sophomore album as a trio, Against All Tides, is proof that authenticity and complexity can live in harmony. The songs crafted lyrically by Jordana Greenberg and arranged together with Maria Di Meglio and Michelle Younger, the other trio members, are the vehicle by which the band has chosen to add their voices to an ongoing fight for understanding and respect.

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Winter Wind & Jazz in June Concert - Kyle Reid

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Kyle Reid leads the Low Swingin' Chariots playing tunes that draw from New Orleans, Gypsy Jazz, and Western Swing traditions. The group was chosen as “Winter Wind Members Choice” by vote of the Depot members. Reid's original tunes sound at once familiar yet new and exciting, blending elements of these classic American forms with contemporary attitude. The low sonorous quality of Reid's voice is well balanced by the hot accents of the rhythm section and the sweet melodies of the brass section.

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Winter Wind Concert - Carter Sampson

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Carter Sampson is an Okie-born singer/songwriter with a big voice. Her journey as a naturally independent, free-spirited musician has seemed almost predestined at times. At age 15 she began experimenting with sound as a way to pass the time; now her creativity has matured into the dedicated and passionate performance that makes her a favorite female vocalist. As a relatable artist, her empowering music appeals to a wide range of folks, who are incredibly and admirably loyal to her and her work. Carter averages about 220 shows annually – in areas like Oklahoma and Arkansas, as well as Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. But as the self-penned ‘Queen of Oklahoma,’ Sampson’s red boots are happiest when they’re on her home turf.

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Winter Wind & Jazz in June Concert - Garrett Jacobson and Jeremy Thomas

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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As a jazz organist, Garrett Jacobson performs regularly at various jazz venues in the Oklahoma City area. With his long awaited debut release on the Hammond organ, In The Moment, Garrett and his trio offer up a set of tasteful originals and standards true to the jazz organ tradition. With tunes such as the hard-swinging title track "In The Moment" and the greasy "Skillet Gravy", Garrett's bassline feel and right-hand phrasing propels the group forward and creates plenty of memorable tracks. http://www.garrettjacobson.net/

Jeremy Thomas is an incredibly talented and versatile musician playing the Hammond B3 Organ, Drums, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizers, and the Bass Guitar. His passion for the Hammond B3 is evidenced by his dynamic and energetic playing style. Being a multi-instrumentalist has allowed Jeremy to apply his musical knowledge and understanding of the instruments within the ensemble to create lush and complex musical arrangements that have captivated audiences throughout the United States. http://www.jeremythomasquartet.com/

      

Winter Wind Concert - The Honey Dewdrops

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway, and a lot of songs; they share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures. This hunger to explore and document is evident in their 2012 release Silver Lining, a Top Ten record on national Folk and Americana stations. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.

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Winter Wind Concert - Don Conoscenti

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Once a die-hard rocker, Don Conoscenti is one of the most respected musicians and acclaimed songwriters in acoustic music. He is also a seasoned studio pro working as producer, composer and multi-instrumental session player in an array of musical scenarios. His live performances are a soulful fusion of styles blended from his experience playing rock, jazz, blues, folk, funk and country. But his primary love is the landscape of storytelling.

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Winter Wind Concert - Caroline Cotter with Michael Howard

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Portland, Maine based singer songwriter, has played over 400 shows in 42 states and 7 countries since her debut album, Dreaming as I Do, released and reached #5 on the Folk DJ Charts in 2015. With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline's travel inspired songs take listeners all over the world: from a Parisian salon, to the coast of Maine, through the hills of Colorado, to the side of a bluegrass festival campfire, and into the depths of the human heart. http://www.carolinecotter.com/

Born and raised in the wilds of Alaska, Michael Howard’s award winning songwriting and stories share the tales and fierceness of his homeland. "Remember the first time you encountered Steve Goodman, John Prine, Steve Forbert, Nick Drake, or Jesse Winchester? That’s how I feel listening to Howard—as if I’ve discovered the real deal, a one-of-a-kind singer who also loves words and knows how to put them together in memorable ways." - Jeff Burger, No Depression  https://www.mhowardmusic.com/

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Winter Wind & Jazz in June Concert - Opal Fly

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Multi-instrumentalist Opal Fly is a Kentucky-born singer/songwriter whose music is firmly rooted in tradition, yet her style transcends established genres. A fresh and original voice, the two time NWAMA Songwriter of the Year first honed her talent playing on the streets of New Orleans and has traveled the world developing her unique sound and exploring new musical territory along the way. "...one of the most amazing voices in Blues." - Michael Johnathan (Host of Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour)

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Winter Wind Concert - Ellis Paul

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters. Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing.

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