Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Small Works VII

Through December 22, 2017 @ The Depot

Brothers by Jim Cobb

Each year The Depot Gallery celebrates the holiday season with an exhibit of "small works" created by outstanding local and regional artists.  A November 10 reception from 6 to 9 pm, will honor Small Works VII artists Carol Beesley, Jim Cobb, Don Holladay, Brad Price, Connie Seabourn, Cletus Smith, Sue Moss Sullivan and Corazon Watkins.

The Gallery will be open on Sunday’s from 1 to 4 pm during this exhibit, in addition to the regular hours of  9 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday.  The exhibit may also be seen by appointment.  Consider giving the gift of original art by one of these well known artists --- a gift that lasts a lifetime.

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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.


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.

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.


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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Whistle Stop Concert - Christopher Williams

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Hailing from Nashville, but nothing like your typical Nashville songwriter, Christopher Williams is a songwriter, storyteller, and entertainer - offering songs that are honest and confessional, yet never overbearing; and performances that engage audiences with an appealing mix of intense passion and humor. With “lush guitar work, and sweet soaring vocals,” (Boston Phoenix) punctuated by the percussive vulnerability of a single African djembe hand drum and that strong baritone voice, Williams continues to be a “hard-touring singer-songwriter and a master at spreading his personal energy out into a live audience.”

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Whistle Stop Concert - Susan Herndon and The Bella Counsel

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

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With an engaging smile and graceful charm, Tulsa based singer/songwriter Susan Herndon touches upon themes both universal and deeply personal, from longing and loneliness, to home, family, faded memories and hopeful dreams. The internationally touring live-music veteran, who has worked as a full-time musician for the majority of the last two decades, connects with her listeners in a voice that conveys equal parts savory innocence and knowing savoir-faire. Herndon draws from a reservoir of original material spanning five albums that have long found her sliding with ease from genre to genre. Herndon will be joined by her band, The Bella Counsel, which includes Norman musicians Bob French and Randy Coyne.

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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.

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

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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. " 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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Whistle Stop Concert - Emily Scott Robinson, Katie Williams

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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With an angelic voice and lyrics laid bare, Emily Scott Robinson is pioneering her own brand of roots music: Southern Gothic folk . She enchants audiences with stories and songs that are equal parts playful, darkly funny, heart-wrenching and redemptive. Emily released her debut album, “Magnolia Queen,” in February 2016. She has since won several prestigious awards and was featured on PRI's show "The World" for her single, "Traveling Mercies.” Emily returns to The Depot after her very well received February 2017 concert in our intimate listening room. Norman singer/songwriter Katie Williams will open for Emily.

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