200 S Jones Avenue, Norman, OK 73069 (405)307-9320
The Depot, located in the historic Santa Fe Train Depot, produces Summer Breeze and Winter Wind Concerts, Jazz Concerts, Gallery Exhibitions in the Depot, Second Sunday Poetry Readings, and serves as the venue for several art and writing classes for adults. We also manage the rental of the Norman Depot for weddings, meetings, parties and other events.
Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Don Holladay - "Resistance"
Through February 24, 2019 @ The Depot
Norman artist Don Holladay tells us that “Paul Tillich once wrote about the danger of modern man losing his humanity and becoming a thing amongst the things he produces. Creating art using non-traditional materials—burlap, string, house paint, joint compound, sand, collaged photographs, gravel and the like-- gives me a sense of resisting such fate.” Don Holladay has been painting since 1973. In the early 1990’s he studied printmaking at the University of Oklahoma under Dan Kiacz. His studio includes an etching press and many of his images originate from the printmaking process. His pieces are found in university, private and corporate collections.
Winter Wind Concert - Seth Glier
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot
Seth Glier’s fifth album, Birds, is the latest entry in a burgeoning career that has included a Grammy nomination and a pair of Independent Music Awards while touring with artists including Ani DiFranco and Ryan Adams. The songs on Birds range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place that is all the more magical for it. Glier (pronounced “Gleer”) recorded Birds in an airy loft in western Massachusetts outfitted with a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows. Birds roosting just outside those windows, became his sympathetic audience while Glier made the album. “I felt a tremendous amount of comfort talking to the Birds,” he says “I’d check in with them regularly to see how they thought things were going so far.” Seth Glier was selected as the Member’s Choice Concert for Winter Wind by vote of Depot Members.
Winter Wind Concert - Eliza Gilkyson
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot Sunday, March 3, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot
This performance has been rescheduled from the original date due to illness. If you already have tickets, they will be honored for the new date. If you can't make the March 3 performance, please contact The Depot for a refund.
Eliza Gilkyson is a 2-time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have appeared in films, PBS specials and on prime-time TV. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and recognized with countless Austin Music and Folk Alliance awards. Eliza’s music has always offered a vivid reflection of the times we live in, full of joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle and triumph in a world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.”
Poetry Reading - Paul Austin and Rilla Askew
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2:00pm @ The Depot
Husband and wife, Paul Austin and Rilla Askew, will be featured at the March 10 Second Sunday Reading at The Depot, 200 South Jones. There is no admission charge for the 2:00 pm reading. All are welcome.
Winter Wind Concert - The Brother Brothers
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot
“The Brother Brothers have been in this together for life, and their familial connection comes through in the music, harkening back to some of the greatest family harmonies ever made. They tour as an acoustic duo: David on cello and guitar, and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. With individual storied music careers under their belts, the brothers have finally teamed up to bring their experiences together. They approach their poignant and often charming songs with an almost startling sense of ease, and the tight harmonies are enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements.
Whistle Stop Concert - Abbie Gardner
Friday, March 22, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot
Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana darlings Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar chops. Her live show is truly unique - as both an award winning songwriter and interpreter of folk styles, a captivating vocalist, and a world class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. Her latest CD, Wishes on a Neon Sign, was released in January 2018, and features twelve original songs, including a co-write with Chris Stapleton. She has opened for Lori McKenna, Hot Rize and Martina McBride.
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