Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Small Works VII

Through December 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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Special Concert Event - International Guitar Duo Iakovos Kolanian and Larry Hammett

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:00pm @ The Depot

Kolanian and Hammett

The guitar duo of Iakovos Kolanian, internationally known Armenian-Greek classical guitarist, and Norman’s own Larry Hammett, a recognized expert in many styles of music including classical and jazz guitar, will perform in The Depot on Sunday afternoon, November 19, 2017, beginning at 2:00 pm.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Norman Arts Council for this cultural and educational concert, there is no admission charge, however, reservations are required. Donations will be accepted at the door.

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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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Gallery Reception- Small Works VII

Friday, December 8, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm @ The Depot

Launch by Sue Moss Sullivan

Small Works VII continues in the Depot Gallery featuring art works created by outstanding local and regional artists Carol Beesley, Jim Cobb, Don Holladay, Brad Price, Connie Seabourn, Cletus Smith, Sue Moss Sullivan and Corazon Watkins. A reception for the artists will be held from 6 to 9 pm on December 8, 2017, in conjunction with Norman's 2nd Fridy Art Walk. There will be refreshments and live holiday music. This holiday season, consider giving a gift that continues to give pleasure for a lifetime – the gift of art.

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. 

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2nd Sunday Poetry Reading - Nathan Brown

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2:00pm @ The Depot

Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown is an award winning poet, author and singer-songwriter who recently served as the Poet Laureate of Oklahoma for 2013 and 2014. Though he now lives in Wimberly, Texas with his wife Ashley, he has always considered Oklahoma his home. Nathan taught at The University of Oklahoma for many years, but now travels widely, offering readings, house concerts, creativity workshops and musical performances in an effort to bring back the hint of a smile and the hope for a good story in poems ... poems unafraid of making sense ... poems that carry us to better places.


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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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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