Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Small Works VI

Through December 23, 2016 @ The Depot

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Painting by Debby Kaspari

Now an annual Depot Gallery tradition, Small Works VI will this year feature paintings by Norman artists Carol Beesley, Don Holladay, Debby Kaspari, Brad Price and Mitsuno Reedy, and Oklahoma City artist Connie Seabourn. As a special feature this year, Mitsuno Reedy will offer quick pastel portraits by appointment during the exhibit.

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Winter Wind Concert - Sam Baker

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Sam Baker writes sparse poetic lyrics that have gained him acclaim from other notable folk artists such as Gurf Morlix and Fred Eaglesmith. His music has been compared to that of John Prine. Baker's 2013 album, Say Grace, was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the top 10 country music albums of 2013. In his album review Jim Fusilli wrote "In Mr. Baker's tales, the personal becomes universal through his keen-eyed writing, supported by well-chosen instrumentation and what might be called spoken-word melodies.

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Gallery Reception - Small Works VI with Holiday Music by Patti and Emily Drennan

December 9, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00pm @ The Depot

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Patti and Emily Drennan

A 2nd Friday reception for Small Works VI at The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones, from 6 to 9 pm on December 9, 2016, will feature holiday music by Patti and Emily Drennan beginning at 7 pm. The Gallery features paintings by Norman artists Carol Beesley, Don Holladay, Debby Kaspari, Brad Price and Mitsuno Reedy, and Oklahoma City artist Connie Seabourn. Small Works VI continues through December 23.

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Poetry Reading - Johnie Catfish

December 11, 2016, 2:00pm @ The Depot

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Johnie Catfish

J. C. Mahan aka “Johnie Catfish,” will be the featured reader at Second Sunday Poetry. Mahan fondly refers to his poetry as being “currently nostalgic and the youthful sound of age.” There is no admission charge. Light refreshments will be served.

A local street poet in the Oklahoma City area, Johnie Catfish has been the featured poet at Full Circle Book Store, the Shawnee Poetry Reading, Wayward Poets, The Depot, and is a frequent presenter at Scissortail Creative Writer Festival in Ada at East Central University.

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Winter Wind and Jazz in June Concert - Victor & Penny

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Since 2010, Victor & Penny aka Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane have been delighting audiences nationally with their deft blend of originals, hot jazz and offbeat pop standards. While many bands exploring America’s musical roots are content to faithfully recreate period music, Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra infuse their music with a strong sense of swing rooted in the riff driven style of Kansas City jazz to create their own distinctive style. They were chosen as the Depot Members choice Concert for 2016-17.

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Winter Wind Concert - Caitlin Canty (Performance Cancelled)

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

 

Announcement:  This performance has been cancelled at the request of Caitlin and her management team.  The Depot will be contacting advance ticket purchasers to arrange refunds or transfers.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  We hope to reschedule at a future date.

Caitlin Canty delivers her songs with a dusky alto and a 1930’s Recording King guitar. Her breakout record Reckless Skyline features an all-star band on twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads and straight-up rockers, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk. Produced by Jeffrey Foucault, Reckless Skyline garnered glowing praise from NPR, among others. The San Francisco Chronicle lauded Canty’s, “casually devastating voice and unshakable poise,” and her “easy way with folk, blues and country motifs.”

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Winter Wind and Jazz in June Concert - The Hot Nut Riveters

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

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It was over twenty years ago when Guy Forsyth, still wet behind the ears and entirely oblivious to just how crazy an idea it was, started a band who played all acoustic instruments and specialized in a strange and heady homebrew of genre and influences, and promptly began mining the deep, rich veins of American traditional and popular music forms. Call it traditional bluespop folk countrygrass. Wait, no. Call it traditional alt-bluespop folk countrygrass.

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Winter Wind Concert - Heather Styka

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Chicago songwriter Heather Styka is not afraid to go where others fear to tread. Beneath “sweet, soulful vocals” (Portland Press Herald) and “nimble fingerpicked guitar” (Dispatch Magazine) lie narratives of vulnerability, strength, and wanderlust. A Kerrville New Folk Finalist and award-winning writer with a #3 album on the FOLK-DJ charts, this young troubadour has performed for over a decade, released four full-length albums, and toured from coast to coast.

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Winter Wind Concert - John Gorka

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

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Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His new song “Where No Monuments Stand” is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford (1914-1993).

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Whistle Stop Concert - Emily Scott Robinson and Caroline Cotter

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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With a clear, sweet voice, Emily Scott Robinson will leave you breathless with songs that are both heart-wrenching and dark, playful and surprising. She writes with raw lyrical power and authenticity, enchanting audiences with an intimate performance every time.

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Caroline’s first national release, "Dreaming as I Do", showcases original compositions from her time exploring the globe; leaving home, coming back, leaving love, coming back, and the questions and observations that arise throughout the ongoing Journey. Already receiving national recognition, the album reached #5 on the Folk DJ charts in February, with the second most played song of the month, Bella Blue.

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Winter Wind Concert - Jake Armerding

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Jake Armerding is an American folk musician and multi-instrumentalist from Boston, Massachusetts. He plays mostly acoustic string instruments like the mandolin, acoustic guitar, and fiddle. In 1990, Jake began playing with Northern Lights occasionally. He joined the band full-time in 1992 and was a member until 1999 when he left the band to pursue a solo career. Jake attended Wheaton College where he received a degree in English literature. In 2001, Armerding won the Best New Artist Award from Boston's folk-radio station, WUMB.

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Winter Wind Concert - The Brother Brothers

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

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While they’re technically a new band, 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 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. Their ability to pull the listener into their quietly energetic musical journey is a joy to behold. I can’t wait to be out on the road with Adam & David and hear their heart wrenching songs and spot on harmonies night after night!
— Sarah Jarosz
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Winter Wind and Jazz in June Concert - The Claudettes

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

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The Claudettes fuse Windy City piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk, jazz-age echoes of burlesque and vaudeville and the sultriness of ’60s pop-soul to write a thrilling new chapter in American roots music. Group founder Johnny Iguana mashes the piano alongside singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Matt Torre. Johnny, who toured for years with his cult-favorite rock band oh my god, is also a member of two Grammy-nominated groups: Chicago Blues–A Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band.

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Winter Wind and Jazz in June Concert - Adam & Kizzie

Sunday, April 2, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Adam & Kizzie Ledbetter are a married couple who after having been best friends in high school went separate ways performing all over the world. Kizzie sang for Disney for years in Tokyo & the Bahamas, while Adam focused primarily on straight-ahead jazz piano which took him to Brazil, Italy, France and his well sought after 4-piece band, New Growth, was established. In 2011, the old friends reunited and rediscovered their love for music all over again - this time combining the best of all their indivi4/2dual influences in a special blend they call EEDO (short for frEEDOm).

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