Now Showing in the Gallery - "Brushstroke Dreams" - Brad Price

July 8 through August 29, 2016 @ The Depot

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Brad Price Painting

The bold brushstrokes and bright colors in expressionist paintings by local artist Brad Price will fill The Depot Gallery with “Brushstroke Dreams” from July 8 through August 29, 2016. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk on July 8 from 6 to 9 pm. A second reception will be held in conjunction with 2nd Friday on August 12, also from 6 to 9 pm.

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Winter Wind Concert - John Fullbright

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Okemah native, John Fullbright performed at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival while still in high school. In 2009 he released the album, Live at the Blue Door and three years later released his first studio album, From the Ground Up, which received a Grammy nomination in the Best Americana Album category. He has been the subject of two segments on National Public Radio, was a 2012 winner of ASCAP Foundation's Harold Adamson Lyric Award and in 2014 performed on The Late Show With David Letterman.

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Whistle Stop Concert - Tony Lucca

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and actor Tony Lucca, is a soulful, acoustic pop vocalist. Lucca finished in third place on the 2012 season of NBC's The Voice. Playing guitar, piano and bass, Lucca has since released numerous recordings and toured with a multitude of acts, including Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Marc Anthony and Sara Bareilles.

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Winter Wind Concert - Susan Gibson

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Susan Gibson is a Wimberly, TX based singer and songwriter celebrating 10 years as a solo touring and recording artist. Collecting honors along the way, like BMI’s “Songwriter of the Year” and “Entertainer of the Year” from the West Texas Music Hall of Fame, the CMA awardwinning songwriter (for the Dixie Chick's single Wide Open Spaces) manages to capture a high energy live show while also sharing a very personal, poignant side with her audience on her 5th release, “The Second Hand.”

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Winter Wind Concert - Kevin and Dustin Welch

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Oklahoma favorite Kevin Welch has been referred to as an expressive singer, a great guitarist and a "songwriter's songwriter," His son Dustin, after relocating to Austin, encountered solid recognition for his talent and hard driving musical and lyric style. Together they provide a tightly knit father/son duo that, at the end of the evening, leaves you knowing you have experienced something special.

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Winter Wind Concert - Kim Richey

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. Her pure, arresting and honest voice makes you take notice. “Richey entices you with sad and unembellished music that reveals an original spirit” says Billboard Magazine. Her songs have been hits on both the country and pop charts.

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Winter Wind Concert - Slaid Cleaves

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Slaid Cleaves is “A sharply observant songwriter with a deep appreciation for the ageless fundamentals of folk, country, and rock … one of the country’s most compelling roots artists.” says—Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader. Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. He is a channeler of hurt and heartache, with an uncanny ability to chronicle despair — and beauty — in verses of startlingly simple eloquence.

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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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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

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

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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 - 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 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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