Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Small Works IX

Through December 21, 2019 @ The Depot

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Small Works is one of the most popular exhibits in the Depot Gallery each year. It features the work of 10 artists who have previously shown in the gallery, with each exhibiting 6 pieces in the smaller format. In the spirit of holiday giving, shoppers may take their purchases at the time of purchase, making this a perfect opportunity to give the gift of original art. This year’s artists include: Carol Beesley, Julie Marks Blackstone, George Bogart, Douglas Shaw Elder, Skip Hill, Don Holladay, Debby Kaspari, Regina Murphy, Cletus Smith and Sue Moss Sullivan.

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Winter Wind Concert - Susan Gibson
with K.C. Clifford Opening

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Susan Gibson’s naturally buoyant melodies and warmly reassuring, conversational singing and writing voice light up any song, room, or mood. Her refreshingly clear-eyed perspectives on matters of life, love, work, and loss illuminate a spirit-charging current of resiliency. She's had that in her all along, from her days in the beloved Amarillo, Texas-based Amerciana band the Groobees back in the ’90s and from the get-go of her solo career in 2003. It was all there at the very beginning, when in college she wrote "Wide Open Spaces" which (with a little help from the Dixie Chicks) became one of the biggest country songs of all time. Come hear for yourself!

K.C. Clifford is a three-time Woody Guthrie Award-winning folk singer/songwriter from Oklahoma City. Music has always been a guiding force in Clifford’s life, and her talent and love of performing on stage revealed itself at an early age. She was two when she first sang in public and composed her first song at age seven. Early influences included artists such as Paul Simon, Carole King, The Beach Boys and the popular bluegrass band Mountain Smoke, founded by her father in the late 1960s.

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Winter Wind Concert - Radoslav Lorkovic

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Drawing from a multitude of influences ranging from elegant classical and jazz styles to the rawest, most basic blues, country and soul, Radoslav Lorković has taken on an unusually broad musical spectrum and refined it into his distinctive piano and accordion style. His tenure on the R&B and folk circuits has culminated in five critically acclaimed solo recordings and numerous appearances on the recordings of, and performances with, many well known artists. His thirty year touring career has led him from the taverns of the upper Mississippi River to the castles of Italy...and to Woody Fest and again to The Depot.
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Gallery Reception - Small Works IX

Friday, December 13, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm @ The Depot

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One of the most popular exhibits in the Depot Gallery each year, Small Works features the work of 10 artists who have previously shown in the gallery, with each exhibiting up to 6 pieces in the smaller format. This year’s artists include: Carol Beesley, Julie Marks Blackstone, George Bogart, Douglas Shaw Elder, Skip Hill, Don Holladay, Debby Kaspari, Regina Murphy, Cletus Smith and Sue Moss Sullivan. In the spirit of holiday giving, shoppers may take their purchases at the time of purchase, making this a perfect opportunity to give the gift of original art. Small Works IX continues through December 21.

      

Winter Wind Concert - Nobody's Girl

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Nobody’s Girl is a new trio formed by award-winning songwriters Betty Soo, Grace Pettis and Rebecca Loebe. Luscious harmony singers, effortless instrumentalists, seasoned touring artists – they recognized what each can accomplish individually could be made all the stronger by collaboration. The harmonies are thrilling. The songs are powerful and spare. The stage presence confident and assured. Now, the spark has been set, the fire lit and their individual and collective fans are eating it up.
      

Winter Wind Concert - Wes Collins

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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2015 Kerrville Grassy Hill New Folk winner Wes Collins calls his music “guitar driven folk-pop with teeth”. He released his debut album, One Layer Down, in 2013. Since appearing at Kerrville, Wes has played throughout the Southwest, from the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to a formal showcase at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference in Austin. In 2017 Wes took second place in Moravia Texas's 2017 Songwriter Serenade and received a songwriting fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council, which funded his brand-new CD Welcome to the Ether.
      

Winter Wind Concert - Wood & Wire

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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The Texas songwriter tradition casts a long shadow today, and Austin-based Americana roots juggernauts Wood & Wire could easily rattle off a long list of songwriters that inspire them from Willie Nelson to James McMurtry, and everyone in between.

Respect for honest labor is a central theme in Wood & Wire’s 2018 GRAMMY Nominated album for “Best Bluegrass”, North of Despair ( Blue Corn Music), with songs populated by people like songwriter Tony Kamel’s own grandfather, who built the family’s hunting lodge in Llano, Texas with his own two hands. The characters on the album live large, and aren’t afraid to share their opinions about the modern world.

      

Painting Workshop - Brad Price

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 9:00am to 6:00pm @ The Depot

 
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In an all day workshop on Saturday, January 25, 2020, Brad Price will teach his color-expressionist method of painting. Students will be given the opportunity to paint two paintings following Price’s step by step instruction. The workshop will begin at 9 am and run through 6 pm with a break for lunch. There is limited space in this much requested workshop, so it is advised that prospective students enroll early. The workshop tuition is $120. Phone 405-307-9320 to enroll.

Students should have a basic knowledge of painting in order to enjoy this workshop. Oil or acrylics may be used. Students should bring their own painting materials. Two 11 x 14 canvases will be provided. The Depot has table easels, or students may bring their own.

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Winter Wind Concert - Peter Bradley Adams

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Peter Bradley Adams introduced himself as a member of Eastmountainsouth, the duo he put together with fellow songwriter and vocalist Kat Maslich-Bode. The demos the duo made, produced by Adams, blended pop and folk with subtle electronic touches, making it a pioneering effort in the realm of folktronica with a satisfying blend of ancient folklore and modern technology. Adams launched his solo career with Gather Up (2006), a brooding, autumnal album recorded in his apartment. Its hushed melancholy won rave reviews and led to Leavetaking (2008), an understated folk rock album that featured the hit “The Longer I Run”, followed by Traces (2009), and Between Us (2011).
      

Winter Wind Concert - Chely Wright

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Richell Rene "Chely" Wright is an American country music singer and activist. On the strength of her 1994 debut album, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. By 2010, Wright's seven albums and 19 singles had sold over 1,500,000 copies and 10,000,000 digital impressions in the United States, charted more than fifteen singles on the country charts, and earned a gold album certification. This year, a new EP, titled “Revival” was released in May, and in August Wright made her return to the Grand Ole Opry. Now she is coming to The Depot!
      

Winter Wind Concert - Dori Freeman

Sunday, March 8, 2020, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Dori Freeman first broke out in 2016, with a stunning debut produced by Teddy Thompson and a sparkling voice that seemed to come from out of nowhere. Her songs were brittle, cracked, infused with heartbreak and seeming to speak for women everywhere, channeling Appalachian women in a way that harkened back to Loretta Lynn.

“The purity of Dori Freeman’s voice and the directness of her songwriting reflect not only her Appalachian hometown — Galax, Va. — but also a determined classicism, a rejection of the ways modern country punches itself up for radio and arenas.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times