The Larry Mitchell Trio takes the stage at 7:30 pm on Sunday, July 27, in Norman’s Lions Park at the corner of Flood and Symmes, as part of the Summer Breeze free concert series presented by The Depot (formerly known as the Performing Arts Studio).
The Larry Mitchell Trio is a dynamic rock instrumental funk-flavored splash of intensity. They blend rock, funk, jazz and blues into a melodic frenzy, carrying the listener along on a journey of bliss and intrigue. The band is led by Grammy award-winning producer/engineer/guitarist Larry Mitchell, who has toured the world playing guitar with artists such as Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek and Miguel Bosé. In his original compositions, Larry skillfully weaves guitar textures that showcase his virtuosity as a solo artist and ensemble player. The trio also features the stylings of two Berklee School of Music graduates: Russ Garner's funky chops on drums and Austin Solomon's groove-oriented music vocabulary on bass.
Sarah Catalfu, Independent Florida Alligator, said in reviewing the Trio’s show at The Atlantic last fall, Mitchell “wowed the audience with his innovative, soulful guitar riffs. Russ Garner on drums had the crowd (myself included) whooping and hollering for more, and Austin Solomon on bass had no shortage of mind-bendingly awesome solos, tying it all together seamlessly for an inventive and original blend of jazz, blues, soul, and funk.”
Bring seating and your favorite refreshments, and enjoy a wonderful evening in the park filled with great music!
The Depot’s Summer Breeze concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, and from businesses and individuals including Backwoods; Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School and Kindergarten; Dentists Jamie Belknap, Donna Sparks, and Kristen Campbell at Norman Smile Center; Andi Berry, Wyoming Art Therapy; Tom McAuliffe, Don Cies Real Estate; Becca Hewes, Yogalife; Republic Bank and Trust, Norman Parks and Recreation Department; David Fries Roofing; Sally Little & Dennis McDonald; Brad and Lisa Raley; 2 Green Chicks; Main Street Veterinary Hospital; Montford Inn; and Pepe Delgados.