The Depot’s free Summer Breeze concert series continues on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm with North Meets South in Norman’s Lions Park at the corner of Flood and Symmes.
North Meets South is the combined creative vision of Joie Sherman Johnson (vocals) and John Johnson (guitar). The duo blends their diverse musical influences, which include musical theatre, the Andrews Sisters, Judy Collins, ABBA, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Charlie Parker, Chet Atkins and Metallica, into a unique sound that is folk-rock, Americana, country, and blues. “We think there’s a grit and bite to our sound that separates us from the stereotypical acoustic duo,” says John. “We make a lot of noise for one guitar and a female vocalist.”
Joie’s powerful vocals and John’s signature fingerpicking guitar style shine thoughout their performances. Their choice of songs is unique as well. In addition to their own honest and melodic compositions, North Meets South makes songs by Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and others all their own in a way that hasn’t been heard before. Stefane Green of The Weekender says “they no longer remain a hidden treasure, but a local Must See.”
Bring seating and your favorite refreshments, and enjoy a wonderful evening in the park filled with great music!
To check on the day of the concert for possible weather related cancellation or relocation check The Depot website or The Depot Facebook page.
Summer Breeze Concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council and by Community Sponsor Backwoods. Additional funding comes from Contributors Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School & Kindergarten; Republic Bank & Trust; Edward Jones; 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, Yoga Life; 2 Green Chicks; The Mont; EB Dancer; Norman Parks and Recreation Department; Montford Inn; and by Friends Dennis McDonald & Sally Little and Main Street Veterinary Hospital.