The ever popular Hosty Duo will take the Summer Breeze 2016 stage on Sunday, August 7, at 7:30 pm. Bring seating, your favorite refreshments, and enjoy a free evening of lively musical entertainment in Lions Park, Flood and Symmes.
“Guitarist extraordinaire, songwriter of many insights, droll but wry vocalist, pedal bass player and between song patter and joke specialist” Mike Hosty, joined by two piece drummer Mike “Tic Tack” Byers, entertain as the Hosty Duo. Hosty simultaneously tears through gritty slide leads, blows harmonica or Kazoo, and uses a foot pedal to stomp bass lines. His guitar collection includes an eight string instrument that allows him to thump three bass strings with his thumb while he fingerpicks the remaining five.
Hosty Duo is “one of Oklahoma's most cherished contemporary live music acts for fans of blues, rock, hilarious songs that often reference the state, and music that can bound from polka and disco to country and right back to rock in the span of a two-minute Hosty spiel in between tunes during a show.” -- Oklahoma Music Guide Volume II.
The Duo plays about 250 dates each year through consistent touring in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Colorado. They were featured on the Jimmy Kimmel show during the show's coverage of the Okie Noodling Festival in Pauls Valley. Hosty has been playing since 1990. Byers joined him in 1995.
For additional information about this and other programs at The Depot, phone 307-9320.
Summer Breeze Concerts are made possible, in part, by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council, from Sponsors Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School and Republic Bank and Trust; from Contributors Tom McAuliffe, Don Cies Real Estate; Dentists Jamie Belknap, Donna Sparks and Kristen Campbell at Norman Smile Center; Andi Berry, Wyoming Art Therapy; Interbank; Backwoods; Edward Jones; 2 Green Chicks; The Mont; and Montford Inn; and from Friends: Nancy McClellan; Sooner Carpet, Air Duct and Restoration; Bruce & Trisha Bunce; Brad & Lisa Raley; and Neighbor Bob Schlegel. Major in-kind support comes from Norman Parks and Recreation Department.