Anna Moss and Joel Ledford are a folk-jazz duo from Arkansas known as “Handmade Moments.” The duo will liven up the Summer Breeze stage with a free concert on Sunday, June 17th, 2018, at 7:30 pm. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, your favorite refreshments, and enjoy a family friendly evening of music in Lions Park, Flood & Symmes.
Handmade Moments’ music is reminiscent of 20s dance hall hits mixed with current themes. Although modern and fresh, Joel Ledford and Anna Moss’s songwriting contains a subtle and humble vibe that wins over any crowd with its infectious grooves and jazzy rhythms. The Moments, as they are sometimes called, have built a solid reputation for the intricate interplay between their acoustic instruments, and their impressive vocals to make an all together new sensation. That is a Handmade Moment.
"What makes the homey Ozark stew of Handmade Moments so very nourishing, so perfectly spiced? Partake and be effortlessly guided through wistful and deep channels of musical flavor, rich with hearty roots and fungi, vegetables home-gardened and watered from the sacred well of American musics: jazz old-time country blues soul hip-hop rock (and it don't stop). Glistening with insight and whimsy, long-simmering with righteous compassion and beauty, Handmade Moments are a fearless all-weather duo - complementary spirits of musical tightrope and magic - serving up entrée to their secret river of goodness." - Matthew Souzis
Summer Breeze Concerts are made possible, in part, by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council. New portable stages this year were funded by a grant from The Kirkpatrick Foundation. Major in-kind program support comes from Norman Parks and Recreation Department. Corporate and individual funding comes from Sponsor: Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School & Kindergarten, from Contributors: Cindy Merrick, Therapy in Motion; Norman Smile Center; Republic Bank of Norman; Tom McAuliffe at Don Cies Real Estate; Hugh and Keri Young; InterBank; 2 Green Chicks; The Mont; D.M. Wealth Management, Inc.; Hitachi; and The Montford Inn. Friends include: Edward Jones Investments; Laurel Group, LLC; Bob Schlegel; The Baked Bear; Eskimo Sno and Neighbors are: Becca Hewes, YogaLife, Nancy McClellan and Bruce & Trisha Bunce.