Kevin and Dustin Welch are featured at the October 30, 2016 Winter Wind Concert in The Depot, 200 S. Jones. The tightly knit father/son duo will, at the end of the evening, leave you knowing you have experienced something special. Doors open at 6:30 for the 7:00 pm concert. Tickets are $20. Advance purchase is highly recommended.
Americana singer/songwriter Kevin Welch left his Oklahoma home at age 17 to pursue a life in music, settling in Nashville in 1978 to work as a songwriter. He was Americana before they had a name for it and is among a handful of truly great American songwriters, regardless of genre. His songs have been recorded by a variety of artists including Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, Solomon Burke, Trisha Yearwood, Jimmy LaFave, The Highwaymen, Linda Ronstadt and more, but no one does a Kevin Welch song like he does.
Kevin has been referred to as a ‘songwriters songwriter,’ an expressive singer, and a great guitarist. He has charted five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and released eight studio albums. He recorded A Patch Of Blue Sky in 2009, his first solo project in 8 years, after moving to Wimberley, Texas in 2008. The recording features his son Dustin, who played banjo and slide guitar, his daughter Savannah, and other Texas musicians.
Dustin Welch grew up in Nashville around some of the finest musicians and songwriters in the music industry. At an early age, he was exposed to the literary value of song form, and formed his own unique style of storytelling. In 2009, after relocating to Austin, Dustin released his first album titled Whisky Priest after the main character in Graham Green's consummate novel, The Power and the Glory. He encountered solid recognition for his talent and hard driving musical and lyric style, becoming an instant Austin notable. He explores themes both sacred and profane on his self-released second album, Tijuana Bible.
Nowadays, Dustin plays and tours on his own with his band and, more than ever before, with his father Kevin. The highlight of his active schedule is hosting two weekly songwriting and guitar workshops in Austin and San Marcos for Armed Forces veterans for a program called Soldier Songs and Voices. These workshops were featured on NPR’s All Things Considered as part of their Veterans’ Day coverage. Dustin lives in Buda, just south of Austin with his rodeo queen bride, Kayla, along with a whole mess of dogs who, it is said, are all spoiled rotten.
To learn more about programs at The Depot, phone 405-307-9320.
Winter Wind Concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council and by Depot Contributors: Cindy Merrick, Therapy in Motion; Tom McAuliffe, Don Cies Real Estate; Lohmann's Good Things!; Republic Bank and Trust; The Montford Inn; and Native Spirits Winery. Additional support comes from Friends: Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School and Kindergarten; Nancy McClellan; Tom & Mary Cay Woodfin; and Keri and Hugh Young, and Neighbors: The Grider Family; Bill and Janelle Powers; Danna Primm; Dale Wares, Wares Properties; and Norman Music Institute.
Discounted ticket packages for Depot concerts (excluding Whistle Stop concerts) are now available for purchase. The "Pick 5" package allows you to select any 5 Winter Wind shows for a 5% discount with no online ticketing fees. The "Pick 10" package allows you to select any 10 Winter Wind shows for a 10% discount with no online ticketing fees.
View our full lineup here: http://www.pasnorman.org/wwscheduleandtickets
Ticket packages are available here: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?subscription=depot
The Depot will soon move our concerts inside to the intimate setting of our Depot home at 200 S. Jones. Winter Wind and Whistle Stop Concerts will follow close on the heels of Summer Breeze beginning in October and continuing into April.
We are pleased to announce we're continuing our collaboration with Jazz in June, Inc., co-producing four concerts highlighting America's rich musical traditions.
Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased on-line, by visiting The Depot at 200 S. Jones, or by phoning 405-307-9320.
Online tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=depot
Ticket packages (Pick 5 and Pick 10) available here: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?subscription=depot
Our events page has short bios and videos for each artist:
|Oct 2, 2016, 7:00pm||John Fullbright (SOLD OUT!)||$25|
|Oct 13, 2016, 7:00pm||Tony Lucca & Alex Dezen w/ Christian Lopez*||$20|
|Oct 16. 2016, 7:00pm||Susan Gibson||$20|
|Oct 30, 2016, 7:00pm||Kevin and Dustin Welch||
|Novr 6, 2016, 7:00pm||Kim Richey||$20|
|Nov 20, 2016, 7:00pm||Slaid Cleaves||$25|
|Dec 4, 2016, 7:00pm||Sam Baker||$25|
|Dec 18, 2016, 7:00pm||Victor & Penny^||$20|
|Jan 8, 2017, 7:00pm||Caitlin Canty||$20|
|Jan 15, 2017, 7:00pm||The Hot Nut Riveters^||$25|
|Feb 12, 2017, 7:00pm||John Gorka||$20|
|Feb 22, 2017, 7:00pm||Emily Scott Robinson and Caroline Cotter*||$15|
|Mar 5, 2017, 7:00pm||Jake Armerding||$15|
|Mar 19, 2017, 7:00pm||The Claudettes^||$20|
|Apr 2, 2017, 7:00pm||Adam & Kizzie^||$20|
* Whistle Stop Concert
^ Winter Wind and Jazz in June Concert
The Depot accommodates audiences of 100, allowing a more personal interaction between audience and artist. The concerts feature outstanding established artists, excellent sound and complimentary refreshments in a lovely, gallery setting.
Concerts and other events at The Depot are made possible in part by grants from Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council, and by generous donors and businesses in the community.