The Depot is proud to bring you another great Summer Breeze Concert Series!  All concerts begin at 7:30pm at Lions Park located at the corner of Flood and Symmes in Norman, OK.  Bring seating and refreshments and enjoy some great community concerts all Summer long. 
 

Giving Tree BandMay 18 - The Giving Tree Band

The Austin Chronicle explains the band's sound as bringing to mind "Seventies American music with The Band and the Dead as obvious touchstones, plus the kind of country/almost-bluegrass of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils and the New Riders of the Purple Sage." But there's a modern pop element too. Metromix called The Giving Tree Band "the American answer to Mumford And Sons" while multiple nods have come from Paste Magazine, including a #9 rank on their list of "13 Emerging Bands For 2013." In addition to appearances at major music festivals like SXSW and Wakarusa, the GTB's high-energy standout performances received raving ovation at folk and roots fests such as Philly Folk Fest, and ROMP in Kentucky where the band performed through the night and into the dawn.

Links:

Artist Website: The Giving Tree Band
Video: Circles
Video: Brown Eyed Woman

 


 

Salsa ShakersJune 1 - Salsa Shakers Band

The Salsa Shakers Band is a 6-piece Salsa and Latin jazz band powerhouse comprised of some of Oklahoma City's most talented musicians. Salsa Shakers is one of the most sought-after salsa bands in area. The band's members come from different corners of the world including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Panama and the United States. This effervescent and charismatic band draws on their rich tradition to produce commanding musical presentations full of life, spirit and energy. The group aims to motivate and inspire people to build communities and understanding through the sharing of music, dance and Latin American culture.

Links:

SoundCloud: Salsa Shakers Band


 

honeyhoneyJune 15 - honeyhoney

Evoking California’s hippie Dust Bowl fringe, equal parts Okie squalor and Pacific shimmer, there is a strong pull of Woody Guthrie-esque folk, vintage Buffalo Springfield, glints of Gram Parsons and bits of Bonnie Raitt’s early blues, Rickie Lee Jones reality and Bakerfsfield Saturday nights. Not country, not folk, not rock, it is a hybrid that defies exact definition. With fiddles threading the melodies, big acoustic guitar sounds and banjos plinking as percussively as melodically, there is an old world feel to honeyhoney that is as fresh and right now as it is tube radios and old lace.

Links:

Artist Website: honeyhoney
Video: Thin Line
Video: Angel of Death


 

Red Dirt RangersJune 29 - Red Dirt Rangers

Celebrating 25 years together and with a new album released last year, the Red Dirt Rangers are as vital and relevant to the Red Dirt scene today as they were when they started. “These guys are hip cowboys . . . they play with soul, Tex-Mex with extra jalapeño and can give Bob Dylan a Bob Wills touch.” — Woodstock (NY) Times

Links:

Artist Website: Red Dirt Rangers
Video: Heaven & Hell
Video: Without My Baby


 

John ArnoldJuly 13 - The John Arnold Band

The John Arnold Band traces its roots to 1980 (when John was named Male Vocalist of the Year at the Oklahoma Opry). They quickly became very popular with Oklahoma audiences and played many of the state's biggest venues. Playing not only popular cover tunes but also the tight, well-crafted songs of such famed songwriters as their friends Kevin Welch, John Hadley and John Ims. They've toured nationally with both Ricky Skaggs and Exile, and played such famous gigs as the National Finals Rodeo and in the Cotton Bowl Parade.

Links:

Artist Website: The John Arnold Band
Video: The John Arnold Band at Quartz Mountain Resort


 

Larry MitchellJuly 27 - Larry Mitchell Trio

Larry Mitchell is a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer who has toured the world playing guitar with well-known artists including 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 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.

Links:

Artist Website: Larry Mitchell
Video: Pony Ride


 

Sunday FlyersAugust 10 - The Sunday Flyers

Norman natives, The Sunday Flyers, are a mixture of modern pop-rock with an Americana soul - like Steely Dan and The Band moving into the same neighborhood, with Sonny Boy Williamson and Neil Young driving the welcome wagon.

Links:

Artist Website: The Sunday Flyers
Video: Do As You're Told


 

Handsome DevilsAugust 24 - The Handsome Devils

Norman band the Handsome Devils blend a love of folk, rock, blues, R&B and jazz into a wholly Americana sound. Beginning as a trio of Derek Paul and rhythm section wonder twins Derek and Devon Carothers, they hit the ground running and quickly garnered a loyal local following by way of honest, catchy tunes and fun live shows. 

Links:

Artist Website: The Handsome Devils
Video: Live Performance on KSBI
ReverbNation Band Page: The Handsome Devils

 


 

Kim LenzSeptember 7 - Kim Lenz and the Jaguars

Los Angeles-based musician Kim Lenz has been cultivating her take on rockabilly since 1998, releasing three albums, including a pair for Hightone Records – one of the most influential labels in the genre – and playing hundreds of dates around the world.  “If Elvis had been a woman, he probably would have sounded just like Kim Lenz..." — Rolling Stone

Links:

Artist Website: Kim Lenz and the Jaguars
Video: That's The Breaks
Video: Pay Dearly