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9/20/2013 3:17:00 PM
Cimarron Breeze Concert tickets on sale now
The John Fullbright Band with perform Thursday, Nov.14, at 7p.m.
The John Fullbright Band with perform Thursday, Nov.14, at 7p.m.

Tickets for the 2013 Fall Cimarron Breeze Concert Series are now on sale. The six concerts, featuring national touring artists, will be held in the Old Church Center beginning with Kevin Welch on Friday, Oct. 18, going thru Nora Jane Struthers on Saturday, Mar. 22.

Season tickets are $120 and a limited number of individual tickets will be available for $20. The season ticket price includes a reception thirty minutes before doors open, which also allows season ticket holders a chance to pick the best seats.

Tickets may be purchased at The Perkins Journal, 222 N Main, or by calling 547- 2411.

David Sasser, chairman of the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Trust, said he expects several of the concerts to sell out quickly.

"The spring series was very successful," Sasser said, "And since the Old Church Center will only seat 130 persons, don't wait too long to get your tickets, it may be too late!"

Local songwriter Monica Taylor will again be hosting each of the concerts. There will be a question and answer session with each artist before the concert begins, and Monica and will play a few of her own tunes along with band members Don Morris and Gene Williams. Taylor has been responsible for putting the concert series together.

"I have enjoyed booking the artists for this series," Taylor said. "They're all nationally or regionally acclaimed artists that I've known and loved for many years."

The series will begin Friday, Oct. 18 with a show featuring Oklahoma songwriter Kevin Welch who has made his name known in Nashville. His special guest will be his son, Dustin Welch, himself an acclaimed songwriter and musician.

Thursday, Nov. 14, The John Fullbright Band will pack the house. Fullbright has grown up on Oklahoma's Red Dirt music. This country boy from near Okemah has played all over the world in the last few years, including the stage of the Grammy Awards this year. His freshman album "From The Ground Up" was nominated alongside Bonnie Raitt and Mumford & Sons for Americana Album of the Year. The stellar members of his band begin with Oklahoma and Texas legendary guitarist and all around good man- Terry "Buffalo" Ware.

Malcolm Holcombe will be rockin' the church on Friday, Dec. 13. Respected by the likes of Jimmy Lafave, Fats Kaplin and other great Nashville and Austin songwriters of reknown, this Roots Folk songwriter and performer from the Appalacians will be an amazing site to see and hear! He will be joined by Tulsa and Nashville musician, producer, and songwriter Jared Tyler on dobro, vocals, and mandolin.

On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Byron Berline Band will perform. Byron and each member of his band are legendary musicians and performers. You know a lot about Byron from his time fiddling and singing with Bill Monroe as one of his Bluegrass Boys, then recording with the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Rolling Stones, The Dillards, Emmylou Harris, and Vince Gill.

Friday, Feb. 28 will be the Hankerin' 4 Hank Show featuring Jim Blair as Hank Williams with his Drifting Cowboy Band. Born in Odessa, Texas, Jim spent most of his years growing up in Clayton, Oklahoma. The son of former Texas Playboys member Ramona Reed, he was exposed to the music of Bob Wills at an early age. Growing up around legendary musicians as Bob Wills, Tommy Allsup, Eldon Shamblin, and Bobby Koefer, Jim quickly acquired an appreciation for the classic country music.

Nora Jane Struthers will finish out the series on Saturday, Mar. 22. Struthers calls her music "Classic Americana". The 26-yearold vocalist has formulated a unique fusion of traditional styles. "It's not really bluegrass, it's not really old time, it's not folk - it's all of these things," Stuthers says. Brent Truitt was the producer on Struthers' new album, Carnival. Truitt is best known for his work with Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton - three artists whose music, if you could melt it down and mix it all together, might come out sounding like Struthers and her backup band, The Party Line.

For more information about the series and a link to the artists' pages go to www.okterritory.org/ events





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