The 15th Yearly Drugs Park Blues Ball finished out the 2021 summer season pageant time with a stomp and a holler.
With a few times of music during the Cobblestone Local community, occasion coordinator Rodney Whaley explained it was a fruition to the eyesight he’d had for the community to come to be a harmless harbor for dwell musicians to do their point all over city.
Of study course the Major Phase in Hitchin’ Put up Park was the most important event hotbed. He mentioned that spirit resonated with local firms sponsoring an array of Southwest Oklahoma musicians via the weekend.
From The Healing Clinic where by Moe Mitchell designed his mark Saturday afternoon, to the Santa’s Snack Shack Phase where Gordon Lightfoot’s nephew Joshua entertained as a a person-gentleman band and all factors between, audio was in the air.
The American Legends Tattoo stage manufactured its long lasting mark with a powerhouse late-Saturday afternoon set by the climbing Kat Pratt Band. Whaley explained business enterprise proprietor Mike Evans has invested in earning this new phase a continual household to reside entertainment in the course of the competition period with high hopes for next year.
The Drunken Goose Phase at Modest Mountain Road Tacos made available a double-shot of superior things Saturday with Renee Nunley opening for the Brothers DuPree. Nunley is absolutely deserving of the excitement she’s been getting given that hitting the reside tunes circuit around right here. She puts her soul and spirit into every tune and, even with the use of the expression, in fact does have the voice of an angel.
But, guy, there is a thing about that Primary Stage. When Cecil Grey and his bandmates opened up into some Jimmie Reed tunes all through their Saturday afternoon established, the wheels had been in movement. His reliable blues tones resonating from his Fender Stratocaster lower as a result of the air like lasers could only dare aspiration.
Whaley stated strategies are underway to start operate on the everlasting phase in the park. Taking gain of the lay of the land, the creek and the canopy previously mentioned, the new stage will supply an amphitheater knowledge for the audience and performers.
Because transferring the Most important Stage to Hitchin’ Publish Park, performers and once-a-year attendees offered praise at the aid located from getting guarded relatively from that infamous August/September solar and heat to create a close to-excellent working experience.
As the dude who has to set all this collectively and hold items moving, Whaley claimed this couldn’t have been a far better event. He credits all from the Medication Park Economic Advancement Authority, volunteers, the musicians and the faithful viewers who make it materialize.
And, he claimed, you can bet up coming yr will be even even larger and much better.
In past week’s column, we caught up with the ever creating Bannister Chaava and what went into his most recent album, “Knowing, Comprehending & Other Myths.”
I didn’t have space to evaluate it final 7 days. With something this original and innovative, I’m producing the house this 7 days.
About that album, it’s quite terrific. No lies. Chaava is discovering his innovative, esoteric Beatles-fulfills-Flaming Lips vibes with the opener, “The Forces.” It is quickly getting 1 of my beloved songs of the 12 months.
Next up with the jazz-inflected magnificence of “Don’t Imagine Also Significantly About It,” it is a reminder of how several strategies you can drop in appreciate with this guy’s musical journey.
An sophisticated acoustic samba prospects into “Saboteur,” performing like a whispering surprise of musical magic. Chaava has an angelic voice that dances amid notes with deft, light-weight methods. It qualified prospects into the early morning sweet 26 second interlude of “Supergüd.” It is a great introduction to the later, entire-length “Supergüd II.”
Sparse acoustic guitar and vocals lay out the shoreline to “Great Blue Coast” as the mellow drum and bass supply a lower hum background of tones as substitute to the mountains lining it you visualize though listening. It normally takes you on that psychological highway journey you from time to time require.
A neat beat with some peppy hi-hat joined with piano melody leads into Chaava’s crystal clear-sited memory of “A Calendar year in the Fog.” “This year’s been a lousy daydream” could be the finest descriptive lyric of the past 12 months or much more.
Following this journey of introspection and atmosphere, Chaava sends the album out on a higher-notice with a rockin’ amount that life up to its title, “Stuff to Talk About.” With organ whirls less than the chorus it shakes into Foo Fighters territory with a scorching direct by the ever-astonishing young talent.
Signing up for Chaava on his musical journey is a person of the very best tickets I’ve punched in the past couple of years. I hope you hop in and consider the ride with me, he’s unique.
You can check out Bannister Chaava’s most up-to-date album, “Knowing, Knowing & Other Myths” at: https://bannisterchaava.bandcamp.com/album/being aware of-knowing-other-myths. You can also locate his other is effective on his homepage.
Subsequent 7 days, I’ll be shining a highlight on the Sept. 17 Straight Outta Lawton Songs Online video Festival at the Vaska Theatre, 1902 NW Ferris. Today’s the last working day to get your entry in for the celebration.
I have currently submitted a video clip from a project a few years back again and I know Takeez, Knuckles and Plot Armor have included their clips to the roster.
Each individual artist acknowledged will have the opportunity to introduce their movie and hold a shorter Q&A with the audience immediately after if desired. Prizes will be supplied for finest of categories.
Admission to the function is a donation in any volume of your selecting to the Excellent580, a local organization carrying out great points in the local community.
Artists have right up until midnight to post their video clips to: [email protected]
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