We have great talents at the Old Church as part of the Cimarron Breeze Concerts. A potluck supper starts before each show at 6 p.m. and the concerts start at 7 p.m. These concerts are coming up and tickets sell out quickly for many shows.
When he last played at the Old Church with bandmates Michael Rose and Daniel Foulks in 2014, Parker Millsap was barely old enough to get into bars. Since then, he’s set the world on fire by playing the Apple Music Festival with Elton John, made his network television debut on CONAN, been on Austin City Limits, toured with Sarah Jarosz and won the International Folk Music Awards’ Artist of the Year.
His most recent album The Very Last Day received praise from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times, Austin Chronicle and Rolling Stone to name just a few.
Opening for Parker will be Garrett Owen, a Texan who spent most of his youth traveling the world with his missionary parents and forging the kind of story that makes his EP Sad Eyed Son both worldly and otherworldly.
This special Sunday night show in June ends our spring concerts. Tickets are SOLD OUT.
It's hard to believe that Jamie Lin Wilson’s Holidays & Wedding Rings is her first full length solo album after working for more than a decade as professional musician with The Gougers and then The Trishas. But it's both true and beautiful.
Jamie was pregnant with her third child while making Holidays & Wedding Rings and her home life as a wife and mom come through in her music.
When describing Jamie's voice, two aspects come to mind: that honeyed tenor twang that's become known as one of the sweetest instruments in modern folk music, and that poignant, poetic, down-to-earth point of view she brings to her songwriting.
Join us for a lovely house concert at 10007 S. Jardot in Perkins featuring The Hard Road Trio — Steve Smith, Anne Luna and Chris Sanders — original southwestern acoustic music from New Mexico at the crossroads of Roots and Bluegrass.
A donation of $10-$20 is suggested, but give what you can and bring food. You can make a donation online in advance or just show up, but we would like to know how many people are coming.
Annual post-Woodyfest Concert featuring Don Conoscenti, Radoslav Lorchovic, Nancy Apple and Rob McNurlin
Don Conoscenti and Radoslav Lorchovic have played at the Old Church before — Don at the post-Woodyfest showing in 2014 and Rad with Jimmy LaFave a few times, including just last October — but not as headliners at our post-Woodyfest concert which is odd given that they are both regulars in Okemah.
Once a die-hard rocker, Don is one of the most respected musicians and acclaimed songwriters in acoustic music having written and played with our friends the Red Dirt Rangers along with a who's who of music from around the World. NPR, World Café and Acoustic Café have all spotlighted his music and he has played some of the top venues and festivals including the Kerrville Folk Festival, The Troubadour and The Kennedy Center.
Rad is also a gifted musician best known for his piano and accordion playing, but he can play just about anything with keys or even strings drawing from influences ranging from elegant classical and jazz styles to the rawest, most basic blues, country and soul. His 30-year career has culminated in five critically acclaimed solo recordings and numerous appearances on the recordings of and performances with artists including Odetta, Jimmy LaFave, Ellis Paul, Ronny Cox, Dave Moore and Bo Ramsey.
Annual FUNdraiser & BBQ with the Guitar Army — Terry 'Buffalo' Ware, Mike Hosty, and Ryan 'Danger' McCall
To close out the season, we're putting together a once in a lifetime concert featuring great guitarists and songwriters as part of our annual end of the season potluck fundraiser & BBQ.
Almost a year ago, we heard that our friend and “most valuable player” Terry ‘Buffalo’ Ware used to share studio space with Mike Hosty in Norman to teach guitar lessons. Since Hosty is one of the best live acts in the state and Buffalo plays with everyone, we started asking around and every working musician we know said they'd pay to see that kind of show that only we can produce.
In addition to his half dozen solo records, Buffalo had toured with John Fullbright and backed Joel Rafael, Eliza Gilkyson, Smokey and the Mirror, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Michael Fracasso, Bob Livingston, Audrey Auld, Susan Herndon, Miss Brown to You, Red Dirt Rangers, Bob Childers, Greg Jacobs, Ellis Paul, Camille Harp, Wanda Jackson and many others — just to name a few.
Hosty is perhaps best known for the song Oklahoma Breakdown which he wrote and recorded as the Hosty Duo and which left a mark on the red dirt landscape. In addition to performing about 250 shows a year, he writes great pop songs from a quirky point of view, plays one of the meanest guitars around and can play just about anything — guitar, drums, kazoo, uke — most at the same time.
Gears started spinning and so we enlisted the sounds of young Ryan ‘Danger’ McCall who spends his days teaching youngsters at Daddy O's Music and his nights opening for acts like the Turnpike Troubadours as the featured lead player for BC & the Big Rig. He's a really great up and comer also in big demand as a session guitarist around the state — not to mention just a really nice guy. They'll be joined by a pretty great rhythm section and anyone else we can drag up on stage.
Tickets for this Saturday night show are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. This show is also included in the season ticket package. A BBQ and potluck fundraiser (suggested donation of $20) will be begin around 5:30 p.m. with plenty of time to take in a nap before the show starts.
All upcoming concerts
|06/11/17||Parker Millsap||Perkins, Oklahoma||Old Church Center|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $40. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (405) 612-3183. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Buy Tickets|
|Tour: 2017 Spring/Summer Cimarron Breeze Concert Series|
|06/23/17||Jamie Lin Wilson||Perkins, Oklahoma||Old Church Center|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (405) 612-3183. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Buy Tickets|
|07/03/17||The Hard Road Trio||Perkins, OK||House Concert|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10-$20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10007 S. Jardot Road. Venue phone: (405) 612-3183. Special house concert to be held at Monica Taylor’s house, 11007 S. Jardot in Perkins. Potluck and hamburgers at 6:30 pm. Suggested donation of $10-$20 per person, but donate what you can afford and bring some food. And let us know how many people you’re bringing.|
|Tour: 2017 Spring/Summer Cimarron Breeze Concert Series|
|07/17/17||Annual post-Woodyfest Concert||Perkins, Oklahoma||Old Church Center|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (405) 612-3183. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Featuring Don Conoscenti and Radoslav Lorchovic. Buy Tickets|
|07/29/17||For Love of the Guitar Annual BBQ and FUNdraiser||Perkins, Oklahoma||Old Church Center|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (405) 612-3183. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Some of the great Oklahoma guitar players and songwriters featuring Terry ‘Buffalo’ Ware, Mike Hosty, Ryan ‘Danger’ McCall and Jared Tyler preceded by our annual End of the summer BBQ & Potluck Fundraiser Dinner! Buy Tickets|