We have an outstanding season ahead at the Old Church as part of the Cimarron Breeze Concerts. A potluck supper starts before each show, except as noted, at 6 p.m. and the concerts start around 7 p.m. We offer $5 off advance tickets for seniors 65+, military veterans and students. All shows are BYOB.
The first track, Fine Line, was previewed in March on Rolling Stone Country and it shows a newer, more rocking direction for him and his bandmates Michael Rose, Daniel Foulks and Paddy Ryan. Rolling Stone says the album “doubles down on an appreciation for old-school rock & roll and classic pop.”
We can’t wait!
Unfortunately, the tickets for Parker’s show went went blindingly fast just based on word of mouth so this show is completely sold out. If you have already bought season tickets, it is included with the other 2018 Spring/Summer shows. Note that the potluck starts at 5:30 p.m.
Chuck Dunlap with special guests Dan Siebert and Scott Carson
Chuck Dunlap has been here before. Almost four years ago, he did a solo set that just blew everyone away, especially the duet he did with Monica of Drop of Stillwater. But Chuck has been playing around these parts since at least 1972.
A few years back, when Chuck was about to go on tour with Randy Crouch and Tom Skinner as part of the Legends of Red Dirt tour, Chuck talked to the Stillwater News-Pressabout playing the music that would eventually become Red Dirt with his friends on Stillwater’s back porches in the 70s: “It’s like the seeds you plant and come back a couple decades later and think, ‘Wow. Look at that mighty oak tree,” he said.
We’ve missed Chuck since he and his wife Vic decided to return to their home in Washington state, but now he’s coming back with Full Circle, a new album that includes performances by Monica Tayler, Randy Crouch, TZ Wright, Kurt Nielsen, Pam Potts and more. Dan Siebert and Scott Carson, who have trekked up to Washington to spend time exploring that rich Chuck musical ssgoodness, will open.
We’re pleased to welcome Chuck, Vic and friends Dan and Scott for a special Red Dirt revival, family reunion and night of love. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance. Doors and Potluck at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m.
Don White with Stephen White and special guest Travis Fite
Don White last played at the old Church in September for a couple of songs with Becky Hobbs at Monica Taylor’s 50th Birthday Party and we just knew we needed to have him back to raise the roof on this old place.
Don is a songwriter’s songwriter with Rosanne Cash, The Oak Ridge Boys, Suzy Boggus, Razzy Bailey, and Davis Daniel just some of the artists who have recorded his songs. He’s also a regularly requested studio musician who has worked with Waylon Jennings, J.J. Cale, Marty Stuart, The Tractors, Jamie Hartford, Katie Moffit, and Johnny Rodriguez.
J.J. Cale helped Don start his first band and played guitar in that band. Everyone who is part of that “New Tulsa Sound” owes a debt of gratitude to Don because he was “The Tulsa Sound” before there was a “New Tulsa Sound” and that’s a big part of why Eric Clapton asked Don to join him on a tribute album, “The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale,” with Eric Clapton and friends, as one of the featured artists, along with Tom Petty, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Mark Knopfler and Eric.”
He has also performed as a solo act and with his own band in concert with Waylon Jennings, J.J. Cale, Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Don Williams, George Strait, Delbert McClinton, Toby Keith, David Allen Coe, Merle Haggard, Ry Cooder and others.
A years back, Don released an album with his son Steve and we’re pleased that he’ll be here along with one of his regular bandmates and a regular at our shows, Travis Fite. Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance. Doors and Potluck at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m.
Dale Watson is old school. He’s flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades and Dale has christened his brand of American roots “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from current crop of Nashville-based pop country.
The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today and is rapidly approaching legendary status following appearances on Austin City Limits and The Sun Sessions. He is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who is one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.
But we won’t hold that against him since he has now moved to Memphis after 25 years in Austin and continues to make great new music. His latest, Blackjack, features 20 of his greatest songs re-recorded in excellent fidelity and joined by the brand-new title track.
Willis Alan Ramsey with special guest Jared Tyler
Songs on that record have been recorded by Jimmy Buffet, Jerry Jeff Walker, Waylon Jennings, Shawn Colvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Widespread Panic and others. His song, Boy From Oklahoma, is one of the two best songs ever written about Woody Guthrie along with Bob Childers’ Woody’s Road.
How do you follow something like that?
Carefully. Willis has been writing new songs ever since and finding just the right ones for another masterpiece takes time.
We’re pleased that he’ll be joining us for our fifth annual post-Woodyfest show with those new songs at our annual tribute to Woody Guthrie. Jared Tyler whose cover of Boy From Oklahoma opened the fundraising CD for WoodyFest in 2005 will open this show for Willis.
Annual FUNdraiser & BBQ with Desi and Cody and special guests Kalyn Fay and Rachel LaVonne
The last time Desi and Cody were here in 2015 they had just returned from Folk Alliance in Kansas City. It’s is a great place for music, but also a Petri dish for all kinds of germs you don’t know want to know about. We weren’t sure Cody was going to make it that night, but he pulled through like the trooper he is and it was a great night from our second year of concerts.
Since then, Desirae Roses-Clinton and Cody Clinton have played all over, including SXSW in Austin just in March, but they’re also on the cusp of releasing a new recording that that takes the couple in a bold new direction. It’s called, Yes, This is Killing Us, which they describe as a “dark comedy”, but hopefully isn’t — killing them. They’ll be coming in with a full band this time and the album will hit stores in June.
They’ll be joined by Kalyn Fay and Rachel LaVonne, two very talented young Oklahoma songwriters. Because it’s a FUNdraiser, we’ll have supper next door at the Vassar Center with assorted auction and raffle opportunities and some great, great food as part of our side dish potluck.
All upcoming concerts
|Tour: 2018 Spring/Summer Concert Series|
|05/06/18||Parker Millsap||Perkins, Oklahoma||Old Church Center|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: SOLD OUT. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Parker Millsap returns to the Old Church hot of the heels of his latest release, Other Arrangements.|
|05/09/18||Chuck Dunlap||Perkins, Oklahoma||Old Church Center|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $25 at the door, $20 in Advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Chuck Dunlap returns to the Old Church after a couple of years out west. Dan Seibert and Scott Carson open. Buy Tickets|
|05/16/18||Don White Band||Perkins, Oklahoma||Old Church Center|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $30 at the door, $25 in advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Don White brings in his band along with Steve White and special guest Travis Fite. Buy Tickets|
|06/14/18||Dale Watson & his Lone Stars||Perkins, Oklahoma||Old Church Center|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $35 at the door, $30 in Advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Dale Watson & his Lone Stars come in hot off a European tour Buy Tickets|
|07/16/18||Annual post-Woodyfest Concert||Perkins, Oklahoma||Old Church Center|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $35 at the door, $30 in Advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. with Willis Alan Ramsey. Jared Tyler will open. Buy Tickets|
|08/04/18||End of the Season Concert & Dinner Fundraiser||Perkins, Oklahoma||Old Church Center|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $40 at the door, $35 in Advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Desi and Cody bring in their full band with special guests Kaylyn Fay and Rachel La Vonne. BBQ potluck starts at 5:30 p.m. Buy Tickets|