OMHOF inductee Becky Hobbs to host a Songwriting Showcase with Jim Paul Blair and Shawn Crittendon
Muskogee, Okla. – The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame will host Becky Hobbs for a songwriting showcase on March 23rd at 7 pm at the Frisco Depot, 401 S. 3rd, in Muskogee.
Becky Hobbs was born and raised in Bartlesville, OK and is a Cherokee Nation citizen. She started writing songs at nine years of age, and in high school formed “Four Faces of Eve,” documented as the first all-female rock band in Oklahoma. After attending Tulsa University, playing in a southern rock band in Baton Rouge, LA, and nine years of gigging and recording in Los Angeles, the “Beckaroo” sunk her boots into Nashville.
As a recording artist, she has had over 20 chart singles/albums, including “Jones on the Jukebox,” “Honky Tonk Saturday Night,” “Are There Any More Like You (Where You Came From),” and Billboard Top Ten duet with Moe Bandy, “Let’s Get Over Them Together.” She co-wrote “Angels Among Us” (recorded by Alabama), and Conway Twitty’s #1 record “I Want To Know You (Before We Make Love).” Alabama recorded two more of her songs, Helen Reddy recorded four of her songs, and other songs of hers have been recorded by George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Demo Lovato, Wanda Jackson, John Anderson, Janie Fricke, Lacy J. Dalton, Ken Mellons, Shelly West, Moe Bandy, Joe Stampley, Johnny Bush, Shirley Bassey, Jane Oliver, the Cherokee National Youth Choir and more. Known for her high-energy shows, the Beckaroo has performed in over 40 countries, including nine in Africa.
In 1996, Becky married guitarist/ producer/songwriter Duane Sciacqua. Duane played guitar with Glenn Frey for 16 years, and also played with Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh, among others. He produced Becky’s 1998’s From Oklahoma With Love, which got a rave review in PEOPLE Magazine. Swedish Coffee & American Sugar was released by popular demand in Scandinavia in 2000, and in 2004, Becky released Songs From the Road of Life (also produced by Duane). Best of the Beckaroo-Part 1 was released in 2005. It contains 21 of Becky’s most popular recordings.
Seven years ago, Becky embarked on co-writing a musical, “Nanyehi-The Story of Nancy Ward,” based on the life of her fifth-great grandmother, a Cherokee war woman-turned peacemaker in the 1700’s. It premiered in Hartwell, GA in 2012, and has had productions in Tahlequah, Tulsa and Kingsport, TN.
Becky and her husband, guitarist/producer/arranger Duane Sciacqua, live in Nashville.
Becky will be joined by guests Jim Paul Blair and Shawn Crittendon.
Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7 pm and all ages are welcome!
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased at:
The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday
10-5 pm. “Live at the Frisco Depot” is presented every Thursday night at 7 pm and features local, regional and national musical acts. For OMHOF’s upcoming events, like the OMHOF Facebook page and visit www.omhof.com.
Contact OMHOF at (918) 687-0800 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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