OMHOF to host Thursday night “Live at the Frisco Depot” featuring Bob Wiles, Erin O’ Dowd & Chloe Johns
Bob Wiles was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in the Midwest. As one of the Red Dirt Rangers in the early days, Bob played Bass guitar and contributed to the songwriting duties. He and his new band, Cowboy Jones, offer up songs from the Heartland. Cowboy Jones – Country, Red Dirt, Folk, whatever you want to call it – it’s Oklahoma Roots music. The Oklahoma Music scene is a family Bob has been blessed with – The Red Dirt Rangers, Bob Childers, Greg Jacobs, Tom Skinner, Steve Ripley, Terry Ware, Mike McClure, Cody Canada too many talented Okies to name them all; each and every one have influenced the musical stylings of Cowboy Jones.
Erin O’Dowd writes Americana songs freckled with Psychedelic Folk and a hint of Roots. Her lilting vocals have drawn comparison to Emmylou Harris and Norah Jones, and her lofty melodies are reminiscent of simpler times. Her 4-piece band combines honky-tonkin’ Tulsa Sound with a dreamscape of prairie trails. In the last several months, O’Dowd relocated to Nashville, opened for Kenny Rogers, kicked off the Oklahoma Songwriter’s Festival (headed up by Grammy winning Nashville songwriter Zac Maloy), and was named Artist of the Month by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.
Erin is releasing her debut album OLD TOWN early 2018! Many special guests include Adrienne Gilley, Chloe Johns, Kurt “Frenchie” Nielsen, and Randy Crouch.
Chloe Johns is an Oklahoma based musician. She worked as a staff writer and recording artist for Merf Music Group, a publishing company in Nashville, before moving back to her Red Dirt Roots in Tulsa, OK. She fronts, writes, and plays rhythm guitar for the alt-country band Seven Feathers which is set to deliver their debut album, “Some Time” in the spring of 2018. She has performed alongside and shared the stage with artists such as Turnpike Troubadours, Red Dirt Rangers, John Moreland, Brandon Jenkins, Tom Skinner, Bo Phillips and many other talented Oklahoma artists.
Brought up by a hippie and a Southern Baptist during the height of the Reagan Era, she writes about unconventional matters in a conventional manner; baptismal melodies reminiscent of honky-tonk heroes like Dolly Parton, The Judds, Dwight Yokum, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson…….
Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7 pm. Admission is $5 and all ages are welcome!
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: email@example.com.