Thursday, May 16: MONTE MONTGOMERY (award winning guitar wizard/singer songwriter) with John Fullbright (Oklahoma 2013 Grammy Award nominated singer songwriter)
Friday, May 17: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD featuring Devon Allman, Cyril Neville & Mike Zito (rocking blues, soul, funk supergroup) w/ Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (progressive alt-country)
Saturday May 18: WILL HOGE (Americana & Southern rock) w/ Uncle Lucius (young Texas rockers)
Austin-based Monte Montgomery is a longtime Tulsa favorite. Named one of the “Top 50 Guitar Players” of all time by Guitar Magazine, Montgomery is often called a “triple threat” for his outstanding vocal, songwriting and guitar skills. He is currently touring behind his critically acclaimed release, Tethered.
From Bearden, Oklahoma, young John Fullbright has seen the national spotlight shine his way the last few years. A tremendous talent, Fullbright was chosen to perform at this year’s Grammy Award Ceremony. His album, From the Ground Up, was nominated for “Best Americana Album”. His songwriting invokes musical heroes like Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman and Townes Van Zandt.
Royal Southern Brotherhood‘s debut release was recently nominated “Best Blues Rock Album” by the Blues Music Foundation. The members of this musical supergroup have impressive pedigrees – Cyril Neville (The Meters & The Nevill Brothers), Devon Allman (Honey Tribe, son of Greg Allman), Mike Zito (award winning blues guitarist), Charlie Wooten (award winning bassist) & Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks band). In the US South, where music is religion, two rock ‘n’ roll bloodlines tower above all others and mere mention of the Allman and Neville Brothers casts a magic spell. With a lineup comprising both the iconic Cyril Neville and Devon Allman, Royal Southern Brotherhood come pre-loaded with expectations. Don’t worry: they can match them. The family tree might be auspicious, but this new band trades on talent, not genealogy. It’s not about rock history: it’s about the here-and-now.
Jason Isbell was born in Greenhill Alabama. Isbell joined the Drive-by Truckers in 2001 where he recorded and wrote for the band over their next three albums, authoring some of their more popular songs. He left the Truckers in 2007 and quickly released his first solo album “Sirens of the Ditch”. Since then he and his group the 400 unit have released three more albums and have performed at music venues everywhere, appearing on many music-related television programs. He continues to write and perform to critical acclaim and just recently won an Americana Music Award for song of the year “Alabama Pines”, about his North Alabama home.
Will Hoge is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and musician who has toured with artists like Shinedown and Needtobreathe. He has performed on three occasions at the Grand Ole Opry. Hoge penned the 2013 Grammy nominated Eli Young song “Even if it Breaks Your Heart”, and Country hit band Lady Antebellum recently covered Hoge’s song, “Better off Now”.
Uncle Lucius are a group of talented young Texans whose songs are reminiscent of everything from The Doors to early Black Crowes. The band’s music comes from the deep roots of rock and roll, combining it with elements of blues and r&b.Expect an energetic upbeat show from this Indie rock band.