Red Dirt Rangers lead the pack in Backwoods Bash festival lineup
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
3/11/10 at 11:41 AM
The Backwoods Bash music and camping festival will get the outdoor music season going on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, on Keystone Lake, at Walnut Creek State Park in Prue.
At a press conference in downtown Tulsa on Tuesday, organizers announced the full three-day lineup, which will include the Red Dirt Rangers, Ghosts, Joe Mack, Cody Clinton & The Bishops, Project Huckleberry, The Moai Broadcast, Steve Liddell, Sam & the Stylees, Whirligig, Dante and the Hawks, HipHopotamus and many more (please scroll down for complete lineup).
As Backwoods Bash enters its third year, it’s proving to be the “little festival that could,” growing each year from its grassroots base and showcasing popular, independent regional musicians. It’s for a good cause, too.
Benefactors for the third annual, not-for-profit indie music and camping festival include the Make a Difference Foundation, organizers said.
Headliners will be the Red Dirt Rangers.
"We're really proud to be a part of this," said Red Dirt Rangers frontman John Cooper during the press conference announcement. "Going indie, being independent, is how we've kept our longevity -- and our identity -- for so many years. It's about supporting your community. ... That's what this festival is all about."
More than two decades ago, the Red Dirt Rangers started out on “The Farm” in Stillwater. The stretch of land was — and is — an informal collective and “ a nurturing place for lost souls, poets, friends and musicians.” It also spawned a revolution called Red Dirt, and includes such members of Cross Canadian Ragweed, Stoney LaRue, Mark McClure, Bob Wiles, Tom Skinner, Randy Crouch and the beloved Bob Childers, among many, many more.
The Rangers are a tradition in sound, and wherever they go, good things follow. Their support to the Backwoods Bash lends credibility to its kinder, greener cause.
“The Red Dirt Rangers lend a huge amount of credibility to the cause,” event co-founder Trevor Lane told the Tulsa World. “They’re donating their time and music to this charity event.”
Tickets are $20 for the weekend. Special VIP access pre-purchase tickets are $60 and include full access to VIP band area, catered lunch on Saturday and other amenities. Ticket prices don't include RV or boat passes, but do include primitive camping facilities. Boat ramp access is $20 and RV parking access is $20.
VIP access is for ages 18 and over only. General admission festival access is all ages.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Army National Guard, Nonni’s Food Co., Make a Difference Foundation, Vertical Life, Blue House Media, Musiclovr.com, and Outlaw Entertainment.
For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/BackwoodsBash.
Backwoods Bash lineup:
Friday (May 28)
12:30 a.m.: Digital Graffiti (Tulsa) late-night set with light show
11:10 p.m.: Paul Benjaman Band (Tulsa)
10 p.m.: Rock Bottom Ramblers (OKC)
9 p.m.: Dante and the Hawks (Broken Arrow)
8 p.m.: HipHopotamus (Tulsa)
7 p.m.: Roger Jaeger (Tulsa)
6 p.m.: Duende (Tulsa)
Saturday (May 29)
12:30 a.m.: The Moai Broadcast (Tulsa) late-night set with light show
10 p.m.: Red Dirt Rangers (Glencoe)
8:20 p.m.: Eleven Fingered Charlie (Austin, Texas)
7 p.m.: Sam and the Stylees (Tulsa)
6 p.m.: The Jeremy Miller Band (Austin, Texas)
5 p.m.: Steve Liddell (Tulsa)
4 p.m.: Whirligig (Tulsa)
3 p.m.: Parallel Play (Dallas)
2 p.m.: Joel Wade (Tulsa)
1 p.m.: Pillo Talk (Broken Arrow)
12 p.m.: Kayla Fitzgerald Jacobs (Wichita, Kansas)
Sunday (May 30)
12:30 a.m.: Ghosts (Tulsa) late-night set with light show
11 p.m.: Flatland Travelers (Stillwater)
9:30 p.m.: Cody Clinton & The Bishops (Tulsa)
8 p.m.: Project Huckleberry (Tulsa)
7 p.m.: Go Action Team (Austin, Texas)
6 p.m.: Ray Bridgemay (Cabot, Ark.)
5 p.m.: The Move Trio (Tulsa)
4 p.m.: The Televised (Tulsa)
3 p.m.: Joe Mack (Tahlequah)
2 p.m.: Michael Gibson (Austin, Texas)
1 p.m.: Will Porter (Marietta)
11 a.m.: Veterans Memorial Service
Note: Lineup subject to change without notice.
Red Dirt Rangers. Courtesy
Cody Clinton and the Bishops. KELLY KERR/Courtesy
Sam & the Stylees. Tulsa World file
Steve Liddell. Tulsa World file
Whirligig. Tulsa World file
Paul Benjamin. Tulsa World file
HipHopotamus. Tulsa World file
Ghosts. JEREMY CHARLES/Courtesy