Music news: Woody Guthrie Folk Festival taps John Fullbright for July event
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, January 10, 2013
1/10/13 at 5:50 AM
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival organizers have confirmed many of its 2013 performers, including Okemah native and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fullbright.
The festival and tribute to the Oklahoma-bred folk icon is July 10-14 in Guthrie's hometown of Okemah.
Other music acts will include Annie Guthrie, Jimmy LaFave, Trout Fishing in America, Ellis Paul, Vance Gilbert, Sam Baker, The Burns Sisters, Joel Rafael, Ramsay Midwood and Ronny Elliott.
The festival is free and all-ages. For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/woodyfest.
Chenoweth films special 'Songbook' show for PBS
Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth is filming a PBS special.
Playbill online reports that the Broadway star and singer-actress will record her Feb. 15 "American Songbook" concert.
"The show will be very, very simple but will celebrate the classic American songs we know and love. I'm very honored to do the show for PBS.
"I'm glad there still is a PBS, if I can say that. PBS gives performers the opportunity to do things that they aren't always able to do and share this with the audience," Chenoweth told the Deseret News.
Leon Russell endorses Tulsa's Keys4Cabs
Tulsa Sound icon Leon Russell has endorsed safe party practices and the Tulsa nonprofit Missy's Keys4Cabs. Check out his video at tulsaworld.com/barrelhousebeat
Keys4Cabs offers free cab rides home from participating establishments to Tulsans who are driving and have partied too much.
Ask your server or check the list of participants at the official website, tulsaworld.com/keys4cabs
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Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fullbright will perform at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in July. COURTESY / Vicki Farmer