SATURDAY JUNE 23 8PM MIDLAND COUNTY HORSESHOE AMPHITHEATER
Roughly 3,300 people live in Okemah, Oklahoma a name that means “things up high” in Kickapoo. Okemah is a town with vintage redbrick storefronts, a dive bar called the Rocky Road Tavern, and a strange track record of birthing great American songwriters: Woody Guthrie is from Okemah. Grammy-nominee John Fullbright is too. Evan Felker belongs on that list.
“I was born in Okemah but was raised in Wright City, a town in southeastern Oklahoma,” Felker says. “Now I live in Okemah again. The characters I write about are living in that world I grew up in––a bucolic, dirt-underneath-your-fingernails sort of world. People where I grew up are tough. It’s nice to be able to represent them in art. The band’s impressive musicianship is multifaceted: a tricky mix that exudes naturally.
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