# 281 - Support Live Music

Friday, 07 June 2024 09:01

# 281 - Support Live Music Featured

Written by Terry Joe Wiles
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Back in the saddle again

I have been covered up with prayers and well wishes. Offers of help from friends far and wide. Some of whom I still owe money but that just proves how deep love and friendship will jump outta the woodworks. I am getting better but have a ways to go before I hit my new “normal”. So thx again to all.

I am a lil’ put out tho. There is just so much Live Music going on and I prob will miss a couple, that I will be unable to launch a flowery tirade. Wit and wisdom, so to speak. So I will just give times,dates,places and bands so you can keep up and not miss an opportunity to see, hear and enjoy the music.

The Fathers Day Blues Jam in Ft. Smith at the Bakery District, Sunday,16th, is another gathering of Musicians of all levels of experience. That’s what makes it a special day. Bring your guitar, bring a song, sign-up at Noon and enjoy the Blues all afternoon. This 4 hr Jam, 1-5pm, is held every 3rd Sunday. Gary Hutchison will host, organize and even bounce if needed for this event. This is a family-friendly venue. It’s a chance to listen or play along to some awesome, gitdown, lowdown Blues with a feeling. See ya there.

Live Music this week-  Tuesday 18th! Tuesday Night Jazz with music by “The Al Grzech Trio”. This free to the public event is from 6:30-8:30 pm. What is so cool is that Al has invited featured guests to sit in with this awesome band in a setting that is “take your breath away” beautiful. The Lowry Hotel. The guests are mostly Horn players are from High School to longtime musicians. Al is expanding the depth of the Younger musicians and giving them a chance to get the feel of playing with a group before a live audience and spreading their wings. It’s an opportunity to learn ways to solo and tell a story with their selection of notes. Nothing compares to this type of show in the Poteau area and just jamming to popular tunes. Make plans to be there. It is hosted by David and Donna Deaton. Snacks and drinks provided. It is Tues 18th from 6:30 - 8:30pm. No admission.

“Sierra Bravo” has a busy weekend. It starts with La Huertas/Poteau on Thurs. 13th. Billy Hoffman and Scot Francis are talented, experienced and sometimes funny. It starts at 7-9pm. Then they play Ava’s/Fianna Hills on Sat. 15th from 7-11pm.

The Coffee Cup will have “Beef” playing on the Patio this Friday 14th. It starts at 6pm. Best Coffee and Cappuccino in Poteau. Tammy Johnson has been the longest running supporter of Live Music and Open Mic Nites since 2005. Thanks to Tammy and crew for hosting this show.

“Chaotic Resemblance” will be outta town playing with over thirty bands at the Kingdom Come Festival. The Poteau based band are well suited for this Free Annual Christian Metal and Rock event held in Greentown, Indiana. The large crowds are in for a three day Festival with music from Morning til Midnite. They fill a 7pm slot on Friday 14th. What is cool but not surprising can deliver Metal with a message but they also witness and pray with many at the Festival, backstage and in the crowd. Travis and L.A. ask if I minded because God had called them that I needed prayers for healing. It was right place right time and I will always be grateful. Thanks guys.

Down the road at Dawn’s/Red Oak this Friday 14th, there will be something new. It’s hush-hush event so that makes me that much more Interesting. The new band “Sidekicks” will play for the dancers and provide more than just singing and playing. It has much promise of a show. So, you will prob see me on the front row. Come see what the hoopla is all about. It starts at 7 pm. Then on Sat 15th, Paden Baggett will perform his style of Red Dirt/Country music. This young man has skills. This show also starts at 7 pm. See ya at Dawn’s!

My friends, “The Stagemasters” will take their country/rock to the Ft Smith Senior Activity Center on Cavanaugh Rd. They are a favorite here. This NS/ND venue is all about the dancing. Music starts at 7pm.

The annual BigFoot/ufo Festival will take place at the Heavener Runestone Park on Sat. 15th. Live music from Noon til 9 pm. The headliners are Blue Grass bands. Ya can hear Clay Grant, Doug Russell, “Glass Crack” and “The Gravel Yard”. One of the purtiest places in SouthEastern Oklahoma. Lots of food, venders and story-tellers of all thangs BigFoot- legends and sightings in our area. Have you seen a BigFoot?

Crocky’s/Hackett features “Common Thread Bluegrass Band" on Friday 14th And “The Stagemasters” bring their Country sound on Sat. 15th. Music starts at 7pm both nites.

“Rhythm Coalition” will be at 906 Lounge and More on Sat. 15th. The band has a wide range of music. It covers R&B, Soul, Red Dirt,Country Rock mixed with a lil’ jazz. There are some dynamite original tunes in the mix! Give yourself a nite out and enjoy these guys. Music from 8pm til Midnight.

Muldrow City Limits will have “Backroads” on stage providing your favorite Country music this Sat. 15th. This NS/ND dance hall has been averaging 100 plus dancers so get there early. It all starts at 7pm.

Randy Fennell will play solo on Friday 14th at Talamichi(The Ranch) in Tuskahoma. Great place to eat and enjoy Randy’s music from 6-8 pm. Then, on Sat. 15th, he travels to Sallisaw for a solo gig at El Celaya Mexican Restaurant. Music from 6-8pm.

That ain’t all I got to say but it’s a good place to stop. Contact me by text 918-649-5736 or tj.wiles61@outlook.com. Thanks!

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