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The Gathering Place 2019 Concert Series, presented by Oklahoma Natural Gas a division of ONE Gas, is jam-packed with diverse local and national music you won’t want to miss! Meet us once a month for a themed concert event the whole family will love. Up next in the 2019 Concert Series, we are celebrating the musical stylings of the Sooner State at “Oklahoma Night!” Enjoy live music by Oklahoma’s own Red Dirt Rangers and Kalyn Fay Trio! Bring your Okie pride to “Oklahoma Night” on Friday, September 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. inside ONEOK Boathouse.
UPCOMING CONCERT SERIES DATES
October 5, Red Baraat
ABOUT RED DIRT RANGERS
The Red Dirt Rangers have been carrying the banner for Red Dirt music since before the bands founding in 1988 at a two-story, five- bedroom, funky old place called the Farm. Ben Han, John Cooper, and Brad Piccolo became an integral part of the Farm’s musical brotherhood, trading songs and licks with the likes of Jimmy LaFave, Tom Skinner, Bob Childers and Randy Crouch. As Rangers mandolinist-vocalist Cooper has noted, “The Farm was as much an attitude as a physical structure. It allowed a setting where freedom rang and all things were possible. Out of this setting came the music.”
ABOUT KAYLN FAY TRIO
Oklahoma-bred songwriter Kalyn Fay has a voice that commands rapt attention, whether filling a theater or piercing the din of a dive bar. It’s a tenor timbre a first-time listener once aptly described as “butterscotch,” all rich and velveteen, bold, singular.
Fay’s been writing and recording her own music for as long as she's had a story to tell. She's lived more than her share of life: She's loved and lost, voraciously pursued higher education, questioned her faith, walked the line between her upbringing and her Cherokee roots, and figured out how to process and express all that through her art. She’s traveled. She’s come back home. She’s left again.
All of this is evident when she sings. Fay seems at her most comfortable when her own voice carries her story and moves it forward. Her candid lyrics reflect with a measured sorrow; they know when to say thank you, goodbye, or nothing at all. Her melodies make space for others, including an extensive collective of trusted musical collaborators from her hometown, but she will hold onto a word here and suddenly cut one off there, whenever the time is right.