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2019 Cimarron Breeze Concerts series launches today in Perkins

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The Cherokee Maidens are among the acts that will perform this season on the Cimarron Breeze Concerts series in Perkins. Photo provided
The Cherokee Maidens are among the acts that will perform this season on the Cimarron Breeze Concerts series in Perkins. Photo provided

PERKINS - The seventh annual Cimarron Breeze Concerts will showcase songwriters throughout the spring and summer at Perkins’ Old Church Center, 750 N Main Street, at the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza.

The series is hosted and organized by Oklahoma red-dirt singer-songwriter Monica Taylor. 

The Americana concert series launches at 7 tonight with a special show called The Dawg Music Sessions, with a group of musicians paying tribute to David Grisman, "the great Dawg-man himself," and the music genre — Django Reinhardt-era jazz, bluegrass, folk, Old World Mediterranean string band music, as well as modern jazz fusion — he founded. The show will feature famed fiddler Shelby Eicher, along with his sons Nathan Eicher on upright bass and Isaac Eicher on mandolin, and his pal entucky White on guitar. White will also perform an opening set with his wife Robin Macy, Taylor's bandmate in the lovely Western swing trio Cherokee Maidens.

The Cimarron Breeze series continues Thursday, May 23 with red dirt music standout Mike McClure playing a full-band show with special guests The Washitas, which includes Oklahoma singer-songwriters Dylan Stewart, Bryon White and Buffalo Rogers.

On Monday, June 3, John Cowan, the legendary lead singer and bass man of New Grass Revival, is taking a few weeks off from touring with The Doobie Brothers to visit the Old Church. His son Luke Bulla (of Lyle Lovett’s many bands) will be on fiddle, and Tulsan Jared Tyler on dobro. Tayler, Travis Fite and Tyler will open. 

Cimarron Breeze's annual spring fundraiser, originally scheduled for April, has been moved to Saturday, June 15 and will feature John Calvin and his band will be headlining, along with Kierston White. There will be a raffle, silent auction and a meal by Sarah Ramsay of Good Little Eater. 

The concert series will continue Monday with Jamie Lin Wilson with a full band as well as a guest or two in support of her newest record, "Jumping Over Rocks." James Steinle will open.

On Friday, Aug. 2, Taylor's aforementioned band the Cherokee Maidens - featuring Robin Macy and Sis White - will play the Old Church along with Kentucky White and the fellows collectively known as Sycamore Swing for an evening of classic songs. 

The summer season will wrap on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, with for the Annual End of the Season Summer BBQ & Fundraiser featuring singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Linville. A potluck fundraiser will be setup at the Vassar Center with $20 donation for the food. 

Tickets range from $25 to $45 for each concert, and season ticket packages are available.

A potluck supper before each show starts at 6 p.m., except when otherwise noted, and the concerts begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and information, go to cimarronbreeze.com.

-BAM 

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The Cherokee Maidens are among the acts that will perform this season on the Cimarron Breeze Concerts series in Perkins. Photo provided

The Cherokee Maidens are among the acts that will perform this season on the Cimarron Breeze Concerts series in Perkins. Photo provided

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›

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