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What to do in Oklahoma on May 14, 2019: Hear indie-pop singer-songwriter and actress Alicia Witt in concert at the Blue Door

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Alicia Witt [Photo provided]
Alicia Witt [Photo provided]

Today's featured event:

Hear acoustic-rock singer-songwriter Alicia Witt at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley. 

Years before kicking off her career as an indie-pop songsmith, Witt took her first classical piano lesson at 7 years old. She landed her debut movie role that same year, appearing in David Lynch’s sci-fi epic "Dune." Decades later, Witt has built both passions into a thriving show business career, balancing an acclaimed string of movie, television and stage appearances with solo records like 2018’s "15,000 Days."

Her fourth release as an independent songwriter, "15,000 Days" boasts songs rooted in modern arrangements and timeless melodies. Witt wrote the material during a busy period that found her starring in the TV series "Nashville," stealing the spotlight with an appearance on "The Walking Dead," and playing shows – including a performance on the Grand Ole Opry – in the wake of her previous album, "Revisionary History."


She recorded "Revisionary History" with producer, songwriter and fellow piano-pounder Ben Folds, resulting in a collection of vintage-inspired songs that looked to the past for inspiration. Outlets like NPR Weekend Edition and the Nashville Scene praised it, with the latter publication calling the album “piano-pop gem that sounds by turns like ‘Grey Seal’-era Elton John, an alt-universe Fiona Apple and a film-noir chanteuse notching her nights in cigarette burns on the fallboard.” 

With the "15,000 Days" EP, she sources her influences from the contemporary world, working with producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits) along the way.

Doors open at 7:30 tonight. VIP tickets includes admission into the event, a pre-show meet and greet with Witt, plus a picture and autograph signing, at 6 p.m. For tickets and information, go to www.bluedoorokc.com.

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-BAM

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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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