Just try to find a more true country voice than Jacob Tovar's. Not likely. He's resurrected that old, honest country and throws in originals in the same vein. Accompanied by Seth Lee Jones and Cooper Waugh on guitars, this trio is the real deal, throwback to the sound that made Cain's the famous honky tonk it became.
IYL: Webb Pearce, Bob Wills, Cain's Ballroom
DPB joins the fray in this decidely Tulsa-Based month of tunes at FnLs!
Tulsa's most prolific guitar-slinger in an Allman Brothers, SRV way with plenty of Tulsa shuffle and JJ influence to make this a unique band!
IYL: Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sweat & Low-slung guitars
Join us for a special Pre-Thanksgiving BASH Wednesday night show!
Featuring the guitarist from Bartlesville favorites, The Biscuit Grabbers, The Bar Brawl III is an Austin, TX trio featuring an eclectic mix of Rock n Roll, Rockabilly, Blues, Country Swing and yes, a little bit of a punk.
IYL: Wayne The Train Hancock, Reverend Horton Heat, Hank 3
John Calvin Abney returns!! A fantastic guitar-slinger, great songwriter, all-around nice guy.
"John Calvin Abney is an alt country folk singer and multi-instrumentalist who has backed artists including Camille Harp, Aaron Newman, Samantha Crain, and has performed with many more singers and groups. John is now finishing his new EP, Without Wax. A young raw voice with incendiary guitar playing, paired with fresh songwriting and pretty arrangements have transformed Calvin into becoming an act worth witnessing live and an artist with much to teach." -- Oklahoma Rock
IYL: Elliot Smith, Old 97's, Sweaters
Moving south from Illinois for warmer weather and a barroom education of country picking was, according to Doug, among a plethora of bad choices, one of the best decisions he's made in his adult life. A stew pot of roots music that eases on in the direction of Blue-Eyed Soul but finds home on the bar stool of the Dew Drop Inn, The Horse Shoe Lounge, your neighborhood watering hole.
IYL: Leo Rondeau, Gary Stewart, Lead Players turned Band Leaders
November 1st is "Dia de Los Muertos," and we're going to celebrate in style with Kyle Reid & The Low-Swingin' Chariots! The dinner special will fit the theme, we'll have a costume contest about midnight and we have some other surprises in store!
Work up that Day of the Dead costume and let's have some fun!
We've been working to get Bandito's in for quite some time and the day is finally here! They live in Nashville these days, but this is our first Alabama-born band. One more state with a big blue pin.
This is high-energy, southern blues and rock. Three chords and a breakdown, shimmying shins and stomping heels.
IYL: Alabama Shakes, Drive By Truckers, Well-Timed Kazoo
Alex was a fantastic hit the first time he came in. He's one of those rare solo artists that doesn't seem like a solo artist - there's way too many instruments on stage for one dude to play, but play 'em he does.
Gritty, dirty, reverby acoustic country.
IYL: Shakey Graves, The O's, Physical Coordination
Porch Core, Funtry Music, Bacon Fried Bacon. That's Green Corn Rebellion. Harmonic Contortionist Art. Come see what happens when an 8-piece band jams themselves into the corner at 2nd & Dewey intent on breaking the genres.
IYL: The Replacements, Uncle Tupelo, Zoological Butterfunk
High Lonesome Harmonies, an indie-style of Bluegrass and lame jokes. That's what The Hey Diddles bring to the fight each time they come this way.
IYL: Flat & Scruggs, The Devil Makes Three, Chickens crossing roads
Paul returns from a national tour providing lap steel & guitar for The Secret Sisters. He's been playing theaters and big clubs all across this great US, but we guarantee he'll still be glad to be back, smiling brightly with whiskey in hand after enjoying a ribeye on this fine August Saturday night. PBB - the unofficial FnLs "House Band."
IYL: JJ Cale, Widespread Panic, Sunday Night Thing
Like comfortable shoes or cruising 55 down the highway in the left lane on a Sunday afternoon, Wink brings an easy shufflin' style that's hard to beat. He plays here often, but we're excited every time he returns.
IYL: JJ Cale, John Prine, Piedmont Blues
"Bernice and Bryan Hembree have so much chemistry and musical talent it’s ridiculous. It’s the perfect complement of a female and male vocal. She has the soothing, higher pitched voice and his, is that of a weary traveler. His vocals really nail that Americana, folky, “I’ve been traveling this long road for a while” style voice. Their set was solid and just really, really good!"
The duo will be joined for this special performance by Terry "Buffalo" Ware (guitar) and Giovanni Carnuccio III (drums), two guys you've seen most often performing across the country with John Fullbright.
IYL: Shovels & Rope, Loves It!, Bruce Springsteen
Chris likes to shake it up a little when he comes to FnL's. This time, he's bringing a trio of awesomeness with Bo Hallford from PBB fame on bass, Malachi Burgess on the kit while Chris lays down some of the most unique lap steel and guitar work you ever might see.
IYL: Shorter, Monk, Madlib
The fourth annual FnL’s Sunday concert features three of Oklahoma’s best songwriters. John Moreland, Wink Burcham and John Calvin are all gaining notoriety throughout the Midwest for singing and writing honest songs that burrow to the core of the Okie Spirit. A few special guests are likely to add accompaniment throughout the evening. As has come to be expected, Adam Gilbert and the kitchen mechanics will create unique, tasty appetizers unlike anything found on the already fantastic menu. Great eats and a selection of beer and wine are included in the ticket price.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show.
It's our annual party in the street! Featured acts include some of our favorite acts from Austin, TX! Ramsay Midwood, Loves It!, and Joe Sundell!
Bring a lawn chair and set up in the street for this OK Mozart Kickoff Party! There will be food trucks, specials on OKM concert tickets and some fantastic music.
Tunes begin around 8pm
Ego Culture! An improvisatory jazz/funk group led by renowned keyboardist Chris Kyle!
We had an absolute blast the last time these guys came in and know we will again when they return. Don't miss it!
IYL: Bad Plus, MMW, Smiles
Jackie Myers Band returns! JMB is a powerful pop/soul/jazz/funk trio from Austin, TX and Jackie Myers is one heckuva fantastic piano player. Always a party when JMB hits the corner!
IYL: Amy Whinehouse, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Jim Beam
Jared Tyler doesn't play FnL's often enough. Joined this time by Tulsa's tallest blue-eyed soul-man and Arthur Thompson - a fantastic drummer / percussionist. Funk meets Folk.
IYL: Tracy Chapan, Bob Marley, Collared Greens
We don't book many solo acts at Frank & Lola's. This isn't your typical solo act as Alex Culbreth uses every limb to create a full band, energetic sound!
IYL: Shaky Graves, White Stripes, Bert the Chimney Sweep