Frank & Lola's

Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar

Frank & Lola's is a neighborhood restaurant & bar located in the heart of historic downtown Bartlesville, OK. We serve only the highest of quality American cuisine in a fun, family friendly atmosphere.

We are proud members of Jakin & Boaz, a fantastic purchasing group which allows us to bring you the highest quality meal at a fair price.

Our fresh, never frozen, locally-sourced beef is carefully processed and prepared by our friends at McFerron Quality Meats in Nowata, Oklahoma.

Harumph
Apr
4
10:00 pm22:00

Harumph

When David Leach, bass/trombonist extraordinaire who plays with John Fullbright and Kyle Reid says he has a new project we should check out, we check it out.

Harumph is a brand new thing with little web presence and one video submitted to NPR's Tiny Desk Concert contest.  Reminiscent of Lake Street Dive and Kyle Reid & The Low-Swinging' Chariots, we have no doubt this is gonna be a project we're glad we decided to check out!

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Travis Linville
Apr
11
10:00 pm22:00

Travis Linville

"With sounds in his arsenal that include country, folk, jazz and blues and able to express himself on more than ten instruments, Travis Linville and his music may never be easy to classify but describing it is. He takes the stage armed with legacy of effortless authenticity -- a legacy inherited, a legacy earned and a legacy ever in the process of being formed. For any audience who demands to be fed something real, it doesn’t get any realer than this."

Travis is a longtime friend and a great songwriter.  Always a treat to get him in when he's not on the road.

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House Concert with JOHN FULLBRIGHT and Travis Linville
Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

House Concert with JOHN FULLBRIGHT and Travis Linville

The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and friend of Frank & Lola's returns!!

Tickets will be available for purchase for those attending The Stray Birds concert on Sun, March 15.  Remaining tickets available on-line and in-store beginning Tues, March 17!

This will sell out quickly, you'll want to be on the ball for this one.

As you'd expect, the $40 ticket price includes a fantastic buffet  of heavy appetizers and complimentary Marshall's Draft Beer, wine and soft drinks.  An amazing deal, really.

JOHN FULLBRIGHT

“What’s so bad about happy?” John Fullbright sings on the opening track of his new album, ‘Songs.’ It’s a play on the writer’s curse, the notion that new material can only come through heartbreak or depression, that great art is only born from suffering.

“A normal person, if they find themselves in a position of turmoil or grief, they’ll say, ‘I need to get out of this as fast as I can,’” says Fullbright. “A writer will say, ‘How long can I stay in this until I get something good?’ And that’s a bullshit way to look at life,” he laughs.

That plainspoken approach is part of what’s fueled the young Oklahoman’s remarkable rise. It was just two years ago that Fullbright released his debut studio album, ‘From The Ground ’ to a swarm of critical acclaim. The LA Times called the record “preternaturally self­assured,” while NPR hailed him as one of the 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012, saying “it’s not every day a new artist...earns comparisons to great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, but Fullbright’s music makes sense in such lofty company.” The Wall Street Journal crowned him as giving one of the year’s 10 best live performances, and the album also earned him the ASCAP Foundation’s Harold Adamson Lyric Award. If there was any doubt that his debut announced the arrival of a songwriting force to be reckoned with, it was put to rest when ‘From The Ground Up’ was nominated for Best Americana Album at the GRAMMY Awards, which placed Fullbright alongside some of the genre’s most iconic figures, including Bonnie Raitt. 

TRAVIS LINVILLE

With sounds in his arsenal that include country, folk, jazz and blues and able to express himself on more than ten instruments, Travis Linville and his music may never be easy to classify but describing it is. He takes the stage armed with legacy of effortless authenticity -- a legacy inherited, a legacy earned and a legacy ever in the process of being formed. For any audience who demands to be fed something real, it doesn’t get any realer than this.


Kyle Reid & The Low Swingin' Chariots
Apr
18
10:00 pm22:00

Kyle Reid & The Low Swingin' Chariots

Kyle Reid & The Low Swingin' Chariots, a roving band of gypsy jazz, smiles and great tunes returns!  

"It’s like taking a left turn in Oklahoma and winding up in the middle of Bourbon Street." - Nathan Poppe, NewsOK

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Wink Burcham
Apr
25
10:00 pm22:00

Wink Burcham

The always triumphant return of Wink Burcham ladies and gentlemen!

He's a FnL's stalwart and one of the reasons we do what we do.  Tulsa Shuffle, blues, singer/songwriter, folk-rock.  Whatever you want to call it, it's a perfect sound for this little corner of our town!

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Paul Benjaman Band
Mar
28
10:00 pm22:00

Paul Benjaman Band

While we're always excited for all of these touring bands to come through, there's a lot to be said for the comfort and awesomeness that is our own Paul Benjaman Band.

Thank god for the Tulsa Shuffle!

"The band has toured relentlessly around the Midwest, Rocky Mountain, and Southwest regions, gaining a loyal following along the way. Showcasing a highly-skilled, tight band with Benjaman’s signature guitar licks being the focal point and driving force, their live show is not to be missed. A festival favorite, they’ve also played/toured with everyone from JJ Grey & Mofro, SIMO, Ian Moore, Heartless Bastards, Junior Brown, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Cornmeal, The Steepwater Band, and Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric."

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The Banditos
Mar
26
10:00 pm22:00

The Banditos

THEY'RRRRE BAAAAACK!

Here come The Banditos.  The blew us away last time, you know they'll do it again.  The band was just signed to Bloodshot Records, honestly, we're not sure how many more times we'll be lucky to get them in our little corner.

SPECIAL THURSDAY NIGHT SHOW!

With the rugged power of a flashy Super Chief locomotive, the Banditos bodaciously appropriate elements of '60s blues-fused acid rock, ZZ Top's jangly boogie, the Drive-By Truckers' yawp, the populist choogle of CCRSlim Harpo's hip shake baby groove, gut bucket Fat Possum hill country mojo and the Georgia Motherfucking Satellites. From backwoods bluegrass, to slinky nods to Muscle Shoals soul and unexpected bits of doo-wop sweetness, the Banditos recall many, but sound like no one but themselves.

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The Patti Fiasco
Mar
21
10:00 pm22:00

The Patti Fiasco

Jet-fueled by powerhouse front woman Alysia Kraft, The Patti Fiasco rides the edge of emotional extreme, delivering a brash yet fiercely soulful brand of rock and roll with a heavy dose of rockabilly, blues, and ballad. At times raw and volatile, and at others, sweet and lilting, the band fuses a hard-rock swagger with the two-step of its Wyoming roots. It’s the attitude of Joan Jett with a Steve Earle twang, the soul and slide of Bonnie Raitt, Black-Keys-style dirty blues-rock, and the lyric edginess of Shovels and Rope.

We haven't seen Patti Fiasco around these parts in a few years, and you know how we love those Colorado / Wyoming bands!  

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House Concert with The Stray Birds and Caitlin Canty!
Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

House Concert with The Stray Birds and Caitlin Canty!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Join us for The Stray Birds with Caitlin Canty, Sunday, March 15!  Doors open at 6:00pm, Caitlin will open the show once everyone has a chance to grab some great eats and a drink!  The $30 ticket includes free food and free drink and a great concert in an intimate setting.  Pretty good bargain anywhere!

As expected, Adam and Jared will prepare some fare unlike anything you'll find on the regular restaurant menu and there's always enough to go around!  Marshall Beer will be on tap along with a selection of wine.  Free beer or wine, fantastic, unique eats and two superb acts gracing the stage make this another evening you do not want to miss!

THE STRAY BIRDS

The Stray Birds - Maya de Vitry (vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitar, resonator, fiddle), and Charles Muench (vocals, bass)—whose “playing is gorgeous, the harmonies exquisite” (WXPN The Key) made their Yep Roc Records label debut October 21 with the release of their second full-length studio album, Best Medicine. Following the band’s 2012 highly praised self-titled release, which NPR Music named Top 10 Folk/Americana album and proclaimed, “clearly these are players with chops, songwriters with a fierce command of their craft,” Best Medicine was recorded at Stonebridge Studios in Leesburg, VA. Formed in Lancaster, PA, the classically trained and roots music-raised trio has spent the last several years honing their sound and touring extensively, including live performances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. “Building on the sparseness of guitar, fiddle, bass, and three-part harmonies, the Stray Birds manage to create sounds together that are no less than transcendent.” (About.com). www.thestraybirds.com

Caitlin Canty

Caitlin Canty delivers her fine-edged songs with a 1930’s Recording King guitar and a dusky alto, painting the line between joy and pathos with uncanny precision and power.  Raised in small-town Vermont, the daughter of a school teacher and a house painter, she spent a decade in New York City cutting her teeth on both sides of the microphone – as a performer and as the first employee of the successful Artists Den series.  In 2015 she will release RECKLESS SKYLINE, a new collection of original songs produced by acclaimed songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, and featuring an all-star band on twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads and straight-up rockers, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk.

“With quiet grace and a voice that won’t quit, Canty effortlessly travels among folk, rock, country and blues. Finely tuning her haunting alto with the acoustic guitar, the New York City-based songstress gives life to poignant lyrics that resonant long after the last note”

Smokey & The Mirror
Mar
14
10:00 pm22:00

Smokey & The Mirror

The thing I love most about this band and the evening with them is not only the powerfully beautiful voice of bass player, Bernice Hembree, or the well - written songs of Bryan Hembree, sung with his rustic, true American voice – it’s the energy they bring on stage and to the audience! You can tell when they are performing; they truly treasure what they do. They feed off each other to the point it’s sometimes hard to tell where the guitar stops and the bass starts!” -  Chris Roberts, Red Arm Music

The husband & wife duo from Fayetteville (and founders of Fayetteville Roots Fest) invoke Josh Ritter, Indigo Girls and Buddy Holly in their original tunes.  

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Chris Combs & Friends
Mar
7
10:00 pm22:00

Chris Combs & Friends

The lineup changed for this one, and that's okay with us!

Chris Combs.  Paul Benjaman.  Michael Staub.  Andrew Bones.  Aaron Baylor.  A great lineup and we can't wait to see what they bring Saturday night!

IYL:  JFJO, Thelonious Monk, The Beastie Boys

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The Hey Diddles String Band
Feb
28
10:00 pm22:00

The Hey Diddles String Band

HDSB rolls up the turnpike yet again,  brining along that high lonesome sound, great harmonies and fine pickin'.  This is bluegrass for the modern man.

IYL:  Greensky Bluegrass, Flat & Scruggs, Bicycles

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EGO CULTURE
Feb
21
10:00 pm22:00

EGO CULTURE

We absolutely LOVE these guys! Improvisational rock, funk, blues quartet (keys, guitar, bass, drums).  It's dirty funky good stuff.

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John Calvin Abney Sweetheart Show
Feb
14
10:00 pm22:00

John Calvin Abney Sweetheart Show

In the midst of a great night of music, John ran through a quick set of sad songs last time he was in, referring to it as "Bummer Core."  Great name for a unique genre, but Calvin is a lot more than sad songs about love gone wrong.  It ain't always happy, but it's the perfect choice for a Hallmark Holiday at FnL's!

As an added bonus, John's new record "Better Luck" will be just released.  It's a Sweethearts and new CD show!

Click John's website below to read a few great reviews of the new record from some national press.

IYL:  John Fullbright, Elliot Smith, Bummercore

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Green Corn Rebellion
Feb
7
10:00 pm22:00

Green Corn Rebellion

This band has really become a great act to watch.  GCR blew us away last time in and we're pumped to have 'em back!  An 8-piece fireball mixing genres between finely crafted orchestrated tunes and enough jazz influence to make it interesting.

IYL:  Tom Waits with a banjo, Wilco, A backyard smoker

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Alex Culbreth
Jan
31
10:00 pm22:00

Alex Culbreth

"It doesn't matter if there are 5 or 500 people in the audience, Alex Culbreth closes his eyes and gives it all he's got every time."

If you close your eyes when he's playing, you'll barely believe that one dude is making that much music by himself.  Flailing arms and legs and feet a stompin', guitar strumming and harmonica blowin'.  Culbreth brings unique energy unlike any other solo artist we have - and that's why we don't have many.

IYL:  Shakey Graves, John Fullbright, The O's

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Travis Linville
Jan
24
10:00 pm22:00

Travis Linville

Guitarist, teacher, songwriter, producer, all around talented and awesome dude and musician.  Travis Linville takes a break from the road to make a rare stop at FnL's.

IYL:  Tom Skinner, Hayes Carll, Dobro

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Jacob Tovar & The Saddle Tramps
Jan
10
10:00 pm22:00

Jacob Tovar & The Saddle Tramps

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

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Robert Hoefling
Jan
3
10:00 pm22:00

Robert Hoefling

Robert Hoefling impressed us a ton when he played in November, and we had to have him back.  He'll be in this time with a full string band, guaranteed to play well-crafted original tunes and some obscure, yet awesome covers.

IYL:  John Prine, Josh Ritter, Wink

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Chris Combs Quartet
Dec
20
10:00 pm22:00

Chris Combs Quartet

The official Winter Kick Off party with Chris Combs!  Funky, improvisational, jazz/rock and this time, with a guest vocalist.  Great way to kick old man winter right in the teeth the moment he walks through the door!

IYL:  JFJO, Thelonious Monk, The Beastie Boys

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Dustin Pittsley Band
Dec
13
10:00 pm22:00

Dustin Pittsley Band

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

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Wink Burcham Band
Dec
6
10:00 pm22:00

Wink Burcham Band

Seems like forever since Wink was last in town.  He's back on this night with a full band of electric goodness.  One of the best songwriters for miles singing well-crafted tunes with always a stellar group backing him.

IYL:  John Prine, JJ Cale, Tulsa

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Paul Benjaman Band
Nov
29
10:00 pm22:00

Paul Benjaman Band

No better way to finish up the Thanksgiving weekend than with the unofficial FnL's house band!

Paul Benjaman Band returns, brining that Tulsa Shuffle, JJ Cale influenced tunes and impeccable guitarmanship!

IYL:  JJ Cale, Widespread Panic, Smiles & Makers Mark

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The Bar Brawl III
Nov
26
9:30 pm21:30

The Bar Brawl III

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

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John Calvin Abney
Nov
15
10:00 pm22:00

John Calvin Abney

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

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Doug Strahan & The Good Neighbors
Nov
8
10:00 pm22:00

Doug Strahan & The Good Neighbors

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

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Kyle Reid & The Low-Swingin' Chariots
Nov
1
10:00 pm22:00

Kyle Reid & The Low-Swingin' Chariots

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!

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Desi & Cody (full band)
Oct
25
10:00 pm22:00

Desi & Cody (full band)

It's been a LONG time since Desi & Cody made their way to Frank & Lola's.  Too Long, as a matter of fact.  They return with a full band, a suitcase full of new tunes and a fantastic, recently released album.  Come welcome them back!

IYL:  Shovels & Rope, She & Him, Cabernet

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Von Stomper
Oct
18
10:00 pm22:00

Von Stomper

The debut for this Colorado quintet, a cross between bluegrass and americana with a touch of folk and a dab of rock.  Fort Collins meets Austin. Isn't that almost always the case with what we bring here?  

IYL:  The Patti Fiasco, Great American Taxi, Black Mountain Ramble

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Bandito's
Oct
11
10:00 pm22:00

Bandito's

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

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Alex Culbreth
Oct
4
9:30 pm21:30

Alex Culbreth

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

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Green Corn Rebellion
Sep
27
10:00 pm22:00

Green Corn Rebellion

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

MEET GREEN CORN REBELLION VIDEO

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