2017 Winter Wind Concerts

Depot LogoAll Events are at the Norman Depot, 200 S. Jones

Visit www.normandepot.org or phone 405 307-9320 for additional information 

Jan. 8, Winter Wind, Caitlin Canty, 7:00 pm, $20

Caitlin Canty delivers her songs with a dusky alto and a 1930’s Recording King guitar. Her breakout record Reckless Skyline features an all-star band on twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads and straight-up rockers, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk. Produced by Jeffrey Foucault, Reckless Skyline garnered glowing praise from NPR, among others. The San Francisco Chronicle lauded Canty’s, “casually devastating voice and unshakable poise,” and her “easy way with folk, blues and country motifs.”   http://caitlincanty.com/

Jan. 15, Winter Wind/Jazz in June, Guy Forsyth Hot Nut Riveters, 7:00 pm, $20

From the diabolical mind of Guy Forsyth, the man who brought you the Asylum Street Spankers and the Guy Forsyth Band, now comes The Hot Nut Riveters – Texas’s Original Recession Era String Band playing all acoustic instruments.  Guy Forsyth is a dynamic personality on record, but it’s on stage where the truth comes, and the truth is that Guy lives to play. The thrill is in the show and this band knows how to put one on!     http://hotnutriveters.com/the-band

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Feb. 12, Winter Wind, John Gorka, 7:00 pm, $20

John Gorka’s stunningly soulful baritone voice turns heads, and few contemporary songwriters come anywhere close to the talent of John Gorka. “… With a tangle of songs that emotionally connect us all and leave a tender trace, John Gorka stimulates the cerebrum, keeps our smiles agile and fit and reconnects us with what really matters most in music: honesty.” says Brian Dambrosio, Huffington Post.   Gorka’s sound and lyrical insight has earned him generations of devoted fans and a career that’s found him gracing the stages of PBS’ Austin City Limits, NPR’s Mountain Stage and venues worldwide.        http://johngorka.com

Mar. 5,  Winter Wind, Jake Armerding, 7:00 pm, $15

The Washington Post lauded Armerding’s instrumental skills (mandolin, acoustic guitar and fiddle) as “remarkable.” In addition to performing solo, Jake makes up half of a duo, The Fretful Porcupine, and is also a member of Barnstar!, a “bluegrass [band] for people who hate bluegrass.”  Jake has shared the stage with Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, Josh Ritter and David Wilcox and has made multiple appearances at The Kennedy Center.     www.jakearmerding.com

Mar. 19, Winter Wind/Jazz in June, The Claudettes, 7:00 pm, $20

The Claudettes fuse Windy City piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk, jazz-age echoes of burlesque and vaudeville and the sultriness of ’60s pop-soul to write a thrilling new chapter in American roots music. Group founder Johnny Iguana mashes the piano alongside bassist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Matt Torre. Berit Ulseth’s lush voice, combined with Zach’s powerful versatile vocals, makes for a whole new harmonic element at the front of the Claudettes’ sound.      http://theclaudettes.com/

Apr. 2, Winter Wind/Jazz in June, Adam & Kizzy, 7:00 pm, $20

With his magic fingers, her melodic voice, and a unique sound, Adam & Kizzie have set out on the road to share the gift of music in the best way their hearts know how.  They have come together on a mission to give music their absolute best as their tribute to everything that is genuinely great about music.  Consequently, to claim their albums are either R&B, soul, jazz or hip hop forms of musical art would be grossly limiting. But those who have heard their music agree, the art is excellent.     www.adamandkizzie.com/