Norman Public Library: West Branch
300 Norman Center Court, Norman, OK
Thursday, June 15th from 2-3:30 p.m.
“A Tale Of Two Musical Cities” with Jamie Oldaker & Michael Hosty
Jamie Oldaker is a legendary drummer & Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame artist who came to prominence while performing with Leon Russell. Oldaker’s work with Russell (and later, Eric Clapton) made him a key component to the so-called ‘Tulsa Sound’, and helped to spark a career as an in-demand drummer for many other musical giants over the years: Vince Gill, Tony Joe White, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Bramlett, JJ Cale, Willie Nelson, Willis Alan Ramsey, Ace Frehley and others.
Michael Hosty is a veteran songsmith and performer who is regarded as a key ‘driver’ of Norman, Oklahoma’s roots-music renaissance. Hosty has become a fixture at Norman’s premier music venue, The Deli, where he holds weekly court. His topical and humorous showcases attract thousands to Norman’s historic campus corner each year.
Together, Hosty and Oldaker will share stories of how their respective ‘towns’ helped to foster distinctive sounds that have garnered recognition and respect around the world.