2013 Headline Concerts

 

Arbuckle Xpress

 

Friday, Sept 27, 8pm 2nd Street Stage (South)

Bio

“The Arbuckle Xpress Band is a high energy country/rock band that draws influences from artists across the musical spectrum.Their music has been featured regionally and internationally in film, radio, and internet radio, as well as various websites. Band members include: Joe Mac Roberts - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars; Miles Way - vocals, bass; Greg Lanier - drums; Mike Estep - vocals, keyboards, electric guitar; and Shea Burleson - electric guitar. Their latest CD release, Bootlegger’s Dream, includes guest artists: Byron Berline - fiddle; Johnny Cooper - vocals; Wes Christopher - electric guitar; David Alexander - steel guitar, banjo, dobro; Bentley Smith - electric guitar; and Tara Scott - vocals. Their 2006 CD, Taillights, was produced by legendary singer/songwriter Mike McClure. It had singles that reached #1 on the International Roots Music Report for Americana Country, #1 on Radio Free Texas, #1 on Tossm Radio, and #25 on the Texas Music Chart. The self-produced single Addiction reached #3 on Tossm Radio, #26 on the Texas Regional Radio Report, and was featured in the award-winning documentary film, One Dream: Dirt Track Racing. Visit www.reverbnation.com/arbucklexpressband or find them on Facebook.” Courtesy photo by Rhonda Barnes

Son del Barrio,

Friday, Sept 27, 8pm, Lake Helen Amphitheatre (North)

Bio

Son del Barrio has been making people dance to the best of Latin music for almost 12 years. The best of Salsa, Merengue, and Cumbia is what Son del Barrio serves up with lots energy and a dash of love. Son del Barrio was formed in July of 2002 in Norman, OK.  Current members are Antonio Pacheco, Timbalero from New York and Daniel Caldero, a Congero from Chicago. Much to the benefit of Son Del Barrio, these gentlemen represent the best Latin percussionist in the state and are true veterans of the music scene. On vocals are singer Robert Ruiz from San Antonio and Wilmari Ruiz who is of Puerto Rican heritage. In addition, Robert plays trombone and Wilmari plays flute. Also, Aryn Wright on sax, Rob Stokes on tenor sax, Jon Kratzer on trumpet, and Sean Wright on Trombone. Together these musicians recreate the sounds and feelings that are experienced everyday in the world’s Latino neighborhoods for all audiences. Through its musical diversity and energy, Son Del Barrio has the power to please all Latin Music enthusiasts and the ability to energize a wide-variety of events. For an exciting and fun filled performance, enjoy the tropical treasures of Son del Barrio! www.son-del-barrio.com

 

Big Mike Griffin

Saturday, Sept 28, 8pm, 2nd Street Stage (South)

Bio

Big Mike Griffin honed his skills as a musician in the venues of southwest Oklahoma and Texas before moving to Nashville TN. in 1986. He has performed with Little Milton, Denise LaSalle, Bennie Latimore, Buddy Miles,Artie "Blues Boy" White, David Allan Coe, Johnny Rodrequez, Tanya Tucker as well as being a honorary "Swamper" . He has played hundreds of blues festivals, bike rallys and venues in the United States as well as Europe. Big Mike is also a Lawton native.  Web - www.bigmikegriffin.com