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Oberlin farewell concert at Riverdog (Wakeman, OH) with Janet Gray Michal, Marion Parker, Tom Somsak, and Sweet Potato Spoon — videos and photos by Paula Conklin

Videos courtesy of Paula Conklin

“Andru Bemis Visits Tulsa For First Time” — article and photos by R.J. Slately

By R.J. Slately, Dec. 2015

Singer-songwriter and string instrumentalist Andru Bemis recently visited Tulsa, Oklahoma for the first time, to the delight of audiences and the benefit of numerous musical instruments. Bemis—who tours nationally, regularly impressing with his driving clawhammer banjo playing, old-time Irish fiddling, nimble finger-picking on the guitar, humorous and heartfelt songs, and crowd-friendly personality—arrived in mid-October and played several times while in town. His performances included a Friday night gig at the popular Coffee House on Cherry Street, a Wednesday evening service at All Souls Unitarian Church (accompanied during one number by pianist Rick Fortner, the church’s musical director), and a greatly appreciated voluntary show for Methodist Manor retirement community. Continue reading “Andru Bemis Visits Tulsa For First Time” — article and photos by R.J. Slately