Michael Martin Murphey
27, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Since Michael Martin Murphey's iconic Top Ten
song"Wildfire" was released in 1975,
American singer-songwriter has remained the country's top
modern-day cowboy singer.
multiple Grammy nominee, Murphey has six gold albums,
including "Cowboy Songs,"
album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Marty
Robbins' "Gunfighter Ballads
And Trail Songs" in 1959. Some of his other hit
singles include: "Carolina In The Pines,"
Fiddle," "Geronimo's Cadillac," "What's Forever For," "A
Long Line Of Love,"
Count The Rainy Days," and "Cowboy Logic." Murphey is also
the author of New Mexico's
ballad, "The Land Of Enchantment," and has become a
prominent musical voice for the
horseman, rancher, and cowboy. Opening act is Bristow's
own Robert Maxwell Case.
Asleep At The Wheel
20, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
For some 44 years Asleep At The Wheel has been
keeping the musical style of
western swing alive and fresh. If Bob Wills and
The Texas Playboys were around today,
they would sound like this band. Bandleader Ray
Benson and crew have accumulated
nine Grammy awards, released more than 20
studio albums, and have racked up more
than twenty singles on the Billboard country
charts. You're likely hear the Playboys' classics
"San Antonio Rose" and "Take Me Back To Tulsa,"
fan favorites "Get Your Kicks On Route 66"
and "Miles And Miles Of Texas," and fresh takes
on "Hot Rod Lincoln" and "The House
Blue Lights." And given the time of year, you
may hear even a few Christmas tunes, because
Santa likes to boogie, too!
Opening act is Bristow's own Prairie Grass.
About The Freeland Center
for the Performing
Freeland Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors
March 28, 2009 with a concert
by two of Bristow's
native sons, legendary folk singer-songwriter Tom
Paxton and Red Dirt music icon
Tom Skinner. The
$6.1 million theater was constructed through a
combination of public and private
funding. It is a
795-seat facility, boasting outstanding concert hall
acoustics, a 50 ft. x 50 ft. stage,
orchestra pit, and
professional curtaining, lighting, and sound
reinforcement. A spacious two-story
well-appointed with amenities, provides a welcome
invitation to event attendees.
Local and national
entertainers are pampered with two green rooms, easy
on-off loading to the stage,
and an attentive
during the Freeland Center's first four
years have included gospel acts (Masters
Voice, The Isaacs,
Jeff & Sheri Easter); country/Americana acts
(Riders In The Sky, Red Dirt Rangers, Susie
Eicher); jazz/pop acts (Emily Drennan, Jamie Aaron
Kelley); and classical/opera acts (Bravo Brass
Quintet, The Tulsa
Opera). Kostis Protopapas, artistic director of The
Tulsa Opera, has called the Freeland
acoustically-friendly auditorium in the state of
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