OKCFest: Day 1
This past weekend Cellar Door Music Group had the privilege of attending the OKC Fest in downtown Oklahoma City. Before I begin on just how perfect Grace Potter is, let's chat about how amazing it is that this is the OKC Fest's second year in a row to hold a successful summer festival smack dab in the middle of OKC. Oklahoma's music industry seems to be growing without end, and Cellar Door Music hopes to be a part of every step of that. With names such as Sammy Hagar, Grace Potter, Better than Ezra, and more, Friday night at the OKC Fest was nothing short of incredible. One of the acts and our good Fanswell friend, Graham Colton, hit the stage first.
Graham tends to do this thing where he makes every audience member feel at ease and happy with where they are in that very moment; he attentively connects without loss of glance. I think that every ear listening was captured, even if his music wasn't necessarily "their taste" (I say that only given the amount of people that had Van Halen T-shirts on). It's always nice to watch people of all ages bump their head and rock a bit to whomever may be on stage in that moment. We applaud you for performing brilliantly in blistering heat, Graham!
Here is an example of cool band member, Matt Patton, performing so beautifully that his "ooo I'm feelin it," face even made an appearance.
When Grace Potter took stage, in heels and holding a guitar, the happiness I felt was nearly comparable to eating a Hot Fudge Sunday after a day of an empty belly. This girl can rock. Given I've seen her and have had the chance to converse with her personally, I expected a lot out of her performance. Let me tell you, I in no way had prepared for what I was about to see. Potter was so full of grace (no pun intended hehe), energy, and passion. Three attributes that made the crowd go mad. Grace could not have performed better, and I now can say that one of the best shows I've ever seen was performed at the OKC Fest.
Upon just coming off the road with The Rolling Stones, Grace tended to show a bit more of rock n roll than her previous sound. In some ways she sounds like a modernized Joan Jett, mixed with a bit of Florence and The Machine. Grace Potter's new album will be here in a little over a month and we CAN NOT WAIT to hear her progression.
OKCFest: Day 2
Corey Kent White kicked off day two and it was great to see our Tulsa-based Voice star hit the stage in his home state. I know he had a lot of fans in the crowd, his bold country vocals were as strong and entertaining as ever.