Today’s featured event:
NORMAN — Grammy winner Terri Hendrix will bring her genre-jumping music and charismatic stage presence at 7 tonight for a Winter Wind Concert in the intimate setting of the Norman Depot, 200 S Jones. Hendrix will be joined by Lloyd Maines. Tickets are $20.
Hendrix has always preferred to celebrate the light rather than wallow in the blues — but she’s no stranger to facing the dark head-on. On her new album, “Cry Till You Laugh,” the award-winning Texas songwriter spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with the poetic grace and uplifting melodic flair that has long been her trademark.
“She is the consummate triple threat, excelling as a songwriter, performer and recording artist… she seems equally comfortable with blues, folk, story songs, ballads, folk-rock, country and a surprisingly fresh take on New Orleans-style jazz and jazz swing” says Jim Lipson in Tucson Weekly.
A classically trained vocalist and deft multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin and harmonica), Hendrix is a firm believer in the theory that “life’s too short for one genre,” dodging musical pigeonholes alongside legendary producer Maines (guitar, dobro, pedal steel), in an eclectic style all her own. Add to that her reputation for always delivering an energetic and spiritually uplifting live show and it’s no wonder the Terri Hendrix “experience” has been embraced by three generations of loyal fans across the country and around the globe.
To date, Hendrix has released 14 albums on her own Wilory Records label. Known for her live shows and positive energy, Hendrix says she lives by the adage “own your own universe,” a lyric from one of her earliest songs.
In addition to winning numerous music awards in both San Antonio and Austin, Hendrix co-wrote the Grammy-winning instrumental (“Lil’ Jack Slade”) on the Dixie Chicks’ multi-platinum “Home” album. She has been inducted into the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi, and received the Art of Peace Award from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.
Winter Wind Concerts are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council and by sponsors Tom McAuliffe of Don Cies Real Estate; Cindy Merrick of Therapy in Motion, and Nancy McClellan. Additional support comes from contributors Glen Brown; Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School; Hugh and Keri Young; Dale Wares, Wares Properties; Mike Goodman; and Danna Primm. Friends include Marie Soliel, Tom & Mary Cay Woodfin; and The Grider Family. In-kind support comes from the City of Norman, Cafe Plaid, The Montford Inn and Norman Music Institute.
Tickets are available at www.TicketStorm.com and the Performing Arts Studio in the Depot. For additional information, go to www.pasnorman.org.
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