Several musicians will pay tribute to the late Oklahoma singer-songwriter Bob Childers, known as “the godfather of red dirt music,” this week.
The Blue Door’s fifth annual Bob Childers tribute is set for 8 tonight at the famed Oklahoma City listening room, 2805 N McKinley. The lineup includes the Red Dirt Rangers, John Fullbright, Greg Jacobs, Susan Herndon, Monica Taylor, Tom Skinner, Terry “Buffalo” Ware, Kierston White, Bryan White, TZ Wright, Don Morris, Robert Williams, Scott Buxton, Dan Dugin and Donnie “Dyno” Gregg.
Doors open at 7:30 tonight. Cost is $20 at the door. For more information, go to www.bluedoorokc.com.
Several of those artists will be headed Okemah later this week for the 16th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. The festival’s yearly Bob Childers Tribute is planned for 5 p.m. Thursday at the Brickstreet Cafe, 104 S Second.
The free festival continues through Sunday at various locations in Okemah, Woody Guthrie’s hometown. For more information, go to www.woodyfest.com. I’ll be bringing you much more information about the festival this week here at BAM’s Blog.
Childers was the main musical tenant on The Farm, an old homestead in rural Stillwater known as the birthplace of red dirt music. He died in April 2008.