Trio reunites for ‘Summer Breeze’ performance

This season’s second installment of the “Summer Breeze” concert series, The Performing Arts Studio presents Kane Welch Kaplin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Lions Park, 450 S. Flood in Norman.

Gaining attention of critics and fans alike from around the globe ” and each a masterful musician in his own right ” core members Kieran Kane, Fats Kaplin and Oklahoma’s own Kevin Welch had their first two albums skyrocket to No. 1 on the Americana charts.

Between the distinct songwriting talents of Welch and Kane, Kaplin’s pleasingly unscripted instrumentation, and Lucas Kane’s impressive drumming techniques, listeners should experience the delight of a united and fluid jam session from this “trio plus one.”

Nancy McClellan, PAS executive director, said she is surprised by the guys’ spontaneous and highly exclusive sound each time she hears them.

“They really put on a wonderful concert, always having a truly unique sound,” she said. “I think everyone who comes out to hear them will more than enjoy it.”

The band recorded albums “You Can’t Save Everybody” in 2004 and “Lost James Dean” in 2006, resulting in a nomination for duo/group of the year by the Americana Music Association. With Lucas Kane effortlessly adding to the group dynamic in 2007, the band released its latest, self-titled record. 

The “Summer Breeze” concerts are made possible by grants from the Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Admission is free, but audience members are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and seating to this family-oriented event. For more information, call 307-9320 or visit their site.

“Joanna Rus


Joanna Rus

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