Grammy Nominated Artist John Fullbright
to Play at Goddard Center
(Ardmore, OK) – – Oklahoma native John Fullbright will be bring his eclectic, Americana sound to the Goddard Center Thursday, January 17 starting on stage at 7 p.m. Fullbright’s recent Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album has him in the running against such notable acts as Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, the Avett Brothers, and Bonnie Raitt.
Featured in such national publications as American Songwriter, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times, many music critics predict that Fullbright will soon be a household name. “When you’re in the same room with John Fullbright, and he starts to sing, this feeling just washes over you because you realize you are in the presence of someone special. You just know this young man is going places,” states Goddard Center Executive Director Leila Lenore, “We are extremely proud that he is playing at the Goddard Center on the heels of his Grammy nomination.” The 2013 Grammy awards program will air on CBS on February 10.
Born and raised just outside Okemah, Woody Guthrie’s hometown, Fullbright started playing the piano at the age of 9. Since then he has mastered the guitar, harmonica, keyboards and vocals to such a degree that he has played several showcases at SWSX in Austin, and WoodyFest, the annual folk festival honoring Woody Guthrie. He has also been featured on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition, Prairie Home Companion, and recently on World Café.
His first album, a live recording at Oklahoma City’s legendary Blue Door, became his “calling card” and set sales records at WoodyFest. His first studio album, From the Ground Up, for which he has received the Grammy nomination, was recorded at 115 Recording in Norman Oklahoma. The album was co-produced by Fullbright and Wes Sharon.
Fullbright, who is known for his keen lyrical insight as well as innate ability to craft a creative and contemplative song, will be joined on stage with fellow musicians Giovanni Carnuccio III on drums and vocals, Terry “Buffalo” Ware on electric guitar, and David Leach on the bass.
General box office tickets go on sale beginning Wednesday, January 2. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. To purchase tickets call the Goddard Center at (580) 226-0909. Box office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
An Artist Reception for Oklahoma Artist Marsha Mahan will take place prior to the concert from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the art gallery. For more information, please call the Goddard Center or visit www.goddardcenter.org. The Goddard Center is located at 401 1st Ave. SW in Ardmore. This performance is made possible in part by funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Where: Charles B. Goddard Center
Address: 401 1st SW