Boz Scaggs rolls into Tulsa Sept. 27

BY STAFF REPORTS
08/03/2017 12:00 PM
CATOOSA, Okla. – Longtime singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs will perform Sept. 27 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Tickets start at $35 and went on sale Aug. 1.

Scaggs is known for his effortless soul, laser-focused direction and intense playing. His lengthy career first saw success during his time in the late 60s with the Steve Miller Band, where he contributed to two studio albums.

Since then, his solo career has skyrocketed with albums such as “Silk Degrees,” “Middle Man,” “Some Change,” “Dig” and “Memphis.”

His latest album, “A Fool to Care,” is considered relaxed and easy. Twelve tracks make up the record, including contributions by well-known artists such as Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams. Scaggs credits influences from Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas as his inspiration.

For more information on Scaggs, visit www.bozscaggs.com.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Tickets are only available through Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling 918-384-ROCK. The Joint: Tulsa box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Entertainment

BY STAFF REPORTS
08/23/2017 08:00 AM
CATOOSA, Okla. – Country performers Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss on Oct. 29 will present their “Chicks with Hits” tour at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Tickets start at $29 and go on sale Aug. 31. The trio will showcase dozens of songs as they share the stage, bringing together decades of hits. Clark is an eight-time Canadian Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year and has earned CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year five times. She is the only Canadian female artist to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Clark has sold more than 5 million albums and is known for dozens of singles, including “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.” Tillis has sold more than 7 million copies of albums and 30 charting singles, including songs such as “Maybe It Was Memphis,” “Shake the Sugar Tree” and “Spilled Perfume.” She’s won numerous awards, including two Country Music Association awards, two Grammys and an International Bluegrass Music Association award. She’s a re-occurring guest on the TV show “Nashville,” has performed an extended run in Broadway’s “Smokey Joe’s” and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Bogguss is known for hits such as “Outbound Plane,” “Someday Soon,” “Letting Go” and “Drive South.” She has sold more than 4 million records. Bogguss is also a Grammy winner for her work on “Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster.” She’s also showcased her folk music roots by appearing on public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and in her 2011 album and book project, “American Folk Songbook.” Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of <a href="http://www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com" target="_blank">www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com</a> or by calling 918-384-ROCK.
BY STAFF REPORTS
07/31/2017 12:00 PM
TULSA, Okla. – Record-breaking country singer and songwriter Cole Swindell is bringing his collection of hits on Sept. 21 to The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Tickets start at $39 and go on sale Aug. 1. Swindell’s stop at The Joint comes after his 2017 tour with Dierks Bentley and a successful sold-out headlining tour in 2016. During the past two years, Swindell has taken country music by storm with career-defining singles like “Let Me See Ya Girl,” “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin It,” to name a few. One of his latest, “You Should Be Here,” has more than 100 million streams and is platinum-certified. Writing three No. 1 hits in one year earned Swindell his second CMA Triple Play Award earlier this year. In 2016, he was named NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year and nominated as a CMA New Artist of the Year. He was the only artist to earn the CMA Triple Play Award in 2015 and during the same year was named ACM New Artist of the Year and one of Billboard’s Top New Country Artists. The Georgia native was named Music Row’s 2015 Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, with songwriting credits that include No. 1 hits like “This Is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line and “Get Me Some of That” by Thomas Rhett. He’s also written several songs with Luke Bryan, including his No. 1 single, “Roller Coaster.” For more information on Cole Swindell, visit <a href="http://www.coleswindell.com" target="_blank">www.coleswindell.com</a>. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Tickets are only available through Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of <a href="http://www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com" target="_blank">www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com</a> or by calling 918-384-ROCK. The Joint: Tulsa box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
BY STAFF REPORTS
07/24/2017 12:00 PM
TULSA, Okla. – Rock’s super-group Bad Company will perform its legendary hits on Oct. 26 at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Tickets start at $75 and go on sale July 27. Bad Company’s stop at The Joint: Tulsa is the band’s only U.S. appearance before heading to Mexico for a series of performances. Bad Company was formed by Free’s Paul Rodgers (vocals/multi-instrumentalist) with Mott The Hoople’s Mick Ralphs (guitar) plus Free’s Simon Kirke (drums) and King Crimson’s Boz Burrell (bass), who passed away in 2006. Six albums in nine years yielded tens of millions of copies sold and massive success in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The band is known internationally for hits like “Can’t Get Enough,” “Bad Company,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy” and “Shooting Star.” Rhino Records recently released a retrospective that spotlights the absolute best from the band’s first seven albums, including two unreleased tracks: “Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy: The Very Best of Bad Company.” For more information on Bad Company, visit <a href="http://www.badcompany.com" target="_blank">www.badcompany.com</a>. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Tickets are only available through Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of <a href="http://www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com" target="_blank">www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com</a> or by calling 918-384-ROCK. The Joint: Tulsa box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
BY ROGER GRAHAM
Multimedia Producer – @cp_rgraham
07/10/2017 03:00 PM
JAY, Okla. – Huckleberry Festival visitors were treated to time-tested classic rock on July 1 at the RFC Music Fest when the predominantly Cherokee band nighTTrain stepped on stage. The five-member band includes three Cherokee Nation citizens in James Dunham, lead guitar; Waylon Barnes, guitar, keyboards and vocals; and his brother Tuff Barnes, who performs on drums and vocals. Other members include Jeff Elmer, bass and vocals, and Joe Hall, lead vocals and guitar. Dunham talked about the band’s Native presence and their longevity. “Yeah, three of us are Cherokee officially and one who’s a kind of off-the-record Cherokee. But we must be doing something right. In about a week we will have been together eight years.” He added that while the band plays classic rock, its set list is diverse. “We play from America to Metallica and all songs in between,” he said. As for its upcoming schedule, nighTTrain performs frequently at tribal venues including Cherokee casinos. “We’ve got some dates coming up at the Hard Rock in Tulsa, at ‘Riffs.’ We’ve got Fort Gibson casino. We’ve got Grove casino and West Siloam casino. That covers us for the next couple of months,” he said. Dunham said he also wants fans to know that the band also has a single out. “We just went into Crisp recording studio over in Fayetteville (Arkansas). We recorded our take on Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight.” And we actually have that for sale by digital download, along with all the popular sites iTunes, Amazon music, Google music, it’s out there,” he said. Tuff Barnes said he had had a rough start after joining the band eight years ago. “When we first started out I couldn’t practice because I had heart surgery, so they were about three months ahead of me when we finally all got together. But we’ve come a long ways and play a lot of different venues now,” he said. Waylon Barnes said playing with Cherokees musicians is fairly common for him. “I’ve been playing with these Cherokees for the last eight years. Before that I played music with my dad, who was also Cherokee,” he said. Waylon Barnes said he believes the band’s longevity has placed them on a good path. “Yeah, with our band I think we’re hitting a pretty good stride. There are lots of gigs, and we just keep going up and up. With all of us having day jobs, it’s hard to stay on top of things all the time, but you got to do what you got to do.” For more information on nighTTrain’s, visit www.nighttrainonline.com or www.facebook.com/nighttrainrox.
BY STAFF REPORTS
07/07/2017 08:00 AM
CATOOSA, Okla. – Multi-platinum recording artist Bryan Adams is hitting the road and bringing his collection of hits on Sept. 14 to The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Tickets start at $59 and go on sale July 13. Fans can expect to hear many of Adams’ classics, such as “Summer of 69,” “Heaven,” “Everything I Do (I Do It For You),” “Cuts Like A Knife” and “Please Forgive Me” among others. He’ll also perform new songs off his 13th studio album “GET UP.” Adams has sold more than 65 million records, toured six continents and achieved No. 1 status in more than 40 countries. Considered one of Canada’s best-known ambassadors, Adams has been awarded the Order of Canada, was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into Wembley’s Square of Fame. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of <a href="http://www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com" target="_blank">www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com</a> or by calling 918-384-ROCK. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.