A trio of locally rooted performers are asking for hometown help to continue their musical journeys.
Lawton born country artist Bryan White is asking for a kickstart to his newest release. After first earning fame in 1994 after signing to a record label at the age of 20, White has had six number one songs on the Billboard country charts. White is looking to fan-funding for his next release.
Nationally known artist/friends Glenn Campbell, Leann Rimes, Rascal Flatts and Neal McCoy along with support from local legends Phil Sampson, Michael Madison, Jimmy Jack Whitaker, Kris Forsyth and more, have joined to help White launch his Kickstarter project. The goal is to create a new record without the help of a record label.
Money raised will help to pay musicians, engineers, the studios, and everything else that goes into it. Anything exceeding the budget will be used for promotion and whatever else it takes to get the record off the ground. Deadline to chip-in is Wednesday. Various pledge amounts offer a variety of different personalized incentives involving White.
Go to the link at Kickstarter.com http://bit.ly/BryanWhiteProject and check out the many funding options.
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Oklahoma songbird Ali Harter is changing her process with her new recording. Harter said this time, she's going it alone.
Three years after No Bees, No Honey, Harter has pooled a plan for her next offering, Near the Knuckle. Recording is slated for mid-November at 115 Recordings in Norman. The release is expected on disc and vinyl next year, as well as new merchandise. Donations are needed by Nov. 13 and the goal is to raise $12,000.
Using Kickstarter.com, Harter is looking for funding help from her fans. In turn, she's promising to let everyone know where each dime donated is spent. Studio recording and production, mixing and mastering, paying musicians, childcare, gas money, artwork, manufacturing CDs and vinyl, publicity, physical and digital promotion, merchandise, album release show and promotion, websites, packaging and postage of rewards to donors are upcoming expenses.
"I will be blogging weekly updates at WWW.ALIHARTER.COM even if I have nothing to say," Harter said. "I promise to report the good, the bad, and the ugly along the way. I want to say thank you in advance to anyone who donates, or spreads the word, or supports this project in any way. I cannot do this alone."
Learn more at: www.facebook.com/pages/115-Recording/158943200799608.
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A local rapper is asking for votes to help give him a great opportunity.
Lawton's Tony Reaper is asking for you to vote him for acceptance to The Unsigned Tour a medium-sized events company set up to help the unsigned Artist stand a chance at getting their music heard by the right people.
Reaper is a dual-rap-style specialist who's been at his game since 2009. He makes his own beats and mixes metaphors influenced by Tool singer Maynard J. Keenan and Slipknot's Corey Taylor with the hip hop of Tech N9ne and Boondox feel.
"I attempt to bring consciousness with my words so that the songs have meaning," Reaper said. "I mean, yes, there are a few songs that are put together for entertainment purposes but in the end it's all fun."
You can hear more about Reaper on his Reverbnation page: reverbnation.com/tonyreaper. Voting for the tour ends Tuesday. Vote here: www.theunsignedtour.com/vote.
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Next week, I'll be reviewing local songwriter Rosen Carpenter's new CD, Wreckless Abandon and the new release from Down, Down IV Part I - The Purple EP.
Atlanta Bread Company Bakery & Cafe, 2 N. Sheridan. 6 p.m. Fridays, free. 581-1177. Mr. Frank (solo guitar) plays first Friday of each month; "Logan and the Guys" play second, third & fourth Fridays.
Rockin' Ranch, 1924 S. U.S. 277, 355-2200 doors open at 6 p.m., live country music.
The Silver Spoon Kitchen and Bakeshop, 529 C Ave. 6:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, live music. Free. 357-6800. www.facebook.com/SILVERSPOONLAWTON
Railhead Saloon, 909 S. Sheridan, live music begins at 9 p.m. alternative/metal/hardcore/punk. Friday: TBA; Saturday: Deadweight and Spooky Fruit.
VFW Post 5263,103 NE 20th 8 p.m. Saturdays, Creek, country dance band, 8 p.m. Saturdays. 248-0713. Public welcome.
Mom's Only Chance Saloon, 14494 State Hwy. 36, Faxon live entertainment, 8 p.m. Saturdays. 597-2438.
Acoustic Rock Coffee House, 1408 NW 15th, 699-5220, performances begin at 8 p.m. every Thursday: Kerry Hartman, red dirt.
Gert's Pub 'n Grub, 2617 Cache Road, 355-1100 Friday: Octoberfest with the Brothers DuPree, 6:30 p.m.
GoldSkye Ranch Resort, 14277 NE Dillon Lane, Fletcher Saturday: 1st Fall Revue Concert with The Moonshine Band, Samantha Rose Band and Southern Journey Band, 3 p.m.
Wall Street Bar, 23 N. 7th in Duncan, 255-7780 Live music.
Park Tavern, 198 East Lake Drive, Medicine Park, live music and karaoke; medicineparktavern.com.
Brewskie's, 1134 Cache Road, 248-4702 live music and karaoke
Kickstand Bar, 9702 NW 4-Mile Road Friday: 9 p.m., Paul Lopez Band.
Karaoke & more
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Fridays-Sundays, The Zoo, 1201 N. Sheridan, 581-1771.
Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays, Jimmy's Lounge, 4401 Cache Rd., 248-4692.
Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays, Jerry's Place, 1906 SW Lee Blvd. 699-5323.
Spotlight DJ and Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays, The Pub, 208 Jones St., Marlow. (580) 658-6522.
Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays, Kimchi Garden, 1217 Cache Rd., 355-8585.
Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays, Hoffman's Bar & Grill, 201 NW Arlington.
Steve O the Karaoke Dude, 10 p.m.-closing Tuesdays, Helen's Club, 1710 Cache Rd.; 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays, Comanche Nations Casino; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursdays, Brewskie's 1134 Cache Rd.; 10 p.m.-closing Fridays, Fubar Saloon, # 4 SW Lee Blvd.; 10 p.m.-closing Sundays.