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ACM@UCO ALUMNI BAND SPACE4LEASE INDEPENDENTLY DROP LATEST ALBUM, “BOSKY HILL SESSIONS”

ACM alumni Grayson Hamm, Walt Blythe, Caleb Grey and Brandon Brewer of psychedelic indie-rock band Space4Lease recently dropped their EP, “Bosky Hill Sessions.” Caleb Grey and Walt Blythe serve as the general managers for the band with Blythe also serving as the independent group’s booking agent. The four-piece formed in 2014 out of Oklahoma City and draws influence from groups such as Tame Impala and My Morning Jacket.

Space4Lease, with special guest Swim Fan, held a release at the Tower Theatre Studio in downtown Oklahoma City the night of the album drop.

Listen to Space4Lease on ACM’s Spotify profile!

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Space4Lease website.

ACM@UCO VOCAL PERFORMANCE ALUMNAE MALLORY EAGLE DROPS FIRST ALBUM, “RED DIRT HOME”

ACM vocal performance alumnae and Americana/Country artist Mallory Eagle dropped her first album, “Red Dirt Home,” late February. The album highlights many of her musical influences such as Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Roots.

Mallory can be found playing locally around Oklahoma City and at The Rodeo Opry most Saturday nights as the house band background vocalist.

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Mallory Eagle website.

QUEEN OF ROCKABILLY WANDA JACKSON TO VISIT ACM@UCO FOR A BOOK SIGNING AND INTERVIEW

Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. ACM@UCO Performance Lab.
Tickets $27 – Autobiography included in ticket price.

Join ACM@UCO for a special evening with the First Lady of Rock’n’Roll and the Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, as we celebrate the release of her autobiography, “Every Night is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” The evening will consist of an interview with Wanda, a brief audience Q&A and then a signing of the book.

For more information, contact Scott Booker, 404-974-4701.

Purchase tickets here.

JUDY COLLINS TO PRESENT A MASTERCLASS MARCH 9 AT ACM

Friday, March 9, 2 p.m. ACM@UCO Songwriting Room. Free and open to the public.

Grammy-winning musician, author and social activist Judy Collins will visit ACM@UCO for a Masterclass in partnership with CityRep. Collins has released over 50 albums since 1961 including interpretations of works by Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Her most recent album, “Everybody Knows,” is a collaboration with Stephen Stills and was released September 2017.

RSVP to the event here!

ACM@UCO SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS NOW AVAILABLE!

If you have been following our Facebook, you’ve seen us release some pretty nifty playlists curated by faculty and staff as well as playlists featuring our alumni and current students!

Click here to visit our Spotify profile. Give us a like and a follow to keep up with music tastes, samples from festivals and the latest breakout artists.

ACM@UCO STUDENT TREVOR MCBANE TO TAKE THE AMERICAN IDOL STAGE STARTING MARCH 11

ACM@UCO student Trevor McBane has taken the Spring 2018 semester off of school to audition and compete on American Idol season 1 on ABC Television Network! Starting March 11, we will be seeing Trevor on American Idol and following his journey as “The Guy Under the Hat.” Here’s a clip of Trevor in American Idol’s official video announcement on Facebook!

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THE REVOLUTION, MAVIS STAPLES TO HEADLINE ACM@UCO’S METRO MUSIC FEST

ACM@UCO is proud to announce the main headliners for the 2018 Metro Music Fest: The Revolution and Mavis Staples!

The Revolution, composed of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink, is best known as the band behind Prince. The Revolution have two No. 1 Billboard 200 albums – “Purple Rain” and “Around the World in a Day” – and multiple No. 1 singles. The band also has won three Grammys and three American Music Awards. After Prince’s death in 2016, the band remained united to continue to play in his honor.

Two-time Grammy winner and civil rights icon Mavis Staples, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, brings soul and gravitas to the festival this year. Mavis and her five-person band move fluidly between the gospel, soul, rock, rhythm-and-blues and country genres of the American roots music she helped pioneer with her family band, The Staple Singers.

Read more here.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PATRICK CONLON ELECTED PRESIDENT OF OAMS, PRESENTS GUEST LECTURE TO MUSIC FRESHMEN

ACM@UCO assistant director Patrick Conlon was recently elected president of the Oklahoma Association of Music Schools (OAMS)! OAMS’s mission is to spread music education in Oklahoma, particularly in higher education, and Conlon will be heading the charge.

Conlon also presented a guest lecture for freshmen music majors at the University of Oklahoma on how to start a career in the music industry as a classical musician.

ACM@UCO STUDENTS WILL RELEASE THEIR FIRST EP, “PHASES OF THE MOON”

ACM students Chris KrummrichTriston Lightner and Campbell Young, in addition to OCCC student Sean Kanaly, of psychedelic indie-rock band Don’t Tell Dena are releasing their debut EP “Phases of the Moon.” The album will be available on Feb. 9 on all major music websites such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and more. “Phases of the Moon” will feature a unique blend of lyrics, synth sounds and futuristic notes in an all-original album.

Don’t Tell, Dena!’s musical influences include bands such as Pink Floyd, The Killers, Walk the Moon, and Panic! at the Disco.

In their short time together, Don’t Tell, Dena! has performed at a host of venues and festivals including the Belle Isle Brewery, VZDs Restaurant and Bar, Sauced at The Paseo, The Bottle Cap Barn, The Yeti in Tulsa, Metro Music Festival, The Festival of the Arts, Twister Fest, Paseo Arts Festival, and Paramount Theater.

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