King Okie is back in the studio! Fresh drummer, new guitar player and a brand-new sound. The first single is available for your enjoyment. Check out everybody’s favorite, The Brownie Song on Google Play. For best results, play it loud. Also Available on Spotify.
King OKie is playing the Outtakes Music Fest on Friday night at the world-famous Eskimo Joe’s in Stillwater. Outtakes is a part of this year’s Red Dirt Film Fest.
Red Dirt will bring hundreds of film-industry professionals to Stillwater to screen movies, attend workshops and party. A lot of that partying will happen at Eskimo Joe’s on Friday and at George’s Stables on Saturday with a super-eclectic lineup of musicians playing psychedelic, rock, folk, country and, of course, heavy western music.
Here’s the OUTTAKES lineup:
Friday, March 30 @ Eskimo Joe’s:
10 pm = Kevin Snelson
10:45 pm = King Okie Brand Music Band
11:45 pm = Psycho Deralikt Duo
12:30 am = Helen Kelter Skelter
Saturday, March 31 @ George’s Stables
7 pm = Zac Wenzel
7:45 pm = Ben Ben Mckenzie
8:45 pm = Carter Sampson
10 pm = The Trapps (Thomas Trapp & Kim Reynolds)
The band can tell you from experience that The Trapps and Carter Sampson are going to be great, and Snelson’s all-original songwriting is going to give you pause … and probably the giggles.
King Okie will also be selling hard copies of the newly recorded “Brownie Song,” complete with thrashing drums, dobros, electric guitars and a really sweet mix for jamming loudly on your favorite sound system. This track is the beginning of Phase II for King OKie as the band is back in the studio, perfecting a new vibe in heavy western music. Follow King OKie on WordPress for the forthcoming video and other treats.
Read more about Red Dirt Film here. And stay tuned.
King Okie Brand Music Band will play the Red Dirt Film festival with the band’s newest member, Ez Monger, on drums. Monger is an accomplished percussionist who has been playing with King Okie for over a year. He brings an intense, contemporary sound to the set, as well as a monster drum kit.
Red Dirt Film festival is in its fifth year and will run March 29-31, 2018 in Stillwater, Ok, at Oklahoma State University. This year’s live-music programming is brought to you by the illustrious Joe Mack. Stay tuned for dates and venues.
King Okie is playing Day Fest at the Commune in Stillwater on Saturday, October 21 at 12 PM – 10 PM!
We are super excited to play with our friends again at Day Fest.
Day Fest is family friendly collection of local music, art, poetry, food, beer and spirits and of course smiles and good times.
Bring your picnic blanket for this free multimedia event including live music, film showings and a chance to talk to filmmakers from the festival.
The evening will begin with the filmmaker press panel at 5 p.m. Local press and community are invited to speak with the filmmakers about their work and experiences.
“This is the best way to sample the film festival,” said Damon Blalack, film fest director. “And [it’s] a chance to give back… to one of Oklahoma’s best charities, the Red Dirt Relief Fund.” Red Dirt music icons Chuck Dunlap and Scott Carson will perform at 6 p.m. and will be accepting donations for the fund which benefits local veteran musicians in need.
The original Oklahoma feature comedy, “Skid,” will be shown on the inflatable screen at 7:30, along with other comedies, including “Ronnie BoDean” starring Wes Studi. Local artists Dominick McClenny and Tres Dudes will perform live. King Okie Brand Music Band will finish the evening playing all original heavy western music.
The kick-off party begins the three-day Red Dirt International Film Festival. Films from around the world will be shown Oct. 9 and 10 at the Stillwater Community Center, competing for jury awards including Best Oklahoma Film and Best International Film.
The festival will include “6 or 7 hours of non-stop horror in one room with a panel featuring renowned Oklahoma personality Count Gregore and directors Josh Miller and Nick Sanford,” said Blalack. It also includes live music, more parties and an award ceremony Saturday night.
While the kick-off party is free to the public, weekend passes to the film festival are available at reddirtfilmfest.org. For press passes or to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programming Director Marisa Ferrell (405) 708-1818
Executive Director Damon Blalack (405) 880-0276
Read the news article.
KING OKIE BRAND MUSIC BAND ANNOUNCES CD RELEASE DATE & RELEASE PARTY:
SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2015 AT THE COMMUNE IN STILLWATER OK.
Stillwater, OK (July7, 2015)—After a year in the works, King Okie Brand Music Band will release the new EP, “In the Sky,” on August 1 with a free party and concert that night at the Commune in Stillwater.
The new EP features six all-original songs by this Stillwater group who have made a name for themselves as undefinable, but insist on calling their work “Heavy Western.”
With protest songs and road music that one fan described as sounding “like Jonny Cash and Bootsy Collins joined Primus,” King Okie Brand Music Band doesn’t sound like other acts in Oklahoma.
The first single from the EP, “Food of the Gawds,” is a comedic protest song about a brownie recipe and is available now on Youtube.
“The CD release party is a chance for us to share our music with our community, but it is also a stepping stone to reaching other goals,” said singer La Bandita Del Lago. “If we manage to sell all the copies of our CD, we will be able to afford to record another hour’s worth of material professionally, which beats asking our fans for money on Kickstarter.”
This event is free and open to the public. (Bring Your Own Picnic Blanket)
Communitas Productions (405) 714-7421