Newby & Moon make music magic, ready for St. Pat’s performance
Cody Newby and Lynn Moon stopped into Studio Blanket/Tent Fort to enjoy some Irish-inspired entertainment for this week’s edition of the column’s radio show. If you tuned in, you already know about the handfishin’-inspired origins to this great number: •Cody Newby & Lynn Moon — “Muddin’” —https://youtu.be/s5MkS2IGxzg.
As their band East Cache Creek readies to tackle the Red Dirt Reloaded stage, 6425 Cache Road, for a 9 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day show, the duo gave a bit of an early Irish offering with a lively take on the old drinking song, “Whiskey In The Jar.”
Hear them take modern pop back to the bluegrass woodshed — “I’m Cody Newby and I approve this message” : •Cody Newby & Lynn Moon — “All About That Bass” — https://youtu.be/4AdqT1t91Ls.
The gents know how to take another’s song and make it their own: •Cody Newby & Lynn Moon — “Marie Laveaux” — https://youtu.be/DV_HyspegKw.
A real magic moment came with the gents’ take on an Allman Brothers classic: •Cody Newby & Lynn Moon — “Midnight Rider” — https://youtu.be/pIqalwayWIY.
The pair cover a lot of ground. It comes from a partnership of over a decade that’s only getting stronger. Song structures can turn on a string when a mood strikes.
“Cody never knows what’s next so I say ‘Follow me,’” Moon said. “We’ve been doing it that way for 12 years.”
Newby said they’re “thinking real hard” about putting together a gospel album to record with Jay Alexander. They get practice performing at their church home, Beaver Creek Cowboy Church, and it’s about as legit an idea as Johnny Cash and Elvis recording gospel albums.
“Gospel music’s where I learned to sing,” Newby said. “It’s kinda going back to the roots of everything. ... Old gospel is very near and dear to me.”
But don’t get the guys wrong, Sunday morning has its place but they’re going to kick things up on a Saturday night that makes for a good time for everyone. You can take a listen to their debut album “6 Miles From Bowie” and learn that they rock and roll with the best. There’s no either/or to it. You make music to make people and yourself happy.
“That, to me, when the crowd is digging it,” Newby said, “that’s why I do it.”
East Cache Creek as a band is writing in anticipation of recording sometime in the near future. Right now, it’s about making yourself and others around you happy.
“Man, I’m just living the life,” Newby said before a smile flashed from his bearded face.
This weekend offers a feast of musical fun to fit your fancy in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. You can’t help but pick a four-leaf clover this fun, fine weekend.
If you’re heading to Medicine Park Saturday and Sunday, you can catch the best in Americana and bluegrass at Park Stomp.
Pre-Stomp kicks off Friday night when DuPree takes over the Small Mountain Tacos Boondocks Stage on Cobblestone Row from 6 to 9 p.m. This kicks off a big week for them. They’ll be performing nightly, beginning next Thursday, with 9 p.m. shows at the Apache Casino Hotel, 2315 E. Gore.
Meanwhile, over at Park Tavern, Park Stomp Day Zero will feature Just Strangers from 7 to 10 p.m. and the Brad Fielder Trio at 10:30 p.m.
For something a little (or a lot) different, head out to the Railhead Saloon, 909 S. Sheridan, at 9 p.m. Saturday when Scattergun Tape Deck opens the night before Mor’Gun Fontaine Presents the Top o’ the Moanin’ Drag Show.
Guitar Bar, 1816 SW 11th, is celebrating the St. on Friday with a 9 p.m. show by Jon Williams & The Coin Toss.
Garagemahalix will be the rockin’ the house band for a 9 p.m. St. Paddy’s Party at Fubar Saloon, No. 4 W. Lee, Saturday night.
Mike’s Sports Grille, 517 E. Gore, gets things going at 3 p.m. Saturday with music by The Casey Abbe Band and DJ Hybrid.
And on St. Paddy’s Day proper, Mountain Boomer Tavern, 1320 NW Homestead Drive, will be hosting “Shamrocks and Shenanigans” featuring music from Higher Ground from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The visit by Newby and Moon to Studio Blanket/Tent Fort made for a musically magic edition of ”Today’s Best Soundemonium!” with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist.
Jokey had a touch of the Irish with this week’s joke set-up. Here’s the punchline:
Jokey’s Corner — Cameron Buchholtz, with opener Anthony Cavazos, will be the featured comedian for the weekly Saturday night series to be held in the Summit Ballroom at the Apache Casino Hotel, 2315 E. Gore. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-up show are $10 and may be purchased at the casino cage or online atwww.apachecasinohotel.com.
Preacher Lawson, Friday, July 5. Tickets are on sale and are priced at $20, $25 and $30. Tickets may be purchased at the casino cage or online at www.apachecasinohotel.com.
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Apache Hotel & Casino, 2315 E. Gore, 9 p.m, Friday and Saturday: Smilin’ Bob English Band; Tuesday through Thursday: DuPree; Event Center: 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 22: Blood, Sweat & Tears; April 26: Sawyer Brown; May 17: Marshall Tucker Band; June 21: Chubby Checker; Aug. 9: Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noone; Oct. 25: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee; Nov. 22: Three Dog Night.
BrookRidge Retirement Community, 7802 Quanah Parker Trailway. 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, free. 536-9700: Frank & Friends Musical Entertainers.
Cooperton Senior Citizens 2nd and 4th Saturday Dance, Cooperton School. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Kenneth Boyd, 580-530-9067: live band, free refreshments, family-friendly, smoke and alcohol free.
Lawton-Ft Sill Catholic Community Center, 911 NW Hilltop Drive, dance Fridays, 7 p.m., NO MUSIC THIS WEEK ONLY, Wichita Sounds, traditional country, early R&R and ‘50s pop, ballroom; $7 cover and includes refreshments. No alcohol, no smoking. Everyone welcome. 574-1942.
Felicita’s Mexican Restaurant, 2102 Cache Road. 6-9 p.m. Saturday: TBD, 580-583-4747.
The Silver Spoon Kitchen and Bakeshop, 529 SW C,Friday, 6:30-9 p.m.: Danny Harrison; 6 p.m. Thursday: John Moots — Free. 357-6800. www.facebook.com/SILVERSPOONLAWTON.
Chianti Wine Bar, 5370 Cache Road, 366-3057, 7-10 p.m., Friday: TBD; 7-10 p.m., Saturday: Robbie McMillan.
Red Dirt Reloaded Bar & Grill, 6425 Cache Road, 699-3478, 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Monday-Saturday: Thursday, 9 p.m.: Karaoke Dude; Friday, 9 p.m.: TBD: Saturday, 9 p.m.: East Cache Creek Band.
Park Tavern, 198 E. Lake Drive, Medicine Park, live music and karaoke; medicineparktavern.com. Friday, 7 p.m.: Just Strangers and Brad Fielder Trio; Saturday, 8 p.m.: TBD; second Thursday each month, 8-11 p.m.: Open mic night with Bob Avila and Jack Smiley.
Railhead Saloon, 909 S. Sheridan, live music begins at 9 p.m., alternative/metal/hardcore/punk. Live music Friday 10 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 9 p.m.: Scattergun Tape Deck and Mor’Gun Fontaine Presents the Top o’ the Moanin’ Drag Show: 8 p.m., The Walking (Watching) Dead, Karaoke Dude and the Sunday Funday Hangover.
Guitar Bar, 1816 S. 11th, Monday: TBD; Tuesday: karaoke; Wednesday: acoustic open mic with Kris Brown; Thursday: acoustic with TBD; Friday, 9 p.m.: live music, Jon Williams & The Coin Toss; Saturday, 9 p.m.: karaoke; Sunday: 7 p.m.: open mic jam.
Fubar Saloon, No. 4 W. Lee, 699-3550, Friday, 9 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 8 p.m.: Garagemahalix.
Mountain Boomer Tavern, 1320 NW Homestead Drive, Friday, 9 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 8 p.m.: TBD; Sunday, 11 a.m.: Higher Ground.
Mike’s Sports Grille, 517 E. Gore, (580) 357-3080, Friday, 9 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 3 p.m.: The Casey Abbe Band DJ Hybrid.
Robinson’s Landing Marina & BBQ, north side of Lake Lawtonka, 1 mile west of Ann’s Country Kitchen to Lawtonka Road and down the shore line, free and open to the public, Friday, 6 p.m.: TBD; 8 p.m. Saturday: TBD; second Friday each month: 2nd Friday Open Mic with Dave Laurence.