Tickets will be sold tonight at the door, only $10 (cash only)
Remembering our friend Steve Pryor, from Gretchen Mullen:
This is Gretchen Mullen and Steve allowed me to help him with his Facebook page and public relations beginning in 2011. I would like to share this musical biography that Steve and I used for promotion. I am sorry that I do not know the original author, but he liked this very much. He also just completed a new recording and I will share more about that later.
In 1978 Muddy Waters told Steve, "Don't ever put that guitar down!" Since that time he has shared the stage with John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Greg Allman, and Dr. John, Johnny Winter, to name a few. His tours with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and countless performances in concerts, night clubs, and blues festivals have left enduring impressions on all who attended.
Steve's guitar style and singing encompass a history of Blues Americana without compromising his love for extreme, rocking Stratocaster guitar tones. The Steve Pryor band provides plenty of material for the blues purist, however, unlike many strict bluesmen, they see nothing wrong with tapping the roots of rock 'n 'roll to get their message across. Songs like John Hiatt's "Paper Thin," and Keith Richard's "Before They Make Me Run," seem to draw a very fine line between blues and rock (and even country) thereby demonstrating the similarity between the styles while reaffirming Pryor's own versatility.
Steve's rich history also includes his performance in and contributions to the soundtrack of "The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag" as well as projects by Dennis Hopper, (Chasers"), HBO, Filmwerks, and Melrose Place.
Pryor co-produced his CD, "Cardboard Luck," with Grammy Award winning David Teegarden (drums). It contains six original songs plus covers by Kim Wilson and Mark Knopfler.
Steve was once described as, “Gene Autry stepping off a UFO with a Stratocaster in his hand and an Elmore James song in his heart.” With their unique sound, which taps not only into blues but also rock 'n roll & red dirt, The Steve Pryor Band is sure to satisfy all who listen.
"El Nino Chickendog"
"Steve Pryor Band"
Tickets will be sold tonight at the door, still only $10 (cash only)
"What the Food Truck" / WTF?
will be serving delicious food starting at 7:00, thank you Travis Bruton, class of 88!
This should be another great BuzzFest with your friends, much buzz
Update April 11, 2016
We are proud to announce Nathan Hale alums and friends Steve Pryor, class of 74 and Tom Hanford, class of 78, will perform for your listening and dancing pleasure at this years BuzzFest!
Tom will be presenting his band Sea of Time playing music from The Beatles (one of the BEST Beatle cover bands) along with others including David Bowie and Prince.
Steve is a music legend and member of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.
And just added (and wouldn’t be the same without them), JDG, The Jim Dittus Group with Jim, David Chapman, class of 79, Kelly “Thumper” Real, class of 80 and Brian Garrett, class of 75. Thank you my friends for completing a great music lineup!
Also want to thank all those who have performed over the years starting with the Barrett Lewis Band (with Barrett, Alan Ransom and Rick Huskey),
Black Kat Benders (with Bruce Allen Jones, Bob Bledsoe, Kara Covey and Blair Raguse) and the Wayne Garner Band.
I know Tom would like to get an all star jam going at the end of the night so don't be surprised if you get a call ;-)
Thank you both for honoring us with your presence this year. Can't wait till Saturday night May 7!