OK Mozart presents Kierston White in Ambler Hall Concert Series
Norman-based singer-songwriter slated April 30
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — OK Mozart presents singer-songwriter Kierston White in concert at 8 p.m. April 30 in Ambler Hall, 415 S. Dewey, in Bartlesville.
The Norman-based musician and founding member of the Tequila Songbirds is among the most promising voices in American music today. Her messages of betrayal, loss, healing and hope resonate with people of all backgrounds and at all stages of life. Scott Fuchs, of NineBullets.net, said she is a “stunning, fully realized, remarkably confident tour de force,” in a review of her 2014 debut album, “Don’t Write Love Songs.” He noted her “masterful interpretation of American Roots music transcends the genre and becomes something wholly unique and exquisite.”
White attributes her musical influences to her brother, Bryon White, who started his own band while she was in college. She learned guitar around that time but was secretly writing poetry long before taking up music.
“My first band was called Ails and Remedies for which I played the banjo and wrote just a few songs,” she said in an email interview. After a while she ventured out alone, and then founded the wildly popular band Tequila Songbirds, which is comprised of other solo artists.
In 2014, she released her first studio CD, which is still selling nationwide and overseas. White is working on her second album, which she expects to release in early 2017.
On April 30, she plans to play several songs from her album, but her goal is to play just as many newer ones.
“I tend to keep new songs to myself for quite a long incubation period before I show them to people, but I have a few that need to be heard for the first time,” she said. “I am excited about the famous acoustics of Ambler Hall and think it’s going to be a good place to debut some new stuff.”
Tickets are available for $17.50 at okmozart.com or by calling 918-336-9800. Beer and wine will be provided. Parking for Ambler Hall is available in the lot on the north side of the building. Please be seated 15 minutes prior to the event, doors open at 7 p.m. For more information about White, visit KierstonWhite.com.
OK Mozart: Oklahoma’s Premier Music Festival
The OK Mozart International Festival brings classical and crossover concerts each summer to Bartlesville. This 32nd season, June 11-18, presents Oklahoma artists along with favorites Catherine Russell, Anne-Marie McDermott and the Mirć String Quartet.
Funding is made possible through the support of the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Mid-America Arts Alliance and individual, corporate and foundation patrons. For more information on the festival, visit www.okmozart.com.