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Live from Cain’s Sessions: Jedd Hughes
May 19 | 7:00 pm CDT
Live From Cain’s and White Claw Hard Seltzer continue a series of live stream concerts with music from Australian singer songwriter, A-list Nashville session man, and Vince Gill guitarist, Jedd Hughes, Tuesday May 19, beginning at 7 PM CT. This “Live From Cain’s Session” is hosted on the Cain’s Ballroom Facebook page www.facebook.com/cainsballroom. Fans will be treated to a behind-the-scenes peek at the Cain’s “green room,” a space normally reserved as a retreat for touring musicians and their crew before shows. Hughes will be performing his songs from the green room surrounded by Ballroom artifacts and memorabilia.
With these “Live From Cain’s Sessions,” Tulsa’s Phil Clarkin Photography, Press Pause Films, Midwest Drone Productions, and the seasoned crew from the Cain’s Ballroom provide music fans with a multi-cam HD, virtual back-stage pass for a superb live music experience coming directly from this historic independent venue. It’s great entertainment from the safety and comfort of your own home during these uncertain times. Six more Sessions will be announced soon.
“We are so pleased with the response to our first live stream with Tulsa musician, John Fulbright last week,” says Chad Rodgers, who operates this family owned venue along with his brother Hunter Rodgers. “It’s great to be able to safely bring live music to fans during these very challenging times. We’re looking forward to when we can open our doors to the public once again. In the meantime, we’re partnering with ‘Live From Cain’s’ to virtually recreate the community we love so well.”
WHAT: “Live From Cain’s Sessions” – a live stream concert with JEDD HUGHES presented by White Claw Hard Seltzer
WHEN: Tues. May 19, 7 PM CT
WHERE: Hosted on the Cain’s Ballroom Facebook Page from the Cain’s Ballroom green room
Jedd Hughes grew up in Quorn, Australia listening to his father’s old 50’s and 60’s country music records. He spent his teen years playing guitar and touring with Australian country music artists. Hughes moved to Levelland, Texas after high school to study music at South Plains College. He later moved to Nashville and was signed to MCA Records in his early 20s, which unfortunately ended when the label was sold. Hughes spent the next decade working as an A-list studio session guitarist. He’s collaborated on dozens of projects with notable country artists from Patty Loveless to Guy Clark and toured with Rodney Crowell and Oklahoma’s own Vince Gill. Hughes’ latest album,West, was released in August 2019. www.jeddhughes.com
“Live from Cain’s” is a nonprofit endeavor that combines live music with thought provoking and entertaining conversations to create a new radio show concept originating from Tulsa’s historic Cain’s Ballroom for a national public radio audience. Last year, Live From Cain’s received a generous grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In May 2019, a live-to-tape production of a pilot episode was recorded in front of a live audience. The evening featured music and conversation with host Robbie Fulks, musical guest Bonnie Bishop, Bob Dylan guitarist Kevin Odegard and the “Live From Cain’s” House Band: Paul Benjaman & the Oklahoma Specials (Paul, John Fullbright, Travis Linville, Roger Ray, Paddy Ryan, Jeremy Watkins, Jennifer Marriott and Wanda Watson). This pilot will be packaged with an additional seven episodes to be recorded in 2020-2021. The series will be offered to public radio stations nationwide as the next step toward an eventual 26-episode season of broadcasts. www.facebook.com/LiveFromCains.
Built in 1924, The Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Okla. has gone from a garage, a dime-a-dance joint and a dancing academy until it became what is known by artists and patrons alike as one of the top performance venues in the world today. The highlight of the ballroom is a historic maple dance floor designed in a “log cabin” or concentric square pattern. Lighting the dance floor is a four-foot neon star and a silver disco ball. The walls are decorated with oversized photographs of various musicians who played Cain’s, including Bob Wills, Johnnie Lee Wills, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Tex Ritter, Kay Starr and Tennessee Ernie Ford. Between the portraits are black fiddle-shaped fixtures illuminated by a single red bulb. As the home of Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys from 1935 to 1942, the Ballroom was especially significant for popularizing a new sound called Western swing, a form of country and western that combined jazz, hillbilly, blues, big band swing, rhumba, mariachi and jitterbug. Bob Wills hosted weekly dances, a midnight radio show and a daily noon-hour radio program from Cain’s during what are remembered as his glory years. Cain’s is known throughout the music industry as not only “The Home of Bob Wills,” but also as the “Carnegie Hall of Western Swing.” Cain’s music history doesn’t stop there. Past touring acts include Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan, Van Halen, Metallica, The Ramones, The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ted Nugent, The Black Keys, Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, Smashing Pumpkins, GWAR, Levon Helm Band, Sonic Youth, Elvis Costello, Kings of Leon, Alice in Chains and many more. www.cainsballroom.com.