Okay, so this is more than the average backyard garden shed/greenhouse. This is the greenhouse of the Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It sits on the grounds of the historic Snedden mansion. During the early part of the twentieth century oil was discovered in Oklahoma and vast fortunes were made. Tulsa became the oil capital of the world and there are a lot of magnificent estate homes that bear witness to the wealth that was present in this city. I took this photo in 2011. I was looking through some of my old files and found it so I thought I would share it with you. It is an awesome building. Have a blessed week.
Monday’s Music Moves Me
Gather ’round boys and girls. This week is a free choice week at Monday’s Music Moves Me so I thought I’d take the opportunity to introduce you to some of the more eclectic tunes in my play list.
First up in Nathanael Rateliff and the Night Sweats. I first heard this band on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. I immediately went to my computer and downloaded the album with this tune on it. Enjoy.
There has been a movement to return country music to it’s classic roots. The genre is called “Red Dirt” music because the bands that originated the sound came out of western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. If you have ever been west of Oklahoma City you will know why it’s called red dirt music. One of the groups goes by the name Red Dirt Rangers. Close your eyes and you can almost see Hank Williams Sr., Ernest Tubbs, and Bob Wills Texas Playboys. Here ya go.
Another “Red Dirt” band is Cross Canadian Ragweed. I don’t know much about them other than I like their sound. I can hear a little Nitty Gritty Dirt Band influence here and Lord knows we’ve all been sick and tired of being sick and tired.
A group that I just discovered is Dead South. I really like some of their work. There’s a little bluegrass, red dirt, and folk rock going on with these guys. Here the guys cover a classic from the sixties, House of the Rising Sun and to say it’s a little on the quirky side is putting it mildly, but I like their wardrobe, their musicianship, and the artistic video. They are the complete package.
Okay, let’s close this session out with a return to some classic blues/rock music. Virtually all of the original masters of blues are gone now and the baton has been passed to the current generation. Few people possess the guitar skills of Joe Bonamassa. Here he covers the BB King classic, “The Thrill is Gone”. Have a blessed week all.