Dennis B. Rogers, 73

Born February 18, 1945

Died March 14, 2018

Walter Williams, 74

Born August 18, 1943

Died March 14, 2018

Elmer Alvin Ivy, 61

Born July 9, 1956

Died March 14, 2018

Warren Parker, Jr., 64

Born September 14, 1953

Died March 14, 2018

Leroy Griffith, 61

Born February 15, 1957

Died March 14, 2018


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Friday, March 16

2018 Student Art Show

Saturday, March 17

2018 Student Art Show
Saint Paddy's Day Jam
St. Paddy's Day with Echelon
Spring Stampede
Easter Minis
Tri-Highway Talent Showcase

Sunday, March 18

Painting with Gwyn while enjoying the wine

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 8:52 AM

Wil Maring plays the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame tomorrow.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame will host Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin Thursday at 7 pm at the Frisco Depot, 401 S. 3rd in Muskogee.

As a teenager Wil Maring sat for long summer hours at her family’s roadside vegetable stand, picking out self-made tunes on her Sears guitar to pass the time. She never dreamed of the path she would one day follow.

Wil has become a highly respected songwriter, a winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest, a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, and has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry with her original music, in addition to touring extensively in Europe and Japan. Added to the contributions of the accomplished musicians with whom she tours, it becomes a beautiful original acoustic music that straddles the fence between bluegrass, folk, and acoustic country, sometimes containing subtle hints of Celtic, old time and even pop music.

As Dave Higgs, respected host of Nashville Public Radio’s nationally syndicated bluegrass program describes the performance, “Absolutely, hands-down some of the most mesmerizing, exciting, interesting and enjoyable acoustic music I have ever heard. Wil’s songs are just in a league of their own, and the picking.... the interplay between (the musicians) is simply astonishing.”

Robert Bowlin started at age 1 and a half playing the ukelele, graduated to his dad’s guitar at age 5, and has been creating unique and beautiful guitar music ever since. He won the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship in Winfield, Kansas in 1979 and got 2nd in the Flatpicking Guitar Contest in 1978. His professional career has included stints with artists such as Maura O’ Connell, Kathy Mattea, Tom T. Hall, the Osborne Brothers, Bill Monroe, Ray Price, Bobby Bare, Faron Young, Ricky Van Shelton.

He was a session guitarist and fiddler in Nashville for countless recordings. He has played onstage with artists such as BB King and Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Peter Rowan, and Vassar Clements. He has performed his original music on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Admission is $5 and all ages are welcome.