Adding to the already rich history of the Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street in Oklahoma City, Beau Jennings and Willow Way are hosted a show May 30 at 7:30 p.m. with the second show of the Fanswell and Cellar Door Music concert series followed by a night tour of the home. Tickets will be $15 for the performances, beer and wine, and an additional $5 for the tour.
Starting the show off is sister folk and Americana-duo Willow Way. Jennifer Maynord and Melanie Schmidt recently released their EP, “Chasing Ghosts” at the Paramount on Film Row in Oklahoma City.
In in a Creator Conversation interview with Uncovering Oklahoma, Jennings shared he’d been living in New York and began working on what he thought would be an album about the city.
“I got distracted though by a Will Rogers book I read and from there the songs started coming to me rather easily,” said Beau Jennings. “The idea came to me to retrace Will’s footsteps and write songs along the way. Then I figured why not bring a camera along to document the trip. It all kinda snowballed from there.”
Accompanying the album is “The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers,” a documentary shot by Jennings and Bradley Beesley. The film will be making its premiere at the deadCENTER Film Festival on June 13 at 12:30 p.m. and June 14 at 5:45 p.m. Limited edition posters and merchandise will be available at both screenings during the festival.
Cellar Door Music Group is a new resource for musicians, venues and events to connect as well as provide performing opportunities for artists. Fanswell, co-founded by Graham Colton, is an online tool for artists and fans to book house shows and listening rooms.