Leon Russell’s Church Studio in Tulsa will reopen late this year

The Church Studio in Tulsa, once owned by late Oklahoma music legend Leon Russell, will reopen in late 2020 as a studio and museum, according to recent article in the Tulsa World. Teresa Knox, the owner of the facility, has been collecting Russell memorabilia and renovating the former church for months. The newspaper reported: Russell-related … Continue reading Leon Russell’s Church Studio in Tulsa will reopen late this year

Future location for Bob Dylan Archive announced in downtown Tulsa

The Philbrook Museum of Art in downtown Tulsa will close later this month and move out its collection so the Bob Dylan Archive can move into the building and open there in 2021. The Philbrook will close its doors at 116 Reconciliation Way (map here) of Guthrie Green on Dec. 29. The Philbrook keeps its … Continue reading Future location for Bob Dylan Archive announced in downtown Tulsa

Bob Dylan adds more Route 66 images to his paintings

World-famous songwriter and Nobel Prize laureate Bob Dylan three years ago painted a series of images that included more than a half-dozen images from Route 66 as part of his "The Beaten Path" series. The number of images from the Mother Road has increased. The Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, posted this image … Continue reading Bob Dylan adds more Route 66 images to his paintings

New Bob Dylan artwork features Route 66

A new show, "The Beaten Path," at a gallery in London features Bob Dylan artwork that includes several images of Route 66. The Halcyon Gallery is showing the famed singer-songwriter and recent Nobel laureate's acrylic paintings, sketches and watercolors of American landscapes through Dec. 11. According to Vanity Fair, Dylan had worked on them for the past 2 … Continue reading New Bob Dylan artwork features Route 66

Mother Road Revival folk festival in Tulsa announced

A folk music and film festival Sept. 8-11 in Tulsa called the Mother Road Revival that pays tribute to Route 66 was announced this morning at the city's BOK Center arena, with popular country-rock artist Jason Isbell as the headlining act. The Mother Road Revival will occur at several venues that weekend that also include … Continue reading Mother Road Revival folk festival in Tulsa announced

Tulsa lands Bob Dylan archive

A few years ago, Tulsa was lucky enough to acquire the archive of folk-music legend Woody Guthrie. So it seems natural Tulsa also would acquire the archive of music legend Bob Dylan, who began his career as a Woody Guthrie disciple. The New York Times got the scoop this week of the Tulsa-based George Kaiser … Continue reading Tulsa lands Bob Dylan archive

Marty Stuart song inspired by Route 66 stop

I've known about this song for 15 years, but country-music artist Marty Stuart revealed in a recent story in American Songwriter magazine that his 1999 song "The Observations of a Crow" drew its inspiration during a stop on Route 66. Stuart explained how the song happened: It was when I was writing "The Pilgrim." My … Continue reading Marty Stuart song inspired by Route 66 stop

Route 66 makes brief appearance in Chrysler Super Bowl ad

The advertisement Chrysler aired tonight during the 2014 Super Bowl will forever be labeled as the "Bob Dylan Chrysler ad" -- mostly because of the surprising appearance by the famously reticent singer-songwriter. But a Missouri Route 66 shield also makes an appearance. You'll see it about the 20-second mark. https://youtu.be/KlSn8Isv-3M Chrysler has produced a few … Continue reading Route 66 makes brief appearance in Chrysler Super Bowl ad