Robbie Mack McLerran

 

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Oklahoma bluesman, bassist, vocalist and songwriter Robbie Mack McLerran is keeping the Blues alive, inducted into the Blues category of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2012, McLerran was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, alongside his fellow former band members. McLerran’s former surf band—The Astronauts—rose to popularity in the sixties, releasing a number of albums on the RCA label, and later Capitol Records under the new name Hardwater. In 1970, Robbie teamed up with Oklahoma native John Herron and formed a songwriting partnership and the country-rock band Boondoggle & Balderdash, releasing two LP records for the MCA record group. The father of fellow Blues star Little Joe McLerran, Robbie Mack McLerran continues to influence both the national and local Blues scene.

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MAR6

J3 BAND BRINGS JAZZ AND BLUES TO THE JAZZ DEPOT STAGE SUNDAY

Originally, the J3 Band'sname was simply descriptive.

“It got started when we were doing a jazzy-type show for Copeland's, the restaurant out here [in Tulsa] for three or four years,” explains guitarist-vocalist Rick Gill. “We played there from the Sunday it opened until the Sunday it closed. We were a three-piece jazz group, made up of the piano player, the bass player, and myself, so I just called it J3.

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FEB23

MYRON AND BOOKER VARIETY SHOW BRINGS TULSA TALENT TO JAZZ DEPOT STAGE

In vocalist Booker Gillespie, Myron Oliver has found a kindred spirit – especially when it comes to the local music scene. Like saxophonist Oliver, Gillespie not only performs a lot in and around Tulsa; he also appreciates the amount of talent he sees and hears when he's a member of the audience.

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