The Blue Door will reopen in June!
After two long years, the time has come for the Blue Door to reopen next month starting with John Fullbright and his band for back to back to shows June 3 and June 4 previewing songs from his upcoming record “The Liar’ due September 30th on Blue Dirt/Thirty Tigers. Tickets go on sale this Friday and are limited to 4 per person.
John will return to the Blue Door Sept 30 and Oct 1st to celebrate this release before doing shows in Tulsa and Texas. Also in June long time Blue Door friends Michael Fracasso with Terry “Buffalo” Ware, Susan Herndon & The Bella Counsel CD release, and a benefit for a local school. In July the great Albert Lee returns on the 7th, David Amram on the 12th and Slaid Cleaves on the 22nd. August will see Kelly Willis, Melissa Carper and Brennen Leigh with a cool country song swap, and a special birthday show with Will Sexton & Amy Lavere. The full list of upcoming shows will posted soon.
While I did not get all the things I wanted for the re-opening, it will look much better with a new roof, new bathrooms, new sound equipment and just a nicer look while of course retaining the wonderful rustic look of the Blue Door. Thanks to Mike Lander, Michael Smith, Everett Moran and Adam Sarmiento for their help. I also want to thank everyone who donated to the cause and please remember that the Blue Door is a place for inclusion and diversity and compassion for those in need. Please do everything you can to save our democracy and reject “The Big Lie.” Woody warned us about fascists and now they are not just a reminder of 1930’s Europe, they are right here among us and will kill democracy with wins in 2022 and 2024. While I must take a stand, that does not mean the Blue Door is only gonna be about this issue, we will always be about songwriters and how they can help us all live and learn in a troubled world. I love my country I love my state, even when I am the cheerleader of criticism. I want truth to shine and love to endure. Be well and teach peace!