A boy from Okemah is Mayfest's hottest ticket.
In the wake of receiving a Grammy Award nomination but a few months ago, John Fullbright, it seems, is receiving his due. The Bearden native has quickly gained notice for his folky way with music and its roots in blues, country and gospel since he became a contender for a Grammy Award under the category of “Americana.” Bonnie Raitt ultimately took the honors in March, but it left everyone wanting to know more about the fresh-faced 24-year-old with the blues-seared chords. If you ask anyone at the Blue Door in Oklahoma City, the lad from around Woody Guthrie’s way is worth listening to over and over again. Maybe that’s why the venue frequently books him for two or three consecutive nights at a time. Blue Door has him May 10-12. Unfortunately, those shows sold out two months ago, but you still can catch him at Tulsa International Mayfest’s free stage show on May 16 with Monte Montgomery. Check out more at www.tulsamayfest.org and keep an eye on www.bluedoorokc.com for his next scheduled appearance.