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One of my favorite parts of living in Oklahoma. I found out that a LOT of our local artists are pulling together to help the bar industry workers that are out of work because of the Coronavirus. I think this is awesome, and wanted to make sure I shared the links with you with all of the info so you can click, watch and donate this weekend and the next few weeks. So what can you do? Well, you're home anyway, and if you love live music, why not get a show in your house? Plus, all the bands will post a PayPal link so you can donate to the staff that is currently out of work due to the virus.
There is some pretty amazing talent, and it's not just this weekend. Like I said, it's going on for as long as help is needed. So when you click on the links, make sure you give them a like so you can keep up to date on where the next show is at, and who it benefits. I know what my bar tab normally is, so if you have been out to enjoy some of these great artists, make sure you drop at least 2 rounds of drinks worth of cash to help out.
Noah Engy says he's going to perform for many different places. So make sure you give him a follow on Facebook so you can keep up to date on where he's helping out with tonight and in future weeks to come.
Noah self describes his music as American Roots Music and he has dubbed his style as "Rag-Honk." A mixture of ragtime and honky tonk with a spattering of blues.
Follow and get the link for the shows HERE
The Flannels plan to also do many events to help raise money for staff that are out of work now. Follow them all for links to see their shows from the comfort of your own home, and make sure you donate to help. The Flannels are an all 90's tribute band that does loud electric shows as well as unplugged acoustic shows mimicking what was done on Mtv!!
Zin babies are helping out too. Give them a follow for the link to their live stream
Like I said, if you can't stream any of these shows this weekend, the bands are planning to help for as long as they can. So make sure you follow their social media so you can get the links for future shows.
Plus, more local music, there are more bands that want to help too. Once the ban is lifted and bars are open again, these guys all plan to be at a benefit on a Sunday when the business is open again, with an all day event where 100% of the proceeds going to 40 West