New and exciting Live dates have been posted. Many more to come! Make sure and see us at Bixby Blues and BBQ on May 3rd! Check back often for new listings and dates!
Our show schedule is really exciting this year! You can catch us in OKC at the Festival of Arts, at Bixby Blues and BBQ, and now at Mayfest on May 16th!
What a year we have had! January found us on the cover of the Tulsa Blues society magazine. We also welcomed a new member as Blair Raguse took over playing bass for us. What a great addition he has been. We played several high end gigs including the CAINS Ballroom, OKC Limits, and the Cimaron in Tulsa. All of our gigs this year featured our original music and we had great response from all that came and heard us. Especially at the IBC competitions. The end of summer found us at Natura Studios with David Teegarden and company at the helm of his wonderful studio. We recorded, mixed and mastered 12 original songs which can be found on our CD, Black Kat Benders. Reviews are in and it's been a huge success. We have had radio play in OKC, Colorado and all over the world via the Internet. Sales have been great as we have sold here in the US and Canada. We went as high as #3 on the Reverbnation charts for Blues in Tulsa, OK. We took a break towards the end of the year and can't wait to get back at it in 2013. Thanks again to all our friends, old and new, and thanks for your support! Have a safe and Happy New Year and we'll see you soon! BKB
Wow, have we been busy! We want to tell everyone about our new CD! It was recorded at Natura studio's with David Teegarden and crew at the helm! This all original album is a snapshot of where this band is at this point in time. You can buy it here on CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/blackkatbenders or search for us in ITunes. What a year this has been, playing Cains ballroom, Oklahoma City Limits and now the release of our first CD!
August 18th at Legendary CAINS Ballroom THE BLUES SOCIETY OF TULSA 9TH ANNUAL BLUES CHALLENGE ORDER OF APPEARANCE BANDS (APPROXIMATE TIMES) Here is the schedule for the Tulsa Blues Society Blues Challenge on August 18th at CAINS ballroom!
1. TILT …………………………………….6:00 2. JOSHUA YARBROUGH BAND ….....6:45 3. BLACK KAT BENDERS ……………..7:30 4. DUSTIN PITTSLEY BAND ................8:15 5. SARAH D. & THE DAMNED SOULS ..9:00 6. JAMES GROVES BLUES MACHINE ..9:45 7. III DEGREE ......................................10:30
Tulsa Blues Society will host their annual Blues Challenge this year at legendary CAINS BALLROOM on August 18! Come out and see Tulsa's best blues bands compete to see who goes on the Memphis!
We play a benefit for Ace Eversole at the Cimarron. What a lineup of bands! It's like a "Who's -Who" of Tulsa bands! We are looking forward to helping out in any way we can!
We're back! We will be playing Freedomfest in Claremore on July 7th! For more details check it out here! www.freedomfests.com
Here is a link to our cover story in the Blues News. Thanks to Bill Martain and Tulsa Blues Society for their support! Check it out! http://www.bluessocietyoftulsa.com/Blues%20News%20Jan%20Feb%2012.pdf
We would like to thank everyone who came out and showed support for us this past year. looking back on 2011, we played the OKC Arts festival, Inola Hay festival, Free Tulsa, Tulsa Blues challenge and OKC's Oklahoma Blues challenge. We also played several local establishments here in Tulsa and benefit shows. We look forward to 2012 with a few changes and a few surprises. God Bless you in 2012, here's to a Rockin' New Year!